Roger Moore Biography & Photos

Sir Roger George Moore, KBE (born October 14, 1927 in London, United Kingdom) is a British actor. Moore played in the 1970s and 1980s in seven films, the British secret agent James Bond.


Roger Moore in the recordings come from The Sea Wolves

The son of a police officer initially wanted to become a draftsman. From 1941 he attended a London art school and then worked for an animation studio. In 1945 he joined as a 18-year-old in the British army and served in it in occupied postwar Germany. Stationed in Schleswig, and later in Neumünster, he worked for the Combined Services Entertainment Unit in various plays and theatrical shows for the troops to the nearby cities such as the Gaiety Theater, Hamburg ‘in Eckernförde with .

The late 1940s, Moore took several small roles in film and extras decided therefore to become an actor. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, he went in 1953 in the United States, where he starred opposite some movies in several episodes of the television series Maverick as a cousin of the title character, played by James Garner too. In the meantime, he shot a television series in England,: Ivanhoe.

After a trip to Italy, where he directed two minor films, Moore went back to England where he met with the role of gentleman-detective Simon Templar in the eponymous hit series (1962-1969) the mid-60’s final was world famous and wealthy. It was followed by 1971/72 alongside Tony Curtis starred in the cult television show The Two, which flopped, although in the United States but in Europe and most other countries of the world was very successful.

After Moore had become famous through his television series, he established himself as a screen star, as in 1973 he lives and die for the role of secret agent James Bond took over. This was followed by the films The Man with the Golden Gun (, 1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983) and The Changing Face of Death (1985). When he played the role for the last time he was already nearly 58 years old.

During his era of Bond-Moore also played leading roles in several other films, where the disaster drama Gold (1974), the war adventure film The Wild Geese (1978) and The Sea Wolves (1980) and the action-comedy on the highway to hell is going on (1981) The most successful of these were non-Bond films. Occasionally, Moore revealed that his acting skills enabled him to more than “show only” the smart ladies’ man and adventurer: he won in 1970 in the psychological thriller The Man Who Haunted Himself in a double role as an honest worker and family man, as his reckless and uninhibited alter ego, played in the action film North Sea Hijack (1979) a cynical and eccentric counter-terrorism specialist, hates women, loves cats, embroidery and Scotch – and he was credible as a frightened and helpless psychiatrist in the psychological thriller The Naked Face (1984).

After leaving Moore as James Bond pulled back gradually from the film business and worked instead – since 1991 – hired as a UNICEF ambassador, and on behalf of animal rights group PETA to the production of foie gras. Roger Moore took part in Vienna at a clinic that specialized in abortions. Today, Roger Moore lives in Crans-Montana (Switzerland) and Monaco. He is married to the fourth marriage to Kristina Tholstrup and has three children.


Roger Moore was given over the years various awards and honors. So he got in 1967 and the 1981 Golden, 1969, 1972 and 1973, the Silver and 1968, 1974 and 1979, the bronze Bravo Otto the German youth magazine BRAVO. In 1967 he also received from the Spanish television was the Ondas Award for Best Actor in an international TV series (for “Simon Templar”) – each with series partner Tony Curtis – The Two for 1973 of the French magazine “tele-7-jours” “Best Actor” in a foreign TV series and in Germany awarded with a Bambi, 1980 in Hollywood, he received a Golden Globe for World Film Favorite, and a Saturn Award for “Most popular international performer.” For his life’s work he got in Germany 1991, a Bambi and 1992, the Golden Camera, in Italy in 1995, Tele Gatto and a Lifetime Achievement Award 1997 at the 2nd annual film festival in Palm Springs (USA), 2001 International Film Festival in Jamaica and in 2002 at the Film and Television Festival of Monte Carlo. For his community involvement, he was promoted to commander in 1999 in Britain of the British Empire (CBE), awarded in Germany in 2003, the Federal Cross of Merit and was nominated in the same year in the UK, for Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE) (and has since Sir Roger Moore). He was also awarded 2007, the “Dag Hammerskjöd Medal” of the United Nations. On 11 October 2007 Moore was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard address. In 2008 he was awarded the highest French cultural decoration, the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, awarded .


* 1945: Caesar and Cleopatra (Caesar and Cleopatra)
* 1954: Back in Paris (The Last Time I Saw Paris)
* 1954: Interrupted Melody (Interrupted Melody)
* 1955: The King’s Thief (The King’s Thief)
* 1955: Diane – courtesan of France (Diane)
* 1956: Ivanhoe (TV series)
* 1959: Gold in Alaska (The Alaskans; TV series)
* 1959: Madonna with two faces (The Miracle)
* 1959: Beyond the Ruwenzori (The Sins of Rachel Cade)
* 1960: Maverick (TV series)
* 1960: The Gold of the Seven Mountains (Gold of Seven Saints)
* 1961: The Rape of the Sabine Women (Il ratto delle sabine)
* 1962: Simon Templar (The Saint, TV series)
* 1969: Mortal Salut (Crossplot)
* 1970: The Man Who Haunted Himself (The Man Who Haunted Himself)
* 1971: The Two (The Persuaders; TV series)
* 1973: James Bond 007 – Live and Let Die (Live and Let Die)
* 1974: Gold
* 1974: James Bond 007 – The Man with the Golden Gun (The Man With The Golden Gun)
* 1975: Get away from the body so (That Lucky Touch)
* 1975: Shout at the devil (Shout at the Devil)
* 1976: Settlement in San Francisco (Gli Esecutori)
* 1976: Sherlock Holmes in New York
* 1977: James Bond 007 – The Spy Who Loved Me (The Spy Who Loved Me)
* 1978: The Wild Geese (The Wild Geese)
* 1979: Escape to Athena (Escape to Athena)
* 1979: James Bond 007 – Moonraker (Moonraker)
* 1979: North Sea Hijack (North Sea Hijack)
* 1979: The Sea Wolves (The Sea Wolves)
* 1980: Sunday Lovers (Les séducteur)
* 1981: On the highway to hell is going on (The Cannonball Run)
* 1981: James Bond 007 – For Your Eyes Only (For Your Eyes Only)
* 1983: James Bond 007 – Octopussy (Octopussy)
* 1983: The Curse of the Pink Panther (Curse Of The Pink Panther)
* 1984: The Naked Face (The Naked Face)
* 1985: James Bond 007 – In the face of death (A View To A Kill)
* 1988: Bullseye
* 1989: agents live alone (Bed & Breakfast)
* 1990: Fire, Ice & Dynamite
* 1993: The man who never died (The Man Who Would not Die)
* 1996: The Quest – The Challenge (The Quest)
* 1997: Spice World – The Movie (Spice World)
* 2001: Fatal Formula (The Enemy)
* 2002: Boat Trip

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