As a boy of 11, I left Ireland for London on Aug. 12, 1964 — the same day Ian Fleming died. That weekend I saw “Goldfinger” with Sean Connery at the ABC Cinema on Putney High Street with my mother, May, and my stepfather, Bill. How could I know then that my life would be... Read more »
Roger Moore's James Bond movies were home to some of the most memorable spy gadgets in the franchise's proud (and occasionally not-so-good) history. Here are our picks for the top 10.
Roger Moore, who played 007 seven times, never had Sean Connery's gravitas — but with his sense of humor, he didn't need it. A remembrance from the author of "James Bond Unmasked."
Looking back at late actor Roger Moore's career touchstones, including his seven films as James Bond, two TV series, films with Liz Taylor and Spice Girls
Roger Moore addressed his legacy and paid tribute to Richard Kiel when we interviewed him back in 2014.
As of today, stats compiled by the Press Association find that he’s overtaken Pierce Brosnan, having been in the job for over 11 years – 4,147 days to be exact, since he was announced as the new Bond in October, 2005. Brosnan also made four movies, ‘GoldenEye’, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, ‘The World Is Not Enough’ and ‘Die Another Day’, over 4,146 days in the tux.
Roger Moore has said that Herve Villechaize, the diminutive henchman from Bond film ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’, was a ‘sex maniac’ with a ‘unnatural lust for women’. Villechaize played Nick Nack, sidekick of Christopher Lee’s villainous Scaramanga in the 1974 movie, which filmed across the Far East. During an ‘evening with’ event on London’s Southbank, Moore said that Villechaize slept with 35 women during the shoot, including several prostitutes.
Sir Roger Moore has said he could appear in another James Bond movie. Speaking to an audience at the Southbank Centre in London, Sir Roger, who is the longest serving actor to play the MI6 agent, denied he had received any offers. Sir Roger, 89, paid tribute to Daniel Craig and Sean Connery who he described as the best actors to have filled the tuxedo of the world's most celebrated spy.
Seven-time James Bond star Sir Roger Moore has put his weight behind ‘Poldark’ star Aidan Turner becoming the next 007. Speaking with Talk Radio earlier today, Moore was asked who he’d like to see take over from Daniel Craig as the super spy. “I don’t know, I really don’t know,” Moore told hold host Paul Ross before adding, “I think Aidan Turner looks very good.
Roger Moore is celebrating his 89th birthday today. By way of celebration here are some of his finest words of infinite wisdom from the celebrated raconteur. – Gwyneth Paltrow’s dad told her fame was turning her into an ‘a**hole’ – Hanks attacks Donald Trump over ‘locker room’ comments – Decoding the new Rogue One poster “I enjoy being a highly overpaid actor.” “I speak relatively little, except when I’m at home and I’m asking for things.” “My acting range has always been something between the two extremes of ‘raises left eyebrow’ and ‘raises right eyebrow. ...
It seems the next generation of the Moore family has continued to keep the British end up, so to speak. The Daily Mail shared an image of Geoffrey Moore, 50-year old son of the third 007 actor Roger, dressed as his father for a party in Mayfair this week. Geoffrey Moore was 7 years old when his father inherited the mantle of 007 with 1973’s ‘Live and Let Die,’ going on to be the most prolific Bond actor with seven films in the role before retiring in 1985 (by which time, most would agree the then 57-year old actor was far too old for the part).
Not only will he be remembered as a groundbreaking music artist, but he’ll also be fondly remembered as a true acting talent working with acclaimed directors like Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Nicholas Roeg, and David Lynch during his life. One tantalising role that he declined though was that of a James Bond villain. When the Broccolis announced 1985′s ‘A View To A Kill’, alongside the news that Roger Moore would once again return as 007, was the revelation that David Bowie would be playing the villain Max Zorin.
The latest James Bond movie ‘SPECTRE’ is currently packing them in at cinemas across the UK, auditoriums overflowing with viewers eager to see Daniel Craig reprise the role of the legendary secret agent for the fourth time. Recent months have seen intense speculation as to whether it would prove to be four-and-out for Craig. While it had been widely assumed he would return for at least one more movie, many now-infamous remarks in interviews - most notably the sensational claim that he’d sooner slit his wrists than play Bond again - would clearly infer that Craig has reached the end of his tether as 007.
Roger Moore has said that as far as he’s concerned, James Bond could never be portrayed as a woman or a gay man. The veteran 88-year-old 007 star says that it’s simply not the way that writer Ian Fleming penned the character, and issues of political correctness should not enter into it. “I have heard people talk about how there should be a lady Bond or a gay Bond,” he told the Mail on Sunday.
Daniel Craig has strongly hinted that the upcoming ‘SPECTRE’ may wind up being his final film as James Bond - but is the time right for him to turn in his licence to kill? Asked if he will do another, Craig says, “I don’t know… I really don’t know. Craig’s remarks come not long after ‘SPECTRE’ and ‘Skyfall’ director Sam Mendes - the first filmmaker to direct two consecutive Bond movies in over 25 years - declared that he did not intend to return to the series a third time.
For a generation of Bond fans, Roger Moore will always be ‘their’ 007. It will remain just whimsy, however, with Craig set to play Bond until at least 2020. A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.