News link Lois Maxwell played Miss Jane Moneypenny in 14 James Bond Films, almost matching the 17 times that Desmond Llewelyn played my namesake character Q. She died a few days ago at age 80. Her last Bond film was "A View to a Kill." I liked her character because Miss Moneypenny could keep up with Bond's quips and send them zinging right back at him as fast as you could toss a hat on a hatrack. I was very surprised to learn that Lois Maxwell met Roger Moore in acting school when she was 15, and it was apparently only coincidence that they ended up doing Bond films together later, from 1973 to 1985.