Actor Sir Roger Moore aka James Bond has died aged 89 following a short illness. His family confirmed that Sir Roger had died following a brave battle with cancer, he passed away on Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Having played many roles during his acting career one stands above the rest, playing James Bond. In fact he appeared as Bond in seven films including The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) in which he played against another movie legend Christopher Lee.
Other Bond films included:
- Live and Let Die (1973)
- The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
- Moonraker (1979)
- For Your Eyes Only (1981)
- Octopussy (1983)
- A View to a Kill (1985)
Many consider The Spy Who Loved Me to be his best Bond film although The Man With The Golden Gun remains my favourite.
Roger Moore’s big break came when he starred in the television series The Saint. He appeared in the show between 1962-1969 and it’s this role as Simon Templar that took his career to another level.
Moving on from The Saint he jumped into another iconic television series in 1971, The Persuaders! He played Lord Brett Sinclair, a well educated and connected man and ex-racing car driver. Alongside Moore was another well known actor Tony Curtis playing Danny Wilde, together they would solve cases using their different skill sets.
If you would like to see The Persuaders! It’s currently being shown on the British television channel True Entertainment weeknights at 9pm.
Back to his film career, away from Bond he made several other well known films such as the thriller The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970), The Wild Geese (1978) and Escape to Athena (1979).
Sir Roger Moore will be remembered warmly adding his own style to Bond, a more humorous one but ultimately one that worked well.
I’ll leave you with the trailer from The Man Who Haunted Himself