Roger Moore

Roger Moore

Highest Rated: 100% Meet Me at the Fair (1952)

Lowest Rated: 7% Boat Trip (2003)

Birthday: Oct 14, 1927

Birthplace: Stockwell, London, England, UK

The only child of a London policeman, Roger Moore started out working as a film extra to support his first love, painting, but soon found he preferred acting, and so enrolled in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He began his film, radio and stage career just after World War II (his early credits are often confused with American actor Roger Moore, a minor Columbia contractee of the 1940s), and also performed with a military entertainment unit. Though in childhood Moore had been mercilessly teased by friends and family alike for being fat, by the time he was ready to start his career, he had become an exceptionally handsome man with a toned, well-muscled body. Signed on the basis of his good looks to an MGM contract in 1954, Moore began making appearances in American films, none of which amounted to much dramatically; his biggest success of the 1950s was as star of the British-filmed TV series Ivanhoe. Signed by Warner Bros. Television for the 1959 adventure weekly The Alaskans, Moore became the latest of a long line of James Garner surrogates on Maverick, appearing during the 1960-1961 season as cousin Beau. After a few years making European films, Moore was chosen to play Simon Templar in the TV-series version of Leslie Charteris' The Saint (an earlier attempt at a Saint series with David Niven had fallen through). Moore remained with the series from 1963-1967, occasionally directing a few episodes (he was never completely comfortable as simply an actor, forever claiming that he was merely getting by on his face and physique). After another British TV series, 1971's The Persuaders, Moore was selected to replace Sean Connery in the James Bond films. His initial Bond effort was 1973's Live and Let Die, but the consensus (in which the actor heartily concurred) was that Moore didn't truly "grow" into the character until 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me. Few of Moore's non-Bond movie appearances of the 1970s and 1980s were notably successful, save for an amusing part as a Jewish mama's boy who thinks he's Bond in Burt Reynolds' Cannonball Run (1981). Moore's last 007 film was 1985's A View to a Kill. In 1991, he was made a special representative of UNICEF, an organization with which he'd been active since the 1960s. Relegated mainly to a series of flops through the 1990s, Moore appeared in such efforts as The Quest (1996) and Spice World (1997) and gained most of his exposure that decade as a television talk show and documentary host. In early May of 2003, fans were dismayed to hear that Moore collapsed onstage during a Broadway performance of The Play That I Wrote. Rushed to a nearby hospital afer insisting on finishing his performance in the small role, reports noted that Moore's subsequent recovery seemed to be coming along smoothly. He lent his distinctive voice to family films such as Here Comes Peter Cottontail and Cats & Dogs, The Revenge of Kitty Galore. Moore died in 2017, at age 89.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet The Saint Jasper 2017
68% The Carer Actor 2015
No Score Yet A Princess For Christmas Edward 2011
13% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Tab Lazenby $43.5M 2010
No Score Yet The First Days of Christianity Actor 2007
No Score Yet Unlocking Ancient Secrets of the Bible Host 2007
No Score Yet The True Story of the Nativity Actor 2006
No Score Yet Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie Irontail 2005
No Score Yet The Story of the First Noel Host 2004
7% Boat Trip Lloyd $8.6M 2003
No Score Yet The Enemy Supt. Robert Ogilvie 2001
No Score Yet In the Footsteps of the Holy Family Actor 2001
No Score Yet Secret KGB JFK Assassination Files Host 2000
No Score Yet The James Bond Story Actor 2000
No Score Yet Inside 'Moonraker' Actor 2000
No Score Yet Secret KGB UFO Files Host 1999
No Score Yet Secret KGB UFO Files Actor 1999
35% Spice World Chief 1998
14% The Quest Dobbs 1996
No Score Yet The Man Who Wouldn't Die Thomas Grace 1995
No Score Yet Bed and Breakfast Adam 1992
No Score Yet Fire, Ice And Dynamite Actor 1991
No Score Yet Bullseye! Garald Bradley-Smith/Sir John Bevistock 1990
No Score Yet Happy Anniversary 007 - 25 Years of James Bond Actor 1987
36% A View to a Kill James Bond 1985
No Score Yet The Naked Face Dr. Judd Stevens 1984
No Score Yet James Bond 007: Coming Attractions Actor 1984
29% Curse of the Pink Panther Insp. Jacques Clouseau 1983
41% Octopussy James Bond 1983
71% For Your Eyes Only James Bond 1981
30% The Cannonball Run Seymour Goldfarb, Jr. 1981
No Score Yet The Sea Wolves Capt. Gavin Stewart 1981
43% North Sea Hijack (ffolkes) (Assault Force) Rufus Excalibur ffolkes 1980
61% Moonraker James Bond 1979
No Score Yet Escape to Athena Major Hecht 1979
63% The Wild Geese Lt. Shawn Flynn 1978
79% The Spy Who Loved Me James Bond 1977
No Score Yet The Switch or How to Alter Your Ego Actor 1977
50% Shout at the Devil Sebastian 1976
No Score Yet Street People Actor 1976
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes in New York Sherlock Holmes 1976
No Score Yet That Lucky Touch Michael Scott 1975
44% The Man with the Golden Gun James Bond 1974
No Score Yet Gold Rod Slater 1974
66% Live and Let Die James Bond 1973
No Score Yet The Man Who Haunted Himself Pelham 1970
No Score Yet Crossplot Gary Fenn 1969
No Score Yet Vendetta for the Saint Simon Templar 1969
No Score Yet Crossplot Actor 1969
No Score Yet The Fiction Makers Actor 1968
No Score Yet Saint Actor 1968
No Score Yet The Sins Of Rachel Cade Paul 1961
No Score Yet Gold of the Seven Saints Shaun Garrett 1961
No Score Yet Romulus and the Sabines Actor 1961
No Score Yet The Miracle Michael 1959
No Score Yet The King's Thief Jack 1955
No Score Yet Interrupted Melody Cyril Lawrence 1955
No Score Yet Diane Prince Henri 1955
88% The Last Time I Saw Paris Paul 1954
No Score Yet Dangerous When Wet Reporter 1953
91% Pickup on South Street Mr. Victor 1953
No Score Yet The Clown Man with Hogarth 1953
No Score Yet Stars and Stripes Forever President's Aide 1952
88% Monkey Business Man 1952
No Score Yet Too Young to Kiss Photographer 1952
100% Meet Me at the Fair Wall Street Tycoon 1952
No Score Yet It's a Big Country Official 1951
No Score Yet Let's Make It Legal Reporter 1951
No Score Yet As Young as You Feel Saltonstall 1951
No Score Yet One Wild Oat (uncredited) 1951
No Score Yet Duchess of Idaho Escort 1950
No Score Yet Key to the City Assistant Clerk 1950
No Score Yet Francis M.C. Major 1950
93% Father of the Bride Bit 1950
33% East Side, West Side Reporter 1949
No Score Yet The Gal Who Took the West Guest 1949
91% Whirlpool Fingerprint Man 1949
No Score Yet The Gay Lady (Trottie True) Stage Door Johnny 1949
No Score Yet The Fuller Brush Man Detective Foster 1948
80% State of the Union Photographer 1948
No Score Yet Homecoming Doctor 1948
No Score Yet A Southern Yankee S.S. Man 1948
No Score Yet Luxury Liner Waiter 1948
No Score Yet Piccadilly Incident Guest at Pearson's Table 1946
No Score Yet Vacation From Marriage Sailor in Lifeboat 1945
No Score Yet Meet the People Chauffeur 1944
No Score Yet Girl Crazy Cameraman 1943
No Score Yet Panama Hattie Spy 1942
83% Shadow of the Thin Man Reporter 1941
No Score Yet The Shadow Actor 1940
No Score Yet The First Hundred Years Ship's Steward 1938
No Score Yet Of Human Hearts Attendant 1938
No Score Yet Double Wedding Pianist 1937
No Score Yet Sunday Lovers Actor

