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Moore, Roger 1927–

MOORE, Roger 1927–

(Turk Thrust, II)


Full name, Roger George Moore; born October 14, 1927, in London, England; son of George (a police officer) and Lily (maiden name, Pope) Moore; married Doorn van Steyn (an actress), December 9, 1946 (divorced, 1953); married Dorothy Squires (an actress and composer), July 6, 1953 (divorced, 1968); married Luisa Mattioli (an actress), April 11, 1969 (divorced, 1996); married Christina "Kiki" Tholstrup, March 10, 2002 (some sources say March 9, 2002); children: (second marriage) Deborah (an actress), Geoffrey; (third marriage) Christian. Education: Attended the Art School, London; trained for the stage at Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, 1944–45.

Addresses: Agent—The Chasin Agency, 8899 Beverly Blvd., Suite 716, Los Angeles, CA 90048; Diamond Management, 31 Percy St., London W1T 2DD, England; GVA Talent Agency, 9229 Sunset Blvd., Suite 320, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actor, director, producer, and writer. Barmore Productions (a production company), cofounder, c. mid–1960s; appeared in television commercials for Toyota Corona, 1981–83, and for Tesco supermarkets. UNICEF, goodwill ambassador, 1995; Stars Organization for Spastics, chairman, 1973–75, vice president, 1976–77. Military service: British Army, captain, 1945–48.

Member: St. James's Club, Garrick Club.

Awards, Honors: Ondas Award, international television: best actor, 1967; Saturn Award nomination, best actor—science fiction, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 1978, for The Spy Who Loved Me; Golden Globe Award, world's favorite male film actor, 1980; Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 1999; Honorary doctorate, Ryerson Polytechnic University, 1999; Lifetime Achievement Award, Jamerican International Film Festival, 2000, 2001; German Federal Service Cross, 2003, for work battling child traffickers as special representative to UNICEF.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Soldier, Vacation from Marriage (also known as Perfect Strangers), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1945.

(Uncredited) Roman soldier, Caesar and Cleopatra, 1946.

(Uncredited) Piccadilly Incident (also known as They Met at Midnight), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1948.

(Uncredited) Member of the audience, Showtime (also known as Gaiety George), Warner Bros./EFI, 1948.

(Uncredited) Stage Door Johnny, The Gay Lady (also known as Trottie True), General Films, 1949.

(Uncredited) Paper Orchid, Columbia, 1949.

(Uncredited) One Wild Oat, 1951.

Paul Lane (tennis pro), The Last Time I Saw Paris, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1954.

Cyril Lawrence, Interrupted Melody, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1955.

Jack, The King's Thief, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1955.

Prince Henri, Diane, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1956.

Captain Michael Stuart, The Miracle, Warner Bros., 1959.

Paul Wilton, The Sins of Rachel Cade (also known as Rachel Cade), Warner Bros., 1960.

Shaun Garrett, Gold of the Seven Saints, Warner Bros., 1961.

Romulus, The Rape of the Sabine Women (also known as Il ratto delle Sabine, L'enlevement des Sabines, The Mating of the Sabine Women, The Rape of the Sabines, El rapto de las Sabinas, Romulus and the Sabines, and The Shame of the Sabine Women), 1961.

Enzo Prati, Un branco di vigliacchi (also known as No Man's Land), 1962.

Gary Fenn, Crossplot, United Artists, 1969.

Harold Pelham, The Man Who Haunted Himself, Associated, 1970.

James Bond, Live and Let Die (also known as Ian Fleming's Live and Let Die), United Artists, 1973.

James Bond, The Man with the Golden Gun (also known as Ian Fleming's The Man with the Golden Gun), United Artists, 1974.

Rod Slater, Gold (also known as The Great Gold Conspiracy), Allied Artists, 1974.

Lord Brett Sinclair, Mission: Monte Carlo, 1974.

Michael Scott, That Lucky Touch (also known as Bleib mir ja vom Leib), Allied Artists, 1975.

Ulysses, Street People (also known as Gli esecutori, The Executioner, The Executors, The Sicilian Cross, and Uomo del'organizzazione), American International, 1976.

Sebastian Oldsmith, Shout at the Devil, American International, 1976.

Lord Brett Sinclair, Sporting Chance, 1976.

Lord Brett Sinclair, London Conspiracy, 1976.

James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me (also known as Ian Fleming's The Spy Who Loved Me), United Artists, 1977.

Lieutenant Shawn Flynn, The Wild Geese, Allied Artists, 1978.

Major Otto Hecht, Escape to Athena, Associated, 1979.

James Bond, Moonraker (also known as Ian Fleming's Moonraker), United Artists, 1979.

