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Encyclopedia > Roger Moore
Sir Roger Moore

Born Roger George Moore
October 14, 1927 (1927-10-14) (age 80)
Stockwell, London, England
Spouse(s) Doorn van Steyn
Dorothy Squires
Luisa Mattioli
Kristina Tholstrup

Sir Roger George Moore KBE (born 14 October 1927) is an English actor. He is perhaps best known for portraying two British action heroes, Simon Templar in the television series The Saint from 1962 to 1969, and James Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985. In recent years, he has been a UNICEF ambassador since 1991. Roger Moore may refer to: Roger Moore (b. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 401 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (468 × 700 pixel, file size: 38 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Beschreibung: Roger Moore bei der Eröffnung des Bremer Sechstagerennens 2002 Fotograf: http://www. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... , Stockwell is an inner city area of London, England, in the London Borough of Lambeth. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Dorothy Squires (1915-1998) was a Welsh vocalist. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Simon Templar is a fictional character known as The Saint in a long-running series of books by Leslie Charteris published between 1928 and 1963. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... The Saint was a long-running ITC mystery-cum-spy thriller, airing in Britain on ITV between 1962 and 1969. ... Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR is a fictional character created by novelist Ian Fleming in 1952. ... UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ...

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Biography

Early life

Moore was born in Stockwell, London (sometimes referred to by Moore in interviews as Saint Ockwell). The son of Lillian "Lily" (née Pope), a housewife, and George Moore, a policeman,[1] he attended Battersea Grammar School, but was evacuated to Holsworthy, Devon during World War II and was then educated at Dr Challoner's Grammar School. He then briefly attended the University of Durham's College of the Venerable Bede.[citation needed] Upon turning 18, shortly after the end of the war, Moore was called up for National Service. He was commissioned as an officer and eventually became a Captain. In his usual self-deprecatory style, he claimed that his commission was because he physically fitted the stereotype of an officer, rather than having any outstanding ability or leadership skills. Moore served in the Royal Army Service Corps, commanding a small depot in West Germany. He later transferred to the entertainment branch (under luminaries such as Spike Milligan), and immediately prior to his National Service, there was a brief stint at RADA (the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), during which his fees were paid for by flamboyant, openly gay film director Brian Desmond Hurst, who also used Moore as an extra in his film Trottie True. Moore was a classmate at RADA with his future Bond colleague Lois Maxwell, the original Miss Moneypenny. The young Moore first appeared in films during the mid to late-1940s, as an extra. Moore's film idol as a child was Stewart Granger. As a 17 year old, Moore appeared as an extra in the film Caesar and Cleopatra (1945), finally meeting his idol on set. Moore later worked with Granger in The Wild Geese. , Stockwell is an inner city area of London, England, in the London Borough of Lambeth. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Née redirects here. ... A (very) small market town in the west of Devon, UK, near the county border with Cornwall. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Dr Challoners Grammar School, abbreviated to DCGS, is a Voluntary Controlled Grammar School of approximately 1,285 boys located in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England. ... College of St Hild and St Bede Durham University Named after The Venerable Bede & St Hild Established 1975 (precursors in 1839 and 1858) Principal Dr Alan Pearson Senior Tutor Mrs C A Carr SRC President Lewis Black Undergraduates 1123 Postgraduates 111 Website College of St Hild and St Bede SRC... National service is a common name for compulsory or voluntary military service programs. ... The Royal Logistic Corps is a British Army corps that provides the logistical support for the Army. ... Terence Alan Patrick Seán Milligan KBE (16 April 1918–27 February 2002), known as Spike Milligan, was an Irish comedian, writer, musician, poet and playwright. ... Rada is the term for council or assembly borrowed by Polish from Middle High German Rat (council) and later passed into Czech, Ukrainian, and Belarusian languages. ... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... Rada is the term for council or assembly borrowed by Polish from Middle High German Rat (council) and later passed into Czech, Ukrainian, and Belarusian languages. ... Lois Maxwell (born 14 February 1927) is a Golden Globe-winning Canadian actress, known for her role as Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond franchise. ... Jane Moneypenny, better known as Miss Moneypenny is a fictional character in the James Bond novels and films. ... Stewart Granger (May 6, 1913 – August 16, 1993) was an English film actor, mainly associated with heroic and romantic leading roles. ... Caesar and Cleopatra is a 1901 play by George Bernard Shaw. ... The Wild Geese is a 1978 film about a group of mercenaries in Africa. ...


