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

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

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
65% 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
No Score Yet 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

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Cousin Beauregard Maverick
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Saint
1962-1969
Director Simon Templar
  • 2006
89% 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
What happened to Kalba?
James Bond
He was cut off - permanently.
James Bond
Your time is running out, Stromberg!
Karl Stromberg
Yours too, Mr. Bond. Yours too. And faster than you think.
James Bond
He just dropped in for a quick bite.
James Bond
Did you see who shot Fairbanks?
Saida
No, I was in his arms. My eyes were closed.
James Bond
Well, at least he died happy.
Saida
Ah! I've lost my charm!
James Bond
Not from where I'm standing.
James Bond
Where is Fekkesh?
Arab Beauty
You are very suspicious Mr. Bond.
James Bond
Oh, I find I live much longer that way.
Kananga/Mr. Big
What shall we drink to, Mr. Bond?
James Bond
Well, how about an earthquake?
James Bond
Butter hook!
"M"
007 You Had no business bidding on that egg! and what would you have done if you got it?
James Bond
l would have claimed it was a fake, sir, and not paid.
"M"
Not Paid?
James Bond
Here's the original. l switched it with the fake during the auction.
"M"
Good God! And what happens when the buyer discovers that?
James Bond
Well, he complains. lf he's legitimate.
"M"
well
James Bond
l don't think he will complain.
Chief
The headless chicken can only know where he's been. He can't see where he's going.
Chief
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
How did you know to do that?
Maj. Anya Amasova
I stole the blueprint to this car 2 years ago.
Maj. Anya Amasova
I stole the blueprint to this car two years ago.
James Bond
And have you?
Lisl
Have I ever, [and kisses him.]
Lisl
Have I ever.
Bibi
Don't you like me?
James Bond
I don't think your uncle Harry would approve.
Bibi
That's a laugh. He thinks I'm still a virgin.
James Bond
Well, put your clothes on. I'll buy you an ice cream.
James Bond
If we can work out the coordinates of each submarine, then maybe we can reprogram them.
Capt. Benson
To do what?
James Bond
To destroy each other.
James Bond
It will go off.
James Bond
All I need out of here is the detonator. It mustn't touch any part of the detonator circuit.
Lt. Shawn Flynn
That's the best news I've had since I threw my lunch up.
Tee
<As he leaves Bond in the middle of a lake with crocodiles> There are two ways to kill a crocodile.
James Bond
I don't suppose you care to share them with me?
Tee
All you have to do is take a pin and poke him in the eyes.
James Bond
And the other?
Tee
Easy! You just pull his teeth out!
Kamal
You have a nasty habit of surviving.
James Bond
You know what they say about the fittest.
James Bond
Vijay, we have company!
Vijay
No problem. This is a company car.
Kamal
Spend the money quickly, Mr. Bond
James Bond
I intend to, Kamal Khan.
Melina
I didn't think it would end like this
James Bond
We're not dead yet.
James Bond
The Chinese have a saying; Before setting out for revenge, you first dig two graves.
Tibbett
(watching from a distance as we see Stacey for the first time in the film) Another wealthy owner?
Tibbett
Another wealthy owner?
James Bond
Who knows? But she certainly bear closer inspection.
Tibbett
We're on a mission!
James Bond
Sir Godfrey, on a mission I am expected to sacrifice myself.
Log Cabin Girl
James I need you
Log Cabin Girl
James I need you.
James Bond
So does England
James Bond
So does England.
Holly Goodhead
Hang on, James!
James Bond
(hanging from cable car) The thought had occured to me.
James Bond
[hanging from cable car] The thought had occured to me.
Corinne Dufour
My mother gave me a list of things not to do on the first date.
James Bond
Maybe you won't need it. That's not what I came for.
James Bond
Ah. Maybe I misjudged Stromberg. Any man who drinks Dom Pérignon '52 can't be all bad.
Maj. Anya Amasova
(On the boat to Cairo, nighttime) It's getting cold.
Maj. Anya Amasova
[on the boat to Cairo, nighttime] It's getting cold.
James Bond
Is there anything I can do to warm you up?
Maj. Anya Amasova
You don't have to worry about me, Mr. Bond. I went on a survival course in Siberia.
James Bond
Yes, I believe a great number of your countrymen do. What did they teach you?
Maj. Anya Amasova
That it is very important to have a positive mental attitude.
James Bond
Nothing more practical than that?
Maj. Anya Amasova
Food is also very important.
James Bond
Mhm. What else?
Maj. Anya Amasova
When necessary, shared bodily warmth.
James Bond
That's the part I like.
Sheik Hosein
Are you sure I can't persuade you to stay the night?
James Bond
(an attractive woman enters the room) When one is in Egypt, one should delve deeply into its treasures.
James Bond
[an attractive woman enters the room] When one is in Egypt, one should delve deeply into its treasures.
Log Cabin Girl
Oh, James! I cannot find the words.
James Bond
Let me try and enlarge your vocabulary.
Sheriff J.W. Pepper
Now I know you!
James Bond
Oh no.
Sheriff J.W. Pepper
You're that secret agent. That english secret agent from England!
James Bond
A midnight snack might be just the thing.
Mary Goodnight
I'll keep the whine properly chilled.
James Bond
And everything else warm, I trust.
James Bond
Lovers lesson number two; togetherness 'till death do us part, or thereabouts.
Solitaire
Is there time before we leave for lesson number three?
Solitaire
Absolutely. There's no sense in going off half-cocked.
Rosie
You don't understand, see. They'll kill me if I do.
James Bond
And I'll kill you if you don't.
Rosie
But you couldn't. You wouldn't. Not after what we've just done!
James Bond
I certainly wouldn't have killed you before.
Lt. Shawn Flynn
"I told you, I don't push drugs, ever. It's my religion."
Lt. Shawn Flynn
I told you, I don't push drugs, ever. It's my religion.
Log Cabin Girl
But James, I need you!
James Bond
So does England!
Solitaire
What happened to Kananqa?
James Bond
I think he had a rather inflated opinion of himself.
James Bond
You'll need this to play with your asp.
Max Zorin
"You lost, 007."
Max Zorin
You lost, 007.
James Bond
"Killing Tibbett was a mistake."
James Bond
Killing Tibbett was a mistake.
Max Zorin
"I'm about to make the same mistake twice."
Max Zorin
I'm about to make the same mistake twice.
Max Zorin
"You slept well?"
Max Zorin
You slept well?
James Bond
"A little restless, but I got off eventually."
James Bond
A little restless, but I got off eventually.