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RIP Miss Moneypenny

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by D-3 Fan, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

  2. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    She was also one of us -- she wrote a column under her Bond character's name for the Toronto Sun back when I was a copy boy there.

    Loved her in Adventures in Rainbow Country, a series that should have had a much longer life (although a Canadian series that was picked up by ABC way, way back). Set on Manitoulin Island. Used real place names and all -- where my best friend's family was from, we were just kids and we watch it to spot all the landmarks. Somehow, Miss Maxwell's son had a posh British accent, never explained.

    YHS, etc
  3. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Remember that show.

    Cast also included Gordon Pinsent and Don Harron. Just needed Lorne Green & William Shatner.
  4. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Mr R,

    from imbd.com AiRC (1969) (and, oh yeah, one Canadian acting "icon" you failed to mention)

    Teenager Billy Williams and his sister Hannah live with their mother Nancy at a hunting and fishing lodge in Rainbow Country, the popular name of the North Channel area of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada. The lodge was built by Billy's father Frank, who disappeared two years earlier when his bush plane went down while he was prospecting for gold. At 15, Billy is an accomplished wilderness guide, scuba diver, angler, spelunker, white-water canoeist, photographer, marksman, rock climber, skydiver and electric bass player in his rock group The Thunderbirds. Billy sports a mop of shaggy blond hair and always wears a gold mohair sweater, a GWG denim jacket, beige jeans and Kodiak boots, even on the most sweltering of summer days. Billy's best friend is Pete Gawa, a native Canadian who is equally adept at all the outdoor skills. The inseparable pair experience an endless string of adventures, thwarting the designs of jewel thieves (Mystery at Whaleback Bay), kidnappers (Pursuit Along the Aux Sables), Iron Curtain defectors (Stolen Tugboat), airplane hijackers (Milk Run), the military (Wall of Silence), petty larcenists (Roar of the Hornet), witch doctors (The Return of Eli Rocque) and the Devil himself (Lac du Diable).

    (This synopsis leaves out the part about Billy's father going missing and frequent sightings, all, alas, for naught.)

    Stephen Cottier ... Billy Williams (26 episodes, 1969)
    Buckley Petawabano ... Pete Gawa (26 episodes, 1969)
    Susan Conway ... Hannah Wiliams / ... (26 episodes, 1969)
    Albert Millaire ... Roger Lemieux (26 episodes, 1969)
    Wally Koster ... Dennis McGubgub (26 episodes, 1969)
    Alan Mills ... Dougall McGregor (26 episodes, 1969)
    Lois Maxwell ... Nancy Williams (26 episodes, 1969)
    John Sadowski ... Officer John Nixon (8 episodes, 1969)
    James Barron ... Constable / ... (2 episodes, 1969)
    Margot Kidder ... Dr. Janet Rhodes / ... (2 episodes, 1969)

    Added later: the AiRC reunion as written up in a paper that snubbed me back in j-school days


    YHS, etc
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Maxwell last played Moneypenny in A View To A Kill, released in 1985, which means she was 58 at the time.

    And don't forget her gun-toting self in this classic ...


    After her dailiances with 007, I always wondered if Miss Moneypenny went down to nearest pub, found a barely passable man, and took him back to her flat for some heavy-duty resentment sex. 007 tapped every ass from London to Blofeld's volcano, but he couldn't give Moneypenny what she needed?
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  6. boots

    boots New Member

    007 never crossed true business with pleasure. The relationship was strictly business.
  7. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    I seconded Boots. There was some sexual tension, but it was purely business. Moneypenny loved harassing Bond and his love of women. She took every liberty to dog him because he tapped every ass on each mission, and she loved every second of him trying to make a pass at her, only to get stopped by M calling him into the office.
  8. boots

    boots New Member

    I'm not sure which Bond flick it was but Moneypenny was seen fantasizing about James doing her. But that's as far as anything went between the characters.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    It was one of the newer ones; It was Samantha Bond, not Lois Maxwell.
  10. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    the repartee between the new moneypenny and brosnan was some of the worst dialogue this side of anakin skywalker.

    nothing against moneypenny, but to have her at 58 and roger moore at, what, 65, in view to a kill ... just a wee bit old for my reading of the fleming books.
  11. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Well-Known Member

    No, Moore and Maxwell were born in the same year, 1927. Hard to imagine that Moore looked younger than Moneypenny in those movies, but age don't lie.
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