Samantha Bond

Samantha Bond (born 27 November 1961) is an English actress, perhaps best known for playing Miss Moneypenny in four James Bond films during the series' Pierce Brosnan years, and for her role on Downton Abbey as the wealthy widow Lady Rosamund Painswick, sister of Robert Crawley, the Earl of Grantham. She is also well-known for originating the role of "Miz Liz" Probert in the Rumpole of the Bailey series. Bond is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Description above from the Wikipedia article Samantha Bond, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Fast paced

Greed, revenge, world dominance and high-tech terrorism – it's all in a day's work for Bond, who's on a mission to protect a beautiful oil heiress from a notorious terrorist. In a race against time that culminates in a dramatic submarine showdown, Bond works to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Sophie Marceau  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Denise Richards

Greed, revenge, world dominance and high-tech terrorism – it's all in a day's work for Bond, who's on a mission to protect a beautiful oil heiress from a notorious terrorist. In a race against time that culminates in a dramatic submarine showdown, Bond works to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Sophie Marceau  •  Robert Carlyle  •  Denise Richards

Erik the Viking (1989)

Erik the Viking gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla, to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnorok and allow his people to see sunlight again. A Pythonesque satire of Viking life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Jones
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Eartha Kitt  •  Terry Jones

Erik the Viking gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla, to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnorok and allow his people to see sunlight again. A Pythonesque satire of Viking life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Jones
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Eartha Kitt  •  Terry Jones

Die Another Day (2002)

Fast pacedGrippingAction-packedDramatic

James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul, who is funding the development of an international space weapon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Tamahori
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Halle Berry  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Rick Yune

James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul, who is funding the development of an international space weapon.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Tamahori
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Halle Berry  •  Rosamund Pike  •  Rick Yune

GoldenEye (1995)

Fast pacedMindlessDramaticGoofy

When a powerful satellite system falls into the hands of Alec Trevelyan, AKA Agent 006, a former ally-turned-enemy, only James Bond can save the world from an awesome space weapon that -- in one short pulse -- could destroy the earth! As Bond squares off against ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Sean Bean  •  Izabella Scorupco  •  Famke Janssen

When a powerful satellite system falls into the hands of Alec Trevelyan, AKA Agent 006, a former ally-turned-enemy, only James Bond can save the world from an awesome space weapon that -- in one short pulse -- could destroy the earth! As Bond squares off against ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Sean Bean  •  Izabella Scorupco  •  Famke Janssen

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

A deranged media mogul is staging international incidents to pit the world's superpowers against each other. Now James Bond must take on this evil mastermind in an adrenaline-charged battle to end his reign of terror and prevent global pandemonium.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Michelle Yeoh  •  Teri Hatcher

A deranged media mogul is staging international incidents to pit the world's superpowers against each other. Now James Bond must take on this evil mastermind in an adrenaline-charged battle to end his reign of terror and prevent global pandemonium.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Michelle Yeoh  •  Teri Hatcher

Emma (1996)

Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to grief. Through the sharp words of Mr. Knightley, and the example of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Diarmuid Lawrence
CAST:  Kate Beckinsale  •  Bernard Hepton  •  Mark Strong  •  Samantha Bond

Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to grief. Through the sharp words of Mr. Knightley, and the example of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Diarmuid Lawrence
CAST:  Kate Beckinsale  •  Bernard Hepton  •  Mark Strong  •  Samantha Bond

The Ruby Ring (1997)

A magic ruby ring transports fifteen-year-old Lucy (Emily Hamilton) one hundred years back in time to a castle, where she's a servant girl. Christian Anholt, Emma Cunniffe, Gillian Kearney, Judy Parfitt and Rutger Hauer costar in this enchanting family film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harley Cokeliss
CAST:  Emily Hamilton  •  Emma Cunniffe  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Judy Parfitt

A magic ruby ring transports fifteen-year-old Lucy (Emily Hamilton) one hundred years back in time to a castle, where she's a servant girl. Christian Anholt, Emma Cunniffe, Gillian Kearney, Judy Parfitt and Rutger Hauer costar in this enchanting family film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harley Cokeliss
CAST:  Emily Hamilton  •  Emma Cunniffe  •  Rutger Hauer  •  Judy Parfitt

The Black Candle (1991)

