Roger Moore

English actor Roger Moore

Sir Roger George Moore, KBE, is an English actor, well known for his role as British secret agent James Bond in the official film series between 1973 and 1985, and also as Simon Templar in The Saint between 1962 and 1969.
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Roger Moore's son tries to win an Oscar in cheeky documentary 'And the Winner Isn't'
LATimes - 5 months
How do you win an Oscar? As Geoffrey Moore, son of the late actor Roger Moore, recently discovered, there are no easy answers, despite his hopes to the contrary. This and other Tinseltown tidbits are covered in the diverting, oddly candid, often satirical documentary “And the Winner Isn’t.” Directed...
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Ian McKellen Is All For A Gay James Bond
Huffington Post - 10 months
Ian McKellen is all for 007 being a man’s man. On Thursday, the “Lord of the Rings” star, 78, said he’d fully support the idea of James Bond being portrayed as a gay man ― and he thinks author Ian Fleming, who created the fictional Secret Service agent, would also fully support the idea.  “If you play James Bond as an outwardly camp, silly gay man that no one took seriously,” McKellen, who came out as gay in 1988, told Variety, “and then he turned out as many gay men are underneath their clothes — buff and strong and as hetero as any hetero — we might have a more truthful story than the one that has been told.” To those who feel that a gay Bond would go against Fleming’s vision, McKellen begs to differ. In fact, he thinks the author, who died in 1964, would support the idea. “I’m not sure subsequent actors have quite understood the joke, which is the same as Superman,” he said. “James Bond is a wimp! He’s a silly Englishman that wants his martinis stirred. He ...
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The Spy Who Loved Us
Wall Street Journal - 11 months
Rest in peace, Roger Moore.
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How Roger Moore Assisted Sacheen Littlefeather In Her Blind Date With History
Huffington Post - 11 months
Whether as James Bond or as Roger Moore, Roger could always be relied upon to help a lady in distress. I treasure a scene he played as he escorted Native American activist Sacheen Littlfeather to the wings of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage following her appearance apparently to accept (but as it turned out, decline) Marlon Brando’s Best Actor statuette at the 1973 Academy Awards. It was a bit tense since there had been audience boos, but she had completed her task graciously and courageously. Roger considerately had a reassuring hand at her elbow, but she was steady, having served Brando’s purpose and that of the plight of Native Americans with dignity. I had gone to meet Roger in the stage right wings, near the elevators which rose to the press rooms above. Roger was long a client of my and my late partner Jerry Pam’s PR firm. A dozen or so members of the PR branch of the Academy watched the show in a holding room and divided up taking the winners and prese...
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The story everyone's sharing about Roger Moore
CNN - 11 months
It's the touching tale being shared across social media following Roger Moore's death. Londoner Marc Hayes recalled a story about the actor, who was best known for his portrayal of James Bond in the 70s and 80s, on Facebook. The post is a poignant reminder of why we idolize television and movie stars.
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'RIP Mr Bond': 007 actor Roger Moore dead at 89 - 11 months
LONDON (Reuters) - Actor Roger Moore, who earned international fame playing British secret agent James Bond in seven movies, died of cancer on Tuesday at the age of 89, his family said.
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Moore ensured James Bond's cinematic survival
CNN - 11 months
Roger Moore will always be the subject of debate among fans of the James Bond franchise. But as the longest-serving bearer of that title, it's fair to say that 007 wouldn't be the force that it has remained without him.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Roger Moore
  • 2016
    Age 88
    Christina died after a battle with cancer on July 25, 2016, at the age of 47; Moore posted on Twitter that "We are heartbroken" and "We were all with her, surrounding her with love, at the end".
  • 2015
    Age 87
    In 2015, Moore backed children's fairytales app GivingTales in aid of UNICEF together with Stephen Fry, Ewan McGregor, Joan Collins, Joanna Lumley, Michael Caine, David Walliams, Charlotte Rampling and Paul McKenna.
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    He was named one of GQ's 50 best dressed British men in 2015.
  • 2013
    Age 85
    Moore held a recollection speech over the princess in the English Church at Stockholm during her memorial service on 8 September 2013.
    Moore was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2013, which has left him unable to drink martinis.
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  • 2012
    Age 84
    On 21 November 2012, Moore was awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Hertfordshire, for his outstanding contributions to the UK film and television industry for over 50 years, in particular film and television productions in the County of Hertfordshire.
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    In 2012, Moore took to the stage for a series of seven Evenings With in UK theatres and, in November, guest-hosted Have I Got News For You.
  • 2011
    Age 83
    On 1 and 2 July 2011 he and his wife attended the wedding of Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock.
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    Moore said in 2011 that his decision to live abroad was " not about tax.
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    In 2011, Moore gave his support to Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron regarding his policy on the European Union, stating: "I think he's doing absolutely wonderfully well, despite the opposition from many members of his own party.
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    In 2011, Moore co-starred in the film A Princess for Christmas with Katie McGrath and Sam Heughan.
  • 2010
    Age 82
    In 2010, Moore provided the voice of a talking cat called Lazenby in the film Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, which contained several references to, and parodies of, Bond films.
