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Eve Moneypenny (Naomie Harris)

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Miss Eve Moneypenny is a fictional character in the James Bond films. She is the tough and sassy secretary to M , who is Bond's boss and head of the British Secret Service .

After an absence from the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale and its 2008 sequel Quantum of Solace , 2012's Skyfall reintroduces the character for Daniel Craig 's tenure as Bond; Skyfall is the first film in which the character is given a first name, Eve. She is played by Naomie Harris , the only non-White actress to portray Moneypenny. Even though she is not considered a Bond girl , she is the first Moneypenny to have romantic moments with 007.

  • 1.1 Skyfall
  • 1.2 Spectre
  • 1.3 No Time to Die
  • 2.1 007 Legends
  • 2.2 James Bond: World of Espionage

Film biography [ ]

Skyfall [ ].

Eve was an MI6 field agent, who during a mission with Bond in Istanbul , Turkey , spots Bond while he struggled with mercenary Patrice atop a train. M demands that Patrice be eliminated, but due to the constant movement of Bond and Patrice, Eve lacks confident she can get a good shot at Patrice. M, frustrated with such a response, bluntly orders Eve to "take the bloody shot". Eve does so, and ends up shooting Bond, resulting in his apparent death.

Afterwards she is placed under investigation. Although not reprimanded due to the extreme situation and M's direct order to shoot, she is suspended from field work. But, when Q refused to meet up with Bond at his hotel in Macau due to his fear of flying, Eve went instead, where she helps shave his stubble, and prevents him from unbuttoning her blouse. Later, she and Bond head to a Macau casino where Bond cashed in a chip he lifted from Patrice, containing a suitcase full of money and meets Sévérine before he drops his earpiece into Eve's champagne glass as he passed by. Eve then helped Bond incapacitate the last of one of Sévérine's bodyguards with the case, which he tells her to "put it all on red" before leaving to meet up with Sévérine.

Not long after Bond took Raoul Silva into custody, Eve accompanied M to an inquiry hearing, which is interrupted by a recently escaped Silva, who tries to kill M, but with the combined efforts of Bond, Gareth Mallory and herself, M was able to escape with Bond's help.


Miss Moneypenny in Skyfall when she takes a desk job.

A couple of days later, after M's funeral, Eve approaches Bond, who was admiring a sunrise and states she is unfit for field work, and will now work as Mallory's executive secretary, following the former's promotion to M. Before they leave, Eve gives Bond a box containing M's Bulldog Ornament as read in her will, believing it is her way to get Bond to take a desk job. As Bond says that they have not been properly introduced, she says her full name is Eve Moneypenny.

Spectre [ ]

Monneypenny helps Bond in Spectre , while he is going rogue. She tells him that The Pale King is in fact Mr. White . Later she helps Bond in London when M finds out that C is spying on all the MI6 agents. In the final act of the film she helps Bond together with the MI6-crew to capture C and Ernst Stavro Blofeld .

No Time to Die [ ]

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Moneypenny with M and Tanner

Following Logan Ash 's killing Felix Leiter , Bond goes to M, demanding to be allowed to meet Blofeld in prison. When M refuses, Bond goes behind his back, asking Moneypenny for help instead. She takes Bond to see Q , getting his help in decrypting a flash drive that Bond seized from the villainous scientist Valdo Obruchev . With this, the group uncovers the true, horrifying scope of Project Heracles , that its nanobots can be reprogrammed to target entire races, resulting in genocide on a massive scale. They also help Bond to arrange his meeting with Blofeld.

Following Bond's death in staying behind to ensure the success of the missiles that take out Project Heracles, Moneypenny shares a drink with M, Q, Nomi and Tanner .

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007 legends [ ].

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  • Despite the fact that the only Bond girl in Skyfall was Sévérine , Eve and Bond also shared a few romantic moments throughout the film.
  • In Skyfall she's not only a secretary, but also a field agent. In fact, she mostly appears as a field agent.

See also [ ]

  • Miss Moneypenny
  • Miss Moneypenny (Literary)
  • Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell)
  • Miss Moneypenny (Caroline Bliss)
  • Miss Moneypenny (Samantha Bond)
  • Miss Moneypenny (Janie Dee)
  • List of James Bond allies
  • 1 Blofeld (Christoph Waltz)
  • 2 James Bond (Daniel Craig)
  • 3 Mr. White

The Woman Who’s Redefined Miss Moneypenny

“I love the fact that it's the reinvention of this role into a much better, capable, and stronger equal to Bond,” Spectre star Naomie Harris told BuzzFeed News. “Making her more badass and making her a woman that modern women can look up to, respect, admire, and want to be like.”

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Naomie Harris in Spectre .

Naomie Harris isn’t your mama’s Moneypenny.

After viewers discovered at the tail end of Skyfall that she’s the new Miss Moneypenny, the British actor reprises her role in Spectre , the latest film in the James Bond series. But who audiences see onscreen is a reimagined version of M’s stuck-behind-the-desk assistant who’s been pining after James Bond since the first film in the franchise.

In previous Bond movies, the love Moneypenny has for Bond was unrequited; the secret agent sleeps with just about every other female he encounters, save for the trusted assistant.

But that’s not the case with Harris’s remixed take on the character.

“Sam Mendes — one of the first things he said was, ‘ We want a real departure with Moneypenny and to make her completely different from Moneypennys of old.’ And that's what made me really excited about wanting to play the role,” Harris said in a phone interview with BuzzFeed News about her early conversations with the Spectre director. “It was a reinvention of her and making her more badass and making her a woman that modern women can look up to, respect, admire, and want to be like. I love the fact that it's the reinvention of this role into a much better, capable, and stronger equal to Bond. That's what I think is really significant. I think the fact that she's black is really irrelevant. It's about her capability in the field and off the field as well.”

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Harris’s Moneypenny is more well-rounded than we’ve seen her before. This Eve Moneypenny is a former field agent who, in Skyfall , was using high-tech guns to get the bad guys right alongside 007. In Spectre , she’s the one person Bond seems to trust wholly.

“I think in Skyfall , she was a little bit green in the sense that she was really trying to emulate somebody that she really admired, but it wasn't really her true calling. And I think she discovered that she doesn't really have the stomach for killing. That's not really her thing. She isn't Bond, you know?” Harris said. “In this one, I feel like she's really found her true calling, and that is from working within MI6 and acting as a support — she's not a secretary anymore. She's really the right-hand woman to M, and she has access to all kinds of secure documents. And she's very, very capable, and that's why Bond chooses her as the first person that he reveals his secret to.”

Unlike the Moneypennys before her, Harris’s character doesn’t sit by the phone, waiting, hoping, and wishing that one day Bond will see the light. In one Spectre scene, Bond calls Moneypenny late at night and is taken aback when he discovers that she has a lover in bed with her. The exchange they have as a result is a satisfying moment for any fan of the series who wouldn’t mind seeing Bond get a little pushback from a woman who got sick of waiting for him.