At the turn of the century, a widow decides to set her dead husbands business back in the black column. Her efforts to get the mill going again, however, are somewhat submarined by problems with an employee who is accused of murder and her sister who has married a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Battersby
CAST:  Nathaniel Parker  •  James Gaddas  •  Bob Smeaton  •  Brian Hogg

At the turn of the century, a widow decides to set her dead husbands business back in the black column. Her efforts to get the mill going again, however, are somewhat submarined by problems with an employee who is accused of murder and her sister who has married a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roy Battersby
CAST:  Nathaniel Parker  •  James Gaddas  •  Bob Smeaton  •  Brian Hogg

Highly Classified: The World of 007 (1998)

His world is full of glamour, mystery and intrigue and now you get to be a part of it! Let gadget wizard Q (Desmond Llewelyn) be your guide to the ubiquitous lifestyle and thrilling adventures of the world's most notorious secret agent. The undercover team will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David L.G. Hughes
CAST:  Desmond Llewelyn  •  Vic Armstrong  •  Dickey Beer  •  Marc Wolff

His world is full of glamour, mystery and intrigue and now you get to be a part of it! Let gadget wizard Q (Desmond Llewelyn) be your guide to the ubiquitous lifestyle and thrilling adventures of the world's most notorious secret agent. The undercover team will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David L.G. Hughes
CAST:  Desmond Llewelyn  •  Vic Armstrong  •  Dickey Beer  •  Marc Wolff

Blinded (2004)

While doing her rounds in the Scottish countryside, Doctor Caroline Lamar comes upon a hitchhiker, and offers him a lift. Young Danish backpacker Mike Hammershoi explains that he is looking for work in the area, and so she points him in the direction of Black's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eleanor Yule
CAST:  Anders W. Berthelsen  •  Samantha Bond  •  Phyllida Law

While doing her rounds in the Scottish countryside, Doctor Caroline Lamar comes upon a hitchhiker, and offers him a lift. Young Danish backpacker Mike Hammershoi explains that he is looking for work in the area, and so she points him in the direction of Black's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eleanor Yule
CAST:  Anders W. Berthelsen  •  Samantha Bond  •  Phyllida Law

A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)

Burt Reynolds stars as Jefferson Steel, a washed-up Hollywood action star desperate to revive his flagging career. When his sleazy agent signs him up for what he believes is a high-profile Royal Shakespeare Company production of King Lear at Stratford upon Avon, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Cadiff
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Derek Jacobi  •  Samantha Bond  •  Imelda Staunton

Burt Reynolds stars as Jefferson Steel, a washed-up Hollywood action star desperate to revive his flagging career. When his sleazy agent signs him up for what he believes is a high-profile Royal Shakespeare Company production of King Lear at Stratford upon Avon, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Cadiff
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Derek Jacobi  •  Samantha Bond  •  Imelda Staunton

Strings (2004)

Strings is a mythological story about the son of a king, Hal Tara, who sets out on a journey to avenge the death of his father. To his surprise he discovers the truth of his own people - and where he least expects it - he finds true love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anders Rønnow Klarlund
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Catherine McCormack  •  Julian Glover  •  Derek Jacobi

Strings is a mythological story about the son of a king, Hal Tara, who sets out on a journey to avenge the death of his father. To his surprise he discovers the truth of his own people - and where he least expects it - he finds true love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anders Rønnow Klarlund
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Catherine McCormack  •  Julian Glover  •  Derek Jacobi

Consenting Adults (2007)

Fifty years ago, a Home Office committee chaired by Wolfenden, then vice-chancellor of Reading University, recommended the decriminalization of homosexuality. But behind the scenes of what was to become a turning point in British social history, there was an even ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Curson Smith
CAST:  Matt Ryan  •  Jamie Martin  •  Charles Dance  •  Sean Biggerstaff

Fifty years ago, a Home Office committee chaired by Wolfenden, then vice-chancellor of Reading University, recommended the decriminalization of homosexuality. But behind the scenes of what was to become a turning point in British social history, there was an even ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Curson Smith
CAST:  Matt Ryan  •  Jamie Martin  •  Charles Dance  •  Sean Biggerstaff

Operation Crossbow (2011)

The heroic tales of World War II are legendary, but Operation Crossbow is a little known story that deserves to join the hall of fame: how the Allies used 3D photos to thwart the Nazis' weapons of mass destruction before they could obliterate Britain. This film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Dunn
CAST:  Samantha Bond  •  Dino A. Brugioni  •  Elizabeth Hick  •  Col. Robert S. Ehlers

