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Posted by alan , June 8, 2014 12:16 pm

You can Ask Sir Roger Moore a question for June now Click Here   Sir Roger Moore Facebook 

007 LEGEND ROGER MOORE RETURNS TO THE UK WITH AUTUMN TOURmy-word-is-my-bond

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Sir Roger Moore, the legendary film is to play a series of exclusive dates at theatres around the UK. Following the huge success of his 2012 and 2013 tours, Sir Roger will return with eleven new dates this autumn, opening at Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre on Sunday 14 September. Roger will be discussing his astonishing life and career, with inside stories and exclusive anecdotes ranging from his internationally-renowned TV series The Saint and The Persuaders, through to Hollywood blockbusters and, of course, the 007 films, in which he starred as James Bond between 1973 and 1985. Gareth Owen – who has interviewed Roger previously at the BFI Southbank, the Barbican Centre and at various UNICEF fundraisers throughout Europe – will host the ‘Evening With’ talks with Roger. He is an author of eleven books and has worked with Roger Moore on his autobiography My Word Is My Bond, Bond On Bond and Roger’s latest book: Last Man Standing: Tales from Tinseltown – due for release this September. In his latest collection of true stories from his stellar career, Roger lifts the lid on the movie business, from Hollywood to Pinewood. Wonderfully entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny, this selection of tales from the world of the movies is vintage Moore at his very best. The show includes an audience Q&A where attendees have the opportunity to put their own question to the Hollywood legend and get the inside track from Roger himself on a career that took him from his beginnings in South London as the son of a local policeman to 007, via the golden age of Hollywood. Presented by Suzanna Rosenthal & Jeremy Meadow.
2014 TOUR DATES:
An Afternoon with Sir Roger Moore Sunday 14 September 5pm CANTERBURY MARLOWE THEATRE Box Office: 01227 787 787
An Evening With Sir Roger Moore Tuesday 16 September 7.30pm CARDIFF ST DAVID’S HALL Box Office: 029 2087 8444
An Evening with Sir Roger Moore Wednesday 17 September 7.30pm OXFORD NEW THEATRE Box Office: 0844 871 3020
An Evening with Sir Roger Moore Thursday 18 September 7.30pm THEATRE ROYAL BRIGHTON Box Office: 0844 871 7650
An Evening with Sir Roger Moore Monday 22 September 7.30pm RICHMOND THEATRE Box Office: 0844 871 7651
An Evening with Sir Roger Moore Wednesday 24 September 7.30pm YORK GRAND OPERA HOUSE Box Office: 0844 871 3024
An Afternoon with Sir Roger Moore Saturday 27 September 2.30pm TORQUAY, PRINCESS THEATRE Box Office: 0844 871 3023
An Evening with Sir Roger Moore Tuesday 30 September 7.30pm TRURO, HALL FOR CORNWALL Box Office: 01872 262 466
An Evening with Sir Roger Moore Thursday 2 October 7.30pm BROMLEY, CHURCHILL THEATRE Box Office: 0844 871 7620
An Evening with Sir Roger Moore Sunday 5 October 7.30pm NEW BRIGHTON, FLORAL PAVILION Box Office: 0151 666 0000
An Evening with Sir Roger Moore Monday 6 October 7.30pm NORTHAMPTON ROYAL & DERNGATE Box Office: 01604 624 811
An Evening with Sir Roger Moore Tuesday 7 October 7.30pm LLANDUDNO, VENUE CYMRU Box Office: 01492 872 000
For further information please see www.aneveningwithsirrogermoore.com
For media enquiries regarding the tour, please contact Target Live: Rebecca Byers (t) 020 3372 0962 (e) rebecca.byers@target-live.co.uk|David Bloom (t) 020 3372 0955 (e) david.bloom@target-live.co.u

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Posted by alan , June 7, 2014 12:04 pm

 

You can Ask Sir Roger Moore a question for June now Click Here   Sir Roger Moore Facebook 

Q1
Hi Sir Roger Loren Gillings What did your parents want you to be when you grew up?the-persuaders

Hello Loren
I’d always wanted to be a doctor, and I think they’d have been very pleased with that. For years and years after becoming an actor, and even after I’d started The Saint, my mother would ask me when I was going to get a proper job.

Q 2
Dominick Gelardi Hi Sir Roger Moore, When I saw that you were going to answer six questions posted here, I wanted to think of the perfect question. I finally have. I may be a little late, but I will post it anyway in the hopes that you will answer it. My question is this: Did you ever perform your own stunts in the Bond films? If so, which ones and how was it. If not, would have liked to and which if any would you have liked to have done?

Ho Dominick
Yes, I did all my own stunts apart from the one of getting into bed with Grace Jones.
I also do all my own lying for a committed coward I’d got away with looking brave thanks only to the wonderful, brave stunt men!

