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Thursday April 27th 2017

The Return Of Miss Moneypenny

Naomie Harris has signed on as the new Moneypenny according to the British newspaper The Guardian for the soon to be named James Bond 23 movie. Best known as the mysterious Tia Dalma in the Pirates of Caribbean franchise, Micheal Mann’s 2006 Miami Vice and the horror film 28 Days Later.

Missing in the first two films starring Daniel Craig, Moneypenny is one of the last of the familiar characters to be featured in the updated dark films by Mark Campbell starting with 2006 Casino Royale. The question is how are they going to treat the new Miss Moneypenny. Will she play M’s flirtatious secretary in next Bond film for light hearted banter or will she assume a more prominent role as the go between of 007 and M.

Moneypenny was famously played originally by the late Lois Maxwell from 1962 to A View to A Kill in 1985 and was followed by two other actresses.  Caroline Bliss continued the role opposite Timothy Dalton in The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill and the  sexy Samantha Bond opposite Peirce Brosnan in three of his four outings as 007.

“We’ve finished this story as far as I’m concerned,” said Daniel Craig in 2008, following his second turn as 007 in Quantum of Solace. “We’ve got a great set of bad guys. There is an organization that we can use whenever we want to. The relationship between Bond and M is secure and Felix is secure. Let’s try and find where Moneypenny came from and where Q comes from. Let’s do all that and have some fun with it.”

Harris will be joined by Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem as the new faces in Bond 23.  Daniel Craig and Judi Dench has also signed on to continue their respective roles.


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