Sir Roger Moore

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There were few major financial or critical successes apart from the Bond films in the 1970’s, but great films two should be highlighted. Both Euan Lloyd directed, ‘The Sea Wolves’ and ‘The Wild Geese’. The former was based on a true story in which Niven Moore and Peck led a raid on a German ship moored in a neutral harbor. All three actors played real british officers involved in the raid. Moore played well against Peck (a superb actor) and trundled the film along providing many of the laughs. Moore also played a british army officer, this time along with Burton and Harris in 'The Wild Geese'. This time he lapsed into a Bondesque role with girls, cigars and then an honesty and seriousness best demonstrated in the plane ride home.

He cameoed a role brilliantly as a Jewish mama's boy who thinks he's Bond in Burt Reynolds' Cannonball Run (1981). In the late 80's and early 90's he made several more cameo roles and provided vocals for a number of films. However in late 1990’s he succeeded the late Audrey Hepburn in the role of Special Representative for the Film Arts for UNICEF, raising funds for children in underdeveloped countries. Roger was the first James Bond to be honoured by the British government, receiving a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) award in March 1999. He was awarded a knighthood in June 2003 for his work with UNICEF.

'I enjoy being a highly overpaid actor'

'I do not have time to sit down and regret anything although sometimes I wish I had been able to see more of my parents while they were alive and have done more for them'

'Of course I do not regret the Bond days, I regret that sadly heroes in general are depicted with guns in their hands, and to tell the truth I have always hated guns and what they represent'


Suggested films to see:

The Spy who loved me (1977)
The Sea Wolves (1980)
The Cannonball Run (1981)





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