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Cousin Beauregard Maverick 2020
2019
2018
1961
1960
1959
1958
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
Appearing 2012
No Score Yet The Saint
1962-1969
Simon Templar Director 2006
88% Alias
2001-2006
Edward Poole 2002
100% The Muppet Show
1976-1981
Guest 1980
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
1959

QUOTES FROM Roger Moore CHARACTERS

Anya Amasova says: What happened to Kalba?

James Bond says: He was cut off - permanently.

James Bond says: Your time is running out, Stromberg!

Karl Stromberg says: Yours too, Mr. Bond. Yours too. And faster than you think.

James Bond says: He just dropped in for a quick bite.

James Bond says: Did you see who shot Fairbanks?

Saida says: No, I was in his arms. My eyes were closed.

James Bond says: Well, at least he died happy.

Saida says: Ah! I've lost my charm!

James Bond says: Not from where I'm standing.

James Bond says: Where is Fekkesh?

Arab Beauty says: You are very suspicious Mr. Bond.

James Bond says: Oh, I find I live much longer that way.

Kananga/Mr. Big says: What shall we drink to, Mr. Bond?

James Bond says: Well, how about an earthquake?

James Bond says: Butter hook!

"M" says: 007 You Had no business bidding on that egg! and what would you have done if you got it?

James Bond says: l would have claimed it was a fake, sir, and not paid.

"M" says: Not Paid?

James Bond says: Here's the original. l switched it with the fake during the auction.

"M" says: Good God! And what happens when the buyer discovers that?

James Bond says: Well, he complains. lf he's legitimate.

"M" says: well

James Bond says: l don't think he will complain.

Chief says: The headless chicken can only know where he's been. He can't see where he's going.

Chief says: When the rabbit of chaos is pursued by the ferret of disorder through the fields of anarchy, it is time to hang your pants on the hook of darkness. Whether they're clean or not.

James Bond says: How did you know to do that?

Maj. Anya Amasova says: I stole the blueprint to this car 2 years ago.

Maj. Anya Amasova says: I stole the blueprint to this car two years ago.

James Bond says: And have you?

Lisl says: Have I ever, [and kisses him.]

Lisl says: Have I ever.