Q3

Sir Roger Who do you think was the best actor in your lifeline and you ever work with them xx

I’d always admired Stewart Granger hugely, and yes I did get to appear in the same film with him – THE WILD GEESE. However I had the great pleasure in working with David Niven several times; he was not only someone I grew up watching on the big screen, but he became a friend too. I’m very lucky.

Q4
Ford McMurtry Hello Sir Roger what role did you most want but not be selected to play? Is there one scene in your career that you feel best represents who you are as a actor?

Hi Ford
I wanted to play the Jackal in Day Of The Jackal, and the producers were keen to have me. However the director Fred Zinnemann declined, as he felt I was too well known.
As for the one scene in my career I really rather like the scene in The Man With The Golden Gun when I confront the gunsmith. It was a terrific sequence, with the best line ever ‘speak now or forever hold your piece’ – I love it!

Q 5
Jonathan Scott Hello Sir Roger what you think about The Persuaders! Aston Martin selling for £533,500 recently? A world record for a DBS sold at auction.

Hello Jonathan
I wish I’d bought it after production. I believe the buyer is a solicitor – just goes to show how getting a proper job enables you to afford nice things like that.

Q 6
Kade Goodwin What are some famous movie roles that you were offered or auditioned for, that you did not end up taking?
Hello Kate
I only wish I could have afforded not to take roles! No I took everything I was offered – I’m greedy like that.
I was once offered Escape To Victory, but I can’t run so the idea of playing a footballer was a bit daft. They saw sense and cast Michael Caine instead.the-persuaders

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Posted by alan , May 9, 2014 5:32 pm

Thank you for an excellent number of interesting questions and we hope you enjoy Sir Rogers replies. If you would like to post a question to the man himself go to his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RogerMoore

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Q 1

Gary Mack Hi Sir Roger, since you became a UNICEF ambassador do you think your “film star” status has helped you and the charity or do you sometimes feel it gets in the way of your objective? I’ve been a fan of your work the ‘saint’ days onto the wonderful Persuaders series and 007 to Gold and North Sea Highjack… Thanks for so many wonderful memories. Best Gary Mack

 

Hi Gary

Whatever “star” status I might have achieved has undeniably helped enormously with my UNICEF work in so much as Presidents and Prime Ministers have wives, husbands and children who all want to meet James Bond. That gets me through the door and I can then bring conversations around from movies to the more pressing matters of the day.

 

Q 2

Callum Stewart

Hi Roger Did you prefer the more serious approach to Bond, as seen in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY and OCTOPUSSY, or the light hearted tone of films like MOONRAKER and A VIEW TO A KILL? How would you have approached a script like LICENSE TO KILL or even SKYFALL?

 

Hi Callum

Oh I could never take Jimmy too seriously and enjoyed the more light-hearted tone, though I enjoyed them ALL equally I must admit.

I don’t think I could have handled anything like SKYFALL as I certainly couldn’t throw myself around like Daniel does! The physicality of the role has changed dramatically with him, and he’d put my Bond to shame in a race.

 

Q 3

Brenton Chomel Hello again Sir Roger. When I wasn’t going out on a Saturday night in my youth, I looked forward to watching “The Persuaders” (back in the days of black and white in Australia), but now I can watch the programs on DVD any time I want (and in colour). My two favorite episodes are “Greensleeves” (sneaky is best) and “A Death in the family.” I notice that Brett Sinclair often used to tease Danny Wilde about his use of strong after shave lotion and made other jokes about his Americanisms. I wondered if this was in the script or if you and Tony Curtis had similar little moments off camera, that somehow found their way onto the set and into the character dialogues?

Hi Brenton

I don’t think Tony was aware we had a script!

No, I jest, but Tony didn’t like to be confined by a scene – he liked to ad lib, add his own ideas into it. So a lot of what you see is Tony embellishing the script and as part of that he’d throw in a tease, and so I’d throw one back. It was all gentle banter, but I was conscious other actors in the scene might be thrown, because they learned the script, so would always try and turn it around to get back to the dialogue they were expecting and indeed the storyline we needed to deliver.

 

Q 4

Jason Allen Hello Sir Roger, I hope you are well. I understand you were friends with the legend Frank Sinatra and can still listen to his music morning noon and night. As a singer of that genre of music, I would love to know, what is your favourite Sinatra song?

HI Jason

‘One For My Baby’ is my favourite.  Frank’s songs really did tell a story – there was always a start, middle and end to the ‘tale’. I love his music.

Q 5

Ulf Johansson Hello Sir Roger  I was wondering about how it is being a star and how you have handled pressure from fans, directors, producers and so on? I guess it can be stressful knowing that you are fronting a giant project that has a lot of money invested in it?

 

Hello Ulf

Oh it’s terribly hard being a star, having people telling me how terrific I am and how lovely I look. I know all that of course.