“This Moneypenny is not after him. She's got her own life. She's doing her own thing. ... She's very witty and she has this kind of lovely, witty banter with Bond, which I really love,” Harris said. “We see that she's got her life together in some respect more than Bond. There he is, kind of with this unbalanced life, chasing out in the field, but really lost in other areas of his life, and underdeveloped in those areas, whereas she's a lot more rounded.”

Kelley Carter is a senior entertainment editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Carter writes about and reports on films and television shows popular with black audiences.

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Naomie Harris: The James Bond Speculation Is "Premature"

The 'Spectre' star on the future of the 007 franchise.

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Naomie Harris, who is lounging in a very modern chair at the London Film Museum, has long since tossed off her towering Giuseppe Zanotti heels. Her tortured feet are now nestled comfortably in a pair of well-loved Uggs. "I was dying," the actress says with a laugh.

Harris has spent the past few hours inside the museum's "Bond in Motion" exhibition doing press for the DVD and Blu-Ray release of Spectre , her second James Bond film. She's properly glammed up for the experience, wearing an orange Altuzarra ensemble, but now that the on-camera interviews have wrapped, she's slowly deconstructing the look. It seems fitting for the actress, who has the strange distinction of being very well known, but not quite famous. Before being cast as Eve Moneypenny in 2012's Skyfall , the London-born Harris had already nabbed parts in films like 28 Days Later and P irates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest . But it was playing opposite Daniel Craig's Bond that changed her path entirely.

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"It's made a huge difference to my career," Harris says. "And I'm really really grateful for that. Because, ultimately, this is a franchise that is globally recognized, which means–me being part of it–I'm now globally recognized. So film financiers see me in a totally different light."

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Case in point: Harris's next film, Our Kind of Traitor , which comes out in May, was a straight offer rather than a series of auditions like she was used to in the days before Skyfall . Next year's Collateral Beauty , which she is currently filming with Will Smith, similarly landed in her lap. But it's not just the 39-year-old Brit's association with the almighty Bond that has pushed her career forward: The actress has managed to shift the iconic role of Moneypenny, a former field agent who becomes the secretary to Ralph Fiennes' M in Spectre , from Bond fangirl to independent woman. Instead of submitting to Bond's charms, the way many of the franchise's female characters do without any real agency of their own, Harris's Moneypenny has her own life. So much so that she gets a casual bedfellow of her own in Spectre .

"I thought that was really important, because I didn't want her to seem like the Moneypennies of old," Harris says. "They're kind of pining after Bond and they don't have a life. And she's not. She fancies him—they have a flirtation; there's a love between them—but she's a strong woman who is very much living her own life independently of him. She's not waiting for him at all."

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Harris is also the first non-white Moneypenny (she's the sixth total since the character was introduced in1962's Dr. No ). The diversification of the character, however, was predicated more on the actress than any predominant cultural shift. Director Sam Mendes cast Harris in  Skyfall after seeing her in Danny Boyle's London theater production of Frankenstein . "I have no idea what he saw in me, and I've never asked him," the actress admits. "But I do know that he called Danny Boyle and asked him what I was like to work with." Furthermore, Harris was never preoccupied with making history: "I never thought about it like that," she says. "I just thought about there being pressure for what people's expectations about what Moneypenny is like, who should play her, what kind characteristics she should have. The great thing about the way I was introduced in  Skyfall  is that you didn't know. The reveal wasn't until much later in the film, by which time I'd kind of got under people's skin and they'd accepted that character."

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Of course, the fate of the Bond films is up for debate: The series' portrayal of women is outdated, and even Craig has noted that the character of Bond is a misogynist. Craig, who has played the titular role now for four films, also hasn't yet confirmed whether he'll come back for the next one, which has led to ongoing speculation about who could fill the spy's shoes in the future. ( Idris Elba, perhaps ?) "I feel it's premature, because I feel as though Daniel doesn't get the sort of respect and admiration he deserves," Harris says. "He completely reinvented that role of Bond, and he has made it the most successful Bond of all time. People are turning out in droves to see him as Bond. So I think we should celebrate the fact that we have an amazing Bond and no one knows whether Daniel's going to come back or not."

But as far as Harris' own future is concerned, her path forward is fairly simple: "What I do is I just read the script and say, 'Am I affected by this role?'" she says. "'Is it something I haven't played before? Does it challenge me and excite me? Do I want to do it?' And on that basis, I say yes or no."

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When last we saw Naomie Harris as the new Moneypenny in Skyfall , she was taking a leave from the field and resigning to be the secretary to the new M (Ralph Fiennes). If you thought that was it for the character’s adrenaline junkie lifestyle as we head into Spectre territory, don’t count her out.

Along with a group of press, we spoke with James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson while covering the Mexico City set of Spectre . According to them, Miss Moneypenny is still very much involved in the plot of the new movie. Said Broccoli,

You can’t keep this one behind a desk. This Moneypenny is very active. She is key to the story and key to helping Bond on his mission. She’s not deskbound.

There’s a reason the Moneypenny reveal was made at the end of Skyfall . If you recall way back when Harris was promoting the film, she outright denied that she was playing the classic Bond character. This made the big reveal seem all the more significant. That wasn’t about to be the last time we saw her, but we’re glad to see that she’s getting back in the field. Her and Bond also had a witty and flirtatious back-and-forth going on throughout Skyfall , and we’re looking forward to see more of that.

As Spectre is continuing some of the story from Skyfall , it seems like a natural progression for the character. In the beginning of Skyfall , Moneypenny accidentally shoots Bond off of a speeding train at the behest of Judi Dench’s M. That moment plagued her character throughout the film, in addition to Bond’s words that field work is not for everybody. While Spectre will be very much driven by Bond and his secret past, it makes sense for her character to rekindle her love for spy work and slowly realize her skills off-desk.

Broccoli and Wilson would not give away anything further on the matter — or any real spoilers, in general — but we did glimpse Harris in the first Spectre trailer . She approached Bond with a package containing some items salvaged from Skyfall , after the big finale showdown. In the box lies a mysterious photograph of presumably a young Bond standing next to an older man dressed in ski apparel. There’s no way she’s just going to sit on the sidelines, not after she was the one to progress Bond along on his mysterious mission.

Spectre hits theaters on November 6, but we’ve got loads more coverage coming down the road. We’ve been on hand on the set for the past couple days, watching Sam Mendes film parts of the opening Day of the Dead-inspired sequences and interviewing some of the cast and crew. Stay tuned!


