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Also Known As: Sir Roger George Moore, Roger George Moore Died:
Born: October 14, 1927 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor

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Having found great success on British television as the star of "The Saint" (ITV, 1962-69), Roger Moore was a natural and worthy successor to Sean Connery in the role of super-agent James Bond. Taking on the iconic character with a license to kill for "Live and Let Die" (1973), Moore spent 12 years as the suave, womanizing 007, though for much of that time he heard criticism for his campy, tongue-and-cheek characterization and barbs launched against his acting chops. While it took a few movies for him become comfortable, Moore settled in nicely with "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977), his best Bond film and one of the greatest in the entire franchise. He followed that with the much-maligned "Moonraker" (1979) and attempted to return to basics with "For Your Eyes Only" (1981). Meanwhile, Moore continued making films outside the Bond universe with "Shout at the Devil" (1976), "Sherlock Holmes in New York" (1977) and "The Cannonball Run" (1981), but nothing elevated him to international acclaim like Ian Fleming's spy. Amidst calls that he was too old for the role, Moore made his last Bond movies, "Octopussy" (1983) and "A View to a Kill" (1985), before settling into an increasingly sporadic schedule that...

Having found great success on British television as the star of "The Saint" (ITV, 1962-69), Roger Moore was a natural and worthy successor to Sean Connery in the role of super-agent James Bond. Taking on the iconic character with a license to kill for "Live and Let Die" (1973), Moore spent 12 years as the suave, womanizing 007, though for much of that time he heard criticism for his campy, tongue-and-cheek characterization and barbs launched against his acting chops. While it took a few movies for him become comfortable, Moore settled in nicely with "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977), his best Bond film and one of the greatest in the entire franchise. He followed that with the much-maligned "Moonraker" (1979) and attempted to return to basics with "For Your Eyes Only" (1981). Meanwhile, Moore continued making films outside the Bond universe with "Shout at the Devil" (1976), "Sherlock Holmes in New York" (1977) and "The Cannonball Run" (1981), but nothing elevated him to international acclaim like Ian Fleming's spy. Amidst calls that he was too old for the role, Moore made his last Bond movies, "Octopussy" (1983) and "A View to a Kill" (1985), before settling into an increasingly sporadic schedule that reduced him to a character performer in "Bed & Breakfast" (1992), "Spice World" (1997) and "Boat Trip" (2002). Though sometime dismissed by critics when compared to Connery, Moore made the character his own and earned international fame for one of cinema's most sought-after roles.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Agent Crush (2007)
4.
 Boat Trip (2003) Lloyd
5.
 Enemy, The (2001) Robert Ogilvie
6.
 Saint, The (1997) Voice
7.
 Spice World (1997) Chief
8.
 Quest, The (1996) Dobbs
9.
 Man Who Wouldn't Die, The (1995) Thomas Grace
10.
 Roger Moore: A Matter of Class (1995) Interviewee
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1949:
Played a bit part in the British musical "Trottie True," starring Jean Kent
1954:
Earliest U.S. film appearance was a supporting role in "The Last Time I Saw Paris," starring Elizabeth Taylor
1956:
First romantic lead in a film, "Diane" starring Lana Turner
1957:
Played the title role on the syndicated period adventure series "Ivanhoe"
1959:
Played Silky Harris on the TV adventure series "The Alaskans" (ABC)
1960:
Played cousin Beauregard Maverick for a season of the popular TV series "Maverick" (ABC)
1961:
Last feature film for nine years, "Gold of the Seven Saints"
1962:
Played the title role of Simon Templar (nicknamed the 'Saint') on the TV series "The Saint" (NBC)
1970:
Returned to features to act in "The Man Who Haunted Himself"
1971:
Played Lord Brett Sinclair on the British detective series "The Persuaders"
1973:
First played James Bond in "Live and Let Die"
1974:
Reprised James Bond role in "The Man with the Golden Gun"
1976:
First U.S.TV-movie, played the title role in "Sherlock Holmes in New York" (NBC)
1977:
Suited up once again as James Bond in "The Spy Who Loved Me"
1979:
Reprised Bond role in "Moonraker"
1981:
Joined the ensemble cast of the action comedy "The Cannonball Run"
1981:
Fifth feature outing as Bond, "For Your Eyes Only"
1983:
Played Bond in "Octopussy"
1985:
Last played James Bond in "A View to a Kill"
1995:
Executive produced and starred in the ABC TV-movie "The Man Who Wouldn't Die"
1996:
Acted in "The Quest" opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme
1998:
Made cameo appearance in "Spice World"
1999:
Landed regular role on the syndicated series "The Dream Team"
2001:
Played a spy in the feature "The Enemy"; aired on HBO in lieu of a theatrical release
2002:
Made guest appearance on the popular ABC series "Alias"
2002:
Cast as a flamboyantly gay man in the feature comedy "Boat Trip"
2004:
Voiced Santa in the UNICEF cartoon "The Fly Who Loved Me"
2007:
Awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2010:
Voiced the character of Tab Lazenby in "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore," the sequel to the 2001 family film "Cats & Dogs"
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Education

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: London , England -

Notes

Made Commander of the British Empire in 1998. Moore was honored for his work with UNICEF

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wife:
Doorn Van Steyn. Divorced in 1953.
wife:
Dorothy Squires. Singer. Married in 1953; divorced in 1968; died of cancer on April 14, 1998 in Wales.
wife:
Luisa Mattioli. Married in 1969; separated in 1995; divorce settlement finalized in 2002; she reportedly received $15 million in exchange for promise not to write a tell-all book about their marriage.
wife:
Kristina Tholstrup. Born c . 1942; met in 1994; engaged; injured in a car accident in October 1999 in France; married on March 9, 2002 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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father:
George Moore. Police officer.
mother:
Lillian Pope.
daughter:
Deborah Maria Moore. Actor. Born c. 1963; married Jeremy Green, a London-based property consultant; separated; appeared on "Days of Our Lives"; co-starred in "Into the Sun" (1992).
son:
Geoffrey Moore. Born c. 1965.
son:
Christian Moore. Born c. 1973.
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