Bond star Naomie Harris left ‘petrified’ by stalker who came to her house, court told

Ellie Harrison
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Naomie Harris (Rex Features)
Naomie Harris (Rex Features)

Naomie Harris feared she was about to be attacked after a stalker arrived at her house, a court has been told.

According to The Evening Standard, the Oscar-nominated actor, who plays Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond films, “felt the blood rush from her” and had a panic attack when farm labourer Ii Ovisyonairo Ii came to her north London home.

Wood Green crown court heard that Harris “felt he was going to try and come inside the house and hurt her”.

Prosecutor Philip McGhee said: “She doesn’t feel safe when she goes out and struggles to sleep. She is going to be looking over her shoulder until she knows the defendant can’t hurt her. She is genuinely petrified about what he might do to her and doesn’t feel safe even when she comes home.”

The court heard that li wrote sexually charged love letters to Harris in February, in which he promised to “present his soul” to the actor who he believed was “the one”. li also had the actor’s address saved in his sat nav as “home”. McGhee said Harris was “incredibly scared and shocked by this”.

Describing the moment Ii arrived at Harris’s door, McGhee said: “She was absolutely petrified, she says she felt out of breath and felt the blood rush from her.”

At the farm near Canterbury where li was living, police discovered he had women’s clothing, a file on Harris and letters from other famous women rebuffing his advances. “There seems to be clear evidence that Mr Ii has had a fixation on other women, glamorous women, women in the media, in the past,” said Judge Noel Lucas QC. “He frightens me.”

The court heard that li has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and is “shy and can’t communicate with women”.

He apologised to Harris in a letter to the court, saying he was “ashamed" and that he would not repeat his actions.

He admitted two stalking charges against the actor and her mother and is awaiting sentencing.

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