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Roger Moore

Knowledge Identifier: +Roger_Moore


Roger Moore

English actor, perhaps best known for his role as British secret agent James Bond in the film series between 1973 and 1985, and also as Simon Templar in The Saint, between 1962 and 1969 add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1927.

Countries: United Kingdom (46%), United States (18%), (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: James Bond, The Saint (TV series), Dorothy Squires

Linked to: Battersea Grammar School, College of St Hild and St Bede, Conservative Party, Dr Challoner's Grammar School




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Roger Moore was born in 1927 add something


"'Sir Roger George Moore"', KBE , is an English actor, perhaps best known for his role as British secret agent James Bond in the film series between 1973 and 1985, and as Simon Templar in "The Saint", between 1962 and 1969 add something


Brian Desmond Hurst - Hurst spotted a young Roger Moore in 1945 where he was an extra on the film set of "Caesar and Cleopatra" in London


On 21 September 1946, he was commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps as a second lieutenant add something


In the early 1950s, Moore worked as a model, appearing in print advertisements for knitwear , and a wide range of other products such as toothpastean element that many critics have used as typifying his lightweight credentials as an actor add something


His earliest known television appearance was on 27 May 1950, in "Drawing Room Detective", a one-off programme add something


Bill Strutton - In 1958 he scripted "Ivanhoe", which starred a young Roger Moore


In the 1960s he lived at Gordon Avenue, Stanmore, Middlesex add something


Lana Morris - She worked with Roger Moore in "The Saint", appearing on the cover of an early 1960s tie-in reprinting of the novel "The Saint in New York"


Ivor Dean - With his lugubrious demeanour he was often cast as world-weary police officers or butlers, and indeed it is for the role of Chief Inspector Claud Eustace Teal in the 1960s series "The Saint", opposite Roger Moore, that he is best remembered


"The Saint" ran from 1962 for six series and 118 episodes, making it the longest-running series of its kind on British television add something


Leslie Charteris - However long-term success eluded Charteris' creation outside the literary arena until the 1962–1969 British-produced television series "The Saint" went into production with Roger Moore in the Simon Templar role


Moore said in an interview, during 1963, that he wanted to buy the rights of Leslie Charteris's character and the trademarks add something


Aston Martin DB5 - The registration number BMT 216A appears on an Aston Martin DB5 in "The Noble Sportsman", a 1964 episode of "The Saint" TV series starring Roger Moore


Corgi Toys - Corgi Toys introduced the first of the many film and television tie-in models that made the company famous in March 1965, with The Saint's Volvo P1800 from the British television series "The Saint" starring Roger Moore


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 add something


Moore would go on to direct several episodes of the later series, which moved into colour in 1967 add something


He lived with Mattioli until their marriage in 1969, after Squires finally granted Moore a divorce add something


Veronica Carlson - She appeared in the "Randall and Hopkirk " episode "The Ghost Who Saved the Bank at Monte Carlo" in 1969 and an episode of "The Saint" with Roger Moore and an episode of "Department S"


At one stage he lived in Westfield Road, Mill Hill within reach of the Elstree Studios and in the 1970s in Denham, Buckinghamshire, close to Pinewood Studios add something


Moore was widely criticised by anti-apartheid campaigners for making three movies in South Africa under the Apartheid regime during the 1970s add something


This was designed to serve the contemporary taste in the 1970s add something


Jacki Piper - Her film career began with an appearance with Roger Moore in the film The Man Who Haunted Himself in 1970


Fabergé (cosmetics) - James Bond actor Roger Moore became another celebrity board member in 1970


At that point he was indeed approached and accepted the producer's offer in August 1972 add something


Dorothy Squires - In 1972 she took out a libel action against the actor Kenneth More for mistakenly referring to Mattioli as Roger Moore's 'wife'


Moore is the oldest actor to have played Bond - he was 45 in "Live and Let Die" , and 58 when he announced his retirement on 3 December 1985 add something


John Gavin - According to Roger Moore's "James Bond Diary", Gavin was slated to play Bond in 1973 in "Live and Let Die", but Harry Saltzman insisted on an Englishman for the role


Richard Loo - In 1974 he appeared as the Thai billionaire tycoon Hai Fat in the James Bond film, "The Man With The Golden Gun", opposite Roger Moore and Christopher Lee


Dorothy Squires - In 1974 her Bexley mansion burned down, from which she escaped with her dog and all her love letters from Roger Moore


Harry Saltzman - As related by friend Roger Moore, Jaquie died while "The Spy Who Loved Me" was shooting, which places her death in late 1976 or early 1977


