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Roger Moore, Former James Bond Actor, Passes Away at 89

Roger Moore, Former James Bond Actor, Passes Away at 89
Roger Moore, who is best known for playing James Bond in seven movies throughout the 70s and 80s, has passed away at the age of 89. The actor succumbed to cancer. The veteran star died in Switzerland. It has been announced that he will have a private funeral in Monaco in accordance with his wishes.

To some, Roger Moore is the only James Bond that matters. To others, he is the quintessential Bond, personifying the sexiness and cool European swagger that made his take on the character slightly different than those that came before him and those that followed. He was the first to present Bond with a grand sense of humor, that hasn't been matched in any of other movies in this long running series. But no matter what your stance on the matter is, Moore is one of the best Bonds to ever sip a Martini and chase both
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Film News: Roger Moore, Who Portrayed James Bond, Dies at 89

Switzerland – Of all the breathless hype that comes with each new James Bond movie, the man who played Bond the longest (and in the most films) is often forgotten. Sir Roger Moore – he was knighted for his charity work – portrayed Bond from 1972 to 1985, and died in Switzerland on May 22, 2017. He was 89.

The roguish Moore portrayed Britain’s most famous spy with a air of sophistication and humor, eschewing the harder edge that the first Bond, Sean Connery, had established. From the first film, “Live and Let Die” (1972) to 13 years later with “A View to a Kill,” Moore defined Bond for a generation of 1970s and ‘80s filmgoers. He had been an established British TV actor before taking on his most famous role, and even made inroads in America on the popular series “Maverick” in 1960.

Roger Moore Strikes a Familiar Pose as James Bond

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Roger Moore was
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Roger Moore, Seven-Time James Bond, Dead at 89

Roger Moore, Seven-Time James Bond, Dead at 89
Sir Roger Moore, who became an international star as the third actor to officially play James Bond, has died at age 89.

Moore's family confirmed the news on Twitter. "It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer," the statement read. "The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone."

Sir Paul McCartney said that he felt "lucky
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Newswire: R.I.P. Sir Roger Moore, longest tenured James Bond

Sir Roger Moore, the British actor best known for his seven-movie run as James Bond in films like Live And Let Die and The Spy Who Loved Me, has died. His family confirmed the news with a statement released on Twitter saying Moore had died after a brief battle with cancer. He was 89.

With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg

Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) May 23, 2017

Born in London in 1927, after studying at the Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art Moore moved to the U.S. in 1953 to pursue a film career. However, despite signing a seven-year contract with MGM in 1954, Moore’s career didn’t really take off until he took the starring role in the TV series Ivanhoe in 1958. In the early ...
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R.I.P. Roger Moore (1927 – 2017)

Legendary British actor Roger Moore – best known for his role as the super spy James Bond – has passed away aged 89 after a battle with cancer, his family have announced on Twitter.

With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg

Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) May 23, 2017

Born in London in 1927, Moore began his career as a model in the 1950s, before signing a seven-year contract with MGM in 1954. After early appearances in the likes of Interrupted Melody, The King’s Thief and The Miracle, Moore would go on to make his name in television with roles in Ivanhoe, The Alaskans, Maverick and The Saint, the latter of which brought him worldwide fame as Simon Templar.

Originally a contender to replace Sean Connery as James Bond following 1967’s You Only Live Twice
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Roger Moore, Legendary James Bond Actor, Dead at 89

Roger Moore, Legendary James Bond Actor, Dead at 89
Roger Moore, whose 12-year run as James Bond in the ’70s/’80s turned him into a Hollywood icon, has died. He was 89.

Moore’s family confirmed on social media early Tuesday that the veteran actor died after a “short but brave battle with cancer.”

With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. pic.twitter.com/6dhiA6dnVg

Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) May 23, 2017

Moore — who remains the longest-serving Bond actor — succeeded Sean Connery as 007 No. 3 in the early ’70s. All told, he appeared in seven
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Roger Moore Dead: James Bond Actor, 89, Battled Cancer

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Roger Moore Dead: James Bond Actor, 89, Battled Cancer
Roger Moore, the beloved actor best known for playing James Bond in the ’70s and ’80s, died in Switzerland on Tuesday. He was 89.

The star’s children broke the news in a statement uploaded to Twitter, noting that Moore passed away after a “short but brave battle with cancer.”

“We are all devastated,” Moore’s family tweeted alongside the statement.

“The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified with words alone,” his three children — Deborah, Geoffrey and Christian — wrote in the statement.

With the heaviest of hearts, we must share
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'Onedin Line' actor Peter Gilmore dies, aged 81

Peter Gilmore has died, aged 81.

The British actor was best known for his starring role in the BBC series The Onedin Line, which ran for 10 years from 1971.

[Peter Gilmore with Marianne Faithfull in 1975]

He passed away after a long illness at a London hospice.