Early career and The Saint

In the early 1950s, Moore worked as a male model, appearing in print advertisements for knitwear (earning him the amusing nickname "The Big Knit"), and a wide range of other products such as toothpaste – an element that many critics have used as typifying his lightweight credentials as an actor. His earliest known television appearance was on 27 May 1950, in Drawing Room Detective, a one-off programme. Presented by veteran BBC announcer Leslie Mitchell, it invited viewers at home to spot clues to a crime during a playlet, whose actors also included Alec Ross (first husband of Sheila Hancock) and Michael Ripper. Barring interviews, Moore has not worked for BBC television since. is the 147th day of the year (148th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dr. Leslie Mitchell is a highly acclaimed British authority on 18th century history Mitchell is historian and Emeritus Fellow of University College at the University of Oxford. ... Sheila Hancock OBE (born 22 February 1933) is an English actress and comedian. ... English actor Michael Ripper (1913–2000) began his film career in quota quickies in the 1930s and until the late 1950s was virtually unknown. ...


Although Moore won a contract with MGM in the 1950s, the films which followed were not a success and, in his own words, "At MGM, RGM (Roger George Moore) was NBG [no bloody good]." His starring role in The Miracle, a version of the play Das Mirakel for Warner Bros., had been turned down by Dirk Bogarde. MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... The Miracle is a 1959 remake of a 1912 German film Das Mirakel directed by Cherry Kearton and Max Reinhardt, which in turn was based on a 1911 Karl Vollmöller pantomime play by the same name. ... Das Mirakel Das Mirakel was a 1911 play written by Karl Vollmöller and directed by Max Reinhardt, from which three movie versions were later adapted. ... “WB” redirects here. ... Sir Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde (28 March 1921 â€“ 8 May 1999), better known by his stage name Dirk Bogarde, was an actor and author. ...


Eventually, it was television in which Moore made his name. He was the eponymous hero in the serial Ivanhoe, a very loose adaptation of the romantic novel by Sir Walter Scott, and he also appeared in the series The Alaskans, as well as playing Beau Maverick, an English cousin of frontier gambler Bret Maverick (James Garner) in Maverick. For other uses, see Ivanhoe (disambiguation). ... For the first Premier of Saskatchewan see Thomas Walter Scott Sir Walter Scott (August 14, 1771 - September 21, 1832) was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This site serves as an adjunct, due to article space constraints, to Maverick, a page about the 1957 western television series created by Roy Huggins and featuring James Garner, Jack Kelly, and Roger Moore. ... Bret Maverick was a 1981 television series featuring James Garner in the role that made him famous in the 1957 series Maverick. ... For other uses, see James Garner (disambiguation). ... Maverick is a comedy-western television series created by Roy Huggins that ran from September 22, 1957 to July 8, 1962 on ABC and featured James Garner, Roger Moore, and Jack Kelly as poker-playing travelling gamblers. ...


It was not until 1961 that worldwide fame arrived, when Lew Grade cast Moore as Simon Templar in a new adaptation of The Saint, based on the novels by Leslie Charteris. Moore said in an interview, during 1963, that he wanted to buy the rights of Leslie Charteris's character and the trademarks, but didn't have enough money. He also joked that the role was supposed to have been meant for Sean Connery who was unavailable. The television series was made in the UK with an eye on the American market, and its success there (and in other countries) made Moore a household name. It also established his suave, quipping style which he would carry forward to James Bond. Moore would also go on to direct several episodes of the later series, which moved into colour in 1967. The opinion has often been expressed that the monochrome episodes of the series, which were closer adaptations of Charteris's work, were superior to the colour episodes, which displayed a stronger leaning towards fantasy and were arguably trying too hard to imitate other shows of that time.[citation needed] Lew Grade, Baron Grade (birth name Louis Winogradsky) (December 25, 1906 - December 13, 1998) was an influential showbusiness impresario and television company executive in the United Kingdom. ... Simon Templar is a fictional character known as The Saint in a long-running series of books by Leslie Charteris published between 1928 and 1963. ... Leslie Charteris (May 12, 1907, Singapore–April 15, 1993), born Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin, was a half-Chinese, half English author of primarily mystery fiction, as well as a screenwriter. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25, 1930) is a Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award-winning Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. ... This article is about the spy series. ...


