Samantha Bond is an English actress best known for her roles as Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond films during the Pierce Brosnan years, and her role as Auntie Angela...Read More
Samantha Bond is an English actress best known for her roles as Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond films during the Pierce Brosnan years, and her role as Auntie Angela in the BBC comedy Outnumbered. She trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
She has appeared in many television series, notably the 1997 adaptation of Emma. She is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and starred opposite Dame Judi Dench in David Hare's award-winning play Amy's View at the Royal National Theatre. In 1983, she appeared in the original Southampton production of Daisy Pulls it Off. Also in 1983 she appeared in Mansfield Park and Rumpole of the Bailey, where she played Rumpole's pupil 'Mizz' Liz Probert. In 1985, she appeared in the BBC's adaptation of A Murder is Announced. In 1989, she starred in the television adaptation of The Ginger Tree. In 2004, she starred opposite Peter Davison in the ITV drama-comedy Distant Shores. In 2006, she returned to the stage in a new production of Michael Frayn's Donkey's Years at the Comedy Theatre. In 2007, Bond appeared as the villain Mrs Wormwood in the pilot episode of the BBC children's drama series The Sarah Jane Adventures. She starred in David Leveaux's production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia at the Duke of York's Theatre in 2009.
Since 2007 Bond has appeared as the recurring character of Sue's sister, Auntie Angela in the BBC semi-improvised comedy Outnumbered. In 2009, she portrayed Queen Elizabeth II in part of a series of television programmes for Channel 4 charting particular periods of the monarch's reign. She played Mrs. Cheveley in a production of An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2010. Most recently she has appeared in the ITV drama Downton Abbey.Read Less
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