Name: Sir Roger George Moore
Date of Birth: October 14, 1927
Date of Death: May 23, 2017
Early Life: Roger Moore was born in Stockwell, South London. He was the only child of policeman George Alfred Moore and housewife Lily Pope.
His upbringing was humble, and he was evacuated to Devon during the Second World War.
Education: He attended Battersea Grammar School, but was later enrolled in Dr Challoner’s Grammar School in Amersham, Buckinghamshire.
He also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
Career: Moore’s acting career began in the 1940s, but his real breakthrough came when he starred as Simon Templar in the British television series The Saint in the 1960s.
The success of this role made him a household name.
However, Roger Moore is perhaps best known for his role as British secret agent James Bond in the iconic film series.
He played the character in seven films between 1973 and 1985, starting with “Live and Let Die” and ending with “A View to a Kill”. His portrayal was well-received, and he was known for bringing a lighter, more humorous touch to the character compared to his predecessors.
Aside from Bond, Moore also appeared in several other successful films, including “The Wild Geese” (1978), “The Sea Wolves” (1980), and “The Cannonball Run” (1981).
Charitable Work: In his later years, Moore was recognized for his charitable work.
He was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991, a role he took on with enthusiasm, following in the footsteps of his friend Audrey Hepburn.
He was heavily involved in humanitarian work until his death.
Honours and Awards: Moore’s contribution to cinema and charity was recognized with a number of awards and honours.
He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007, and he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for his charitable services.
Personal Life: Moore was married four times: to Doorn Van Steyn, Dorothy Squires, Luisa Mattioli, and finally to Kristina Tholstrup, with whom he remained until his death.
He had three children with Mattioli.
Roger Moore died from cancer in 2017 in Switzerland.
He left behind an enduring legacy as one of the most beloved actors of his time, both for his roles in cinema and his humanitarian work.