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Spectre ’s Bond Leading Lady and Her 35 Red Carpet Looks: Meet the New Moneypenny

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Before British actress Naomie Harris sits down at last night’s Omega screening of Spectre to discuss her copious outfit changes for the film’s whirlwind, worldwide tour, she needs to first confirm the designer of the strapless cream car-wash-pleated dress she’s sheathed in for the evening. In the past two weeks, from Switzerland to Mexico, the newfound James Bond leading lady has dazzled in the likes of Valentino , Balmain , Stella McCartney , and Dior , bringing her all the way to the Dion Lee look she’s wearing in New York City. “I’ve had 35 dresses!” she says, laughing. “I’m a bit like, ‘Where am I?’ I was in L.A. yesterday, and then the day before we were in Mexico, the day before that in Moscow, before that in Berlin and Zurich. I don’t know which way I’m coming or going. In one day in Berlin, I was in three outfit changes!”

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Moving from time zone to time zone, one press junket to the next, it’s easy to see how one’s wardrobe could start appearing like a big blur, but the actress who plays Eve Moneypenny, the shrewd adviser to James Bond’s Secret Intelligence boss, can rest assured that her red carpet looks have been sending rather clear signals.

There was the jaw-dropping celestial-themed Valentino gown she wore in Berlin, the punchy orange corseted Stella McCartney column gown in London, and, yes, that racy metallic Thierry Mugler mini with the strategically placed cutouts (“You know the hilarious thing about the Thierry Mugler? I didn’t actually realize it was a daring dress!”). Thus far, Harris’s high-octane red carpet style seems to be about color and texture, without overthinking any overarching message. “Somebody said to me, ‘Do you have a theme?’ I don’t really believe in that. I like every outfit to be unique, and I like it all to be fun, and because each dress is so distinct, if you try to throw it all into one kind of theme, it just wouldn’t work!” she explains.

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The same could be said for the wardrobe of her on-screen alter ego. Moneypenny’s staid motif of pussy-bow blouses and secretary chic over the years has been upended entirely via Harris’s modern portrayal. “Moneypenny has moved on from those days, and I’m happy about that!” she says, smiling. Skyfall ’s and Spectre ’s costume designer, Jany Temime, was initially going to reflect that original secretary look (think plenty of gray), but Temime soon realized it didn’t quite align with the new Moneypenny and her new role (in Spectre , she’s working as a field officer).

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“Jany said, ‘We need more color! She needs to be more quirky!’ And I like that, because she’s having a quiet rebellion,” says Harris. “Everything is so traditional in the context of MI6, and with the introduction of color and a bit more vibrancy, she’s allowed her character a bit more exploration.” By injecting bold reds and blues into her otherwise conservative wardrobe of buttoned-up blouses and pencil skirts, Moneypenny is able to exert her newfound strength as she moves from behind the desk and into the middle of the action, all while flirting with 007 along the way. In a word, she’s the ultimate alt Bond girl —rather than turning to the formula of plunging necklines and catsuits as other Bond bombshells before her, Moneypenny showcases her allure with a subtlety that slyly smolders.

“I love playing with sexuality and sexual tension without it being—,” here Harris pauses for effect and motions toward her chest. “Because, actually, most of the time when you really fancy someone it has nothing to do with this. It’s really about the person who stimulates your mind, who has an amazing sense of humor, and it’s about these other qualities . . . just the chemistry. So I love the fact that Moneypenny and Bond get to play with all of that without it being about tits and ass.”

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Exclusive: No Time to Die star Naomie Harris has a brilliant idea for who should play Moneypenny in the next James Bond adventure.

No Time to Die star Naomie Harris has a brilliant Moneypenny recast idea. Harris became the “new” Moneypenny beginning with 2012’s Skyfall and held onto the role for 2015’s Spectre and this year’s No Time to Die .

Lois Maxwell of course originated the role of M’s secretary Moneypenny (no first name given) in the very first James Bond film Dr. No . In keeping with the times, Moneypenny’s main job in the older Bond films was to flirt with 007 but always be left disappointed in the end, pining for Bond while he was off on his missions (which inevitably involved sleeping with a lot of women). Maxwell would not surrender the somewhat thankless and one-note role of Moneypenny until 1987 when Caroline Bliss took over for the Timothy Dalton era. Samantha Bond then took on the role for the Pierce Brosnan films. Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace didn’t even have a Moneypenny, but the character returned with the first name Eve for Skyfall , with Harris getting the chance to present a much more fleshed-out take on the character.

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Now with the Daniel Craig Bond era ending everything is up in the air for the long-running secret agent franchise. There has of course already been tons of speculation about who will play Bond when the series returns, but there’s also room to wonder about the other regular characters, including Moneypenny. As it turns out, Harris herself has an idea of who should tackle Moneypenny next, and it’s a very off-beat but strangely fascinating thought. Speaking exclusively to ScreenRant, Harris offered up her very own Moneypenny recast idea, saying “ I just think Olivia Coleman, whatever she does is amazing. And I would just love to see her spin on Moneypenny .”

Colman of course is an Oscar-winner for her performance as Queen Ann in The Favourite as well as an Emmy-winner for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown . Given her experience playing queens, taking on the role of mere MI6 employee Moneypenny would be something of a demotion for Colman, but at the same time it would indeed be interesting to see how such an accomplished actor would embody the character. Whether Colman herself would be interested in taking very much of a second-fiddle role in a James Bond film is of course another question altogether.

Indeed given Colman’s stature as one of the most lauded actors in movies and television, the role of M would seem to be more up her alley. M of course has already been played by an Oscar-winner in Judi Dench and an Oscar-nominee in Ralph Fiennes so Colman would be in good company if she took on the role herself. But frankly, Colman would be welcome in any Bond role, as her presence always elevates any project she becomes involved in. No Time to Die is now out on DVD and Blu-ray.

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M, Q, Moneypenny got James Bond’s back in ‘Spectre’

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In Columbia Pictures’ new 007 action adventure SPECTRE , trust and danger are “all in a day’s work” for the trusted colleagues of James Bond in the MI6, namely M ( Ralph Fiennes ), Q ( Ben Whishaw ) and Moneypenny ( Naomie Harris ).

As 2012’s Skyfall drew to a close, the filmmakers introduced the man who would take over the role of the iconic character M: actor Ralph Fiennes inheriting the part from Dame Judi Dench. “I’m very aware of the legacy,” says Fiennes. “I grew up with Bernard Lee’s M and then Judi Dench made such a fantastic impression. She brought a real toughness that I’m keen to carry on.”

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Fiennes grew up an avid reader of Ian Fleming, John le Carré and Graham Greene and feels that the character of M is moulded by the image of the Cold War spy. “And though I know that’s not our era,” he says, “I feel this M is a child of that spy-slash-film world. Sam Mendes follows the demands of the Bond franchise but also allows us the opportunity to give more shade to our characters. With M there is a doubt and uncertainty that you get in the literature of that period.”

M’s doubt and uncertainty arises early on in SPECTRE when he comes under serious pressure from within the intelligence services. “M’s role as the head of MI6, as well as the Double-0 section – where you’re licensed to kill – is under threat,” says Fiennes.

