Roger Moore


Roger Moore

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Moore in 1973
Born
Roger George Moore

(1927-10-14)14 October 1927
Stockwell, London, England
Died23 May 2017(2017-05-23) (aged 89)
Crans-Montana, Switzerland[1]
Burial placeMonaco Cemetery
Alma materRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
OccupationActor
Years active1945–2017
Known forJames Bond in seven feature films from 1973 to 1985
The Saint from 1962 to 1969
Spouse(s)
Doorn van Steyn
(m. 1946; div. 1953)

Sir Roger George Moore KBE (14 October 1927 – 23 May 2017) was an English actor best known for playing British secret agent James Bond in seven feature films from 1973 to 1985, beginning with Live and Let Die.[2][3] He was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991 and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for services to charity. In 2007, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in television and film. In 2008, the French government appointed him a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Early life

Roger Moore was born on 14 October 1927 in Stockwell, London.[4] He was the only child of George Alfred Moore, a policeman of Scottish descent (PC168E based in Bow Street, London), and Lillian "Lily" (Pope).[5][6] His mother was born in Calcutta, India, to an English family.[7] He attended Battersea Grammar School, but was evacuated to Holsworthy in Devon during the Second World War, and attended Launceston College in Cornwall. He was further educated at Dr Challoner's Grammar School in Amersham, Buckinghamshire.[8]

Moore apprenticed at an animation studio, but was fired after he made a mistake with some animation cells.[6] When his father investigated a robbery at the home of film director Brian Desmond Hurst, Moore was introduced to the director and hired as an extra for the 1945 film Caesar and Cleopatra.[9] While there, Moore attracted an off-camera female fan following, and Hurst decided to pay Moore's fees at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Moore spent three terms at RADA, where he was a classmate of his future Bond co-star Lois Maxwell, the original Miss Moneypenny. During this time there, he developed the Mid-Atlantic accent and relaxed demeanour that became his screen persona.[6]

At 18, shortly after the end of the Second World War, Moore was conscripted for national service. On 21 September 1946, he was commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps as a second lieutenant. He was given the service number 372394.[10] He was an officer in the Combined Services Entertainment section, eventually becoming a captain[9] commanding a small depot in West Germany. There he looked after entertainers for the armed forces passing through Hamburg.[11]

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