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SIR ROGER MOORE

14th October 1927 - 23rd May 2017

The longest serving actor in the role to date – and a record which is unlikely to be equalled.

Although Roger Moore’s name was mentioned in the original Bond casting search, his commitment to the TV series The Saint precluded him from being seriously considered for the role. But he did eventually take over from Sean Connery in 1973. Moore brought a new lightweight attitude to the role of 007, although older than Connery, he brought a youthful charm to the part.

He had established a reputation in TV series like Maverick, Ivanhoe, The Saint, and The Persuaders for combining action and light comedy. His Bond, which really came into its own with The Spy Who Loved Me, was more relaxed and lighter in tone than Connery’s, and he brought a tongue-in-cheek humour to the series which gave the films a different dimension as he developed with the series.

Moore also continued to work outside the Bond series, appearing in such action thrillers as The Wild Geese, The Sea Wolves, and North Sea Hijack. Sir Roger was an ambassador for the children’s charity UNICEF.

Sir Roger Moore died aged 89 on 23 May 2017 after a short battle with cancer.

Roger Moore starred as James Bond a total of 7 times in
Live And Let Die (1973)
The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Octopussy (1983)
A View To A Kill (1985)

Roger Moore in For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Roger Moore in For Your Eyes Only  (1981)

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Roger Moore Filmography

2002 Boat Trip
2002 Alias (TV)
2001 In the Footsteps of the Holy Family (TV – narrator)
2001 The Enemy
2000 The Kill Zone: Our Dangerous Day In The Sun (TV – narrator)
1999 The DREAM Team (TV – episodes 'Merchant of Death’, ‘Diplomatic Immunity’ and ‘El Conquistador’)
1999 The Secret KGB Sex Files (TV – host)
1998 The Secret KGB JFK Assassination Files (TV – host)
1998 The Secret KGB UFO Files (TV – host)
1998 Audrey Hepburn Remembered (TV – host)
1998 Spy Tek (TV special)
1997 Spice World
1997 The Saint (voice cameo only)
1995 The Quest
1995 The Man Who Wouldn’t Die (TV movie)
1995 Roger Moore: A Matter of Class (TV – biography)
1994 The True Story of Frankenstein (TV – host)
1992 Bed & Breakfast
1991 Bullseye!
1990 Fire, Ice and Dynamite
1985 A View To A Kill
1984 The Naked Face (with David Hedison)
1983 The Curse of The Pink Panther (uncredited cameo)
1983 Octopussy
1981 Cannonball Run
1981 For Your Eyes Only
1980 North Sea Hijack (U.S. ffolkes)
1980 The Sea Wolves
1980 Sunday Lovers
1980 The Muppet Show (TV – 5th Season)
1979 Moonraker
1979 Escape To Athena
1978 The Wild Geese
1977 The Spy Who Loved Me
1976 The Sicilian Cross (aka The Executioner)
1975 Sherlock Holmes in New York (TV movie – with Patrick Macnee)
1995 Shout At The Devil (directed by Peter Hunt)
1975 Save us From Our Friends
1975 That Lucky Touch
1974 The Man With The Golden Gun
1974 Gold (directed by Peter Hunt)
1973 Live And Let Die
1971 The Persuaders (TV series [1971-1972] 24 episodes)
1970 The Man Who Haunted Himself
1969 Crossplot
1962 The Saint (TV series [1962-1969] 118 episodes)
1961 Gold of the Seven Saints
1961 The Sins of Rachel Cade
1961 The Rape of the Sabine Women
1960 Maverick (TV series – Season 4 [1960-1961] 14 episodes)
1959 The Alaskans (TV series [1959-1960] 36 episodes)
1959 Maverick (TV series – Season 2 - episode ‘The Rivals’)
1959 The Miracle
1958 Ivanhoe (TV series [1958-1959] 39 episodes – with Robert Brown)
1955 Diane
1955 Interrupted Melody
1955 The King’s Thief
1954 The Last Time I Saw Paris
1949 Paper Orchid (uncredited)
1949 Trottie True (with Christopher Lee – both uncredited)
1946 Piccadilly Incident (uncredited)
1946 Gaiety George (uncredited)
1945 Perfect Strangers (uncredited)

1945 Caesar and Cleopatra (uncredited)

Roger Moore Trivia

   

Roger Moore was knighted on 9th October 2003

Roger Moore first appeared as James Bond in 1964 in a spoof comedy sketch on the TV show Mainly Millicent!

Roger Moore in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)


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