Caroline Bliss

Caroline Bliss (born 1961) is a British actress who trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and a granddaugther of 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 was succeeded by Samantha Bond, who would play the role in 1995's, GoldenEye alongside Pierce Brosnan.

James Bond franchise

Caroline Bliss was featured in two James Bond movies although her role in Licence to Kill was reduced to little more than a cameo. Bliss was also the youngest to play Moneypenny.


Her film and television work includes appearances in:

  • Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story (1982) (TV)
  • Killer Contract (1984) (TV)
  • Pope John Paul II (1984) (TV)
  • My Brother Jonathan (1985) (TV)
  • The Moneymen (1987) (TV)
  • The Living Daylights (1987)
  • Licence to Kill (1989)
  • Braxton (1989)
  • The Paradise Club (1990) (TV)
  • Insektors (1994) (TV)
  • Ruth Rendell - A Case of Coincidence (1996) (TV)
  • Blitzlicht (aka Inside Out in the U.S.) (1996)


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 Minskys

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