Miss Moneypenny (Samantha Bond)
Miss Moneypenny played by Samantha Bond
Born on 27th November 1962
Starred In Goldeneye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002)
In Goldeneye when Bond comments about her elegant attire, she tells him that she was enjoying a date with a gentleman before being called into the office, and not purely for his pleasure. She later communicates with him regarding the photos taken in Monaco from the zoom camera.
In Tomorrow Never Dies, Moneypenny interrupts Bond in the middle of his passionate rendezvous with Danish lecturer Professor Inga Bergstrom. She also accompanies M and Bond in transit later where she gives Bond identity papers, and further flirtations.
Moneypenny continues her flirtations with Bond in The World Is Not Enough, seductively replying "I know exactly where to put that", when he hands her a cigar, before placing it in the bin, leading Bond to comment "Ah, Moneypenny. The story of our relationship, close but no cigar." Later she is present at the Scottish MI6 headquarters, where M comments on Bond's exceptional stamina in a report by Dr Molly Warmflash.
Moneypenny finally gets the object of her desire in Die Another Day. She is seen enjoying being seduced by Bond, as the pair end up on her desk. Before things can continue however, Q interrupts her 'testing' of the virtual reality machine causing much embarrassment!
The aptly named Samantha Bond takes on the role of Miss Moneypenny excellently. At first in Goldeneye she seems to enjoy Bonds flirtations and while she does not encourage him, she does play along. As the films progress, Moneypenny develops excellently, delivering a number of worthy double entendres herself. She seems wise to Bond's habits, and in Tomorrow Never Dies she advises M that Bonds previous relationship with Paris Carver might be useful.
Moneypenny is wise to Bonds tricks and makes a number of quips when Dr Molly Warmflash reportedly clears Bond for duty in The World Is Not Enough. While she does not appear that much in Die Another Day, she does provide one of the best laughs in the film, proving she still has feelings for Bond, when she is caught in the virtual reality machine. §