“There is a rethink of how the security services manage themselves. Andrew Scott plays the role of C, or Max Denbigh, who is the head of MI5. He is about to head up a merger of MI6 and MI5. In this merger, C will become the boss. So we’re looking at the possibility of the Double-0 section being nixed, which will mean that Bond and M will be out of a job.”

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For actor Andrew Scott, the pressure exerted by Max Denbigh/C is a delight to play. “Not only is he stewarding the merger between MI5 and MI6, he is also in the opinion that one man in the field, even someone like Bond, cannot really compete with the huge technological advances that we’ve made in the 21st century.”

The ideas extolled by C not only threaten Bond and M, but also their support team, Moneypenny and Q, two long-running characters who were reintroduced to the series in Skyfall.

“I felt relieved that the previous film was such a success, and that people have accepted me in the role,” says Ben Whishaw who returns as Q. “That was a relief, and so I felt some degree of confidence but also the character is in a different place in this film. All the characters are, in fact, because of what’s happening with their jobs, and their environment.

“This merger is happening and there are big changes going on. Everyone’s futures are being called into question, so everyone feels scrutinised and under pressure.”

In spite of the threat to his position, Q proves himself a real friend to 007 and puts his neck on the line. He disregards orders in a bid to help Bond achieve his own mission objectives.

“I think that there’s a respect for Bond,” Whishaw says of his character’s relationship with 007. “He is still slightly wary because Q sees that Bond has this strange magnetism and power over people and indeed over Q himself. So Q has to try and control that. Yet there is a great loyalty towards him as well.”

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Also returning from Skyfall is Moneypenny, brought to the screen for a second time by Naomie Harris. After accidentally shooting Bond during the early stages of Skyfall, she surrendered her position as a field agent to work for Fiennes’ character.

“Moneypenny in this film is behind the desk again; she’s not out with Bond in the field,” Harris explains. “She is still assisting him, but this time doing something much more secretive.”

One of the key themes in SPECTRE is the issue of trust, and that is brought to the fore in the Bond-Moneypenny relationship. Early on in the narrative, when 007’s trust in his organisation is diminished, he still believes in Moneypenny.

“What’s really great about SPECTRE is that their relationship has really developed and they’ve become a lot closer. They really trust each other,” Harris says of Moneypenny and 007.

“And Bond is someone who doesn’t really have friends as such. That he would class Moneypenny as his friend is a real honour for her and she feels really proud of that. He’s not someone that you get close to very easily. Of course, there is still a lot of flirtation on both sides.”

In “Spectre,” a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.

As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.

Opening across the Philippines on November 6, 2015, Spectre will be distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.


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Spectre’s Naomie Harris: It was gratifying seeing Moneypenny get her own love life

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A very mild Spectre spoiler - Moneypenny gets laid! Or at least it’s hinted that she does, having to get out of bed with a man to answer a call from Bond during the movie, disrupting her having “a life” - something she suggests 007 “tries sometime”

Asked if she found it gratifying to see her character get her own life away from Bond, actress Naomie Harris told Independent.co.uk : “Yes it was really nice, and to see where she lived.

“I got a really great sense of what she is about - it was interesting actually, because Sam [Mendes, the director] asked me ‘How do you see her home, who do you see yourself in bed next to?’ and we had exactly the same views about her home and how it should be decorated and it was such a weird feeling walking on set and seeing what was in my head materialised in real life.


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Q’s private life stays a bit of a mystery however (perhaps to be explored in later films), the only allusion to it coming when Bond teases him about living alone with his cats.

Is Q straight? Gay? Asexual? Actor Ben Whishaw wouldn’t be drawn on the matter.

“That would be giving away far too much information,” he said of his character’s sexuality. “I think he’s a very guarded man, I get the feeling he’s a pretty solitary human being.”

The Bond universe is filled with solitary human beings, with Daniel Craig famously describing Bond as a “lonely misogynist” earlier this year, though both Harris and Whishaw think Craig/Mendes have negotiated the character away from this somewhat.

“I thought in this one he was very much a kind of New Man and the misogynistic element wasn’t really there,” Harris said, with Whishaw adding: “Yeah, I think Daniel’s been quite good at steering away from that.”

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Moneypenny and the Sony Xperia Z5 star in SPECTRE James Bond 007 advert: Made for Bond

Naomie Harris reprises her role as Moneypenny in Sony's tie-in Spectre advert, Made for Bond, now available to view on YouTube. The last few Bond films have been criticised for product placement and Spectre will no doubt be the same, but we've never been that bothered by it to be honest (save for the Ford KA in a Quantum of Solace, ahem). And at least this time around he'll be sporting Sony's flagship smartphone, the 4K   Xperia   Z5.

That's what the advert suggests, with Moneypenny running around London attempting to secure the device for him. She also utilises the Sony Cybershot RX100 IV in her arsenal of gadgets.

The Made for Bond advert was directed by Danny Kleinman - no stranger to Bond himself. He has directed and designed all but one of the title sequences for the 007 movies since Goldeneye. He is also behind the opening sequence for Spectre.

Sony has unveiled an action-packed 'Spectre' ad campaign for its “made for Bond” phone featuring Miss Moneypenny actress Naomie Harris.

The 60 second "made for Bond" Xperia Z5 phone ad sees Naomie Harris reprise her Miss Moneypenny role in an action heavy ad by Adam & Eve/DDB.

The video shows Harris fleeing pursuers in Southbank, London to return Bond’s phone to him. It has been directed by renowned Bond title sequence designer Danny Kleinman through the production company he co-created in 2006.

Kleinman created the title sequences for five consecutive James Bond films, from GoldenEye in 1995 to Casino Royale in 2006. He returned to the fold in the last Bond film, Skyfall, which he also created the title sequence for.

During the chase with the film naturally shows off the phone’s features such as its 40x super-slow-motion video capture at up to 1000fps and the fastest smartphone autofocus which Moneypenny uses to capture surveillance in slow motion.

Discussing the campaign, Kleinman said the ad “truly captures the excitement of the chase, being on a mission and taking the viewer on the journey, all set against an iconic London backdrop."

Harris described the ad as “not your traditional commercial; it’s an action-packed mini movie in itself."

She added that filming it in London “provides the perfect setting for the campaign film” as a result of the series’ British-centric history.

The campaign will run from 1 October until 8 November across TV, print, digital, retail and out of home. The planning and buying for the campaign has been handled by MediaCom.

The two-fold campaign will promote Sony’s latest phone as well as the new film “Spectre” which is due for release in the UK on 26 October.

The current campaign may well be the last which Sony can use the Bond franchise for as its agreement with film-makers Metro Goldwyn-Mayer to co-finance and distribute the Bond series to cinemas is due to expire this year.

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SPECTRE Explained: A Guide To James Bond’s Latest Adventure

Daniel Craig’s 007 is back… and this time he’s bringing a ton of plot threads with him.

SPECTRE opens this weekend and is set to follow up on Skyfall ‘s massive popularity. Still, the film very much expects you to be familiar with Bond’s previous outings. While we created a handy guide for watching all the relevant Bond films, you may not have the time to go through 50 years of espionage.

