Sir Roger Moore
Roger Moore in 2014
Roger George Moore
14 October 1927
|Died||23 May 2017 (aged 89)|
|Cause of death||Prostate-Lung-liver cancer|
|Resting place||Ashes scattered in Monaco|
|Spouse(s)||Doorn van Steyn|
Sir Roger George Moore KBE (14 October 1927 – 23 May 2017) was an English actor and a UNICEF ambassador. He is probably the most well known for playing fictional spy James Bond in seven movies from 1973 to 1985. He played James Bond more times than any other actor. He was also well known for playing Simon Templar in the television show The Saint. He began his career by becoming a male model.
Early life[change | change source]
Moore was the only child of policeman, George Moore, and housewife, Lilian "Lily". He attended Battersea Grammar School, but was evacuated to Holsworthy, Devon, during the Second World War. He was then educated at Dr Challoner's Grammar School in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. He then attended the College of the Venerable Bede at the University of Durham, but never graduated. Moore served in the Royal Army Service Corps, commanding a small depot in West Germany.
Personal life[change | change source]
Moore left his first wife, skater Doorn Van Steyn, for singer Dorothy Squires. Squires was 12 years older than him. She was also, at that time, much more famous than he was. They lived together for a short time in Dafen, Llanelli, South Wales. While making a movie in Italy in 1961, Moore left Squires for Italian actress Luisa Mattioli. Moore has a daughter and two sons with Mattioli. Moore ended this marriage in 1993. His current marriage is to the Danish-Swedish multi-millionaire Kristina 'Kiki' Tholstrup.
In 1999, Moore was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), and advanced to Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) on 14 June 2003. He was proud the honor was for his charity work rather than his acting.
On 11 October 2007, three days before he turned 80, Moore was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Moore's Star was the 2,350th star. It is appropriately located at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard.
His autobiography My Word is My Bond was published the same year.
Filmography[change | change source]
|Caesar and Cleopatra||Roman Soldier|
|1946||Gaiety George||Member of the Audience|
|Piccadilly Incident||Guest sitting at Pearson's table|
|1949||Trottie True||Stage Door Johnny|
|1951||One Wild Oat||Bit Part|
|1953||Robert Montgomery Presents||French Diplomat|
|1954||The Last Time I Saw Paris||Paul|
|1956||Diane||Prince Henri (later King Henry II)|
|Interrupted Melody||Cyril Lawrence|
|The King's Thief||Jack|
|Ford Star Jubilee||Billy Mitchell|
|Goodyear Television Playhouse||Patrick Simmons|
|1957||Matinee Theater||Scottish man/Randolph Churchill|
|1959||The Third Man||Jimmy Simms|
|Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Inspector Benson|
|The Miracle||Capt. Michael Stuart|
|The Alaskans||Silky Harris|
|1961||The Sins of Rachel Cade||Paul Wilton|
|Gold of the Seven Saints||Shaun Garrett|
|The Roaring 20s||14 Karat John|
|1962||Romulus and the Sabines||Romulus|
|No Man's Land||Enzo Prati|
|1962||The Saint||Simon Templar|
|1968||The Fiction Makers|
|Vendetta for the Saint|
|1970||The Man Who Haunted Himself||Harold Pelham|
|1971||The Persuaders!||Lord Brett Sinclair|
|1973||Live and Let Die||James Bond|
|The Man with the Golden Gun||James Bond|
|1975||That Lucky Touch||Michael Scott|
|Shout at the Devil||Sebastian Oldsmith|
|1977||Sherlock Holmes in New York||Sherlock Holmes|
|The Spy Who Loved Me||James Bond|
|1978||The Wild Geese||Lieutenant Shaun Fynn|
|1979||Escape to Athena||Major Otto Hecht|
|1980||North Sea Hijack||Rufus Excalibur ffolkes|
|The Sea Wolves||Captain Gavin Stewart|
|Sunday Lovers||Harry Lindon|
|1981||The Cannonball Run||Seymour Goldfarb as Roger Moore|
|For Your Eyes Only||James Bond|
|Curse of the Pink Panther||Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau|
|1984||The Naked Face||Dr. Judd Stevens|
|1985||A View to a Kill||James Bond|
|1990||Fire, Ice and Dynamite||Sir George Windsor|
|Bullseye!||Sir John Bevistock|
|1992||Bed & Breakfast||Adam|
|1995||The Man Who Wouldn't Die||Thomas Grace|
|1996||The Quest||Lord Edgar Dobbs|
|1997||The Saint||Voice on Car Radio|
|Spice World||The Chief|
|1999||The Dream Team||Desmond Heath|
|2000||The Secret KGB UFO Abduction Files||Himself|
|2001||The Enemy||Supt. Robert Ogilvie|
|Boat Trip||Lloyd Faversham|
|2004||The Fly Who Loved Me||Father Christmas|
|2010||Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore||Tab Lazenby|
|2011||A Princess for Christmas||Edward, Duke of Castlebury|
References[change | change source]
- "Actor Sir Roger Moore dies aged 89", BBC News, 23 May 2017
- "Roger Moore Biography (1927–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
- "Link to www.rogermoore.org". Rogermoore.org. 14 October 1927. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
- "No. 55354". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1998. p. 23.
- "No. 56963". The London Gazette (Supplement). 14 June 2003. p. 24.