The Saint ran for six seasons and 118 episodes, making it (in a tie with The Avengers) the longest-running series of its kind on British television. However, Moore grew increasingly tired of the role, and was keen to branch out. He made two films immediately after the series had ended: Crossplot, a lightweight 'spy caper' movie, and the more challenging The Man Who Haunted Himself (1971). Directed by Basil Dearden, it gave Moore the opportunity to demonstrate a wider versatility than the role of Simon Templar had allowed, although reviews at the time were lukewarm, and both did little business at the box office. The Avengers is a British 1960s television series featuring secret agents in a fantasy 1960s Britain. ... The Man Who Haunted Himself is a psychological thriller starring Roger Moore. ... Basil Dearden was an English film director, born Basil Dear in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, in 1911. ...


Television lured Moore back to star, alongside Tony Curtis, in what has become another cult series, The Persuaders!. Even more light-hearted in tone than The Saint, it featured the adventures of two millionaire playboys across Europe. It was for this series that Moore was paid the then unheard-of sum of one million pounds for a single series, making him the highest paid television actor in the world. However, Lew Grade claimed in his autobiography Still Dancing, that Moore and Curtis "didn't hit it off all that well". Curtis refusing to spend more time on set than was strictly necessary, while Moore was always willing to work overtime. For other persons named Tony Curtis, see Tony Curtis (disambiguation). ... Cult television, like cult figures, cult film and cult radio, attracts a band of aficionados or appreciators, known as a cult following, devoted to a specific television series or fictional universe. ... Not to be confused with The Persuaders (film) or The Persuaders (band). ...


The series failed in America, where it had been pre-sold to ABC but it was successful in Australia and in Europe. In Germany, where the series was aired under the name Die Zwei, it became a hit through a special funny dubbing that only barely used the original translations of the dialogs. And in Britain it was also popular, although on its premiere on the ITV network, it was beaten in the ratings by repeats of Monty Python's Flying Circus on BBC1. When Channel 4 repeated both The Avengers and The Persuaders! in 1995, it was generally agreed that the latter, which had not been seen for many years, had not aged as well as the former. It has not been seen on any of the five main UK terrestrial channels since.[2][3] The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... This article is about the television series. ... BBC One (or BBC1 as it was formerly styled) is the oldest United Kingdom, and indeed, the world. ... This article is about the British television station. ... The Avengers is a British 1960s television series featuring secret agents in a fantasy 1960s Britain. ... Not to be confused with The Persuaders (film) or The Persuaders (band). ...


Since then, The Persuaders has enjoyed something of a renaissance both on television and DVD, with the 'rivals' Moore and Curtis reuniting to provide commentaries on the most recent issues. In France, where the series (entitled Amicalement Vôtre) had always been popular, the DVD releases accompanied a monthly magazine of the same name.


James Bond (1973–1985)

There are many apocryphal stories as to when Moore's name was first dropped as a possible candidate for the role of James Bond. Some sources, specifically Albert R. Broccoli from his autobiography When The Snow Melts, claim that Moore was considered for Dr. No, and that he was Ian Fleming's favourite for the role after apparently having seen Moore as Simon Templar in The Saint; however, this story is often debunked by fans and Bond-film historians, who point to the fact that the series did not begin airing in the United Kingdom until October 4, 1962 – only one day before the premiere of Dr. No. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Dr. No is a 1962 spy film. ... This article is about the author. ... Simon Templar is a fictional character known as The Saint in a long-running series of books by Leslie Charteris published between 1928 and 1963. ... The Saint was a long-running ITC mystery-cum-spy thriller, airing in Britain on ITV between 1962 and 1969. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Other sources, such as the insert for the special edition DVDs, claim that Moore was passed over for Bond in favour of someone who was older. As Moore is older than Sean Connery, this is probably not true. Publicly, Moore wasn't linked to the role of 007 until 1967, when Harry Saltzman claimed he would make a good Bond, but also displayed misgivings due to his popularity as Simon Templar. Nevertheless, Moore was finally cast as James Bond in Live and Let Die (1973). DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25, 1930) is a Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award-winning Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Live and Let Die (1973) is the eighth spy film of the British James Bond series and the first to star Roger Moore as the fictional British secret agent James Bond. ...


