first played Moneypenny in GoldenEye, taking over the role from Caroline Bliss (who played M's able assistant in the previous two Bond films, following Lois Maxwell
in the first fourteen 007 adventures). Bond repeated the role in the last two James Bond movies, Tomorrow Never Dies and The World Is Not Enough.
A member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Samantha recently appeared in A Winter's Tale and As You Like It. She also played in the National Theatre productions of The Cid and The Ends of the Earth. After playing the Third Lady in Three Tall Women, she went on to star opposite Dame Judi Dench in David Hare's award-winning play Amy's View at the National Theatre and in the West End, later repeating the role on the Broadway stage. She also played Mary in The Memory of Water, both on tour and in the West End.
Her recent TV appearances include roles in The Bookfair Murders, The Hunt, NCS: Manhunt, The Bombmaker and NCS 2.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
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