Naomie Harris first Black actress to play Moneypenny in new Bond movie

Updated: Nov 04, 2011, 16:42 PM IST

London: Naomie Harris will be the first Black actress to play Miss Moneypenny in the new James Bond movie ‘Skyfall’.

Harris, 35, revealed that she was raised by a single mother and bullied at school.

Her parents separated when she was still a child and her mother, Lisselle Kayla, who is from Jamaica, brought her up on her own in a modest flat in Finsbury Park, north London.

She was bullied at school, and, despite getting into Cambridge University, had a miserable time there.

“I think I was a late developer and at Cambridge everyone was really fascinated by boys and I really wasn’t interested in them at all. And everyone was interested in smoking and drinking or taking drugs and I don’t do any of those things,” the Daily Mail quoted the actress as saying.

The new Bond girl will initially play an M16 field agent known as Eve, but the plot will see her character transform into Moneypenny.

ANI