Pinewood Studios dedicated one of its sound stages to the late Roger Moore in an emotional, star-studded ceremony yesterday.
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 »
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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.
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.