No, it’s actually a huge privilege having any sort of “stardom” because when you’re a jobbing actor you just dream of being able to pay the rent and buy the groceries. When you have a huge bit of luck and find yourself being able to live a more ‘comfortable’ lifestyle, then it’s something very special. I know everything in my life has been down to luck, and I also know it can be taken away just as quickly as it arrived – so I am very grateful.

Working on films is (usually) great fun and although there are time and budget pressures, with a good director and producer then it’s a joy. It’s when there is bad preparation or a bad producer who doesn’t know his job that it becomes a nightmare. Fortunately I’ve not had too many of them.

 

Q 6

Saleb Artesana Sandra, from Argentina.

Dear Sir Roger:

I was watching “The Saint”, again, now like an adult (enjoying it more than when I was a child). It surprised me, when in a chapter, “Simon Templar” helps a group of homeless children, and in another one, He donates a lot of money (stolen from a pair of bad guys, of course) to UNISEF… ¡¡¡Amazing!!! Well, my question is: In those days, did you already, have that concern? (I mean… about: childhood, poverty, etc.) There was something “doing noise” in your mind, or in your soul, about these problems? Did it ever cross your mind you could make it come true?

Thank you so much for your time, and your kindness.

Wish for you all the good in the world.

 

Hi Saleb

I was involved in a number of children’s charities at the time, and was aware of some of the problems facing children. However, I never really thought deeply and passionately about issues such as child poverty until Audrey Hepburn introduced me to UNICEF and I saw it first-hand. I only wish there were more heroes like Simon Templar in real life who could do things like that for children on a regular basis.

 

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Posted by alan , March 4, 2014 9:14 pm

Q1

Dear Sir Roger! I love Superheros like Batman, Superman, Spiderman and others. Do you always want to play a Superhero (in Tights) or be part of it? In the 80´s i saw Noble House and i found Pierce Brosnan would be a perfect Bruce Wayne/Batman because he looked so much like in the Comics. And i wouldn´t mind when you played Alfred Pennyworth, what your Friend Michael Caine played in Christopher Nolans Trilogy. What Superhero-Dream-Role should you play when your Kids were Kids? Would you took this Superhero-Outfit at Home? Thank you, George from Vienna

Hello George

I don’t have the legs to wear tights.

Growing up, Flash Gordon was my regular superhero at the cinema and we got a different part of the adventure each week.

Great fun.

Q 2 Hello Sir Roger

I’m very glad to know your health is good now.

My question for February is this….

Recently on Youtube I saw a clip of Sir Michael Caine giving some students a tutorial on acting. I found it fascinating. Have you ever done something like that (sharing your knowledge re this with others). And if you haven’t, would it be something you’d be interested in doing in the future? Sorry, there are two questions there. You can answer one or the other if you prefer. I hope you and Lady Kristina have a lovely Valentine’s Day.

Thanks again Noel

Hi Noel

I don’t honestly think anyone would be interested in acting tips from me. It might give them a laugh though I suppose. I could tell them all the things NOT to do in order to be successful!

Q3 Hello Sir Roger

Do you remember the TV programme ‘This Is Your Life’? If you were to appear on this, which person(s) would you most like to be reunited with and why?

Best wishes always Jeremy Smith

Hi Jeremy

I always said to my family, agents and friends that they were NEVER to collude in getting me on ‘This Is Your Life’. I even turned down requests to appear on it for friends who were the subjects. The idea of being surprised by people you haven’t seen in 40 years has never held any interest for me – there’s a reason you haven’t seen them for 40 years!

Q 4 Dear Sir Roger, the best wishes for you. I wondered how the media ignored in the moment of her death the life and importance of Eleanor Parker (RIP). Maybe it’s my impression but I felt that lack to highlight the trajectory of one of the most important actress in the past. Eleanor Parker was nominated for the Oscar in “Interrupted Melody” (1955), and the movie won this award as the best writing. I would like to know your memories and anecdotes regarding this movie, maybe your first important role in the big screen. In particular, could you accompany to Ms. Parker and the staff of this movie to the Oscar´s ceremony?

Thanks for your usual generosity.

Hasta pronto.

Dixon Acosta  (Bogotá, Colombia).

Hello Dixon

I was very upset to hear about Eleanor. She was the most generous and kind actor I have ever worked with.

Though in later life, because she didn’t make many films or TV appearances the industry “forgot” her to a certain extent and that’s why it never really made news headlines. It’s a fickle business we’re in.

I’ll never forget her though, and how she helped this young English actor.

Q 5 Dear Sir Roger,

a few days ago I saw a picture of you and Lady Kristina with The Queen in Buckingham Palace. I think she hosted a number of actors and actresses.

I have a question about The Queen and Buckingham Palace. You have met Her Majesty several times, I wonder what your impression of her is. What does she say to you, just the usual smalltalk? She seems to be a very nice lady, I always like her Christmas message.

