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The “Doctor Who” and James Bond actress was 80 years old

The “Doctor Who” and James Bond actress was 80 years old

British actress Pamela Salem, who starred in the film James Bond Never say never again And TVs Doctor Who, died on Wednesday, according to Big Finish Productions. She was 80 years old.

Born in 1944 in India, she played Bond's secretary Miss Moneypenny in Sean Connery's 1983 film. Never say never againWhich is considered an unofficial addition to the Bond canon as it was not produced by Eon Productions.

Salem appeared as a guest on Doctor Who As Professor Rachel Jensen, she made her debut in 1988 Memory of the Daleks Episodes with the Seventh Doctor by Sylvester McCoy.

She reprized the character in Countermeasures, a big-finish audio episodic series. The latest story in the series, Dalek maneuverreleased in 2020.

She has also guest starred in Big Finish's Adventures of the Fourth Doctor (reuniting him with Tom Baker) He then reprized the role of Toss in Robots.

Other screen roles included the 1978 crime film The Great Train Robbery And West wingin which she appeared as the fictional Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Maureen Graty. er And Black 7 They were also notable credits.

Salem moved to Los Angeles in the 1990s and then lived in Miami.

David Richardson, who produced all of Salem's work at Big Finish, said: “Whenever there was a Big Finish recording of her, she would fly in from Miami on board, without fuss or fanfare, and show up at the studio armed with the warmest smiles, biggest hugs and often gifts.

“She was a very kind person – always interested in everyone, from her co-stars and production team to the guest actors and visitors.”

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Karen Gledhill, the actress who worked alongside Salem in Countermeasures“Pamela was the kindest, most generous actress I have ever worked with,” he said.

“In the eighties Memory of the Daleks (My first proper TV job), she took me under her wing and led me through a wonderful but somewhat daunting experience. We became friends, and whenever we met we were always happy to see each other.