Well, not to worry. If you’re wondering what SPECTRE is and why they’ve chosen to wear octopus rings, we’ve got you covered.

Except maybe the thing about the octopus rings.


Alright, who is this James Bond guy?


He’s an orphan who was conscripted into the world of British espionage after his parents died in a climbing accident. But there was a period of time after his parents died and before he became a spy that he was taken in by the Oberhauser family. He became a surrogate brother to Franz Oberhauser, who may have a few sociopathic tendencies (which, you guessed it, will totally come back later).

Anyway, Bond was promoted to the elite spy rank of 00 Agent in Casino Royale , and his first mission ended in the death of his true love Vesper Lynd. That pretty much sealed his fate as a misogynistic, nationalistic, martini drinking bad ass.

So, this film takes place after that?

Yes. Casino Royale is the first film. The second, Quantum of Solace , features Bond getting revenge for Vesper and uncovering a vast criminal organization called Quantum. The third, Skyfall , is a more personal film that follows Bond protecting his mentor M (Judi Dench) from a rogue MI6 agent, Mr. Silva, obsessed with killing her.

At the end of Skyfall , Bond and M make a stand against Silva at Bond’s parent’s old estate. The estate is destroyed and Silva is killed, but unfortunately M dies in Bond’s arms.

So, how long after Skyfall does SPECTRE take place?

A few weeks at most.

What’s Bond been up to since Skyfall?

Hunting, apparently. It seems after M’s death, she sent Bond a video message in the mail (in a cameo we kinda sorta called ) telling him to track down a man named Marco Sciarra and kill him.

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Well, Bond has found him in Mexico City during the Day of the Dead celebration. So, in an unsanctioned operation, Bond attacks Sciarra as he’s arranging to blow up a stadium. Bond eventually chases him to a helicopter where he steals an octopus ring from his finger before throwing him to his death.

An octopus ring?

Like we said, we’re not really in a position to judge villain fashion. But it’s definitely a clue Bond needs to follow up on.

So, how does MI6 feel about Bond’s after school activities?

Well, they’re pretty darn pissed. The new M (Ralph Fiennes) indefinitely suspends Bond from field duty. It seems M has been having some trouble lately, as MI6 and MI5 have been consolidated in preparation to join an international joint intelligence service. That means M is going to have a much harder time keeping Bond’s off books adventures secret when the rest of the world is breathing down his neck.


What’s the deal with this new intelligence service?

Well, it’s a privately funded (never a good sign) program that would meld nine country’s intelligence services into one program. It’s supposedly  nice because everyone would be able to freely share intel and resources.

The problem is, this new intelligence initiative is run by a guy Bond not-so-lovingly refers to as C (we’ll let you imagine what that one stands for). C thinks field agents, including those in the 00 program, are obsolete. He wants to replace them with drones and eliminate the human element of espionage entirely.

So, Bond’s been fired and it looks like he can never get his job back. What does he do?

Well, Judi Dench didn’t just want Bond to kill Sciarra. She wanted him to attend the funeral too. So, Bond’s off to Rome… but not before getting an explosive watch from Q.

Oh, yeah, and Bond also steals 009’s gadget filled Aston Martin DB10.


Because Bond’s a glorious, unapologetic asshole.

We’re sure he’ll get over it.

So, what happens at this funeral?

Bond meets the newly widowed Mrs. Lucia Sciarra, who tells Bond about the criminal organization her husband belonged to in exchange for protection and a tumble in the sheets.

And, it so happens that organization is having a meeting that night.

Bond’s gonna crash a party, isn’t he?

Does Bond know how to do anything else at a party?

Good point.

Indeed. So, Bond wears that octopus ring and manages to get in to a secret meeting. It turns out this organization has been upping terrorist attacks, including the one that was going to take place in Mexico City.

SPECTRE meeting 2

That’s when Bond’s surrogate brother Franz Oberhauser shows up. Turns out he’s at the very top of this organization… and he’s none too happy about Bond interfering with Mexico City.

What does he do?

He has his henchmen Mr. Hinx stab a guy’s eyes out with his thumbs.

That’s disgusting.

Don’t worry. Mr. Hinx cleans up with a hanky. He’s proper like that.

What happens next?

Well, Bond overhears the organization talking about some guy named “The Pale King,” but that’s the last bit of info he gets.

Why is that?

Because Oberhauser recognizes Bond and calls him out.

Yeah, Bond is pretty surprised by that one.

So, Bond runs his ass off, yeah?

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Right into the sweet embrace of 009’s DB10. Unfortunately, Mr. Hinx is right behind him in a Janguar X-X75 sports car. So, Bond decides to break out the gadgets… only there’s a problem.

What’s that?

Most of the gadgets don’t work. Bond stole the car before they could be installed properly.


Understatement of the year.

Bond calls Moneypenny and has her search for The Pale King. It turns out that’s an alias for Mr. White , head of the Quantum organization Bond went after in Quantum of Solace . It seems  Quantum was just a small branch of this bigger organization .

He has time to do research during the car chase? That doesn’t sound like he’s in a lot of danger. 

To be fair, the car’s bulletproof.

*sigh* Alright, how does Bond escape Mr. Hinx?

Bond discovers the car’s ejector seat works just fine, so he triggers that and makes a clean(ish) gettaway.

So, Bond goes to find Mr. White?


Yup. He finds him hiding in Austria dying of Thallium poising. It seems Mr. White’s old friends didn’t want him leaving after he decided he didn’t want any part of their new edict which involved hurting women and children.

Wait a second, wasn’t Mr. White directly involved in the extortion and murder of Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale because he was trying to get millions of dollars to an African warlord who was shown to have child soldiers?

Um… yes. Maybe he turned over a new leaf?

… right. Anything else? 

Mr. White has been hiding his daughter, Madeline Swann, from his old friends. White agrees to give Bond a new clue if he’ll protect his daughter. Bond agrees, then gives White his gun to commit suicide with rather than die slowly.

Does Mr. White do it?

What’s the new clue.

He tells Bond to go to L’Americain, but doesn’t specify who or what it is.

Bummer. What does Bond do next?

He finds Dr. Swann in a medical facility in the Austrian Alps. It turns out she hates her dad and really doesn’t want to go with Bond.

Can’t he try to charm her or something?


She is impervious.

So, what does Bond do?

He goes to the bar, of course. That’s where Q meets up with him.

Wait, Q? Wasn’t it stated in Skyfall that he hates to fly?

Well, Bond has put his career in jeopardy (again), and Q’s so pissed he’s willing to brave the friendly skies to convince Bond to give up the chase and come home.

That doesn’t work, does it.

Nope. Bond gives Q the octopus ring to analyze, then heads after Dr. Swann who’s been taken by Mr. Hinx.

How did Mr. Hinx find her?