Roger Moore's seven years as Simon Templar earned him enough popularity (and credibility) among fans of detective fiction to earn many Bond fans' acceptance, despite the inevitable comparisons to Connery. Moore played Bond in: Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes Detective fiction is a branch of crime fiction that centers upon the investigation of a crime, usually murder, by a detective, either professional or amateur. ...

To date, Moore is the longest-serving James Bond actor, having spent twelve years in the role (from his debut in 1973, to his retirement from the role in 1985), and made seven official films. (Connery also made seven, but his last Bond film, Never Say Never Again (1983), is not part of the official EON Productions series.) He is also the oldest actor to play Bond: he was 46 when he debuted, and 58 when he announced his retirement on December 3, 1985, as it was agreed by all involved that Moore was too old for the role by that point. Moore himself was quoted in the contemporary press as saying that he felt embarrassed to be seen doing love scenes with beautiful actresses who were young enough to be his daughters. Live and Let Die (1973) is the eighth spy film of the British James Bond series and the first to star Roger Moore as the fictional British secret agent James Bond. ... The Man with the Golden Gun, released in 1974, is the ninth film in the James Bond series, and the second to star Roger Moore as the fictional British secret agent James Bond. ... The Spy Who Loved Me, released in 1977, is the 10th film in the James Bond series and the third to star Roger Moore as MI6 agent James Bond. ... Moonraker is a 1979 spy film. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... For other uses, see Octopussy (disambiguation). ... A View to a Kill is a 1985 spy film. ... Retirement is the point where a person stops employment completely. ... For the song by the Bee Gees, see Odessa (album). ... EON Productions is a film production company known for producing the James Bond film series. ... is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Moore's James Bond was light-hearted, more so than any other official actor to portray the character. Connery's style, even in its lighter moments, was that of a focused, determined agent. Moore often portrayed 007 as somewhat of a playboy, with tongue firmly in cheek. The humour served Moore and his fans well through most of his Bond tenure. Fans also relished the moments when his Bond was all business, especially in the more intense parts of The Spy Who Loved Me, For Your Eyes Only, and Octopussy (when he expresses revulsion at an imminent nuclear disaster, and despite wearing a clown get-up, defuses a bomb). Despite all the commercial success, some Bond fans were unhappy at Moore continuing to play the character until his late-fifties, with a consensus that either Moonraker (1979) or For Your Eyes Only (1981) should have been his Bond swan song; by the time of filming For Your Eyes Only, he was almost 54. Indeed, by that time Moore himself was beginning to have reservations about playing Bond, and his starring in For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, and especially A View to a Kill, has more to do with producers not wanting him to leave rather than Moore "not wanting to give up the role". It is generally agreed that of the six actors to have played Bond, Moore's portrayal was the furthest removed from the character created by Ian Fleming. Some fans have also blamed Moore for turning the character into a self-parody. For other uses, see Swan Song. ... This article is about the author. ...


Although often considered a "lightweight", due to never having had a significant stage career or having appeared in serious dramas, Moore is the only James Bond actor other than Timothy Dalton who can boast a dramatic education at RADA, the prestigious London drama college. However, Moore only attended for six months. This article is about the spy series. ... Timothy Peter Dalton (born March 21, 1946[1]) is an English actor of stage and screen, best known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989) and in his roles in Shakespearean related films and plays. ... Rada is the term for council or assembly borrowed by Polish from Middle High German Rat (council) and later passed into Czech, Ukrainian, and Belarusian languages. ...


"The Greatest Living Englishman"?

Moore has had, and continues to have, an enormous fanbase worldwide, particularly in Western Europe and in the USA, and, as James Bond, was undeniably one of the film world's top box office stars for most of the 1970s. However, those fans of his from outside the UK have often been disappointed to find that, in Britain, he is not critically respected (in the way that Anthony Hopkins and indeed, Sean Connery are). For the composer, see Antony Hopkins. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25, 1930) is a Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award-winning Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. ...


