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Samantha Bond : Queen Beatrice

Viewers the world over know Samantha Bond for her immense body of stage, film and television work, starring as Lady Rosamund in the international television hit “Downton Abbey,” or from her memorable turns as Miss Moneypenny in four of the “James Bond” films: Die Another Day, The World Is Not Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies and GoldenEye.

Most recently, Bond starred as Frances Barden in the PBS series “Home Fires,” just one of her long list of series roles, that include BBC’s “Outnumbered,” ITV’s “Distant Shores,” and the sketch comedy series “Brand Spanking New Show.” A selection of series in which she has guest-starred include BBC’s “The Preston Passion,” “Larkrise to Candleford,” “Fanny Hill,” “Consenting Adults” and “Murder Rooms”; ITV’s “Miss Marple: Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?,” “Hotel Babylon,” “Midsomer Murders” and “Mobile.”

Bond has starred in a long list of prestigious stage productions, including director Kenneth Branagh’s “Romeo & Juliet,” as Juliet, director Alan Ayckbourn’s “Man of the Moment” and director Judi Dench’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” Most recently, she appeared in British productions of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” “What The Butler Saw,” “An Ideal Husband” and “Arcadia.”