  • 2009
    Age 81
    He also played the role of a secret agent in the Victoria Wood Christmas Special on BBC1 show over the festive period in 2009.
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    In 2009, Moore appeared in an advert for the Post Office.
  • 2008
    Age 80
    On 24 May 2008 he and his wife attended the wedding of Prince Joachim and his French fiancée Marie Cavallier.
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  • 2002
    Age 74
    Moore subsequently married Tholstrup in 2002.
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  • 2000
    Age 72
    Mattioli refused to grant Moore a divorce until 2000, when a £10 million settlement was agreed.
  • 1998
    Age 70
    Between 1998 and 2002, Moore starred in all four ITV Pantos, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cindrella, Aladdin and Dick Whittington as Baron Wasteland, Master of Ceremonies, Widow Twankey and The Mayor respectively.
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  • 1997
    Age 69
    In 1997, Moore starred as the Chief in Spice World.
  • 1996
    Age 68
    Moore had a large role in the 1996 film The Quest.
  • 1993
    Age 65
    Moore later described his prostate cancer diagnosis in 1993 as "life-changing", which led him to reassess his life and marriage.
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  • 1990
    Age 62
    Moore did not act onscreen for five years after he stopped playing Bond. In 1990 he appeared in several films and writer-director Michael Feeney Callan's television series My Riviera; he starred in the film Bed & Breakfast which was shot in 1989.
  • 1987
    Age 59
    In 1987 he hosted Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond.
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  • 1985
    Age 57
    Moore is the oldest actor to have played Bond – he was 45 in Live and Let Die (1973), and 58 when he announced his retirement on 3 December 1985.
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  • 1972
    Age 44
    At that point Moore was approached, and he accepted producer Albert Broccoli's offer in August 1972.
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  • 1969
    Age 41
    At Moore and Mattioli's marriage in April 1969 at the Caxton Hall in Westminster, London, a crowd of 600 people were outside, with women screaming his name.
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    Moore and Mattioli lived together until 1969, when Squires finally granted him a divorce, after they had been separated for seven years.
    However, after George Lazenby was cast in 1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Connery played Bond again in Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Moore did not consider the possibility until it seemed abundantly clear that Connery had in fact stepped down as Bond for good.
  • 1966
    Age 38
    It was only after Sean Connery had declared in 1966 that he would not play Bond any longer that Moore became aware that he might be a contender for the role.
  • 1964
    Age 36
    Although, in 1964, he made a guest appearance as James Bond in the comedy series Mainly Millicent, Moore stated in his autobiography My Word Is My Bond (2008) that he had neither been approached to play the character in Dr. No, nor does he feel that he had ever been considered.
  • 1963
    Age 35
    Worldwide fame arrived after 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 in 1963, that he wanted to buy the rights to Leslie Charteris's character and the trademarks.
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  • 1960
    Age 32
    Moore's debut as Beau Maverick occurred in the first episode of the 1960–61 fourth season, "The Bundle From Britain," one of four episodes in which he shared screen time with cousin Bart (Jack Kelly).
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  • 1959
    Age 31
    Moore's next television series involved playing the lead as "Silky" Harris for the ABC/Warner Brothers 1959–60 western The Alaskans, with co-stars Dorothy Provine as "Rocky," Jeff York as "Reno," and Ray Danton as "Nifty."
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  • 1958
    Age 30
    Eventually, Moore made his name in television. He was the eponymous hero, Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe, in the 1958–59 series Ivanhoe, a loose adaptation of the 1819 romantic novel by Sir Walter Scott set in the 12th century during the era of Richard the Lionheart, delving into Ivanhoe's conflict with Prince John.
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  • 1956
    Age 28
    In the 1956 film Diane, Moore was billed third again, this time under Lana Turner and Pedro Armendariz in a 16th-century period piece set in France with Moore playing Prince Henri, the future king.
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  • 1954
    Age 26
    Squires and Moore were married in New York and moved to the United States in 1954 to develop their careers; but tensions developed in their marriage due to their age differences and Moore's infatuation with the actress Dorothy Provine, and they moved back to the United Kingdom in 1961.
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    Although Moore signed a seven-year contract with MGM in 1954, the films that followed were not successes and, in his own words, "At MGM, RGM (Roger George Moore) was NBG bloody good."
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  • 1952
    Age 24
    In 1952, Moore met the Welsh singer Dorothy Squires, who was 13 years his senior, and Van Steyn and Moore divorced the following year.
  • 1949
    Age 21
    In his book Last Man Standing: Tales from Tinseltown, Moore states that his first television appearance was on 27 March 1949 in The Governess by Patrick Hamilton, a live broadcast (as usual in that era), and he played the minor part of Bob Drew.
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  • 1946
    Age 18
    In 1946, aged 18, Moore married a fellow RADA student; the actress and ice skater Doorn Van Steyn (born Lucy Woodard), who was six years his senior.
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    On 21 September 1946, he was commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps as a second lieutenant.
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  • 1928
    Age 0
    Roger Moore was born on 14 October 1928 in Stockwell, now part of the London Borough of Lambeth, in London.
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  • 1927
    Born on October 14, 1927.
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