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DHS- Miss Moneypenny (Samantha Bond) in 007 Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Miss Moneypenny in Tomorrow Never Dies

Miss Moneypenny was a supporting character in the entire James Bond franchise. This version of the character was played by actress Samantha Bond in the Pierce Brosnan era of films: GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day.

Character Summary[]

Moneypenny is secretary to Bond's boss M and head of the British Secret Service. It's presumed that like the previous versions of the character, she was a Second Officer in the Women's Royal Naval Service. In keeping with the post-Cold War tone of GoldenEye and so forth, this version of the character is also portrayed as more feisty than previous incarnations of the character and just as capable of keeping pace with Bond's witticisms.

GoldenEye[]

After 007 returns from his opening mission, he comes into M's office, only to see the secretary, wearing a dress and Moneypenny jokes about it and soon explained that she went to a theater with a gentleman and as they walk down to the meeting room, James reminds Moneypenny that they should have had one but she replies that he never had her. She soon has 007 moved into the briefing room before M comes in.

Tomorrow Never Dies[]

Moneypenny's responsibilities are rather restricted here. When Bond is "studying" Danish with a professor, Moneypenny contacts him during the steamy session and tells him to get back as M needs him. At that very moment, she also insults Bond, calling him a "cunning linguist" before hanging up and turns to see that M is behind her and replies "Don't ask." Which M replies "Don't tell."

Upon hearing that Bond should talk to Elliot Carver's wife and old acquaintance, Paris, Moneypenny wants to know how much "pumping" is needed. After Bond and Wai Lin destroy the stealth boat that destroyed a British ship and had the Chinese accused, M tells Moneypenny to write in the report that "Carver went sailing and was found missing, presumed dead. Authorities believe he committed suicide."

The World Is Not Enough[]

DHS- Colin Salmon and Samantha Bond in World is Not Enough

Bond returns from his mission in Spain and Moneypenny asks him if he brought her any souvenirs. He passes her the untouched cigar and she accepts, but immediately tosses it into the waste paper basket. Later in Scotland, Moneypenny chides the MI6 doctor, Dr. Molly Warmflash, for accepting Bond's sexual advances in return for a clean bill of health. She, Charles Robinson and Bond are later seen at Elektra King's funeral for her father Sir Robert as well.

Die Another Day[]

Once again, she has a smaller screen presence here. Towards the end of the movie, she experiments with Q's virtual technology device and pretends she's making out with Bond using aforementioned technology much to comic results.

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