This organization has tapped into the computers of MI6 (among other agencies). Anything they look up, the bad guys know about. Moneypenny looked up Mr. White’s location… so Mr. Hinx found him and stole his camera tapes to watch his conversation with Bond.

Oops. Does Bond get her back?


It takes a crashed plane and a few totaled cars, but yup. He gets her back and convinces her to help him. She tells Bond and Q the organization after them is called SPECTRE and they’re super evil and stuff.

Q also discovers DNA from every recent Bond villain on the ring, which includes Le Chiffre ( Casino Royale ), Dominic Greene ( Quantum of Solace ), and Raoul Silva ( Skyfall ).

Wait a second… they all wore that ring?

How’s that possible.

Presumably, they all wore it at one point or another.

Quantum of Solace took place directly after Casino Royale. How’d they get the ring to Mr. Greene right after Le Chiffre died? For that matter, did they even wear rings in those movies?

le chiffre

Isn’t it a little convenient that in this massive organization the three exact guys who have taken on Bond all wore the same ring?

Yes, but fan service must be paid.

At the expense of logic?

It’s a burden we all have to bear.

Alright, what happens next?

Swann takes Bond to L’Americain, which is actually a hotel in Morocco Mr. White visited every year. There, they find a secret room full of SPECTRE records… including a video of an interrogation of Vesper Lynd.

Does Bond watch it?

No. He gets distracted by map coordinates in the African desert. It looks like there’s a secret base there. So, they take a train there. As they’re having dinner, Mr. Hinx attacks them.

train fight

How’d he find them?

Because we need an action scene right now.

Fine. Do they kill him?

Yes, they throw him out of the speeding train.

Do they say “No ticket” afterward?

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Nope. They engage in adrenaline fueled fornication.

So much for her being impervious.

Just out of curiosity… is anything happening back in england.

Yup. M, his assistant Tanner, Q, and Moneypenny all know something is up with SPECTRE, but C doesn’t care. The new joint intelligence program will go live in 72 hours, which means the end of the 00 section. M tells the rest they can’t help Bond, since it’s clear SPECTRE can track everything they do.

It’s all in Bond’s hands.

What happens with him?

train station

He and Dr. Swann get off their train, then are taken by chauffeur to SPECTRE’s compound in the middle of a crater.

Wait, SPECTRE just transports them over in style?

If that’s the case, why did they have mr. hinx just try to murder them on their way over.

Um. Because we needed an action scene? It’s possible Mr. Hinx hadn’t had any new contact with SPECTRE was just following his original orders.

… Fine. What happens next?

Oberhauser meets them, and reveals to Bond he’s pretty pissed that Papa Oberhauser liked him so much, which is why he killed his own dad. Apparently, Oberhauser faked his death and changed his name to Ernst Stavro Blofeld, because Franz Oberhauser wasn’t complicated enough to pronounce.


He tells Bond that the joint intelligence program is actually funded by SPECTRE (told you) and C is their operative. They’ve been increasing terrorist attacks to convince countries to join in, but this new program will actually just give all the information they collect straight to SPECTRE, which will be all powerful.

Wait a second. Can’t SPECTRE already tap into almost every camera ever and view the movements of everyone anyway?

So why do they need this plan.

Um… well… you can never have too much information we suppose.

Uh… huh.

In our defense, they’re totally evil. We know this because they torture Bond.

How do they torture him?

They strap him into a chair that allows you to perform selective lobotomies. Apparently, Blofeld heard that Bond is impervious to having his testicles slapped with a rope.

So, Bond gets… lobotomized?

Well, Blofeld targets his memory center and drills a hole in it. But, it seems that doesn’t take away his memory at all.

Um… why not?

Because he’s impervious.

You keep using that word…

How about… because he’s James Bond?

We’re just throwing science out the window, aren’t we?


Speaking of throwing, Bond has Dr. Swann chuck his explosive watch which allows them to escape. Bond shoots a few guys, then shoots a gas line which blows up the entire facility.

Wait, the entire facility? With one bullet?

Yeah, SPECTRE kinda went discount with their gas lines. Perhaps they hired the same guy who keeps designing villain lairs in movies that don’t have any guardrails.

Does Bond have any trouble escaping at all?

Nope. He kills like eight guys, blows up the facility, and escapes in a helicopter in about two minutes flat.

That’s gotta be a record.

We wouldn’t be surprised.

So Bond goes back to England?

Yup. He meets with M’s gang and tells them SPECTRE’s plan. They set out to stop it, but Dr. Swann decides to leave because she doesn’t want to be part of Bond’s lifestyle despite the fact she now loves him.

It’s even more of a bummer because she and Bond get kidnapped. Bond is taken to the old MI6 building Silva blew up in Skyfall while M’s gang heads off to stop C.

Do they stop him?

Yes. Q stops the program from coming online at the last second. M and C fight, which results in C slipping to his death.

He… slips to his death?

Yes. In his defense there was totally broken glass on the ground.

Alright, plotline resolved. What about Bond?

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Bond finds Blofeld in the MI6 building, though he’s now sporting the classic Blofeld scar from the Connery films thanks to that miraculous explosion Bond set off:


He taunts Bond with pictures of Vesper, Judi Dench’s M, and his past villains. He then tells Bond Dr. Swann is in the building, which is rigged to blow in three minutes. He can either escape and live in pain, or try to rescue her and probably die.

Does he try to rescue her?

Yup. He finds her tied up in M’s old office. They escape just in the nick of time on a boat and chase after Blofeld’s helicopter, which Bond brings down with his pistol.

Bond’s bullets are incredibly powerful and accurate in this movie.

Bond boat

Yeah, especially considering Bond has a bum shoulder and totally botched his marksmanship test in Skyfall , which took place just a few weeks ago.

So, the helicopter crashes?

Yup, onto the Westminster Bridge. But, this being a Bond film Blofeld survives. Bond catches up to him, as does M’s gang.

Does Bond kill Blofeld?

Well, Blofeld certainly tries to taunt Bond into doing so, but Bond is —

 — don’t say impervious.

We don’t care. don’t say it..

Okay. Bond tells Blofeld he has better things to do and leaves him to be arrested by M.

Because that’s what a mainstream action hero does. After killing everyone who works for the bad guy, you repeatedly try and fail to kill the bad guy. Then, when you finally have him at your mercy, you let him live to appease mainstream moral values.

skyfall car

Yup, then Bond drives off with Dr. Swann in his newly repaired Aston Martin DB5 from Skyfall .

So, he’s given up his spy life?

It seems that way.

Will we ever see him back in action?

Well, if the franchise has taught us anything… it’s that somehow… someway… James Bond will return.

Also, impervious.

The report that they all had the ring in common was a toxicology report, presumably from their blood. So rather than one piece they all wore, I got the impression it was a unique alloy that showed traces in all of the wearers’ blood. It was a shorter leap than the Brotherhood of the Traveling Jewelry…

“Brotherhood of the Traveling Jewelry”, nice!

