Roger Moore Was A Major Triumph For The James Bond Series

Roger Moore is famous for starring as Agent 007 in seven James Bond movies from 1973 to 1985.

Name: Sir Roger George Moore

Born: 14 October 1927

Birth Place: London, England

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.

Roger Moore is James Bond

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 is James Bond


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 1972 Roger Moore became the new James Bond, taking over the role from Sean Connery. He would star in seven James Bond movies from Live and Let Die in 1973 to A View to a Kill in 1985.

Roger Moore is James Bond

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.

Popular Roger Moore Movies

1987   The Magic Snowman
1980   The Sea Wolves
1979   North Sea Hijack
1978   The Wild Geese
1976   Shout at the Devil
1974   Gold
1970   The Man Who Haunted Himself
1959   The Miracle
1955   Interrupted Melody

Honours and Awards

Roger Moore
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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