Rufus Excalibur Ffolkes, Ffolkes (also known as Assault Force, North Sea Ransom, and North Sea Hijack), Universal, 1980.

Captain Gavin Stewart, The Sea Wolves (also known as The Sea Wolves: The Last Charge of the Calcutta Light Horse), Paramount, 1981.

Harry, "An Englishman's Home," Sunday Lovers (also known as Les seducteurs, An Englishman's Home, and I seduttori della domenica), United Artists, 1981.

James Bond, For Your Eyes Only, United Artists, 1981.

Seymour Goldfarb, The Cannonball Run, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1981.

James Bond, Octopussy (also known as Ian Fleming's Octopussy), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1983.

(As Turk Thrust II) Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau, Curse of the Pink Panther, United Artists, 1983.

Dr. Judd Stevens, The Naked Face, Cannon, 1984.

James Bond, A View to a Kill (also known as Ian Fleming's "A View to a Kill"), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1984.

(In archive footage) Himself as Bond, Bonds Are Forever, 1986.

Voice of Lumi Ukko—The Snowman, The Magic Snowman (also known as Bio jednom jedan snesko), 1987.

Himself, The Racing Experience, 1988.

(In archive footage) Himself as James Bond, The Many Faces of Bond, 1989.

Sir George and McVay, Fire, Ice, and Dynamite (also known as Feuer, Eis und Dynamit and Fire, Ice & Dynamite), 1990.

Gerald Bradley–Smith and Sir John Bavistock, Bullseye!, RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1991.

Adam, Bed and Breakfast, Hemdale Releasing, 1992.

Himself, Three Decades of James Bond 007, 1995.

Himself as James Bond, James Bond 007: Yesterday and Today, 1995.

Lord Edgar Dobbs, The Quest, Universal, 1996.

(In archive footage) " ... And It's Goodnight From Him ... ," 1996.

The Chief, Spice World, Sony Pictures, 1997.

Voice on car radio, The Saint, Paramount, 1997.

Himself, Changing the World Forever: The Kiwanis Fight Against IDD, 1998.

Himself, Inside "Live and Let Die," 1999.

Himself, Inside "For Your Eyes Only," 2000.

Himself, Silhouettes: The James Bond Titles, 2000.

Himself as James Bond, The Music of James Bond, 2000.

Himself, Ken Adam: Designing Bond, 2000.

Himself, Inside "The Spy Who Loved Me," 2000.

Himself, Inside "The Man with the Golden Gun," Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer Home Entertainment, 2000.

Himself, Inside Q's Laboratory, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer Home Entertainment, 2000.

Himself, Inside "Octopussy," 2000.

Himself, Inside "Moonraker," 2000.

Himself, Inside "A View to a Kill," 2000.

Himself, Harry Saltzman: Showman, 2000.

Himself, Double–O Stunts, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer Home Entertainment, 2000.

Himself, The Best of So Graham Norton, 2000.

James Bond, Inside "Dr. No," 2000.

Various, "Legends," 2000.

Roger Moore, Na svoji vesni, 2002.

Lloyd Faversham, Boat Trip, Motion Picture Corporation of America, 2002.

Himself, The Last of the Gentleman Producers, 2004.

Film Work:

(Uncredited) Coproducer, The Fiction Makers, 1968.

(Uncredited) Coproducer, Vendetta for the Saint, 1969.

(Uncredited) Coproducer, Crossplot, 1969.

(Uncredited) Producer, The Saint and the Brave Goose (also known as Collision Course), 1979.

(Uncredited) Producer, Bed & Breakfast, 1992.

Television Appearances; Series:

Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe, syndicated, 1957–1958.

Silky Harris, The Alaskans, ABC, 1959–1960.

Cousin Beauregard Maverick, Maverick, ABC, 1960–1961.

Simon Templar, The Saint, CBS, 1963–1966, NBC, 1967–1969.

Lord Brett Sinclair, The Persuaders!, ABC, 1971–1972.

On Top All over the World, 1984–1985.

Desmond Heath, The Dream Team, syndicated, 1999.

Narrator, Children without Childhood, 1999.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Simon Templar, The Fiction Makers, 1967.

Simon Templar, Vendetta for the Saint, 1970.

Old Tramp, Bacharach 74, 1974.

William Scott Sherlock Holmes (title role), Sherlock Holmes in New York, NBC, 1976.

Thomas Grace/Inspector Fulbright, The Man Who Wouldn't Die (also known as The Gift), ABC, 1995.

Desmond Heath, D.R.E.A.M. Team, 1999.

Robert Ogilvie, The Enemy, HBO, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Royal Variety Performance, ABC, 1973.

Presenter, The 45th Annual Academy Awards, 1973.

The Burt Bacharach Special, NBC, 1974.

Guest, Ann–Margret's Hollywood Movie Girls, ABC, 1980.

