The fifth film in the official [James Bond] series and also was the fifth for Sean ConnerySean Connery as James Bond, Bernard LeeBernard Lee as M and Lois MaxwellLois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny. And it was the fourth for Desmond LlewelynDesmond Llewelyn as Q.
This was Lois MaxwellLois Maxwell's final appearance as Miss Moneypenny. Apparently, after she was told that she would be retiring from the role, she thought that she could become the M character as a promotion. However, at the time producer Albert R. BroccoliAlbert R. Broccoli believed that audiences would not accept James Bond being given orders by woman. The M character did become a lady a decade later when Judi DenchJudi Dench took on the role in GoldenEye.
Pamela SalemPamela Salem as Miss Moneypenny officially became the first actress other than Lois MaxwellLois Maxwell to play Miss Moneypenny in a straight Bond movie (Barbara BouchetBarbara Bouchet played Moneypenny's daughter in the Bond spoof Casino Royale (1967)).