|Roger Moore was born in Stockwell
South London on Oct. 14, 1927.
He was the only child of
the policeman George A.Moore and his wife Lily. At 15, Roger entered art
school with the intention of becoming a painter, and later became an animators
It all started in 1940. During
the summer 1940 Roger was out of work, and friend of his suggested that
he should earn some money by becoming a film extra.
"From that moment it seemed
I always wanted to be an actor !"
He studied at the Royal Academy
of Drama and appeared in some plays in the West End, before being inducted
into the British Army. After release from the military, he worked in theatre,
television and radio but also worked as a model. Roger built up a solid
reputation as an actor.
In 1953 Moore came to the U.S.
where he got a film contract with MGM, playing supporting roles in several
Roger Moore became famous with
television plays. His first big TV series was Ivanhoe, followed by Maverick.
His real breakthrough was his staring in "The Saint", a fairly popular
British adventure series dealt with a man by the name of Simon Templar
and his worldwide escapades.
In 1962 while he was under
contract for "The Persuaders", Harry Saltzman and Cubby Broccoli asked
him to become the first James Bond, but he could not accept due to his
working contract with "The Persauaders" and Sean Connery got the role.
The Bond role returned to Moore
in 1972, when Sean Connery again said for a second time that he was finished
as Bond, and Moore was hired as his successor for Live and Let Die. Moore
made 7 Bond films, retiring as 007 after "A View to a Kill"
in 1985. He was succeeded byTimothy Dalton the following year. Retired
from the Bond world in 1985 Roger Moore went on to play some other roles
in various movies (his latest credit being Spiceworld - 1998).
Moore retired from the showbiz, he became a member of UNICEF and he succeeded
the late Audrey Hepburn in the role of Special Representative for the Film
Arts for UNICEF.
main concern now though is in helping needy children around the world.
He travels throughout the world speaking and working on raising funds for
children in underdeveloped countries.
Tek (1998) VHS
With rare archival footage of ingenious
historic espionage devices, Spy Tek exposes many of the tactics and devices
used by the CIA, U.S. Army Intelligence, the OSS, the STASI, the KGB, Stalin's
NKVD, and the SAS. Clips from James Bond films and Roger Moore's narration
do not diminish this serious history of spies, double agents, and spy catchers.
The first section, "The Real 007," includes the first video tour of the
KGB museum and a detailed study of how spies and double agents such as
Aldrich Ames were caught. "Spy vs. Spy" looks at intelligence cameras hidden
in cigarette packs, umbrellas, neckties, and gloves, and at astounding
listening devices that were used to collect information on citizens and
governments. "The Deadly Game" focuses on lethal espionage equipment including
silenced weapons with no muzzle flash, a botulism-laced cigar meant for
Castro, and the umbrella - delivered ricin derivative that killed Georgi
Markov. Former KGB general Oleg Kalugin and espionage historian H. Keith
Melton and sources from international archives deliver facts that will
intrigue James Bond fans, espionage buffs, armchair spies, and the curious