Samantha Bond

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Samantha Bond (born November 27, 1961 in London ) is a British actress . She is best known for her role as Miss Moneypenny in the four James Bond films with Pierce Brosnan (1995 to 2002). She was the third actress after Lois Maxwell and Caroline Bliss to take on the role.

Private life

Samantha Bond is the daughter of actor Philip Bond (1934-2017) and Pat Sandys. She has two siblings, Abigail and Matthew Bond, who are also actors. Bond is married to her compatriot and fellow actor Alexander Hanson and has a daughter and a son with him.



She completed her acting training at the Bristol Old Vic Theater School . She gained her first stage experience in 1983 in the Southampton production of Daisy Pulls it Off . As a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company , she first appeared in Christopher Hampton's theater adaptation of Dangerous Liaisons at the Ambassadors Theater in London in 1987 . During the Renaissance Shakespeare Festival in 1988 she starred in various Shakespeare plays produced by the Renaissance Theater Company , including Hamlet and As You Like It , and starred alongside Kenneth Branagh in Much Ado for nothing that was staged by Judi Dench . With Judi Dench as a colleague, she was on stage from 1997 to 1998 in David Hare's play Amy's View at the Royal National Theater in London, which was already known from James Bond 007 - Goldeneye as head of the secret service M and her secretary Miss Moneypenny .

In 2002 she appeared in addition to her cinema and television roles on London stages, such as in the Shakespeare classic Macbeth as Lady Macbeth at the Albery Theater and in Oscar Wilde's comedy A Woman Without Importance at the Theater Royal Haymarket . In 2006, she returned to theater engagements, starring in the new production of Michael Frayn's Donkey's Years at the Comedy Theater , in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia at the Duke of York's Theater in 2009, in Oscar Wilde's comedy An Ideal Husband in 2010 and in Joe Ortons in 2012 Farce What The Butler Saw with Omid Djalili , both times in the Vaudeville Theater .

Movie and TV

She gained international fame for the role of Miss Moneypenny in the four successive James Bond films GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002) Pierce Brosnan as the protagonist.

She has also appeared in numerous British television series , the most famous being the television adaptation of Emma (1996) starring Kate Beckinsale . In 2001 she played Commissioner Maureen Picasso in the British television thriller NSC Manhunt and in 2004 the wife of Peter Davison in the dramedy Distant Shores of ITV . In 2006, some episodes were shot as a sequel, but only broadcast in 2008. Since 2007 she has appeared as Sue's sister Auntie Angela on the BBC comedy series Outnumbered . In 2009 she was allowed to portray Queen Elizabeth II in the second episode of the biographical television series The Queen during the early 1970s. In the costume drama series Downton Abbey she was seen as Lady Rosamund, the sister of Lord Grantham, since 2010.

Filmography (selection)

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  • 1986: A Murder Is Announced (Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced)
  • 1990: Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV series, episode murder included in the rental price )
  • 1992: Inspector Morse: Dead on Time
  • 1996: Emma
  • 1999: Inspector Barnaby : A Little Man dies in the forest (Destroying Angel)
  • 2001: NCS Manhunt
  • 2001: Gosford Park
  • 2005–2006: Distant Shores (TV series)
  • 2007: The Sarah Jane Adventures (TV series, episode 1x01)
  • 2007: Fanny Hill (TV series, 2 episodes)
  • 2008: Inspector Barnaby : Shot at Dawn
  • 2007-2014: Outnumbered (TV series, 10 episodes)
  • 2008: Why Didn't They Ask Evans ( Agatha Christie's Marple , season 4)
  • 2009: The Queen (TV series, episode 1x02)
  • 2009: Lark Rise to Candleford (TV series, episode 2x08)
  • 2010–2015: Downton Abbey (TV series, 18 episodes)
  • 2011: Inspector Barnaby : Among Oldtimern (Death in the Slow Lane)
  • 2015–2016: Home Fires (TV series, 12 episodes)
  • 2016: Murdoch Mysteries (TV series, 2 episodes)
  • 2017: A Royal Winter


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Entry at
  2. a b c d Biography of Samantha Bond. In: Retrieved June 19, 2012 (English).
  3. ^ A b Other works of Samantha Bond. In: Retrieved June 19, 2012 (English).
  4. Oh Miss Moneypenny! In: May 9, 2012, accessed June 19, 2012 .
  5. Samantha Bond. In: Retrieved June 19, 2012 (English).
  6. The Queen. In: Retrieved June 19, 2012 (English).