The heroic tales of World War II are legendary, but Operation Crossbow is a little known story that deserves to join the hall of fame: how the Allies used 3D photos to thwart the Nazis' weapons of mass destruction before they could obliterate Britain. This film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Dunn
CAST:  Samantha Bond  •  Dino A. Brugioni  •  Elizabeth Hick  •  Col. Robert S. Ehlers

Fanny Hill (2007)

Orphaned by smallpox, young Lancashire country lady Fanny Hill cheerfully accepts her friend Esther Davies's offer to join the London 'working girls' with Mrs. Brown, a madam who recruits her as charmingly fresh enough to wait, in-living, on gentlemen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Hawes
CAST:  Rebecca Night  •  Alison Steadman  •  Hugo Speer  •  Joanna Miller

Orphaned by smallpox, young Lancashire country lady Fanny Hill cheerfully accepts her friend Esther Davies's offer to join the London 'working girls' with Mrs. Brown, a madam who recruits her as charmingly fresh enough to wait, in-living, on gentlemen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Hawes
CAST:  Rebecca Night  •  Alison Steadman  •  Hugo Speer  •  Joanna Miller

Clapham Junction (2007)

Set in the Clapham district of south London, England, the film is inspired by true events. The paths of several men intersect during a dramatic thirty-six hours in which their lives are changed forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Shergold
CAST:  Tom Beard  •  James Bellamy  •  Rachael Blake  •  Samantha Bond

Set in the Clapham district of south London, England, the film is inspired by true events. The paths of several men intersect during a dramatic thirty-six hours in which their lives are changed forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Shergold
CAST:  Tom Beard  •  James Bellamy  •  Rachael Blake  •  Samantha Bond

The Sarah Jane Adventures: Invasion of the Bane (2007)

There's a new drink taking the world by storm - Bubbleshock! Everyone's drinking it. When Maria's dragged along to the factory tour by her new friend, Kelsey - a girl with an opinion on everything - she's plunged into the sinister world of Bubbleshock and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colin Teague
CAST:  Elisabeth Sladen  •  Samantha Bond  •  Yasmin Paige  •  Tommy Knight

There's a new drink taking the world by storm - Bubbleshock! Everyone's drinking it. When Maria's dragged along to the factory tour by her new friend, Kelsey - a girl with an opinion on everything - she's plunged into the sinister world of Bubbleshock and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Colin Teague
CAST:  Elisabeth Sladen  •  Samantha Bond  •  Yasmin Paige  •  Tommy Knight

Bond Girls Are Forever (2002)

Through vintage film clips of past Bond movie epics, and with the participation of several former "Bond Girls" as interviewees (among them Dr. No's Ursula Andress and Diamonds Are Forever's Jill St. John), the documentary traced the evolution of the typical James ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Watkin
CAST:  Maryam d'Abo  •  Ursula Andress  •  Halle Berry  •  Honor Blackman

Through vintage film clips of past Bond movie epics, and with the participation of several former "Bond Girls" as interviewees (among them Dr. No's Ursula Andress and Diamonds Are Forever's Jill St. John), the documentary traced the evolution of the typical James ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Watkin
CAST:  Maryam d'Abo  •  Ursula Andress  •  Halle Berry  •  Honor Blackman

A Royal Winter (2017)

While on a last-minute European holiday, a young woman finds herself in the middle of a real-life fairy tale when a chance meeting with a handsome local leads to something more. However, things get complicated when she learns that the "local" is actually a prince ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernie Barbarash
CAST:  Merritt Patterson  •  Jack Donnelly  •  Samantha Bond  •  Rhea Bailey

While on a last-minute European holiday, a young woman finds herself in the middle of a real-life fairy tale when a chance meeting with a handsome local leads to something more. However, things get complicated when she learns that the "local" is actually a prince ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ernie Barbarash
CAST:  Merritt Patterson  •  Jack Donnelly  •  Samantha Bond  •  Rhea Bailey

Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage (2016)

This documentary celebrates one of Britain’s greatest actors, Dame Judi Dench, and looks back over her remarkable 60-year career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Whately
CAST:  Colin Salmon  •  Judi Dench  •  Daniel Craig  •  Ann Mitchell

This documentary celebrates one of Britain’s greatest actors, Dame Judi Dench, and looks back over her remarkable 60-year career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Whately
CAST:  Colin Salmon  •  Judi Dench  •  Daniel Craig  •  Ann Mitchell
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