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Roger Moore

Highest Rated:   93% Father of the Bride (1950)
Lowest Rated:   7% Boat Trip (2003)
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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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
72% The Carer
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet A Princess For Christmas
  • Edward
2011
14% 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
36% 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
42% Octopussy
  • James Bond
1983
74% 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
33% North Sea Hijack (ffolkes) (Assault Force)
  • Rufus Excalibur ffolkes
1980
60% Moonraker
  • James Bond
1979
No Score Yet Escape to Athena
  • Major Hecht
1979
60% 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
60% 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
45% 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 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
90% 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
No Score Yet 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 The Strip
  • Clerk
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
No Score Yet East Side, West Side
  • Reporter
1949
No Score Yet The Gal Who Took the West
  • Guest
1949
64% The Barkleys of Broadway
  • First Man
1949
90% Whirlpool
  • Fingerprint Man
1949
No Score Yet The Fuller Brush Man
  • Detective Foster
1948
No Score Yet 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 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 Of Human Hearts
  • Attendant
1938
No Score Yet Double Wedding
  • Pianist
1937
No Score Yet Sunday Lovers
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
  • Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Alias
2001-2006
  • Edward Poole
  • 2002

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