He has never been popular with critics, who have often derided his acting as limited and wooden. In the New York Times of 29 December 1974, Vincent Canby sarcastically wrote that he hereby awarded Moore "the Kabuki Acting Award… in recognition of the manner in which he has reduced all human emotions to a series of variations on one gesture, the raising of the right eyebrow." And in The Good Film And Video Guide (published 1986), David Shipman wrote of A View to a Kill that Moore as James Bond was "not so much like a piece of plastic, as something embalmed but moving". John Brosnan, who with his 1972 book, James Bond In The Cinema, became the first writer to seriously consider the phenomenon of the Bond movies in themselves, as opposed to the books, consistently urged Broccoli to replace Moore, writing in his review of Moonraker in Starburst magazine that he was "plastic...more James Bland than James Bond." The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Vincent Canby (July 27, 1924 – September 15, 2000) was an American film critic. ... John Raymond Brosnan (1947 – April 11, 2005) was an Australian writer of both fiction and non-fiction works based around the fantasy and science fiction genres. ... This article is about the author. ... Moonraker is a 1979 spy film. ... In astronomy, starburst is a generic term to describe a region of space with a much higher than normal star formation. ...


The satirical British TV show Spitting Image once had a sketch in which their latex likeness of Moore, when asked to display emotions by an offscreen director, does nothing but raise an eyebrow. Moore himself has stated that he thought the sketch was funny, and took it in good humour. Indeed, he had always embraced the 'eyebrows' gag wholeheartedly, slyly claiming that he "only had three expressions as Bond: right eyebrow raised, left eyebrow raised and eyebrows crossed when grabbed by Jaws." Spitting Image continued the joke, featuring a Bond movie spoof, The Man with the Wooden Delivery, with Moore's puppet receiving orders from Margaret Thatcher to kill Mikhail Gorbachev, and many other comedy shows of that time ridiculed Moore's acting, Rory Bremner once claiming to have had a death threat from an irate fan of Moore's, following one such routine. Moore is a lifelong Conservative, and publicly supported the British Conservative Party in the 2001 General Election. Spitting Image was a British satirical puppet show that ran on the ITV television network from 1984 to 1996. ... This article is about the typesetting system. ... Jaws is a fictional assassin in the James Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker (plus some later videogames). ... Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (née Roberts; born 13 October 1925) served as British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990 and leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 until 1990, being the first and only woman to hold either post. ... Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev[1] (Russian: , IPA: ; born 2 March 1931) is a Russian politician. ... Rory Bremner FKC (born 6 April 1961, Edinburgh, Scotland) is a British impressionist and comedian, noted for his political satire. ... Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favor tradition and gradual change, where tradition refers to religious, cultural, or nationally defined beliefs and customs. ... The new logo of the Conservative Party The Conservative Party is the largest centre right political party in the United Kingdom. ... Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A general election is an election in which all or most members of a given political body are up for election. ...


It can be argued that Moore is more of a personality than an actor. In the early 1970s, the BBC very much wanted him to host a talk show; in his own words, they 'bent over backwards and offered a great deal of money'. He declined the offer, which may have been given to Michael Parkinson instead, but after giving up the Bond role, has more often been seen hosting award ceremonies, guesting on talk shows' and generally being himself, than actually acting. Michael Parkinson CBE (born 28 March 1935) is an English broadcaster and journalist. ...


Later career and UNICEF

His post-Bond career has been remarkably undistinguished. In the words of his friend Michael Caine, with whom he co-starred in the disastrous Bullseye! (1990), "Now he can't get a job." At the age of 74, Moore was given the chance to go against type with his portrayal of a flamboyant homosexual in Boat Trip (2002). This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Boat Trip is a 2003 LGBT comedy film directed by Mort Nathan. ...


In 1983, his life changed when filming in India. Shocked at the poverty in India, he became interested in the Third World humanitarian effort. His friend Audrey Hepburn had impressed him with her work for UNICEF, and consequently he became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991. He was the voice of 'Santa' in the UNICEF cartoon The Fly Who Loved Me.[4] For the Jamaican reggae band, see Third World (band). ... Audrey Hepburn (May 4, 1929) – January 20, 1993) was an Academy Award, Tony Award, Grammy Award, Emmy Award-winning film and stage actress, fashion icon, and humanitarian. ...