And how is being inside Buckingham Palace? I suppose you get to see rooms where only a few chosen visitors may go. Do you like furniture and upholstery? Oh well, I just made it as far as to the Palace’s souvenir shop…

Thank you very much and the very best wishes

Martin (currently in London)

Hello Martin

I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting Her Majesty on many occasions, though to be invited to her home is always something very special. The occasion was to mark the Queen’s patronage of RADA and the immense support Richard Attenborough has given the academy over many, many years – sadly he wasn’t well enough to be there with us. Of the 250 guests, I soon realised I was probably the eldest!

Her Majesty was an amazing host, and I really don’t know how – after greeting 250 guests – she then made conversation around the room for a couple of hours. I needed a chair to rest my old legs after 30 minutes!

I did learn she keeps her BAFTA award on her mantelpiece – it was awarded to her for her “James Bond role” in the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. I made 7 films and never even got a whiff of a BAFTA!

Q 6 Dear Sir Roger,

I just happened to read your autobiography and Tony Curtis’ autobiography after each other. I’m curious, as you don’t mention it in your books, how your realtionship went after The Persuaders. Also, did you read his book?

Sincerely, Kiss Dávid

Hello

I did write about my friendship with Tony after The Persuaders, as I was very close to him at the time his son tragically died. We last met in London in 2008 when we were both doing the same TV show to plug our respective books. I did indeed read Tony’s book – what an amazing life he lived!

 

 

Dear Sir Roger! I love Superheros like Batman, Superman, Spiderman and others. Do you always want to play a Superhero (in Tights) or be part of it? In the 80´s i saw Noble House and i found Pierce Brosnan would be a perfect Bruce Wayne/Batman because he looked so much like in the Comics. And i wouldn´t mind when you played Alfred Pennyworth, what your Friend Michael Caine played in Christopher Nolans Trilogy. What Superhero-Dream-Role should you play when your Kids were Kids? Would you took this Superhero-Outfit at Home? Thank you, George from Vienna

Hello George

I don’t have the legs to wear tights.

Growing up, Flash Gordon was my regular superhero at the cinema and we got a different part of the adventure each week.

Great fun.

Q 2 Hello Sir Roger

I’m very glad to know your health is good now.

My question for February is this….

Recently on Youtube I saw a clip of Sir Michael Caine giving some students a tutorial on acting. I found it fascinating. Have you ever done something like that (sharing your knowledge re this with others). And if you haven’t, would it be something you’d be interested in doing in the future? Sorry, there are two questions there. You can answer one or the other if you prefer. I hope you and Lady Kristina have a lovely Valentine’s Day.

Thanks again Noel

Hi Noel

I don’t honestly think anyone would be interested in acting tips from me. It might give them a laugh though I suppose. I could tell them all the things NOT to do in order to be successful!

Q3 Hello Sir Roger

Do you remember the TV programme ‘This Is Your Life’? If you were to appear on this, which person(s) would you most like to be reunited with and why?

Best wishes always Jeremy Smith

Hi Jeremy

I always said to my family, agents and friends that they were NEVER to collude in getting me on ‘This Is Your Life’. I even turned down requests to appear on it for friends who were the subjects. The idea of being surprised by people you haven’t seen in 40 years has never held any interest for me – there’s a reason you haven’t seen them for 40 years!

Q 4 Dear Sir Roger, the best wishes for you. I wondered how the media ignored in the moment of her death the life and importance of Eleanor Parker (RIP). Maybe it’s my impression but I felt that lack to highlight the trajectory of one of the most important actress in the past. Eleanor Parker was nominated for the Oscar in “Interrupted Melody” (1955), and the movie won this award as the best writing. I would like to know your memories and anecdotes regarding this movie, maybe your first important role in the big screen. In particular, could you accompany to Ms. Parker and the staff of this movie to the Oscar´s ceremony?

Thanks for your usual generosity.

Hasta pronto.

Dixon Acosta  (Bogotá, Colombia).

Hello Dixon

I was very upset to hear about Eleanor. She was the most generous and kind actor I have ever worked with.

Though in later life, because she didn’t make many films or TV appearances the industry “forgot” her to a certain extent and that’s why it never really made news headlines. It’s a fickle business we’re in.

I’ll never forget her though, and how she helped this young English actor.

Q 5 Dear Sir Roger,

a few days ago I saw a picture of you and Lady Kristina with The Queen in Buckingham Palace. I think she hosted a number of actors and actresses.

I have a question about The Queen and Buckingham Palace. You have met Her Majesty several times, I wonder what your impression of her is. What does she say to you, just the usual smalltalk? She seems to be a very nice lady, I always like her Christmas message.