Patrick Macnee - He played Watson three times: once alongside Roger Moore's Sherlock Holmes in a 1976 TV film, "Sherlock Holmes in New York," and twice with Christopher Lee, first in "Incident at Victoria Falls" and in "Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady


Seiko - Various Seiko watches were worn by the cinematic James Bond 007 in four films starring Roger Moore from 1977 to 1985


You Only Live Twice (film) - "You Only Live Twice" is the first Bond film to be directed by Lewis Gilbert, who later directed the 1977 film "The Spy Who Loved Me" and the 1979 film "Moonraker", both starring Roger Moore


James Leasor - Second World War - Leasor's 1978 book, "Boarding Party", about an incident from the Second World War that until that time was secret, was turned into a film, "The Sea Wolves", starring Gregory Peck, Roger Moore and David Niven


Lois Chiles - In 1978, she appeared in the film adaptation of Agatha Christie's "Death on the Nile" as the murder victim Linnet Ridgeway Doyle, and in 1979, she appeared in what is perhaps her most famous role, that of NASA astronaut, scientist and Bond girl Dr. Holly Goodhead opposite Roger Moore's James Bond in "Moonraker"


Erwin C. Dietrich - The cast included Richard Harris, Roger Moore, Richard_Burton, and Hardy Krüger did its share; the movie was seen by 4 million movie-goers in Germany alone and advanced to become a huge blockbuster in 1978, ultimately winning the "Goldene Leinwand" *award


The Sea Wolves - The film reunited much of the cast and crew from 1978's "The Wild Geese", including Roger Moore, Kenneth_Griffith, Jack Watson, writer Reginald Rose, producer Euan Lloyd, director Andrew V. McLaglen, designer Syd Cain and composer Roy Budd


Stefanie Powers - Her role as stripper Dottie Del Mar in 1979's "Escape to Athena" with Roger Moore turned out to be Powers' last theatrical film to date


George P. Cosmatos - In 1979, he made the successful World War II adventure movie "Escape to Athena", starring a gigantic all star cast including Roger Moore, David_Niven, Telly Savalas, Elliott Gould and Claudia Cardinale


Moonraker (novel) - The novel's name was used in 1979 for the eleventh official film in the Eon Productions Bond franchise and the fourth to star Roger Moore as James Bond


The Sea Wolves - "'The Sea Wolves"' is a 1980 war film starring Gregory Peck, Roger Moore and David Niven


The Muppet Show - The last episode, in 1981, featured then-James Bond actor Roger Moore


Moore was shocked by the poverty he saw when filming "Octopussy", his sixth film as James Bond, in India in 1983 add something


A View to a Kill - Work had continued on other stages at Pinewood when Roger Moore rejoined the main unit there on 1 August 1984


Timothy Dalton - In 1986, Dalton was approached to play Bond after Roger Moore had retired, and Pierce Brosnan could not get out of contractual commitments to the television series "Remington Steele"


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 add something


His friend Audrey Hepburn had impressed him with her work for UNICEF, and consequently he became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991 add something


Moore unexpectedly ended this marriage in 1993 add something


Moore was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1993 and following major surgery is now in remission add something


Nancy Allen (actress) - In 1994, she re-teamed with "Strange Invaders" scribe Bill Condon to star as psychic Jessie Gallardo opposite Roger Moore in the movie of the week "The Man Who Wouldn't Die"


Volvo C70 - The C70 was introduced to the press in a signature color and for the debut marketing, the 1997 movie The Saint featured a C70 recalling the notable connection of the Volvo P1800 and the TV series from the early 1960s, The Saint with Roger Moore as Simon Templar


In 1999, Moore was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire , and advanced to Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 14 June 2003 add something


Moore is a lifelong supporter of the Conservative Party, and he publicly endorsed the party during the 2001 general election campaign add something


Moore has a pacemaker which was fitted in 2003 after he collapsed whilst on stage in New York add something


Guy Hamilton - In a 2003 interview, he claimed he had instructed Roger Moore not to mimic Sean Connery's rendition of James Bond


The Persuaders! - It was restored to a very high standard in recent years by the Aston Martin factory and is still in private ownership in the UK. Both Roger Moore and Tony Curtis have signed the underside of the lid of the car's luggage compartment, Moore at Pinewood Studios in May 2003 and Curtis at Cheltenham in October 2008


He was the voice of 'Santa' in the 2004 UNICEF cartoon "The Fly Who Loved Me" add something


Euan Lloyd - Lloyd appeared in the short documentary "The Last of the Gentleman Producers" which accompanied the 2004 release of "The Wild Geese" on DVD, and contributed to the audio commentary alongside Roger Moore and editor/second unit director John Glen


The Saint (TV series) - The boxsets feature numerous extras including a series of audio commentaries recorded in 2004 with surviving members of the cast and crew, ranging from guest stars through to Roger Moore