Now having reached his 80th birthday (14 October 2007), Moore appears only occasionally in film or television, notably as Lord Edgar Dobbs in The Quest (1996) and an episode of the American TV series Alias in 2002. In a commercial for London's 2012 Olympic bid, Moore once again suited up as James Bond. He appeared alongside Samantha Bond, who played Miss Moneypenny in the Bond films during the Pierce Brosnan era. He still appears regularly on chat shows, chiefly to promote the work of UNICEF. For the 1986 Australian film starring Henry Thomas, see Frog Dreaming The Quest was a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie released in 1996, based on martial arts, with a storyline similar to that of Bloodsport. ... Alias was an American Spy-fi television series created by J. J. Abrams which was broadcast on ABC from September 30, 2001 to May 22, 2006, spanning five seasons. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... London 2012 was the successful bid for the 2012 Summer Games, to be held in London with most events taking place in Stratford, Newham. ... Samantha Bond (born November 27, 1962) is an English actress best known for her role as Miss Moneypenny in the Pierce Brosnan James Bond films. ... Jane Moneypenny, better known as Miss Moneypenny is a fictional character in the James Bond novels and films. ... Pierce Brendan Brosnan,The most gorgeous man on the planet OBE[1] (born May 16, 1953) is an Irish actor and producer best known for portraying James Bond in four films from 1995 to 2002: GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day. ...


On October 11, 2007, (3 days before he turned 80), Moore was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work on television and in film. Attending the ceremony were family, friends, and Richard Kiel, whom he had acted with in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. Moore's Star was the 2,350th star installed, and is appropriately located at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard.[5] is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... Richard Dawson Kiel (born September 13, 1939, in Detroit, Michigan) is an American actor best known for his role as Jaws in the James Bond movies The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979) as well as the video game Everything or Nothing, Mr. ... The Spy Who Loved Me, released in 1977, is the 10th film in the James Bond series and the third to star Roger Moore as MI6 agent James Bond. ... Moonraker is a 1979 spy film. ...


Personal life

Moore left his first wife, skater Doorn Van Steyn, for singer Dorothy Squires, who was several years his senior but was, at that time, considerably more famous than he was. In turn, while filming in Italy in 1961, he abandoned Squires (who sued him for attempted reinstatement of conjugal rights) for actress Luisa Mattioli, living with her until their marriage in 1969. Moore has a daughter and two sons with Mattioli; son Geoffrey Moore is also an actor and owns a restaurant in London. Daughter Deborah Moore made a guest appearance as a flight attendant in Die Another Day. Again, he unexpectedly ended this marriage in 1993, later marrying Christina Tholstrup. Dorothy Squires (1915-1998) was a Welsh vocalist. ... Geoffrey Moore, actor and restaurant owner in London, is the son of the English actor Roger Moore. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Deborah Moore(b. ... For the theme song of the same movie, performed by Madonna, see Die Another Day (song). ...


Moore was involved in the production of an informative video for PETA that protests against the production and wholesale of foie gras. Moore narrates the video, which shows how ducks and geese are force-fed in order to appease the demand for the delicacy. Peta can refer to: Peta (prefix), a prefix meaning times 1015 in the International System of Units People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal-rights organization People Eating Tasty Animals, a parody of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Peta, Greece, a town in the prefecture... Pâté de foie gras redirects here. ...


In 1999, Moore was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), and a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) on June 14, 2003. The citation on the knighthood was for Moore's charity work, which has dominated his public life for more than a decade. In perhaps his final riposte to the critics, Moore said that the citation "meant far more to me than if I had got it for acting... I was proud because I received it on behalf of UNICEF as a whole and for all it has achieved over the years". The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Awards

  • 2007: Received a star for motion pictures on the Hollywood Walk of fame
  • 2003: German Federal Service Cross: for his work battling child traffickers as special representative to UNICEF
  • 1979: Golden Globe Award: World Film Favorite-Male

Publications

Moore wrote a book about the filming of Live and Let Die, based on his diaries. Roger Moore as James Bond: Roger Moore's Own Account of Filming Live and Let Die was published in London in 1973, by Pan Books. The book includes an acknowledgement to Sean Connery, with whom Moore has been friends for many years: "I would also like to thank Sean Connery – with whom it would not have been possible." Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25, 1930) is a Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award-winning Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. ...


Moore's autobiography My Word is My Bond (ISBN 0061673889) will be published by Collins in November 2008.[6][7] Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ... HarperCollins is a publishing company owned by News Corporation. ...


