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Roger Moore

Roger Moore's biography

Roger Moore is 90 years old television actor born at Stockwell. He was born on Friday 14th of October 1927. According to year of birth 1927 he belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 14th of October means he is Libra. Libra sign depicts that it is all about “Balance”. It seems that their life is very balanced, however, things are way opposite as they always face unstable situations in order to balance it further.He was married 4 times.

He is citizen of United Kingdom. His primary profession is to be television actor. You can know him also as film actor, stage actor, voice actor, autobiographer, film producer, television producer, television director, soldier. He is recently known as actor.

Roger Moore's family

Roger Moore's ex spouses

Luisa Mattioli

Roger Moore and Luisa Mattioli have been together since 1969 for 27 years. She is known as actor. His ex spouse was born on Sunday 1st of March 1936 in San Stino di Livenza. His ex spouse died on Wednesday 6th of October 2021 in Zürich. Luisa Mattioli was 94 years old, when this happened.

Christina 'Kiki' Tholstrup

Roger Moore and Christina 'Kiki' Tholstrup have been together since 2002 for 15 years. She is known as actor. His ex spouse was born on Friday 6th of September 1940 in Karlstad.

Doorn Van Steyn

Roger Moore and Doorn Van Steyn have been together since 1946 for 7 years. She is known as actor. His ex spouse was born in 1922. His ex spouse died on Monday 23rd of August 2010. Doorn Van Steyn was 83 years old, when this happened.

Dorothy Squires

Roger Moore and Dorothy Squires have been together since 1953 for 15 years. She is known as singer. His ex spouse was born on Thursday 25th of March 1915 in Pontyberem. His ex spouse died on Tuesday 14th of April 1998 in Llwynypia. Dorothy Squires was 71 years old, when this happened.

He has 1 son and 1 daughter

Roger Moore's son: Geoffrey Moore

Roger Moore's son's name is Geoffrey Moore. He is known as film actor. His son was born on Thursday 28th of July 1966 in London.

Roger Moore's daughter: Deborah Moore

Roger Moore's daughter's name is Deborah Moore. She is known as film actor. His daughter was born on Sunday 27th of October 1963 in London.

Roger Moore's schools

We found 4 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Dr Challoner's Grammar School, Launceston College, Battersea Grammar School.

Roger Moore's career

His main focus is to be television actor.

How did Roger Moore die

He died on on Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 when he was 90 years old at Crans-Montana. Roger Moores death was caused by lung and liver cancer. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Roger Moore's Awards

  • He received an International Humanitarian Award in 2000 from the London Variety Club for his charity work.
  • He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 11, 2007 (three days before his 80th birthday).
  • He was awarded Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by French culture minister Christine Albanel in 2008.
  • In 2005 Germany awarded Moore the Federal Cross of Merit.

What Roger Moore has done for a first time

  • He was good friends with Lois Maxwell, who played Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond movies. They first met in mid 1940s at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where they were in the same class in 1944.
  • Ironically for his first Razzie nomination (Worst Supporting Actor in Spice World (1997)), he went head to head with another former Bond, Sean Connery in The Avengers (1998), also receiving his first Razzie nomination. However, neither man won.
  • He attended the wedding of Joan Collins and Percy Gibson. Collins had first met him when her father was his agent and described him in her autobiography as her first crush.
  • He had his first child Deborah Moore at age 36.
  • He lived with Luisa Mattoili from 1961 before marrying her in 1968 during which time they had the first two of their three children.
  • He was the oldest actor to play Bond in the official EON canon and the first to pass away.
  • He was the first English actor to play James Bond on film. The second was Daniel Craig.
  • He remained close friends throughout his life with Bernard Coote, the producer of Ivanhoe (1958), his first British TV Series.
  • His first break on stage was when he understudied David Tomlinson in 'The Little Hut' in London.