Gilmore was born in Germany in 1931, before moving to the UK at the age of 6.

He was described as "a gentle man and a gentleman" by his Onedin Line co-star Jessica Benton.

She said: "The Onedin Line was a very happy, long-running series to be involved in and that was all credit to Peter because he made it so. We all became very close friends over the years and had a lot of fun. We sorely miss him."

Gilmore's agent Primie Carey said: "On behalf of his wife Anne and Peter's family I would like to thank those who have sent their kind thoughts and condolences."

[Peter Gilmore with Anne Stallybrass in 1996]

Having starred in the TV series
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R.I.P. Peter Gilmore

Peter Gilmore, an actor who appeared in a number of the UK’s top TV dramas in the 1970s and 80s as well as the Carry On series of film comedies, has died at the Trinity Hospice in London after a long illness. He was 81 and died February 3. He is perhaps best known as James Onedin in the BBC series The Onedin Line that aired from 1971 to 1980. Set in Liverpool from 1860 to 1886, it followed the rise of a shipping line named after its owner and his family. Gilmore starred in 91 episodes and Anne Stallybrass, whom he later married, played his wife in the series. He also appeared in Doctor Who, The Persuaders!, Ruth Rendell Mysteries and Heartbeat. Born in Leipzig in 1931, Gilmore came to the UK at the age of six and was raised in Yorkshire. He left school at 14 to follow his dream of becoming an actor. In 1958 he
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Roger Moore praises 'sensational' Daniel Craig in 'extraordinary' Skyfall, says it guarantees another 100 years of Bond

Just a month ago he celebrated his 85th birthday but Sir Roger Moore, star of seven James Bond movies between 1973 and 1985, shows no signs of slowing down.

He's been touring the country to promote his new book, Bond On Bond, which pays homage to 50 years of 007 as Skyfall becomes the most successful instalment in the longest-running film franchise in history.

Sir Roger has nothing but praise for the new movie, and considers Daniel Craig the best of the Bonds.

"Daniel Craig brings to Bond the killer instinct. He's quite sensational in the movie," says Sir Roger, in an interview to promote his new book.

"I saw a screening of it a couple of weeks ago. It not only guarantees another 50 years of Bond but probably 100. It's quite extraordinary."

He admits the movies have become much more gritty since he played Bond with a lot more tongue-in-cheek humour than his macho predecessor Sean Connery.
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Charles Stapley obituary

Actor known for his role as Ted Hope in Crossroads

An actor with a military bearing, Charles Stapley, who has died aged 85, was best known to television viewers as Ted Hope in the soap opera Crossroads. Ted was the retiring navy captain who arrived in the fictional village of Kings Oak in 1970, then wooed and married his namesake, Tish Hope (Joy Andrews). Together, they ran the antiques shop The Hope Chest, but Ted's philandering ways led him to have numerous affairs. Stapley remained in the serial, on and off, until he was written out in 1979, after Ted had a fling with an American psychiatrist's daughter.

Born in Ilford, Essex, Stapley attended Ilford county high school until his family moved to Portslade, East Sussex, and he was educated at Brighton and Hove grammar school. His father worked for the Blue Circle cement company, in London. During the second world war, they were evacuated to Waunfawr,
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Hubert Rees and Max Faulkner

Two alumni of the classic series of Doctor Who have recently died.

Hubert Rees had three roles in the series working with two different Doctors.

He first appeared in the 1968 story Fury from the Deep, working alongside Patrick Troughton. He played the Chief Engineer, the head of engineering at a Euro Sea Gas refinery who assisted the Doctor in his efforts to defeat the Weed Creature. Rees returned to the series the following year in Troughton's swan song, The War Games, in which he played Captain Ransom, an officer in the British Army. His final appearance was in the 1976 Tom Baker story The Seeds of Doom, playing John Stevenson, a botanist at a scientific expedition in Antarctic.

Outside of Doctor Who he had roles in many well-known dramas, including Paul Temple, The Sweeney, The Duchess of Duke Street, By the Sword Divided and Howards' Way.

Max Faulkner, born in 1931, was
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Adrian Smith Covers Sir Roger Moore's Appearance At The BFI Southbank Theatre In London

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Sitting in the plush Screen 1 at the new BFI Southbank (formerly the National Film Theatre) in London on Monday evening, I was in retro heaven. Not only were we going to hear from Sir Roger Moore discussing his often overlooked TV career, but we were being treated with an episode each of The Saint and The Persuaders. Whilst waiting for the lights to go down they played such TV themes as The Prisoner, The Avengers and The Champions, and I couldn’t have wiped the child-like grin off my face if my life depended on it.

First up was “The Miracle Tea Party”, an episode of The Saint directed by Moore himself, featuring such cold-war staples as Soviet spies, nuclear submarine bases and ingenious assassinations. Oh, and Nanette Newman. It featured many locations including Waterloo station,
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