Foie gras controversy - In 2005, the organisations APRL, IDA and PETA released a video narrated by Sir Roger Moore showing footage the groups took inside the three U.S. foie gras farms and several in France


On 11 October 2007, three days before he turned 80, Moore was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work on television and in film add something


A View to a Kill - In a December 2007 interview, Roger Moore remarked, "I was only about four hundred years too old for the part


In 2008, the French government appointed Moore a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres add something


On 24 May 2008 he and his wife attended the wedding of Prince Joachim and his French fiancée Marie Cavallier add something


He played the role of a secret agent in the Victoria Wood Christmas Special on BBC1 show over the festive period in 2009 add something


In 2009, Moore appeared in an advert for the Post Office add something


Moore confirmed he has completely retired from acting in an article for "The Sunday Telegraph" magazine in April 2009 add something


On 1 and 2 July 2011 he and his wife attended the wedding of Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock add something


Bryan Forbes - It was popularly believed that Roger Moore was their best man, but Newman denied this on the "Alan Titchmarsh Show" in 2011


In 2012 Moore took to the stage for a series of 7 "Evenings With" in UK theaters and, in November, guest-hosted Have I Got News For You add something


In a commercial for London 's 2012 Olympic bid, Moore once again suited up as James Bond add something


On 16 October 2012, "Bond On Bond" was published to tie in with the 50th anniversary of the James Bond films add something


On 21 November 2012, Moore was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Arts degree from the University of Hertfordshire, for his outstanding contribution to the UK film and television industry for over fifty years, in particular film and television production in the County of Hertfordshire add something


Aleksey Igudesman - His directing debut "Noseland" a feature length comedy documentary or mockumentary about classical musicians such as Julian Rachlin and Mischa Maisky and actors John Malkovich and Roger Moore is premiered at the Transilvanian International Film Festival in Romania in June, 2012


The Saint (TV series) - In December 2012, it was announced that Roger Moore would produce the series, which would star Adam Rayner as Simon Templar and Eliza Dushku as his girlfriend, Patricia Holm


In September 2013, he was diagnosed with diabetes add something


Dorothy Squires - On Monday May 20 2013 a commemorative blue plaque was unveiled outside Aston House on New Road in Llanelli where Squires and her family took up residence in her fifteenth year: financed by Roger Moore, the plaque had been created 18 months previously, its unveiling attendant on the availability of a suitable personality to perform the ceremony


Dorothy Squires - On Monday May 20, 2013 a commemorative blue plaque was unveiled outside Aston House on New Road in Llanelli where Squires and her family took up residence in her fifteenth year: financed by Roger Moore, the plaque had been created 18 months previously, its unveiling attendant on the availability of a suitable personality to perform the ceremony


In his book, "Last Man Standing: Tales From Tinseltown" Moore states in Ch 2 that his first television appearance was on 27th March 1949, in "The Governess", by Patrick Hamilton, it was a live broadcast and he played the minor part of 'Bob Drew' add something


He was named one of GQ's 50 best dressed British men in 2015 add something


Kate Thornton - A third series of Paper Cuts aired in January 2015, walking Cilla Black, Paul O'Grady, Les Dennis and Roger Moore through their lives via their newspaper headlines


Joan Collins - In June 2015, Collins backs children's fairytales app GivingTales in aid of UNICEF together with Sir Roger Moore, Ewan_McGregor and Stephen Fry


Joanna Lumley - In August 2015, Lumley backs children's fairytales app GivingTales in aid of UNICEF together with Sir Roger Moore, Stephen_Fry, Ewan McGregor, Dame Joan Collins and Sir Michael Caine


Michael Caine - In October 2015, Caine read Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Claus and Big Claus" for the children's fairytales app GivingTales in aid of UNICEF, together with Sir Roger Moore, Stephen_Fry, Ewan McGregor, Dame Joan Collins and Joanna Lumley


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" add something


Paul McKenna - In October 2016, McKenna read Hans Christian Andersen's "It's Quite True" for the children's fairytales app GivingTales in aid of UNICEF, together with Sir Roger Moore, Stephen_Fry, Ewan McGregor, Dame Joan Collins, Joanna Lumley, David Walliams and Charlotte Rampling


Moore's family announced his death in Switzerland, on 23 May 2017, from a brief battle with cancer add something


After his death, the Roger Moore Stage was opened at Pinewood Studios at a ceremony held in October 2017 to celebrate his life and work add something


Daniel Craig - As of 20 February 2017, Craig is the second longest serving James Bond, surpassed only by Roger Moore


In the 2018 film "My Dinner with Hervé", Moore was portrayed by actor Mark Umbers add something