Roger Moore biography
Roger Moore is a British actor born on October 14, 1927, in London, England. He made his film debut in 1945 and appeared on Broadway and in television roles throughout the 1940s and 1950s. He is best known for playing the dashing spy James Bond, a role mastered in seven films from Live and Let Die (1973) to A View to a Kill (1985). The Queen of England knighted him in 2003, and he was named a commander in France's National Order of Arts and Letters in 2008.
Actor Roger Moore was born on October 14, 1927, in London, England. An art school student of painting, he made his film debut as an extra in 1945, and appeared in small roles on stage and in films prior to army service.
Moore appeared on Broadway in A Pin to See the Peepshow (1953) and in the Hollywood film The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954). On television he won stardom as the action-man hero of such series as Ivanhoe (1958), The Alaskans (1960-'61) and The Persuaders (1972-'73), but most especially, the character of Simon Templer in The Saint (1962-'69).
His own wittiest critic, Moore brought a lightweight insouciance to the role of James Bond in seven films between Live and Let Die (1973) and A View to a Kill (1985). Recent films include Spice World (1997). He was knighted in 2003.
Moore was named a commander in France's National Order of Arts and Letters on October 8, 2008. The award is one of France??s highest honors. The actor was in Paris to promote his memoir, My Word Is My Bond.