(Uncredited) Himself, Of Muppets and Men: The Making of "The Muppet Show," 1981.

Cohost, The American Movie Awards, 1982.

Himself, The 54th Annual Academy Awards, 1982.

Night of 100 Stars, 1982.

Presenter, The 56th Annual Academy Awards, 1984.

Himself, James Bond OO7: Coming Attractions, 1984.

Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood! (also known as Happy Birthday, Hollywood!), ABC, 1987.

Host, Happy Anniversary, 007: 25 Years of James Bond, ABC, 1987.

Himself, The Trouble with Michael Caine, 1987.

Rich and Famous 1988 World's Best, syndicated, 1988.

Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come (also known as Frank Sinatra: 75th Birthday Celebration and Frank Sinatra: The Best Is Yet to Come), CBS, 1990.

"Michael Caine: Breaking the Mold," Crazy about the Movies, Cinemax, 1991.

Welcome Home, America!—A USO Salute to America's Sons and Daughters, 1991.

Host, Danny Kaye's International Children's Awards for UNICEF, Disney Channel, 1992.

Himself, 30 Years of James Bond, 1992.

Host and narrator, Audrey Hepburn Remembered, PBS, 1993.

Sir Edward Ramsey, The King and I: Recording a Hollywood Dream, 1993.

Narrator, Growing Up, 1993.

Voice of narrator, The Vision: The Making of the "Three Tenors in Concert," 1994.

Host, It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein, Arts and Entertainment, 1994.

Narrator, Orphans of a Wine Dark Sea, 1995.

Himself, The World of 007, 1995.

Himself as James Bond, In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross, 1995.

Narrator, Roger Moore: A Matter of Class, Arts and Entertainment, 1995.

Himself, The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files, 1997.

Narrator, Spytek, The Discovery Channel, 1998.

Host, The Secret KGB UFO Files, TNT, 1998.

Himself as James Bond, Nobody Does It Better: The Music of James Bond, 1998.

Himself, A Royal Birthday Celebration, 1998.

Host, The Secret KGB UFO Abduction Files, 1998.

Host, The Secret KGB JFK Assassination Files, 1998.

Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Stefanie Powers, Lifetime, 1999.

Himself, Python Night, BBC, 1999.

Himself/James Bond, John Barry: License to Thrill, 2000.

James Bond, Cubby Broccoli: The Man behind Bond, 2000.

Himself, The James Bond Story (also known as 007: The James Bond Story; documentary), AMC, 2000.

Himself, Victoria's Secrets, 2000.

Himself, Never Can Say Goodbye: The Sheena Easton Story, 2000.

Himself, The BBC and BAFTA Tribute to Michael Caine, 2000.

Spy, Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings, BBC, 2000.

The World of Magic Awards 2000, PAX, 2000.

Host, Miracle of the First Christmas (documentary), PAX, 2000.

(In archive footage) Himself as The Saint, The 100 Greatest TV Characters, Channel 4, 2001.

Host, The 2nd Annual World Sports Awards, 2001.

Himself, The Orange British Academy Film Awards, 2001.

Himself, In 80 Jahren um die Welt, 2001.

Host, The Secret KGB Sex Files, 2001.

Host, The Secret KGB Paranormal Files, 2001.

Astley's Way, 2001.

Host, In the Footsteps of the Holy Family, 2001.

Himself, Premiere Bond: Die Another Day (documentary), ITV, 2002.

Host, Best Ever Bond (documentary), ITV, 2002.

Himself, James Bond: A BAFTA Tribute, BBC, 2002.

Himself/James Bond, Paul McCartney Back in the U.S., ABC, 2002.

Himself, Prinsesse Alexandra og verdens born (also known as Prinsesse Alexandra og Unicef), 2003.

Himself, AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Heroes & Villains (also known as AFI's 100 Years, 100 Heroes & Villains: America's Greatest Screen Characters), CBS, 2003.

(Uncredited) Himself, Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker (also known as New Year's Concert 2004: Wiener Philharmoniker), 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Julius Caesar," Hallmark Hall of Fame, 1953.

"Black Chiffon," Hallmark Hall of Fame, 1953.

French diplomat, "World by the Tail," Robert Montgomery Presents, 1953.

"The Wind Cannot Read," Robert Montgomery Presents, 1953.

Josiah Wedgewood, "The Clay of Kings," Hallmark Hall of Fame, 1953.

Patrick Simmons, "A Murder Is Announced," Goodyear Television Playhouse, NBC, 1956.

Billy Mitchell, "This Happy Breed," Ford Star Jubilee, 1956.

"The Remarkable Mr. Jerome," Matinee Theatre, NBC, 1957.

