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Remembering Sir Roger Moore, the third and second longest James Bond star on his 5th death anniversary

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Sir Roger Moore, who was the third actor to embody the most charming and witty spy character in the world, James Bond, had breathed his last, five years ago, on May 23, 2017 at the age of 89. He had suffered from cancer and passed away in Switzerland.

So let’s remember his contributions and achievements on his 5th death anniversary.

After replacing actor Sean Connery in the James Bond film series, Moore had portrayed the character for a dozen years from 1973 to 1985. He made his debut as 007 in the film ‘Live And Let Die’ and last appeared in ‘A View To A Kill’. Moore has become the second longest leading star to portray the James Bond character, after Daniel Craig.

Born in Stockwell, London, in 1927, Roger Moore begun his career in an animation studio. Later, when his father, Gorge Alfred Moore, who was a policeman, investigated a robbery case of director, Brian Desmond Hurst, Roger was introduced and got hired for a side role in the film ‘Caesar And Cleopatra’ in 1945. Roger made a huge fan following for the film and therefore, director, Hurst admitted Moore at the Royal Academy Of Dramatic Arts.

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After that, he made a pause in his acting career to serve in the military and was stationed in Germany for almost three years. Later he returned to London and pursued his career as an actor. Moore again rose to fame with TV series ‘The Saint’ (1962-1968).

Moore had given seven James Bond films, which include ‘Live And Let Die’ (1973), ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’ (1974), ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ (1977), ‘Moonarker’ (1979), ‘For Your Eyes Only’ (1981), ‘Octopussy’ (1983) and ‘A View To A Kill’ (1985).

Moore had also given several other notable works like ‘The Last Time I Saw Paris’ (1954), ‘The King’s Thief’ (1955), ‘The Miracle’ (1959), ‘The Fiction Makers’ (1968), ‘Vendetta For The Saints’ (1969), ‘Sherlock Holmes In New York’ (1977), ‘Escape To Athena’ (1979), ‘The Sea Wolves’ (1980), ‘Bullseye’ (1990) and many more.

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Sir Roger Moore had achieved many prestigious accolades for his contributions such as a Commander of Order Of The British Empire in 1999, later, Knight Commander for the same in 2003 for his charitable services in UNICEF. In 2007, he won an award at the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. In 2008, he was awarded Commander of Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government. He had also won Golden Globe Henrietta Awards and Saturn Awards.

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