Filmography

Perfect Strangers (1945); (USA: Vacation from Marriage) Perfect Strangers was a memorable film about a timid married couple (Robert Donat and Deborah Kerr) who are separated by serving overseas in the Second World War. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Caesar and Cleopatra is a 1945 film starring Claude Rains and Vivien Leigh, produced by Gabriel Pascal from the 1901 play by George Bernard Shaw. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... [1951] film with a notable appearance by a pre-stardom Audrey Hepburn as an extra. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Poster for The Last Time I Saw Paris The Last Time I Saw Paris is a 1954 romantic drama made by MGM, loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald s short story Babylon Revisited. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar). ... Interrupted Melody is a 1955 biographical film which tells the story of Australian opera singer Marjorie Lawrences struggle with polio. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Diane is a 1956 MGM historical film drama about the life of Diane de Poitiers. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Miracle is a 1959 remake of a 1912 German film Das Mirakel directed by Cherry Kearton and Max Reinhardt, which in turn was based on a 1911 Karl Vollmöller pantomime play by the same name. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gold of the Seven Saints is the film version of a 1957 Steve Frazee novel titled Desert Guns. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 29th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Division, Canadian Corps. ... The Saint was a long-running British action adventure television series, made by ITC Entertainment, that aired on ITV stations between 1962 and 1969, and on American television as a syndicated show (1962-1967) and on NBC (1967-69). ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Saint and the Fiction Makers (some editions use the hyphenated form Fiction-Makers) is the title of a 1968 mystery novel featuring the character of Simon Templar, alias The Saint. The novel is credited to Leslie Charteris, who created the Saint in 1928, but the book was actually authored... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... The Man Who Haunted Himself is a psychological thriller starring Roger Moore. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Live and Let Die (1973) is the eighth spy film of the British James Bond series and the first to star Roger Moore as the fictional British secret agent James Bond. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Gold was a 1974 thriller starring Roger Moore and Susannah York and directed by Peter R. Hunt. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The Man with the Golden Gun, released in 1974, is the ninth film in the James Bond series, and the second to star Roger Moore as the fictional British secret agent James Bond. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shout at the Devil is a 1976 film based on the novel by Wilbur Smith. ... The Spy Who Loved Me, released in 1977, is the 10th film in the James Bond series and the third to star Roger Moore as MI6 agent James Bond. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... The Wild Geese is a 1978 film about a group of mercenaries in Africa. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Escape to Athena is an adventure war film (with the elements of comedy) made in 1979, directed by George Pan Cosmatos. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Moonraker is a 1979 spy film. ... North Sea Hijack is a 1981 action thriller starring Roger Moore, James Mason, Anthony Perkins and Michael Parks. ... North Sea Hijack, also released under the alternate titles Ffolkes and Assault Force, is a 1980 action film starring Roger Moore, James Mason, Anthony Perkins and Michael Parks. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The Sea Wolves is a 1980 war film starring Gregory Peck, Roger Moore and David Niven. ... The Cannonball Run (1981, Twentieth Century Fox) is a campy, slapstick comedy movie released in 1981 that starred Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise and Farrah Fawcett. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... For other uses, see Octopussy (disambiguation). ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... Curse of the Pink Panther is a 1983 comedy film, the eighth installment of the Pink Panther series of films started by Blake Edwards in the early 1960s. ... The Naked Face is the first book written by popular novelist, Sidney Sheldon. ... This article is about the year. ... A View to a Kill is a 1985 spy film. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year 1987. ... This article is about the year. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Tourists of various nationalities chatting over breakfast at a B&B in Quebec City. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... For the 1986 Australian film starring Henry Thomas, see Frog Dreaming The Quest was a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie released in 1996, based on martial arts, with a storyline similar to that of Bloodsport. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The Saint is a 1997 film based on the character of Simon Templar created by Leslie Charteris in 1928 for a series of books published as The Saint. Besides the book series which ran until 1983, the character was also featured in a series of Hollywood movies made between 1938... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Spiceworld is the debut feature film of the four-time BRIT Award-winning English pop girl group Spice Girls directed by Bob Spiers and written by Kim Fuller and Jamie Curtis. ... The Enemy may refer to: The Enemy (TNG episode), a third season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation The Enemy (novel) is also the name of a 1987 novel by French writer Robert Pinget. ... This article is about the year. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Boat Trip is a 2003 LGBT comedy film directed by Mort Nathan. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Agent Crush is a 2007 animated movie starring Ewan McGregor, Brian Cox, and Neve Campbell. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...

