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Roger Moore: Gambling got me Bond part

Postby Blowfeld » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:01 pm

Cover)- EN Movies - Sir Roger Moore says his penchant for gambling secured him the role of James Bond.

The British actor has appeared in seven of the popular secret agent films and is the longest-serving Bond star, having spent 12 years portraying the suave spy.

Before securing the coveted part, Roger appeared in a number of successful TV shows, including the long-lasting series The Saint.

Roger says his love for gambling at the time struck a chord with Bond producers.

“When I was in The Saint I thought I was Bond and gambled. The producers thought I’d be a good replacement,” he smiled in an interview with BBC Breakfast.

Roger is currently starring in A Princess for Christmas, which premiered on the Hallmark Channel earlier this month. The 84-yearold star says the festive movie was a welcome change from his high octane action films.

“There’s no bombs, no explosions and no-one gets a disease,” he said, referring to the dramatic Bond storylines. “This is a happy story.”

In the early 1950s, Roger worked as a male model, appearing in print advertisements for knitwear which earned him the amusing nickname ‘The Big Knit’. The star laughs when he thinks of his early reputation, given to him by a fellow British actor.

“Only Sir Michael Caine!” he laughed.

Roger has enjoyed an illustrious film and television career. He is shocked when he thinks about how long it has spanned.

“It’s further than I can count,” he quipped.
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Re: Roger Moore: Gambling got me Bond part

Postby shaken not stirred » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:26 pm

Nowdays to be bond you need to be the object of some piggys affection or lust and not someone that looks right for the role...acting ability...looking the part...pssh we don't do that in brocolli country :twisted: ..nope we grow turnips..we also put them in suits as well and put them in drag..maybe someday that turnip will win an oscar and later run for parliment. :P .

Moore got picked for all the right reasons, wish there was a time machine to turn things back and get the real brocolli back, not some woman almost bordering on stalker with her obsessiveness over her employee.
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Re: Roger Moore: Gambling got me Bond part

Postby Teelerb » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:29 pm

Patsy is wrong...
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Re: Roger Moore: Gambling got me Bond part

Postby Kristatos » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:29 am

Blowfeld wrote:The British actor has appeared in seven of the popular secret agent films and is the longest-serving Bond star, having spent 12 years portraying the formerly suave spy.

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