And how is being inside Buckingham Palace? I suppose you get to see rooms where only a few chosen visitors may go. Do you like furniture and upholstery? Oh well, I just made it as far as to the Palace’s souvenir shop…

Thank you very much and the very best wishes

Martin (currently in London)

Hello Martin

I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting Her Majesty on many occasions, though to be invited to her home is always something very special. The occasion was to mark the Queen’s patronage of RADA and the immense support Richard Attenborough has given the academy over many, many years – sadly he wasn’t well enough to be there with us. Of the 250 guests, I soon realised I was probably the eldest!

Her Majesty was an amazing host, and I really don’t know how – after greeting 250 guests – she then made conversation around the room for a couple of hours. I needed a chair to rest my old legs after 30 minutes!

I did learn she keeps her BAFTA award on her mantelpiece – it was awarded to her for her “James Bond role” in the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. I made 7 films and never even got a whiff of a BAFTA!

Q 6 Dear Sir Roger,

I just happened to read your autobiography and Tony Curtis’ autobiography after each other. I’m curious, as you don’t mention it in your books, how your realtionship went after The Persuaders. Also, did you read his book?

Sincerely, Kiss Dávid

Hello

I did write about my friendship with Tony after The Persuaders, as I was very close to him at the time his son tragically died. We last met in London in 2008 when we were both doing the same TV show to plug our respective books. I did indeed read Tony’s book – what an amazing life he lived!

Q1

Dear Sir Roger! I love Superheros like Batman, Superman, Spiderman and others. Do you always want to play a Superhero (in Tights) or be part of it? In the 80´s i saw Noble House and i found Pierce Brosnan would be a perfect Bruce Wayne/Batman because he looked so much like in the Comics. And i wouldn´t mind when you played Alfred Pennyworth, what your Friend Michael Caine played in Christopher Nolans Trilogy. What Superhero-Dream-Role should you play when your Kids were Kids? Would you took this Superhero-Outfit at Home? Thank you, George from Vienna

Hello George

I don’t have the legs to wear tights.

Growing up, Flash Gordon was my regular superhero at the cinema and we got a different part of the adventure each week.

Great fun.

Q 2 Hello Sir Roger

I’m very glad to know your health is good now.

My question for February is this….

Recently on Youtube I saw a clip of Sir Michael Caine giving some students a tutorial on acting. I found it fascinating. Have you ever done something like that (sharing your knowledge re this with others). And if you haven’t, would it be something you’d be interested in doing in the future? Sorry, there are two questions there. You can answer one or the other if you prefer. I hope you and Lady Kristina have a lovely Valentine’s Day.

Thanks again Noel

Hi Noel

I don’t honestly think anyone would be interested in acting tips from me. It might give them a laugh though I suppose. I could tell them all the things NOT to do in order to be successful!

Q3 Hello Sir Roger

Do you remember the TV programme ‘This Is Your Life’? If you were to appear on this, which person(s) would you most like to be reunited with and why?

Best wishes always Jeremy Smith

Hi Jeremy

I always said to my family, agents and friends that they were NEVER to collude in getting me on ‘This Is Your Life’. I even turned down requests to appear on it for friends who were the subjects. The idea of being surprised by people you haven’t seen in 40 years has never held any interest for me – there’s a reason you haven’t seen them for 40 years!

Q 4 Dear Sir Roger, the best wishes for you. I wondered how the media ignored in the moment of her death the life and importance of Eleanor Parker (RIP). Maybe it’s my impression but I felt that lack to highlight the trajectory of one of the most important actress in the past. Eleanor Parker was nominated for the Oscar in “Interrupted Melody” (1955), and the movie won this award as the best writing. I would like to know your memories and anecdotes regarding this movie, maybe your first important role in the big screen. In particular, could you accompany to Ms. Parker and the staff of this movie to the Oscar´s ceremony?

Thanks for your usual generosity.

Hasta pronto.

Dixon Acosta  (Bogotá, Colombia).

Hello Dixon

I was very upset to hear about Eleanor. She was the most generous and kind actor I have ever worked with.

Though in later life, because she didn’t make many films or TV appearances the industry “forgot” her to a certain extent and that’s why it never really made news headlines. It’s a fickle business we’re in.

I’ll never forget her though, and how she helped this young English actor.

Q 5 Dear Sir Roger,

a few days ago I saw a picture of you and Lady Kristina with The Queen in Buckingham Palace. I think she hosted a number of actors and actresses.

I have a question about The Queen and Buckingham Palace. You have met Her Majesty several times, I wonder what your impression of her is. What does she say to you, just the usual smalltalk? She seems to be a very nice lady, I always like her Christmas message.

And how is being inside Buckingham Palace? I suppose you get to see rooms where only a few chosen visitors may go. Do you like furniture and upholstery? Oh well, I just made it as far as to the Palace’s souvenir shop…

Thank you very much and the very best wishes

Martin (currently in London)

Hello Martin

I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting Her Majesty on many occasions, though to be invited to her home is always something very special. The occasion was to mark the Queen’s patronage of RADA and the immense support Richard Attenborough has given the academy over many, many years – sadly he wasn’t well enough to be there with us. Of the 250 guests, I soon realised I was probably the eldest!