"The Taggart Light," Lux Video Theatre, NBC, 1957.

"The Avenging of Annie Lette," Matinee Theatre, NBC, 1957.

John Vandergeelt III, "The Rivals," Maverick, ABC, 1959.

Inspector Vincent, "The Avon Emeralds," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1959.

Jimmy Simms, "The Angry Young Man," The Third Man, 1959.

14 Karat John, "Right Off the Boat: Parts 1 & 2," The Roaring Twenties, ABC, 1961.

Himself, "Tiger by the Tail," 77 Sunset Strip, 1961.

Roger Taney, "What Can Go Wrong," The Trials of O'Brien, CBS, 1965.

Host, The London Palladium, NBC, 1966.

Himself, London aktuell, 1969.

Himself, "Episode #53," Rowan & Martin's Laugh–In, 1969.

Himself, "Episode #56," Rowan & Martin's Laugh–In, 1970.

Cohost, The Mike Douglas Show, 1977.

Himself, V.I.P.—Schaukel, 1972, 1973, 1978.

Himself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1990, 1991.

Himself, "Roger Moore," The Muppet Show, syndicated, 1981.

Himself, The Dame Edna Experience, 1987.

Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, 1992.

Himself, Gottschalk Late Night, 1994.

Himself, "Roger Moore," Superstars of Action, 1995.

Himself, Die Harald Schmidt Show, 1996.

Himself, "Cary Grant," Hollywood Greats, 1999.

Himself, So Graham Norton, Channel 4, 1999.

Himself, "Roger Moore," The Best of British, BBC, 1999.

Himself, Brigitte & Friends, 2000.

"God, Almighty God," So Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2000.

Himself, "Audrey Hepburn," Hollywood Greats, 2001.

(Uncredited) Himself, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, CBC, 2001.

Edward Poole, SD–9, "The Prophecy," Alias, ABC, 2002.

Himself, "Stuntshow in Paris, Disneyland," Seitenblicke, 2002.

Himself, V Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2002.

Himself, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, BBC, 2002.

Himself, Tatort–Schatten, 2002.

Himself, "Michael Caine," Hollywood Greats, 2003.

Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2003.

Himself, Breakfast with Frost, 2003.

Himself, Hardtalk, 2003.

Himself, The Terry and Gaby Show, Channel 5, 2003.

Himself, "Richard Harris," Hollywood Greats, 2004.

Also appeared as himself/guest, Parabens; himself, My Riviera.

Television Work; Series:

Costume Designer, Lord Sinclair's clothing, The Persuaders!, ABC, 1971.

(Uncredited) Producer, Return of the Saint (also known as The Son of the Saint), 1978.

Also worked as (uncredited) coproducer, The Saint; (uncredited) coproducer, The Persuaders!, ABC.

Television Work; Movies:

Executive producer, The Man Who Wouldn't Die (also known as The Gift), ABC, 1995.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Sophia," The Saint, 1964.

"The Miracle Tea Party," The Saint, 1964.

"The Contract," The Saint, 1965.

"The Man Who Could Not Die," The Saint, 1965.

"The Old Treasure Story," The Saint, 1965.

"Escape Route," The Saint, 1966.

"Invitation to Danger," The Saint, 1968.

"Where the Money Is," The Saint, 1968.

"The House on Dragon's Rock," The Saint, 1968.

"The Long Goodbye," The Persuaders!, ABC, 1971.

"The Time and the Place," The Persuaders!, ABC, 1971.

Stage Appearances:

Leo Carr, A Pin to See the Peepshow, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1953.

Night of 100 Stars, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1982.

Mystery guest star, The Play I Wrote, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 2003.

Also appeared in Mr. Roberts; I Capture the Castle; Little Hut.



"Where Does Love Go/Tomorrow After Tomorrow," 1965.

Music Videos:

Appeared in "Too Much" by the Spice Girls, 1997; in "The Saint Theme," 1997; "A View to a Kill" by Duran Duran; "Livin' It Up" by Johan Renck.

Taped Readings:

Aladdin, 1966.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1966.

The Naked Face, 1987.

If Tomorrow Comes, 1987.


Television Episodes:

Wrote (uncredited) episodes of The Saint.

Television Music; Episodic:

Composed for The Alaskans.


Roger Moore as James Bond: Roger Moore's Own Account of Filming "Live and Let Die," Pan Books, 1973, also published as Roger Moore's James Bond Diary, Fawcett, 1973.



Donovan, Paul, Roger Moore, W. H. Allen, 1983.

Owen, Gareth, and Oliver Bayan, Roger Moore: His Films and Career, Robert Hale, 2002.

Williams, John, The Films of Roger Moore, 1974.


Geographical, February, 2001, p. 37.

Variety, February 14, 2000, p. 59.

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