Roger Moore is famous for starring as Agent 007 in seven James Bond movies from 1973 to 1985.
|Moore was cast as James Bond in the 1973 film Live and Let Die. He was to play the famous role of Agent 007 for 12 years, earning him universal acceptance among Bond fans.|
Moore is the longest serving James bond actor, making seven official films with EON Productions. Sean Connery also starred as James Bond in seven films; however his last film was not part of the official EON Production series.
Moore had a unique sense of humour in his portrayal of the James Bond character distinguishing him from other actors who played the role.
He also featured in 13 other movies during his time playing James Bond with the thriller Gold one of his most successful.
Roger Moore played James Bond in the following films:
Roger Moore was born in 1927 in London, England and was an only child. His schooling years were interrupted by World War II before he attended National Service at the age of 18. Initially commissioned as an officer he eventually became a Captain and then served in the Royal Army Service Corps in West Germany.
Moore attended the renowned Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London in 1945. He first appeared in movies as an extra in the mid to late 1940’s and worked as a model in the early 1950’s.
In 1958-59 Moore acted in the British children adventure series Ivanhoe playing 'Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe'.
Moore appeared as Silky Harris in The Alaskans, a Western television series in 1959 set in Skagway, Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush.
In 1960-61 Moore acted in Maverick, another Western television series, playing the character Beau Maverick.
Moore then became famous for his role of Simon Templar in the long running spy series The Saint which ran from 1962 to 1969.
After this he made two movies: a spy thriller called Crossplot (1969) and a psychological thriller called The Man Who Haunted Himself (1971).
Moore then starred as Lord Brett Sinclair in the adventure series The Persuaders airing in 1971-72.
In the 1990s Moore became involved with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), an organisation that provides assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. During this time he began to feature in fewer movies and become a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991.
In April 2009, Roger Moore completely retired from acting but still appears on talk shows mainly to promote his work with UNICEF. He is extremely passionate in his humanitarian efforts for UNICEF and has received various awards.
|1987||The Magic Snowman|
|1980||The Sea Wolves|
|1979||North Sea Hijack|
|1978||The Wild Geese|
|1976||Shout at the Devil|
|1970||The Man Who Haunted Himself|
|2008||Commander of the National Order of Arts and Letters (France)|
|2008||Dag Hammarskjöld Award (United Nations)|
|2007||Awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for work in film and television (Los Angeles, California)|
|2005||Snowflake Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award (UNICEF)|
|2003||Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)|
|2003||German Federal Service Cross: for his work battling child traffickers as special representative to UNICEF|
|2002||Lifetime Achievement Award - Monte Carlo TV Festival|
|2001||Lifetime achievement award - Jamaica Film Festival|
|1999||Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)|
|1997||USA Lifetime Achievement Award - Palm Springs Film Festival|
|1995||TELE GATTO - Lifetime Achievement Award, Italian TV|
|1991||GOLDEN CAMERA - Lifetime Achievement Award, German TV|
|1990||BAMBI - Lifetime Achievement Award, German magazine BUNTE|
|1981||OTTO - Most popular Film Star, German Magazine BRAVO|
|1980||SATURN Award - Most Popular International Performer|
|1980||GOLDEN GLOBE: World Film Favourite-Male|
|1973||BAMBI - shared with Tony Curtis for "The Persuaders", German magazine BUNTE|
|1973||BEST ACTOR IN TV, French magazine TELE-7-JOURS, shared with Tony Curtis for "The Persuaders"|
|1967||ONDAS-AWARD - Spanish TV for "The Saint"|
|1967||OTTO - Most popular TV Star for "The Saint", German magazine BRAVO|
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