I believe you’re right.

Thanks for this – I enjoyed the films but didn’t remember anything about any of them. All this time barely pieced together that they were related.

Great and funny article at the same time, but more importantly it is highlighting few main plot holes of the film. I personally think that Spectre could be a much better movie, but Mendes was certainly out of ideas. Being someone who is not a big fan of Daniel Craig’s Bond, I must say that he has done a fabolous job and finally looking good after three movies to take the character of 007 back to classic Connery era. I also really loved few exceptional causal pieces Craig wore during the whole but especially the John Varvatos Suede Racer Jacket he wore in the finale!

Another hypothesis of how the DNA of several villains was on the ring is that Marco Sciarra was so awestruck when he first met his peers that he never washed his hands after shaking all of theirs.

Loved that article, watched the movie yesterday and have to say that it is my second 007 film after Casino Royale. I think Daniel Craig has improved a lot, he looks as gorgeous as Connery in Spectre, its a good idea to putt on white dinner suit to pay homepage to the classic 007 movies but I still believe that Casino Royale tuxedo was certainly the best one in all Craig’s outings. Although the movie has some plot holes but its still a pleasurable experience seeing Blofeld back with fantastic henchman

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Datastream Character: Eve Moneypenny Actor: Naomie Harris Movie: 'Skyfall' , 'SPECTRE' Status: Active Appearance: Medium-tall with a slim figure; at peak fitness thanks to her time as a field agent; dresses conservatively, often in muted-coloured, well-fitted office dresses or blouses. Date of Birth: 6th September 1976 Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m) Place of Birth: London, UK

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Pleased To Meet You It is not known when Eve and James Bond first met - it is clear however that, prior to the failed Turkish data-recovery mission, they were both established field agents and therefore colleagues and that no formal introduction was made until after the "Skyfall" mission had concluded. After the Turkish mission goes sour, the pair next meet in Churchill's war bunker, as 007 pulls himself out of retirement to come to the aid of MI6 and M .

When Eve and Bond are formally introduced it is at MI6's new, less ostentatious, headquarters. Bond arrives for a briefing with M's successor, Gareth Mallory and Eve introduces herself as "Eve, Eve Moneypenny", newly appointed full-time secretary to M, having chosen to retire from field work permanently after the ordeal in Turkey.

Profile An efficient and hard-working PA to Gareth Mallory, Eve's background as a field agent and sniper are put behind her, but not forgotten, when she assumes her office-bound role aiding MI6's new chief. She is naturally sharp-witted and ambitious, but not above some inuendo-charged banter with James Bond. The pair share a turbulent background with Moneypenny having come perilously close to ending 007's career on the failed mission in Turkey.

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Curiously, Moneypenny showed little-to-no empathy for her misplaced bullet to 007's shoulder, but it is clear that she took on board Bond's retort that some people are better suited to fieldwork than others. She has since aided 007 on other missions, including patching things up with the old-school 00-agent with a rendezvous in Macau. It has never been made clear if the pair ever acted on their shameless flirting but rumour that a night in Macau consummated the relationship is, needless to say, pervasive office gossip.

Biography Naomie Melanie Harris was born in Finsbury Park, London on 6th September 1976 to Lisselle Kayla, a Jamaican-born screenwriter. Harris was raised in the British capital and attended a local school before studying Pembroke College, Cambridge, for a social science degree. Beyond her studies Naomie found a passion for the dramatic arts and appeared in several local productions before attending Anna Scher Theatre School. Shunning her liberal arts degree, Harris took herself to Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, whose alumni include both Moneypennys, Samantha Bond and Caroline Bliss as well as Daniel Day-Lewis, Jeremy Northam, Miranda Richardson and many other famed British actors and actresses.

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In 2004 Harris teamed up with then-current 007 star Pierce Brosnan in Brett Ratner's "After the Sunset". The film was a light-hearted action comedy about a master thief (Brosnan) who attempts to find some peace and quiet in the Caribbean. Harris played local cop, Sophie, who assists FBI agent Stanley P Lloyd who is out to catch the thief. It was whilst promoting her 2010 biopic of the Kenyan activist Jane Obinchu, entitled "The First Grader", that news first broke that Harris was in talks to play an unknown role in James Bond 23 ("Skyfall"). Whilst the producers did everything they could to mask the fact that Eve would indeed make the transformation to become M's iconic secretary, the media continued to speculate wildly about the nature of Eve's character.

