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Roger Moore

Roger MooreAKA Roger George Moore

Born: 14-Oct-1927
Birthplace: Stockwell, London, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: England
Executive summary: James Bond after Sean Connery

Military service: Military Intelligence (required National Service, 2nd Lt.)

Roger Moore grew up in London, and lived through the blitz during WWII. As a young man, he worked as a model and, briefly, as a draftsman, before being accepted to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He made his film debut with a tiny role as a soldier in two 1945 films, Caesar and Cleopatra with Claude Rains and Vivien Leigh and Perfect Strangers with Robert Donat and Deborah Kerr. But Moore was mostly seen as a TV actor, after starring as Ivanhoe in a 1958-59 series, and The Alaskans the following season. When James Garner refused to play Bret on Maverick in 1961, Moore was brought in to star as his cousin Beauregarde. Moore and Tony Curtis were The Persuaders in the early 1970s.

Moore is best remembered on the small screen as Simon Templar, the lead spy in The Saint, which prefigured his role as James Bond. Moore made dozens of movies, but none were particularly memorable until Sean Connery refused to reprise his role as James Bond, and Moore became 007 in Live and Let Die (1973). Moore was three years older than Connery, and in Moore's final Bond film, A View To A Kill in 1985, he was 58, making him the oldest actor to play Bond. Moore's Bond was seen as somewhat silly, with wisecracks always at the ready, many of which were improvised by Moore.

Father: George Moore (London policeman)
Mother: Lillian Pope (housewife)
Wife: Doorn Van Steyn (ice skater, m. 9-Dec-1946, div. 1953)
Wife: Dorothy Squires (singer, m. 6-Jul-1953, div. 1968, d. 1995 cancer)
Wife: Luisa Mattioli (actress, m. 11-Apr-1969, div. 1996, one daughter, two sons)
Son: Geoffrey Robert Moore (restaurateur, b. 28-Jul-1966)
Daughter: Deborah Moore (actress, b. 27-Oct-1963)
Son: Christian Moore (b. 1973)
Wife: Kristina Tholstrup ("Kiki", Danish stewardess, dated 1996-2002, m. 10-Mar-2002)

    Golden Globe 1980 for World Film Favorite, Male
    Commander of the British Empire 1999
    Knight of the British Empire June 2003 during Queen's Birthday Honors
    UNICEF Celebrity spokesman
    Endorsement of Toyota
    Prostate Surgery (1993)
    Fainted (May-2003)
    James Bond
    Risk Factors: Former Smoker, Pacemaker

    TELEVISION
    The Persuaders Lord Brett Sinclair (1971-72)
    The Saint Simon Templar (1962-69)
    Maverick Beau Maverick (1960-61)
    Ivanhoe Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe (1958-59)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    A Princess for Christmas (21-Nov-2011)
    Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (29-Jul-2010) · Tab Lazenby [VOICE]
    Boat Trip (4-Oct-2002) · Lloyd
    The Enemy (9-Feb-2001) · Robert Ogilvie
    Spice World (15-Dec-1997) · Chief
    The Saint (4-Apr-1997) · Car Radio Voice [VOICE]
    The Quest (19-Apr-1996)
    The Man Who Wouldn't Die (29-May-1995)
    It's the Monty Python Story (1993) · Himself
    Bed & Breakfast (23-Sep-1991)
    Bullseye! (28-Aug-1991) · Garald Bradley-Smith
    Fire, Ice & Dynamite (18-Oct-1990)
    A View to a Kill (24-May-1985) · James Bond
    The Naked Face (Jun-1984) · Dr. Judd Stevens
    Curse of the Pink Panther (13-Aug-1983) · Clouseau
    Octopussy (6-Jun-1983) · James Bond
    For Your Eyes Only (25-Jun-1981) · James Bond
    The Cannonball Run (19-Jun-1981)
    Sunday Lovers (31-Oct-1980)
    Sea Wolves: The Last Charge of the Calcutta Light Horse (3-Jul-1980) · Capt. Gavin Stewart
    ffolkes (1-Mar-1980)
    Moonraker (27-Jun-1979) · James Bond
    Escape to Athena (16-Feb-1979)
    The Wild Geese (11-Nov-1978)
    The Spy Who Loved Me (7-Jul-1977) · James Bond
    Sherlock Holmes in New York (18-Oct-1976)
    Shout at the Devil (23-Jul-1976) · Sebastian Oldsmith
    Street People (30-Mar-1976)
    That Lucky Touch (7-Aug-1975)
    The Man with the Golden Gun (18-Dec-1974) · James Bond
    Gold (7-Sep-1974)
    Live and Let Die (27-Jun-1973) · James Bond
    The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)
    Crossplot (25-Nov-1969) · Gary Fenn
    Gold of the Seven Saints (18-Feb-1961) · Shaun Garrett
    The Sins of Rachel Cade (10-Feb-1961)
    The Miracle (12-Nov-1959)
    Diane (12-Jan-1956)
    The King's Thief (5-Aug-1955) · Jack
    Interrupted Melody (25-Mar-1955) · Cyril Lawrence
    The Last Time I Saw Paris (18-Nov-1954) · Paul

Official Website:
http://www.roger-moore.com/

Author of books:
My Word is My Bond: A Memoir (2008)


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