Caroline Bliss

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Caroline Bliss
Miss Moneypenny by Caroline Bliss.jpg
Bliss in The Living Daylights (1987)
Born (1961-07-12) 12 July 1961 (age 54)
Other names Caroline Seacombe
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)

Caroline Bliss (born 12 July 1961) is an English actress who trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She is a granddaughter of the composer Sir Arthur Bliss. She is best known for her appearance as M's secretary, Miss Moneypenny, in the James Bond films of the Timothy Dalton era. At the age of 26, she replaced the long-standing Lois Maxwell in the film The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill. She is the youngest actress to have played the role of Miss Moneypenny as the other actresses Lois Maxwell, Samantha Bond and Naomie Harris all began to play their roles at their thirties.


Her film and television work includes appearances in:


Her theatre work includes:

  • Blood Brothers
  • Blue Remembered Hills
  • Eve
  • Fuente Ovejuna
  • Good
  • Particular Friendships
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Rough Justice
  • The Invisible Man
  • The Night They Raided Minsky's

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Preceded by
Lois Maxwell
1962 - 1985
Miss Moneypenny
(in Eon James Bond films)
1987 - 1989
Succeeded by
Samantha Bond
1995 - 2002