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Moore, Roger (1927-)


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Roger Moore studied at RADA, having decided he preferred acting to painting. His first film appearance was a bit part in Perfect Strangers (UK, d. Alexander Korda, 1945) and he continued to appear in bit parts until 1953 when he went to America, signed up with MGM and had secondary roles in such films as Interrupted Melody (US, d. Curtis Bernhardt, 1955).

Back in England, in 1962 he shot to stardom as Simon Templar in TV's The Saint (ITV, 1962-1969) and in 1973 took over from Sean Connery in the role of James Bond in Live and Let Die (d. Guy Hamilton, 1973), offering here and in the films that followed a handsome but blander version of 007's famous charms. His other films have been generally routine.

He married and divorced singer Dorothy Squires (b.Carmathen, Wales, 1915 - d.Rhondda, Wales, 1998), who appeared in the 1956 film, Stars in Your Eyes (d. Maurice Elvey).

Roy Moseley, Roger Moore, 1985.

Anne-Marie Thomas, Encyclopedia of British Film

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James Bond returns to the Caribbean, to investigate a voodoo plot

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James Bond becomes the target of a professional assassin

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James Bond investigates the disappearance of a space shuttle

Thumbnail image of Piccadilly Incident (1946)Piccadilly Incident (1946)

Stirring Anna Neagle melodrama about a couple separated by WWII

Thumbnail image of Spy Who Loved Me, The (1977)Spy Who Loved Me, The (1977)

James Bond goes on the trail of a stolen nuclear submarine

Thumbnail image of Trottie True (1948)Trottie True (1948)

Lavish, Technicolor romance with Jean Kent as a rising music-hall star

Thumbnail image of Ivanhoe (1958)Ivanhoe (1958)

Sir Walter Scott's hero made flesh by the young Roger Moore

Thumbnail image of Persuaders!, The (1971-72)Persuaders!, The (1971-72)

Adventure series about a US millionaire and an English lord

Thumbnail image of Saint, The (1962-69)Saint, The (1962-69)

Roger Moore stars as the latter-day Robin Hood, Simon Templar

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