Roger Moore

Premiere of The Man With The Golden Gun [1974]

December 19th, 2016 by

Roger Moore’s second James Bond film was The Man With The Golden Gun, which premiered at London’s Odeon Leicester Square on 19th December 1974. The film went on general release in the UK and USA the same day, although it had opened in Japan five days earlier. While the film is not highly regarded by many Bond […]

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Birthday of Sir Roger Moore [1927]

October 14th, 2016 by

The third actor to play 007 in the official EON series, Roger Moore, was born on 14th October 1927 in Stockwell, London, the son of a policeman. Moore took over after Sean Connery left the series for the second time following Diamonds Are Forever, playing Bond in a very different way to Connery’s portrayal. Although his […]

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Anniversary of The Spy Who Loved Me première [1977]

July 7th, 2016 by

Roger Moore’s third outing as 007 was The Spy Who Loved Me, which featured the Lotus Esprit dubbed “Wet Nellie”. The movie was premièred at the Odeon Leicester Square on 7th July 1977.

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Anniversary of A View To A Kill première in San Francisco [1985]

May 22nd, 2016 by

A View To A Kill was premiered in San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts on 22nd May 1985. The film was to be the last to feature Roger Moore as 007.

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An Evening with Sir Roger Moore

October 14th, 2015 by

With Roger Moore’s new tour about to kick off on Sunday, Tim Mottorshead provides his thoughts on Moore’s previous tour. Photo: Sir Roger Moore in 1973 by Allan Warren. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. When I first heard of Sir Roger Moore’s tour, my initial thought (will he be coming to a venue nearby?) was quickly […]

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Phillips to auction Live And Let Die buzzsaw watch

October 13th, 2015 by

A modified Rolex Submariner worn by Roger Moore in Live And Let Die is to be auctioned in Geneva by Phillips on 7th and 8th November. Photo: Phillips Auctioneers. The watch is a 1972 Rolex Submariner 5513 in stainless steel modified by art director Syd Cain to include a buzzsaw bezel. With an estimate of CHF 150,000 […]

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A View Embraced: Reflections on ‘A View to a Kill’ at 30 Years

May 19th, 2015 by

Its high-speed vehicle of choice is an airship. Its breaks between the action “hits” run a little longer than we’re generally accustomed. Its woman of choice is decidedly out of her depth in this espionage world. So, it would seem, is our seasoned James Bond, as the crazed villain of the piece helpfully reminds us. […]

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Roger Moore: The Spy Who We Loved

November 21st, 2014 by

Two men were among the few to play cinema’s most iconic spy. Two men broke unimaginable box office records. Both of these became pop culture icons, one of the sixties, one of the seventies. But where Sean Connery would forever be lauded as the epitome of British Cool and the perennial favourite of Timothy Dalton, […]

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MI6 Confidential #23 – Becoming Bond

December 2nd, 2013 by

One could be forgiven for thinking that a year following up the franchise’s 50th anniversary would be a quiet one. But there was still a lot to celebrate, what with the release of Solo, milestones for Octopussy, From Russia With Love, and two more rounding out the year: Live And Let Die’s 40th anniversary and […]

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Octopussy versus The Man With The Golden Gun

May 23rd, 2013 by

Recently I watched Octopussy and then The Man With The Golden Gun on successive nights, which was an interesting experience as it allowed me to compare two Roger Moore Bond films from the late and then early part of his reign. The Man With The Golden Gun is frequently ranked by fans towards the bottom […]

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