Earlier today it was announced that Sir Roger Moore had passed away in his home in Switzerland, aged 89. He will be remembered by most as the iconic character James Bond in a total of 7 films.
He was the son of a London police officer, born on 14 October 1927 and was one of many to be evacuated during the Second World War.
Moore started his acting career during his time at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, appearing in Brian Hurst's Trottie True and in 1954 signed up to MGM. He started acting in telelvision in the late 50s, starring in such hit shows as Ivanhoe, Maverick, The Persuaders and (most notably) The Saint. The latter role gave way for his acting style for the part of James Bond, which he took up in 1973. During his tenure as Agent 007 he performed with other famous actors including Richard Kiel, Lois Maxwell and Christopher Lee; all of whom he considered very close friends.
In 1999 he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his charity work with UNICEF and was later given a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Sir Roger Moore will be forever remembered,
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Rest in Peace
The 007 Bond Team
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