Her Majesty was an amazing host, and I really don’t know how – after greeting 250 guests – she then made conversation around the room for a couple of hours. I needed a chair to rest my old legs after 30 minutes!

I did learn she keeps her BAFTA award on her mantelpiece – it was awarded to her for her “James Bond role” in the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. I made 7 films and never even got a whiff of a BAFTA!

Q 6 Dear Sir Roger,

I just happened to read your autobiography and Tony Curtis’ autobiography after each other. I’m curious, as you don’t mention it in your books, how your realtionship went after The Persuaders. Also, did you read his book?

Sincerely, Kiss Dávid

Hello

I did write about my friendship with Tony after The Persuaders, as I was very close to him at the time his son tragically died. We last met in London in 2008 when we were both doing the same TV show to plug our respective books. I did indeed read Tony’s book – what an amazing life he lived!

 

 

Dear Sir Roger! I love Superheros like Batman, Superman, Spiderman and others. Do you always want to play a Superhero (in Tights) or be part of it? In the 80´s i saw Noble House and i found Pierce Brosnan would be a perfect Bruce Wayne/Batman because he looked so much like in the Comics. And i wouldn´t mind when you played Alfred Pennyworth, what your Friend Michael Caine played in Christopher Nolans Trilogy. What Superhero-Dream-Role should you play when your Kids were Kids? Would you took this Superhero-Outfit at Home? Thank you, George from Vienna

Hello George

I don’t have the legs to wear tights.

Growing up, Flash Gordon was my regular superhero at the cinema and we got a different part of the adventure each week.

Great fun.

Q 2 Hello Sir Roger

I’m very glad to know your health is good now.

My question for February is this….

Recently on Youtube I saw a clip of Sir Michael Caine giving some students a tutorial on acting. I found it fascinating. Have you ever done something like that (sharing your knowledge re this with others). And if you haven’t, would it be something you’d be interested in doing in the future? Sorry, there are two questions there. You can answer one or the other if you prefer. I hope you and Lady Kristina have a lovely Valentine’s Day.

Thanks again Noel

Hi Noel

I don’t honestly think anyone would be interested in acting tips from me. It might give them a laugh though I suppose. I could tell them all the things NOT to do in order to be successful!

Q3 Hello Sir Roger

Do you remember the TV programme ‘This Is Your Life’? If you were to appear on this, which person(s) would you most like to be reunited with and why?

Best wishes always Jeremy Smith

Hi Jeremy

I always said to my family, agents and friends that they were NEVER to collude in getting me on ‘This Is Your Life’. I even turned down requests to appear on it for friends who were the subjects. The idea of being surprised by people you haven’t seen in 40 years has never held any interest for me – there’s a reason you haven’t seen them for 40 years!

Q 4 Dear Sir Roger, the best wishes for you. I wondered how the media ignored in the moment of her death the life and importance of Eleanor Parker (RIP). Maybe it’s my impression but I felt that lack to highlight the trajectory of one of the most important actress in the past. Eleanor Parker was nominated for the Oscar in “Interrupted Melody” (1955), and the movie won this award as the best writing. I would like to know your memories and anecdotes regarding this movie, maybe your first important role in the big screen. In particular, could you accompany to Ms. Parker and the staff of this movie to the Oscar´s ceremony?

Thanks for your usual generosity.

Hasta pronto.

Dixon Acosta  (Bogotá, Colombia).

Hello Dixon

I was very upset to hear about Eleanor. She was the most generous and kind actor I have ever worked with.

Though in later life, because she didn’t make many films or TV appearances the industry “forgot” her to a certain extent and that’s why it never really made news headlines. It’s a fickle business we’re in.

I’ll never forget her though, and how she helped this young English actor.

Q 5 Dear Sir Roger,

a few days ago I saw a picture of you and Lady Kristina with The Queen in Buckingham Palace. I think she hosted a number of actors and actresses.

I have a question about The Queen and Buckingham Palace. You have met Her Majesty several times, I wonder what your impression of her is. What does she say to you, just the usual smalltalk? She seems to be a very nice lady, I always like her Christmas message.

And how is being inside Buckingham Palace? I suppose you get to see rooms where only a few chosen visitors may go. Do you like furniture and upholstery? Oh well, I just made it as far as to the Palace’s souvenir shop…

Thank you very much and the very best wishes

Martin (currently in London)

Hello Martin

I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting Her Majesty on many occasions, though to be invited to her home is always something very special. The occasion was to mark the Queen’s patronage of RADA and the immense support Richard Attenborough has given the academy over many, many years – sadly he wasn’t well enough to be there with us. Of the 250 guests, I soon realised I was probably the eldest!

