Samantha Bond (born 27 November 1961) is an English actress, best known for her role as Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond films during the Pierce Brosnan years. She is also known for her role as meddlesome wealthy Lady Rosamund Painswick in Downton Abbey, spanning from 2010–15, who appeared in a number of episodes including the final episode of the final series. Bond has also grown prominent from her role as the unreliable Auntie Angela in the BBC comedy Outnumbered, Bond appeared in the whole show performing in each of the series from 2007–14. Bond also receives notable mention as the original Ms. Liz Probert in Rumpole of the Bailey in 1987. Bond has appeared in the ITV Series Home Fires in which she reappears as the inspirationally intelligent Frances Barden, the leader of Cheshire WI during the Second World War. Bond has had a career featuring on both ITV and BBC shows as she appeared on Agatha Christie's Poirot and Miss Marple in two different roles, her most prominent appearance on BBC being in the role of the heartless alien Mrs. Wormwood in The Sarah Jane Adventures. Bond also appeared on the high rating TV movie Emma as Mrs. Weston.