Roger Moore

An Evening with Sir Roger Moore

October 14th, 2015 by

Sir Roger Moore

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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Roger Moore: from The Saint to Sir Roger

May 9th, 2012 by

As part of our celebrations of 50 years of James Bond on the big screen we takes a look at the longest serving actor to play the role, Roger Moore.

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How the James Bond films have reinvented themselves over time

February 17th, 2012 by

When Pierce Brosnan was dropped from the role of James Bond the producers took a big risk in moving away from the established 007 formula and rather than keep the existing timeline of the Bond franchise, they followed the Batman movies to revisit Bond’s early years, long before he had become the smooth secret agent with a licence to kill with a taste for tuxedoes and Martinis.

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James Bond watch sells for $198,000 [AFP]

November 15th, 2011 by

The Rolex Submariner worn by Roger Moore in Live And Let Die sold at auction in Geneva yesterday for 180,000 Swiss francs according to Christie’s. However, that is far lower than the estimate of 200 to 400,000 Swiss francs and so something of a bargain. AFP writes: Its hyper-intensified magnetic field was meanwhile intended to […]

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James Bond Rolex watch going up for auction next month [Ubergizmo]

October 16th, 2011 by

There is considerable discussion about which model of watch James Bond wore in Ian Fleming’s novels but far more evidence for anyone looking to emulate the movie version of 007. However, not many people have the opportunity to wear a screen used 007 timepiece, as is coming up for auction. According to Ubergizmo: It’s the […]

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