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  • Mr. White : You're a kite dancing in a hurricane, Mr Bond.
  • Blofeld : Why did you come?
  • James Bond : I came here to kill you.
  • Blofeld : And I thought you came here to die.
  • James Bond : Well, it's all a matter of perspective.
  • Lucia Sciarra : If you don't leave now, we'll die together.
  • James Bond : I can think of worse ways to go.
  • Lucia Sciarra : Then you're obviously crazy, Mr...
  • James Bond : Bond. James Bond.
  • C : Take a look at the world... chaos... because people like you, paper-pushers and politicians, are too spineless to do what needs to be done so I made an alliance to put the power where it should be, and now you want to throw it away for the sake of democracy, whatever the hell that is. How predictably moronic.
  • [ points gun at M ]
  • C : But then isn't that what 'M' stands for... 'moron'?
  • [ squeezes trigger, realizes the gun is unloaded ]
  • M : And now we know what 'C' stands for... 'careless'.
  • Blofeld : It was all me, James. It's always been me. The author of all your pain.
  • Madeleine : Why, given every other possible option, does a man choose the life of a paid assassin?
  • James Bond : Well, it was that or the priesthood.
  • James Bond : [ Q hands Bond a watch ] What does it do?
  • Q : It tells the time. Might help with your punctuality issues.
  • James Bond : M's idea?
  • Q : Precisely. Oh, one word of warning, the alarm is rather loud... if you know what I mean.
  • James Bond : I think I do.
  • [ Bond notices the shell of the DB5 ]
  • Q : Oh, yes. That old thing is taking quite a bit of time. Mind you, there wasn't much left to work, only a steering wheel. I believe I said, "Bring it back in one piece," not, "Bring back one piece."
  • [ Q laughs at his own joke ]
  • James Bond : I was in a meeting recently, and your name came up.
  • Mr. White : I'm flattered London is still talking about me.
  • James Bond : It wasn't MI6... it was Rome.
  • [ reveals a Spectre ring ]
  • Blofeld : Welcome, James. It's been a long time... and, finally, here we are. What took you so long?
  • Madeleine : You shouldn't stare.
  • James Bond : Well, you shouldn't look like that.
  • [ at the clinic bar ]
  • Clinic Barman : Can I get you something, sir?
  • James Bond : Vodka martini. Shaken, not stirred.
  • Clinic Barman : I'm sorry, we don't serve alcohol.
  • James Bond : I'm already starting to love this place...
  • Blofeld : Do you know what it is?
  • Madeleine : It's a meteorite.
  • Blofeld : Yes, exactly. The Kartenhoff, the oldest in human possession. The very meteorite which made this crater. Think about it: so many years up there, alone, silent, building momentum until it chose to make its mark on Earth. A huge unstoppable force.
  • James Bond : Except it did stop, didn't it? Right here.
  • Blofeld : You came across me so many times and yet you never saw me. Le Chiffre, Greene, Silva...
  • James Bond : All dead.
  • Blofeld : That's right. A nice pattern developed. You interfered in my world, I destroyed yours. Or did you think it was coincidence that all the women in your life ended up dead?
  • Madeleine : Is this really what you want? Living in the shadows? Hunting, being hunted? Always alone?
  • James Bond : I don't stop to think about it.
  • [ of an approaching car ]
  • Madeleine : What's that?
  • James Bond : That is a 1948 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith.
  • [ after shutting C out of his mainframe ]
  • M : Not a good feeling being watched, is it?
  • C : Don't tell me you're responsible for this.
  • M : No, but my quartermaster is and he's extremely talented.
  • C : Oh, bravo. But in case you hadn't realized it, you two are out of a job so you're trespassing.
  • M : I'm afraid you've got the wrong end of the stick, Max. We're going to stop this system going online, and then I'm going to bring you in.
  • C : On what grounds, exactly?
  • M : Poor taste in friends.
  • Moneypenny : So what's going on, James? They say that Mexico was a step too far, that you're finished.
  • James Bond : And what do you think?
  • Moneypenny : I think you're just getting started.
  • James Bond : Could you do one more thing for me?
  • Q : And that would be?
  • James Bond : Make me disappear.
  • [ after they've defeated Hinx ]
  • Madeleine Swann : What do we do now?
  • Blofeld : I've really put you through a lot, haven't I? Well, that's brothers for you: they always know which buttons to press.
  • Blofeld : [ to Bond ] Cuckoo!
  • C : You can't tell me an agent in the field can last long against all those drones and satellites.
  • M : Yes, you have information. You can find out all about a man, track him down, keep an eye on him. But you have to look him in the eye. All the tech you have can't help you with that. A license to kill also means a license NOT to kill.
  • Lucia Sciarra : Did you kill my husband?
  • James Bond : He was an assassin. He wouldn't have taken it personally.
  • M : What's that?
  • Moneypenny : [ hiding a palmtop from James Bond ] Just a gift. From an admirer.
  • M : It's not your birthday, is it?
  • Moneypenny : No.
  • [ M walks out the door ]
  • Moneypenny : That was last week.
  • Mr. White : [ to Bond ] I always knew death would wear a familiar face... but not yours.
  • Hinx : [ only spoken line ] Shit!
  • Oberhauser : [ stroking a white cat ] Franz Oberhauser died twenty years ago, James, in an avalanche alongside his father. A man you're talking to now, a man inside your head, is Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
  • James Bond : You're a hard man to kill, Blofeld.
  • [ notices his scar ]
  • James Bond : Ouch. I do hope that doesn't hurt too much.
  • Blofeld : My wounds will heal. What about yours?
  • Madeleine Swann : [ given a gun ] What if I shoot you by mistake?
  • James Bond : It wouldn't be the first time.
  • James Bond : Tempus Fugit... isn't it funny how time flies?
  • [ his watch explodes ]
  • Q : May I remind you that I answer directly to M. I also have a mortgage and two cats to feed.
  • James Bond : Well, then I suggest you trust me, for the sake of the cats.
  • James Bond : [ pointing his gun at a mouse ] Who sent you? Who are you working for?
  • [ the mouse looks blankly at him and scurries off ]
  • James Bond : Tell me where he is.
  • Mr. White : He's everywhere. Everywhere! He's sitting at your desk, he's kissing your lover, he's eating supper with your family!
  • James Bond : [ over the phone ] Who was that?
  • Moneypenny : He's just a friend.
  • James Bond : At this hour of the night?
  • Moneypenny : It's called life, James. You should try it some time.
  • Blofeld : Goodbye, James Bond.
  • Blofeld : You know what happens when a cuckoo hatches inside another bird's nest?
  • Madeleine Swann : Yes. It forces the other eggs out.
  • Blofeld : Yes. Well, this cuckoo made me realize my father's life had to end. In a way he's responsible for the path I took...
  • [ to Bond ]
  • Blofeld : So thank you, cuckoo!
  • [ last lines ]
  • Q : I thought you were done.
  • James Bond : I am. I just need one more thing.
  • [ hands Bond effects from Skyfall ]
  • Moneypenny : You've got a secret. Something you can't tell anyone, because you don't trust anyone.
  • Blofeld : The things that bring people together. Out of horror, beauty.
  • Blofeld : Torture is easy, on a superficial level. A man can watch himself being disemboweled and derive great horror from the experience, but it's still going on at a distance. It isn't taking place where it is. As you know all too well, dear Madeleine, a man lives inside his head. That's where the seed of his soul is. James and I were both present recently when a man was deprived of his eyes and the most astonishing thing happened, didn't you notice? He wasn't there anymore. He had gone even though he was still alive, so this brief moment between life and death, there was nobody inside his skull. Most odd.
  • Clinic Barman : Here you are, sir. One prolytic digestive enzyme shake.
  • James Bond : Do me a favor, will you? Throw that down the toilet. Cut out the middleman.
  • Madeleine Swann : I see you left this final question blank. What is your occupation.
  • James Bond : Well, that's not the sort of thing that looks good on a form.
  • Madeleine Swann : And why is that?
  • James Bond : I kill people.
  • Lucia Sciarra : If you go there, you will cross over into a place where there is no mercy...
  • [ Bond points a gun at Blofeld ]
  • Blofeld : Finish it... Finish it!
  • James Bond : [ removes clip from gun ] Out of bullets.
  • [ looks over at Madeleine ]
  • James Bond : And besides, I've got something better to do.
  • Q : Well it's lovely to see you, 007. Lovely. Um, now I meant to tell you, the Smart Blood program is obviously still in its developmental phase. So we may experience the odd drop in coverage during the first 24 hours...
  • [ Bond glares at him ]
  • Q : 48 hours after administration, but after that it should work perfectly.
  • [ Bond smiles ]
  • James Bond : I'll send you a postcard.
  • Q : Please don't.
  • Madeleine Swann : Do you exercise?
  • James Bond : When I have to.
  • Madeleine Swann : Do you consider your employment to be psychologically stressful?
  • James Bond : Sometimes.
  • Madeleine Swann : How much alcohol do you consume?
  • James Bond : Too much.
  • M : [ videotape ] James: if anything happens to me, I want you to find a man named Marco Scarra. Kill him, and don't miss the funeral.
  • James Bond : [ on the previous M ] She wouldn't let death get in the way of her job.
  • Blofeld : [ about C ] He's a visionary, like me.
  • James Bond : Visionaries... Psychiatric wards are full of them.

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