Her Majesty was an amazing host, and I really don’t know how – after greeting 250 guests – she then made conversation around the room for a couple of hours. I needed a chair to rest my old legs after 30 minutes!

I did learn she keeps her BAFTA award on her mantelpiece – it was awarded to her for her “James Bond role” in the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. I made 7 films and never even got a whiff of a BAFTA!

Q 6 Dear Sir Roger,

I just happened to read your autobiography and Tony Curtis’ autobiography after each other. I’m curious, as you don’t mention it in your books, how your realtionship went after The Persuaders. Also, did you read his book?

Sincerely, Kiss Dávid

Hello

I did write about my friendship with Tony after The Persuaders, as I was very close to him at the time his son tragically died. We last met in London in 2008 when we were both doing the same TV show to plug our respective books. I did indeed read Tony’s book – what an amazing life he lived!

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Posted by alan , February 3, 2014 8:12 pm


Q 1

Greetings Sir Roger.
I trust you have fully recovered from your bout with the flu. Having had to place my dear 83 year old mother in a nursing home  after a fall and a broken hip last year, I find it remarkable (and congratulate you) on how relatively healthy you are – and have been over the years. I am now at about the same age as you were when you made your last Bond movie – “A View To A Kill” – and I find it quite breathtaking how youthful and fit you appeared in the film. What is it in your lifestyle that you can attribute this to?
I also enjoyed once more seeing you in the movie “A Princess For Christmas” over the festive season and always enjoy the look you give when Lady Kristina appears in her cameo role at the Christmas Ball. Did you have to coerce her in any way to make the appearance, or did she accept instantly when it was offered to her?
Wishing you both happy and healthy days in 2014 and beyond.
Kindest regards,

BC
Brenton Chomel
South Australia

Hello Brenton
Yes I’m fine now thanks.
I’m not so sure about youthful and fit, but I guess it’s all relative. I watched my diet and did some daily exercise. I acted the rest of it.

Kristina loves ballroom dancing, and so the idea of taking part in a scene with a lovely long dress was all she needed to be persuaded. That and the fee – she’s wondering what to spend her $1 on.

Q2
Happy new year Sir Roger

Hope you and the family had a great Christmas.

Here’s a quick question for you.

As Hollywood has obviously changed over the decades were you like the new breed of “stars” ever persuaded by the studio bosses to undergo any cosmetic surgery  as it seems to be rife these days.

Also how the hell did you live the Hollywood lifestyle and keep in trim? You really got in shape for A View to a kill which must have been tough… No?

Keep doing what you do Roger… The world always needs a Saint :-)

Regards
Mark

Hi Mark

Cosmetic surgery has of course been around for many decades, and I know a few stars who succumbed to the knife in exchange for thinking they’d appear younger. Being so beautiful myself, I never needed it of course … though does haemorrhoid surgery count?

Q 3
Dear Sir Roger,

I do hope you are very well.

I noticed in your “Evening with…”-events you always spoke very fondly of your film “The Man Who Haunted Himself”. I think you enjoyed doing it and it seems you are proud of it. I agree, its a great film, yet I think it’s a bit underrated. It would have deserved more credit.

I assume playing two characters, the real Harold Pelham and his doppelganger, must have been challenging and difficult, wasn’t it?  Did you always know which character you were at every particular moment of shooting or was there a danger of getting mixed up?

PS: Years later you played another dual role, together with Michael Caine in Bullseye. But I don’t think one can compare these two films. Bullseye is a comedy.

Thank you very much and keep warm in winter

Martin

Hi Martin

Playing the two Pelham characters was great fun, and because I had to change costumes I always knew which one was which. Playing the good Pelham took more out of me, as playing evil comes far more easily.

You say Bullseye is a comedy? I’m sure there are many who would disagree. Mike and I had different accents too which helped differentiate the characters. That was great fun though.

Q 4
Dear Sir Roger, first of all, the best wishes in this 2014, health, prosperity and happiness, good luck with your projects.

My question in January refers the relationship the physical appearance with the recognition for the talent in the case of actors. Currently one of the most popular actresses in USA and other countries is the Colombian Sofía Vergara, she is a gorgeous woman and very good comedian, and she has been nominated four times for the Golden Globes for her participation in the TV series ¨Modern Family¨ and not won yet. Some critics mention that she is very pretty (?!) and this factor is negative, because apparently many people not consider her comic work.
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What do you think about it; in your case your good look was a negative issue?

Thanks for your time.

Hasta pronto.

Dixon Acosta  (Bogotá, Colombia).

Hi Dixon

Awards in this business are not always necessarily given to those who deserve them. A lot is to do with lobbying and how the voters perceive you.  I’m not sure good looks ever go against you, but I do know it’s perhaps more difficult to prove yourself a serious actor if you are – like me – exceptionally pretty. It’s a curse I’ve had to bear all my life. I just keep cashing the cheques and don’t worry about the awards!

