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Sir Roger Moore has passed away

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Another sad loss as Sir Roger Moore has died at the age of 89 after a short battle with cancer.

The veteran star, who died in Switzerland, will have a private funeral in Monaco in accordance with his wishes, his children said.

He was my first James Bond when I saw him in Live and Let Die. He became the longest-serving actor in the role, his seven Bond films becoming the most commercially successful of the franchise. Along with his famous Bond role, Moore was also known for 1960s TV series The Persuaders and The Saint.

His Bond was a lighter, funnier version and does show that not everything has to be dark and gritty. He could also do amazing things with his eyebrows!

During Moore’s Bond period he starred in 13 other movies, beginning with a thriller featuring Susannah York, entitled Gold (1974). He portrayed an adventurer in Africa opposite Lee Marvin in Shout at the Devil (1976), a commando with Richard Burton and Richard Harris in the unorthodox action film The Wild Geese (1978), a counter-terrorism expert opposite Anthony Perkins in the thriller North Sea Hijack (1979), and a millionaire so obsessed with Roger Moore that he had had plastic surgery to look like his hero in Cannonball Run (1981). He even made a cameo as Chief Inspector Clouseau, posing as a famous movie star, in Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)

Appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991, Moore was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for “services to charity”. In 2008, the French government appointed Moore a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and the same year he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

What are your favourite memories of Roger Moore?

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