References

  1. ^ Roger Moore Biography (1927-)
  2. ^ More precisely, BBC1, BBC2, the ITV network, Channel 4, and Five, the five 'traditional' terrestrial stations. The series has since been seen shown on the digital terrestrial-only station ITV4. (See ITV4 reference below)
  3. ^ "ITV4" article, Wikipedia. Version used dated 2006-10-29, retrieved 2006-11-06.
  4. ^ The Fly Who Loved Me
  5. ^ http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iVEzDK99xVldzImafMdKLA9cQOJw][http://www.roger-moore.com/etoile-hollywood2007.htm
  6. ^ Roger Moore's official website
  7. ^ Amazon UK

For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 1. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 2. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... This article is about the British television station. ... Five, launched in 1997, is the fifth and final national terrestrial analogue television channel to launch in the United Kingdom. ... Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or cable connection. ... ITV4 is a UK television station which launched on November 1, 2005. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

Preceded by
Sean Connery
1962-1967, 1971
James Bond actor
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Succeeded by
Timothy Dalton
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The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... TV.com is a website belonging to the CNET Games and Entertainment family of websites. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25, 1930) is a Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award-winning Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... This article is about the spy series. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... This article is about the year. ... Timothy Peter Dalton (born March 21, 1946[1]) is an English actor of stage and screen, best known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989) and in his roles in Shakespearean related films and plays. ... This article is about the year 1987. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the spy series. ... EON Productions is a film production company known for producing the James Bond film series. ... Dr. No is a 1962 spy film. ... For the Ian Fleming novel, see From Russia with Love. ... Goldfinger is the third film in the James Bond series, and the third to star Sean Connery as the MI6 agent. ... For other topics with this name, see Thunderball. ... For the Ian Fleming novel, see You Only Live Twice. ... For the Ian Fleming novel, see On Her Majestys Secret Service. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Live and Let Die (1973) is the eighth spy film of the British James Bond series and the first to star Roger Moore as the fictional British secret agent James Bond. ... The Man with the Golden Gun, released in 1974, is the ninth film in the James Bond series, and the second to star Roger Moore as the fictional British secret agent James Bond. ... The Spy Who Loved Me, released in 1977, is the 10th film in the James Bond series and the third to star Roger Moore as MI6 agent James Bond. ... Moonraker is a 1979 spy film. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... For other uses, see Octopussy (disambiguation). ... A View to a Kill is a 1985 spy film. ... For other uses, see The Living Daylights (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... For other uses, see Goldeneye (disambiguation). ... Tomorrow Never Dies, released in 1997, is the eighteenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the second to star Pierce Brosnan as MI6 agent James Bond. ... For other uses, see The World Is Not Enough (disambiguation). ... For the theme song of the same movie, performed by Madonna, see Die Another Day (song). ... Casino Royale (2006) is the twenty-first film in the James Bond series and the first to star Daniel Craig as MI6 agent James Bond. ... For the short story by Ian Fleming, see For Your Eyes Only (short story collection). ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25, 1930) is a Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award-winning Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. ... George Robert Lazenby (born September 5, 1939) is an Australian actor best known for portraying James Bond only once in the 1969 James Bond film, On Her Majestys Secret Service. ... Timothy Peter Dalton (born March 21, 1946[1]) is an English actor of stage and screen, best known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989) and in his roles in Shakespearean related films and plays. ... Pierce Brendan Brosnan,The most gorgeous man on the planet OBE[1] (born May 16, 1953) is an Irish actor and producer best known for portraying James Bond in four films from 1995 to 2002: GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day. ... Daniel Wroughton Craig[1] (born 2 March 1968[2]) is a BAFTA-nominated English actor best known as the sixth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the official film series from EON Productions. ... This article is about the 1967 film, for other uses of this name, see Casino Royale. ... For the song by the Bee Gees, see Odessa (album). ... Barry Nelson (April 16, 1917 - April 7, 2007[1]) was an American actor noted as the first actor to portray Ian Flemings secret agent James Bond. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25, 1930) is a Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award-winning Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. ...

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