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Pamela Salem dead at 80: Tributes pour in for the actress known for her roles in James Bond’s Never Say Never and EastEnders

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Pamela Salem passed away on Wednesday at the age of 80 and tributes have poured in praising the actress known for her talent and fun demeanor (pictured in 2019).

Pamela Salem, best known for appearing in the James Bond film Never Say Never Again, has died at age 80.

The actress’ death was announced on Wednesday and those who knew her have received tributes following her death. The cause of her death has not been revealed.

Pamela played Miss Moneypenny in the 1983 James Bond film Never Say Never Again, during Sean Connery’s tenure.

He also enjoyed success for his roles in Doctor Who, EastEnders and the American prison series The West Wing.

Big Finish, a British production company that produces science fiction audiobooks and plays, announced Pamela’s death and led the tributes.

Pamela Salem passed away on Wednesday at the age of 80 and tributes have poured in praising the actress known for her talent and fun demeanor (pictured in 2019).

Pamela Salem passed away on Wednesday at the age of 80 and tributes have poured in praising the actress known for her talent and fun demeanor (pictured in 2019).

She played Miss Moneypenny in the 1983 James Bond film Never Say Never Again, during Sean Connery's tenure (left, pictured in 1983 with Sean Connery and Barbara Carrera).

She played Miss Moneypenny in the 1983 James Bond film Never Say Never Again, during Sean Connery's tenure (left, pictured in 1983 with Sean Connery and Barbara Carrera).

She played Miss Moneypenny in the 1983 James Bond film Never Say Never Again, during Sean Connery’s tenure (left, pictured in 1983 with Sean Connery and Barbara Carrera).

They tweeted: “We are completely heartbroken to confirm the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Pamela Salem” and linked to a longer tribute on their website.

Pamela worked on several projects with Big Finish, namely the officially licensed Doctor Who audio drama, Counter-Measures.

The series continued the story of several characters from the series Remembrance of the Daleks (1988), and Pamela voiced Rachel Jensen, a professor and science advisor who becomes the head of Countermeasures.

Doctor Who screenwriter Gareth Roberts wrote: ‘Goodbye Pamela Salem. A good actress. She always seemed so *fun*.’

Comedian and actor Angus Dunican, who had written several Doctor Who specials for Big Finish, wrote: “Sleep well, Pamela Salem.” She always loved how much you looked like you absolutely HAD it with everyone today. RIP xXX.’

Old Vic Theater actor Andrew Stocker added: “So sad to hear that the dear and lovely Pamela Salem has passed away. She starred in so many things.

‘The last time I saw Pamela was in 2018, where we had a good chat and shared memories of Chris Harris, who Pamela had worked with on the production of HTV’s Into The Labyrinth. RIP dear lady.’

Pamela also enjoyed success for her roles in Doctor Who, EastEnders (pictured with co-star Pam St. Clement, 81, in 1988) and US prison series The West Wing.

Pamela also enjoyed success for her roles in Doctor Who, EastEnders (pictured with co-star Pam St. Clement, 81, in 1988) and US prison series The West Wing.

Pamela also enjoyed success for her roles in Doctor Who, EastEnders (pictured with co-star Pam St. Clement, 81, in 1988) and US prison series The West Wing.

Big Finish, a British production company that produces science fiction audiobooks and plays, specifically the Doctor Who spin-off Counter-Measures, which starred Pamela, led the tributes.

Big Finish, a British production company that produces science fiction audiobooks and plays, specifically the Doctor Who spin-off Counter-Measures, which starred Pamela, led the tributes.

Big Finish, a British production company that produces science fiction audiobooks and plays, specifically the Doctor Who spin-off Counter-Measures, which starred Pamela, led the tributes.

Angus Dunican, who has written several Doctor Who specials, wrote: “I always loved how much you looked like you had it with everyone today.”

Old Vic Theater actor Andrew Stocker wrote: “So sad to hear that the dear and lovely Pamela Salem has passed away. She starred in so many things.

Old Vic Theater actor Andrew Stocker wrote: “So sad to hear that the dear and lovely Pamela Salem has passed away. She starred in so many things.

Old Vic Theater actor Andrew Stocker wrote: “So sad to hear that the dear and lovely Pamela Salem has passed away. She starred in so many things.

Jonathan Helm, a contributor to Doctor Who magazine, wrote: ‘Very sad to hear that Pamela Salem has passed away. A true star.’

Super fan Anthony Berryman wrote: “The wonderful Pamela Salem who I remember so well from Robots of Death #DoctorWho #pamelasalem here didn’t bat an eye when I asked her to sign my Remembrance of the Daleks satellite dish RIP.”

Theater president John J Johnston wrote: ‘DDeeply saddened to learn of the passing of the magnificent Pamela Salem (1944-2024).

‘An elegantly attractive performer with a rich voice, she brought considerable gravitas to her two main #DoctorWhooles and was the perfect Moneypenny in an otherwise imperfect ‘Bond’ movie. Valley [goodbye in Latin]!’

Associate Professor of History and Arts at the University of Lincoln, critic Finn Pollard, tweeted: ‘SI’m sorry to see this.

‘Pamela Salem’s Professor Jensen in Remembrance of the Daleks is a wonderful character and @bigfinish C“Counter Measures, which brought more life to those characters, was a brilliant series.”

Shogun Films, an award-winning London-based independent film production company specializing in action, horror and thriller films, also spoke.

They wrote: ‘WWe were saddened to hear that the British actress #PamelaSalem has he died: a roguish Moneypenny in ‘Never Say Never Again’ and fantastic turns alongside Leslie Grantham in EastEnders and Sylvester McCoy in Doctor Who. RIP.’

Jonathan Helm, a contributor to Doctor Who magazine, wrote: ‘Very sad to hear that Pamela Salem has passed away. A true star.’

Super fan Anthony Berryman wrote: “The wonderful Pamela Salem… here didn’t blink an eye when I asked her to sign my Remembrance of the Daleks satellite dish.”

Theater director John J. Johnston wrote: “Deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the magnificent Pamela Salem (1944-2024).”

University of Lincoln Associate Professor of History and Arts Finn Pollard tweeted: “Sorry to see this.”

Shogun Films, an award-winning London-based independent film production company specializing in action, horror and thriller films and television, also spoke.

Shogun Films, an award-winning London-based independent film production company specializing in action, horror and thriller films and television, also spoke.

Shogun Films, an award-winning London-based independent film production company specializing in action, horror and thriller films and television, also spoke.

Pamela was born in Mumbai and studied at Heidelberg University in Germany before attending the Central School of Speech and Drama.

He began acting in 1969.

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