Bibi says: Don't you like me?

James Bond says: I don't think your uncle Harry would approve.

Bibi says: That's a laugh. He thinks I'm still a virgin.

James Bond says: Well, put your clothes on. I'll buy you an ice cream.

James Bond says: If we can work out the coordinates of each submarine, then maybe we can reprogram them.

Capt. Benson says: To do what?

James Bond says: To destroy each other.

James Bond says: It will go off.

James Bond says: All I need out of here is the detonator. It mustn't touch any part of the detonator circuit.

Lt. Shawn Flynn says: That's the best news I've had since I threw my lunch up.

Tee says: <As he leaves Bond in the middle of a lake with crocodiles> There are two ways to kill a crocodile.

James Bond says: I don't suppose you care to share them with me?

Tee says: All you have to do is take a pin and poke him in the eyes.

James Bond says: And the other?

Tee says: Easy! You just pull his teeth out!

Kamal says: You have a nasty habit of surviving.

James Bond says: You know what they say about the fittest.

James Bond says: Vijay, we have company!

Vijay says: No problem. This is a company car.

Kamal says: Spend the money quickly, Mr. Bond

James Bond says: I intend to, Kamal Khan.

Melina says: I didn't think it would end like this

James Bond says: We're not dead yet.

James Bond says: The Chinese have a saying; Before setting out for revenge, you first dig two graves.

Tibbett says: (watching from a distance as we see Stacey for the first time in the film) Another wealthy owner?

Tibbett says: Another wealthy owner?

James Bond says: Who knows? But she certainly bear closer inspection.

Tibbett says: We're on a mission!

James Bond says: Sir Godfrey, on a mission I am expected to sacrifice myself.

Log Cabin Girl says: James I need you

Log Cabin Girl says: James I need you.

James Bond says: So does England

James Bond says: So does England.

Holly Goodhead says: Hang on, James!

James Bond says: (hanging from cable car) The thought had occured to me.

James Bond says: [hanging from cable car] The thought had occured to me.

Corinne Dufour says: My mother gave me a list of things not to do on the first date.

James Bond says: Maybe you won't need it. That's not what I came for.

James Bond says: Ah. Maybe I misjudged Stromberg. Any man who drinks Dom Pérignon '52 can't be all bad.

Maj. Anya Amasova says: (On the boat to Cairo, nighttime) It's getting cold.

Maj. Anya Amasova says: [on the boat to Cairo, nighttime] It's getting cold.

James Bond says: Is there anything I can do to warm you up?

Maj. Anya Amasova says: You don't have to worry about me, Mr. Bond. I went on a survival course in Siberia.

James Bond says: Yes, I believe a great number of your countrymen do. What did they teach you?

Maj. Anya Amasova says: That it is very important to have a positive mental attitude.

James Bond says: Nothing more practical than that?

Maj. Anya Amasova says: Food is also very important.

James Bond says: Mhm. What else?

Maj. Anya Amasova says: When necessary, shared bodily warmth.

James Bond says: That's the part I like.

Sheik Hosein says: Are you sure I can't persuade you to stay the night?

James Bond says: (an attractive woman enters the room) When one is in Egypt, one should delve deeply into its treasures.

James Bond says: [an attractive woman enters the room] When one is in Egypt, one should delve deeply into its treasures.

Log Cabin Girl says: Oh, James! I cannot find the words.

James Bond says: Let me try and enlarge your vocabulary.

Sheriff J.W. Pepper says: Now I know you!

James Bond says: Oh no.

Sheriff J.W. Pepper says: You're that secret agent. That english secret agent from England!

James Bond says: A midnight snack might be just the thing.

Mary Goodnight says: I'll keep the whine properly chilled.

James Bond says: And everything else warm, I trust.

James Bond says: Lovers lesson number two; togetherness 'till death do us part, or thereabouts.

Solitaire says: Is there time before we leave for lesson number three?

Solitaire says: Absolutely. There's no sense in going off half-cocked.

Rosie says: You don't understand, see. They'll kill me if I do.

James Bond says: And I'll kill you if you don't.

Rosie says: But you couldn't. You wouldn't. Not after what we've just done!

James Bond says: I certainly wouldn't have killed you before.

Lt. Shawn Flynn says: "I told you, I don't push drugs, ever. It's my religion."

Lt. Shawn Flynn says: I told you, I don't push drugs, ever. It's my religion.

Log Cabin Girl says: But James, I need you!

James Bond says: So does England!

Solitaire says: What happened to Kananqa?

James Bond says: I think he had a rather inflated opinion of himself.

James Bond says: You'll need this to play with your asp.

Max Zorin says: "You lost, 007."

Max Zorin says: You lost, 007.

James Bond says: "Killing Tibbett was a mistake."

James Bond says: Killing Tibbett was a mistake.

Max Zorin says: "I'm about to make the same mistake twice."

Max Zorin says: I'm about to make the same mistake twice.

Max Zorin says: "You slept well?"

Max Zorin says: You slept well?

James Bond says: "A little restless, but I got off eventually."

James Bond says: A little restless, but I got off eventually.