Roger Moore's quotes

  • (1998) Over the last year I've rather enjoyed making documentaries for a company called Associated Television, run by a man called David Mackenzie. And we shot a couple in Russia, one in Moscow and one in St. Petersburg... they are called "The KGB Files".
  • [his explanation for his comical approach to James Bond] I don't believe in Bond as a hero. It's a load of nonsense. How can you be a spy when any bar you walk into, the bartender says, "Ah, Mr Bond. Shaken, not stirred?".
  • [on his son who owns the London restaurant "Hush"] You could say he has a "License to Grill".
  • [after seeing Pierce Brosnan playing James Bond on the set of the film GoldenEye (1995)] Both Sean and I will be forgotten after everybody sees Pierce.
  • My personality is entirely different than his. I can't play the cold-blooded killer that Sean can do so well, which is why I play it for laughs. - Comparing his portrayal of James Bond with Sean Connery's
  • Today I am completely opposed to small arms and what they can do to children. I played every role tongue-in-cheek because I don't really believe in that sort of hero. I don't like guns.
  • I'm delighted to hear that Daniel Craig has been appointed the new 007. It's a very exciting time and I would like to wish everyone at Eon much success, and welcome Daniel to the family.
  • You're not a star till they can spell your name in Vladivostok.
  • A lot of my reading over the next few months will be the works of Hans Christian Andersen - I have been appointed an ambassador for the bicentenary celebrations of his birth next year.
  • Bond was escapism, but not meant to be imitated in real life.
  • But if asked which of my co-stars had the biggest effect and impact on me, I say - without hesitation - Eleanor Parker.
  • I was pretty - so pretty that actresses didn't want to work with me.
  • My acting range? Left eyebrow raised, right eyebrow raised.
  • If I kept all my bad notices, I'd need two houses.
  • I've never received a nomination for an Academy Award - and that after I went to the trouble of learning two more facial expressions.
  • [on For Your Eyes Only (1981)] I was starting to feel I was a bit long in the tooth even then.
  • Of course, I do my own stunts. And I also do my own lying.
  • Sadly, I had to retire from the Bond films. The girls were getting younger, or I was just getting too old.
  • It used to take them hours and hours in make-up to give me character. Now I've got the character, they take it all out.
  • I like Bond. But it's silly to take it seriously. It's just a great big comic strip.
  • [on A View to a Kill (1985)] I was only about four hundred years too old for the part.
  • Sean and I never discussed our experiences... not even with the leading ladies! Actors don't really sit around discussing the parts they've played -- just in case someone says, "That was crap!".
  • I have seen Daniel Craig in a number of films. He is a thundering good actor. The movie Casino Royale (2006) showed me that he is one hell of an athlete.
  • I've not planned my funeral. I'm not the Queen. A procession through the streets of Stockwell would be nice, I suppose. But when I go, I'd just like everyone to say: "He lived longer than anyone I knew.".
  • [on Quantum of Solace (2008)] I am happy to have done it, but I'm sad that it has turned so violent. That's keeping up with the times, it's what cinema-goers seem to want and it's proved by the box-office figures.
  • I would love to be remembered as one of the greatest Lears or Hamlets. But, as that's not going to happen, I'm quite happy I did Bond.
  • I was as surprised as everyone else was to be cast as Bond, particularly since I was already forty-five at the time.
  • [on leaving the role of James Bond] I left the role when I realized that my female co-stars had mothers who were younger than I was.
  • [on Quantum of Solace (2008)] I didn't like the last Bond film, it was like a long, disjointed commercial.
  • Sean (Sean Connery) is a good actor, it's a pity I can't understand what he's saying.
  • I would have been very upset if we had had to take the Queen off our currency. They'd probably have to take her off the stamps and everything. I am British and I'm fiercely independent and I think we should be independent.
  • I jokingly said once that the reason the banks were in trouble, particularly the Royal Bank of Scotland, was that Sean Connery had drawn out all his money in cash.
  • I come back to England often enough not to miss it, to see the changes, to find some of the changes good. I paid my taxes at the time that I was earning a decent income, so I've already paid my due.
  • (Asked what would make him return to the United Kingdom) Being able to afford a house in the country. I would come back like a shot.
  • I seem to replace everyone.
  • [what it was like working with Grace Jones on A View to a Kill (1985)] I've always said if you've nothing nice to say about someone, then you should say nothing. So I'll say nothing about Grace Jones.
  • [after witnessing the poverty in foreign countries] I can never leave the tap running while cleaning my teeth.
  • If I can use what celebrity I have to open doors for the betterment of children's lives, than my career in movies has produced an added bonus. I have now been working with UNICEF for 19 years and have yet to meet a hard-headed person in the organization.
  • Food has always been a passion of mine - see the waistline for proof.
  • I've often been asked what I might like my epitaph to be. Well that's easy. I've no intention of going anywhere so won't need one!
  • UNICEF is the most rewarding thing I've ever done.
  • [on being awarded Knighthood for his charity work] I am doubly proud because this is an acknowledgment of UNICEF, an organization I am honored to work for.
  • I loved Casino Royale (2006) and Daniel Craig. He is a wonderful actor, certainly the best actor to play Bond. I have never been guilty of method acting or even acting if you want to argue a point.
  • Bond is an enigmatic character. My only real clue to his personality was a line from one of the books, where he said that he didn't particularly enjoy killing people, but he took pride in doing it well. So that was how I played him.
  • [on George Lazenby] Well, Lazenby had a big disadvantage in that he hadn't been an actor before, but he was a model. He did look good, and that is how he came into the role.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • (on the Russian population of Monaco) I'm afraid we're overstuffed with Russians. All the restaurant menus are in Russian now.
  • Of course I have great pride in being English. We were brought up with the idea that 'We are the best', which is not quite true. I'm proud to be British. I said English, but I meant British.
  • I wouldn't want to get into a fist fight with Sean. He's big.
  • [on Daniel Craig playing James Bond]I think we're very lucky to have him because he is quite extraordinary. I always say that Sean Connery looked like a killer but Daniel Craig would finish it off.
  • [on seeing Daniel Craig in Casino Royale (2006)]I thought that he did more action in the first seven minutes than I did in seven movies!
  • [on acting] You just have to look at the lines, say them, and don't bump into the furniture.
  • Women have played a big part in my life on and off-screen and I think I've finally worked them out. I always make sure I have the last word. That word is "yes".
  • [on taking Viagra] It just gave me a stiff neck.
  • Being eternally known as Bond has no downside. People call me Mr. Bond when we're out and I don't mind a bit. Why would I?
  • Intelligence is my most endearing quality, according to Kristina [Christina 'Kiki' Tholstrup]. That's her Swedish sense of humour.
  • I had creaking knees and my leading ladies could have been my granddaughters. [On his last appearance as James Bond in A View to a Kill (1985), aged 57]
  • I lie all the time. I say different people, otherwise you'll upset somebody. [On his favorite Bond girl]
  • The saddest thing about aging is that most of my friends are now 'in the other room'. I miss David Niven the most. I still can't watch his films without shedding a tear.
  • Some of the things I've done in my life I'm ashamed of. We don't talk about those, though. If I could give my younger self some advice it would be: 'Grow up!'
  • Medicine has always fascinated me and I'm a hypochondriac. It's not that I wake up every morning and think: 'I'm dying.' At my age, I know I am.
  • My mum instilled in me the proverb: 'I cried because I had no shoes, until I saw a man who had no feet.' Those words are always with me and I'm a believer in showing kindness to others and not expecting repayment.
  • I still have some of Bond's suits in my wardrobe, but they don't fit me now. In the 007 days I was so thin that if I turned sideways you could mark me absent.

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