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Couch Film Festival :: Roger Moore

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Sir Roger George Moore, KBE was an English actor. He is best known for playing secret agent James Bond in seven feature films between 1973 and 1985. He also played Simon Templar in the television series The Saint between 1962 and 1969.

Moore took over the role of Bond from Sean Connery in 1972, and made his first appearance as 007 in Live and Let Die (1973). He went on to portray the spy in six more films. 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.

n the early 1950s, Moore worked as a model,[9] appearing in print advertisements for knitwear, which earned him the nickname “The Big Knit”.

He died in Crans-Montana from a brief battle with cancer on 23 May 2017.

The Cannonball Run (1981)

The Cannonball Run is a 1981 American-Hong Kong comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Jackie Chan, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise, Farrah Fawcett, and an all-star supporting cast.

Bonus :: Roger Moore plays “heir to the Goldfarb Girdles fortune”, Seymour Goldfarb, Jr., who perpetually identifies himself as actor Roger Moore and signs into the race under that name. His character behaves similarly to James Bond and only once (by his mother) is called by his real name. He drives a silver Aston Martin DB5.

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A View to a Kill (1985)

After recovering a microchip from the body of a deceased colleague in Russia, British secret agent James Bond (Roger Moore) discovers that the technology has the potential for sinister applications. Investigating further,

Bond is led to Max Zorin (Christopher Walken), the head of Zorin Industries. Soon Agent 007 faces off against the villainous Zorin and his tough Amazonian bodyguard, May Day (Grace Jones), who are scheming to cause massive destruction that will eliminate the competition.

Bonus :: Grace Jones

The Sea Wolves (1980)

The Sea Wolves is a 1980 war film starring Gregory Peck, Roger Moore and David Niven. The film is based on the book Boarding Party by James Leasor, which itself is based on a real incident which took place in World War II. The incident involved Operation Creek, the Calcutta Light Horse’s covert attack on 9 March 1943 against a German merchant ship, which had been transmitting information to U-boats from Mormugão Harbour in neutral Portugal’s territory of Goa..

Bonus ::

  • The Boarding Party Operation raid on Goa remained a British Government secret for thirty-five years, from 1943 until 1978.
  • Four actual German survivors of the raid on Goa by the Hopper Barge “Phoebe” acted as advisors on this movie.

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