Pamela Salem, British actor who performed James Bond secretary Miss Moneypenny, dies at 80

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British actor Pamela Salem, who appeared as Bond secretary Miss Moneypenny within the movie “By no means Say By no means Once more,” has died.

Salem’s agent Maddie Burdett Coutts confirmed in a telephone name with The Occasions that the actor died Wednesday at her residence in Florida at age 80. Further particulars, together with a explanation for demise, weren’t revealed.

“She was a good friend, she wasn’t only a consumer,” Burdett Coutts mentioned. “We’ve been pals for a very long time, so it’s all a bit uncooked. She was simply essentially the most beautiful particular person.”

British manufacturing and publishing firm Large End introduced Salem’s demise in a information launch Friday. “Everybody at Large End was shocked and saddened to be taught in regards to the passing of our good friend and colleague Pamela Salem,” the launch learn, earlier than sharing the small print of Salem’s life and profession.

Large End contributor David Richardson, who produced Salem’s varied audio dramas, remembered the actor’s work ethic and heat character.

“She was a really light particular person — at all times involved in everybody, from her co-stars to the manufacturing workforce to the visitor actors and guests,” he mentioned within the launch. “She talked with pleasure about her residence on Miami Seashore, waking as much as heat and waves, and he or she knew all about our lives and households and life tales.”

Salem, who was born in 1944 in India, touts a display profession spanning a number of a long time — ranging from the late Sixties and ending simply earlier than 2020, in response to IMDb. Among the many most notable of her tasks, nevertheless, is a flip as secretary Miss Moneypenny reverse Sean Connery‘s James Bond within the unofficial Bond movie “By no means Say By no means Once more” in 1983.

Salem’s legacy additionally consists of appearances in 9 episodes of the unique “Physician Who” collection. Her time on the beloved sci-fi collection knowledgeable the a number of audio drama tasks she pursued with Large End within the years earlier than her demise.

The actor’s extra substantive tv work additionally included British collection “Buccaneer,” “Into the Labyrinth” and “EastEnders.” Her further TV credit embrace “French Fields,” and appearances on U.S. dramas “ER,” “The West Wing” and “Large Love.”

Salem’s movie credit embrace 1978’s “The Nice Practice Theft” (additionally alongside Connery), “Salomé,” “Gods and Monsters” and “April’s Bathe.”

Salem grew up in England and attended Germany’s Heidelberg College and London’s Royal Central Faculty of Speech, earlier than commencing her appearing profession with repertory theater in Chesterfield and York.

Within the ’90s, she moved abroad and settled in Los Angeles and finally Miami. She was married to Irish actor Michael O’Hagan, who died in 2017 at age 77. Salem is survived by her sister, puppeteer and poet Gille Robic.

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