Caroline Bliss

Caroline Bliss Biography

Caroline Bliss

Caroline Bliss is an English actress and lifelong philosophy student. Born on July 12, 1961, Bliss is best known for her role as Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond films The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill.

Caroline Bliss is the granddaughter of composer Sir Arthur Bliss, former Master of the Queen’s Music. She was educated at Godolphin and Latymer School, and trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Bliss had a few TV and film roles, before her big break, replacing Lois Maxwell in the James Bond franchise at the age of 25. Her other notable television and film roles include Princess Diana in Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story, Rosa Kossack in Pope John Paul II, and Sarah Turnbull in The Paradise Club. She has also appeared in several theater productions, including Blood Brothers, Romeo and Juliet, and The Night They Raided Minsky’s.


Caroline has had a successful but limited career as an actress, which has played secondary to her interest in philosophy after discovering the teachings of J. Krishnamurti. This sparked an inner questioning about life and her own identity. In her attempt to reach a state of traditional enlightenment with teachers like Nisagadatta Maharaj, Gurdjieff and Eckharte Tolle, she realised that she first needed to understand herself by digging deep into any buried traumas or emotions.

After trying out various forms of therapy in order to gain this self-awareness, Caroline eventually transformed her consciousness thanks to the directness of Krishnamurti’s philosophy. She then spent 18 years immersed in motherhood where she experienced the deep humility that comes with being part of the human struggle.

This helped Caroline, in her own words, find the connection between self-love and freedom from the self, one that can only be found through compassion towards oneself and others. Now able to see themselves with unconditional love, people are then ready for altruism and merging with One Being. Through sharing this message, Caroline helps people break free from their stories so they can explore Humanity’s relationship to thought, time and ultimately, love – the gateway to Enlightenment. You can learn more about this on the Caroline Bliss website.

Caroline Bliss is married to author and actor Andy Secombe and the couple have two children. She’s also a lifelong friend of Samantha Bond, the actress that was to take over her role as Moneypenny, after the two attended the same school.