Q 5
Dear Sir Roger

I’ve been an admirer of your work since a young age and still a big fan. I attended film school, and one TV director showed us tapes on your technique and I came to appreciate how good a technician you are as an actor i.e. adjusting the performance to the scale of the shot.

You are known for your quintessential English accent. In your early days as a famous TV actor did you ever found yourself slipping into a South London accent, an accent you were perhaps accustomed to from growing up in Stockwell? Was it a gradual change from your RADA days, or a sudden change? I read that in your MGM days you tried to keep a stiff jaw when delivering your lines!

Best regards
Philip

Hi Philip

That’s the first time I’ve heard my work was ever used as an example in film school. How gratifying.

My mother always ensured I spoke properly as a child, and didn’t allow me to use slang or to mumble. Then at RADA we were all taught to speak with ‘Received Pronunciation’ – without any particular accent. That training stuck, and my natural voice became the one you all know. Of course at home with the old trouble and strife, I can talk like what I want to.

Q 6

Hello Sir Roger,

My question is about the little details in the Persuaders. I like very much the Persuaders and i´ve seen all the episodes several times. How much attention you have payed for all the little details, for instance what kind and colour of chlothes you were wearing, necklaces, and so on. Or car register  plates (for instance “The time and the place” that you have directed, and done it very well as the director too) How much you were following the script, and has it changed somehow after Basil´s tragical death ?

The Persuaders was, and is still, my favorite serial. When i was young and watching that black and white with Finnish subtitles and now again with colours, i just enjoy the humour and good acting again and again. I´m very happy that you and Tony decided to do it.
(Sorry for my bad English)

Best regards: Jari

Hi Jari

When we made the Persuaders, Lew Grade funded the show and said it was the most expensive on TV – and he wanted it to look like it was. So we never cut any corners or did things on the cheap. Clothes, car and everything else were the best. I had a little say in the clothes, as I made suggestions, but everything else was down to the writers and producer Bob Baker.

When I directed, I stuck to the script pretty much – though Tony never always did!

Glad you’re still enjoying the series.

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Posted by alan , January 19, 2014 9:41 pm

Sir Roger’s new book, Bond On Bond, will be (translated) published in all the following countries:
France,Norway,Denmark, Grmany,Estonia, Fnland,Mexico, Russia,Sweden and Astralia, USA

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Posted by alan , January 3, 2014 10:19 pm

Q 1

Hello Sir Roger,

First of all, I wish you all the best after your stay at the hospital. I sincerely hope you get well as soon as possible!

Here’s my question, that will maybe make you smile…

A few weeks ago, my wife and I spent a few days in Menton, Côte d’Azur. One evening, we went to dinner at the restaurant “Le Pirate” in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. We chatted a little with the waitress, who is the widow of late Robert le Pirate. She showed us a picture of you in the restaurant, probably taken in the early 70′s. She told us that you came regularly at “Le Pirate” with Tony Curtis, and that you both used to “make jokes” to people in the restaurant. She didn’t tell us more…

Do you remember this of these evenings at “Le Pirate” ? Maybe could you tell me some trivia about these “jokes”?

Thank you very much and, once more, I wish you the best.

Kindest regards,

Emmanuel

(from Belgium)

PS: I’m really sorry for my probably very bad English …

 

Hello Emmanuel

I’m much better thanks – a few days in hospital got rid of the lurgy and I’m fighting fit again.

Well Tony and I would have most likely had a glass or three of champagne on set (it was always real when we filmed The Persuaders) and so were probably quite jolly by the time we arrived for dinner.

Tony loved clowning around, and though I can’t remember specific jokes, he’d sometimes serve diners their food or pour wine for them – that type of thing – and we’d really just extend the banter our characters had in the series into real life …

Q 2

Hello Sir Roger

I hope your health has been restored, because spending any time in hospital isn’t good for your health, as the place is full of sick people hehe.

But seriously though, I hope you are now in tip top health, just in time for the festive season.

My question for December is as follows:

As you know, the brilliant Nelson Mandela passed away recently. I was wondering, I know I asked you once (in these very Q&A’s) if you’d met him, and you had. I’d now just like to know if he was interested in your UNICEF work and what you discussed with him re this. If it’s top secret or none of my beeswax (business) I’ll understand.

Anyway, I wish you and Lady  Kristina and your family lots of Christmas joy, good health and happiness for the festive season and 2014.

Best wishes always

Noel

 

Hi Noel

Our meeting was quite brief, though as I mentioned before Kristina said she’d never wash her hand again after shaking his. We didn’t really have any great discussions, it was more of an introduction and ‘how are you’ type of meeting. Though I’ll forever remember this aura of greatness about him. He was certainly a very special man.

Q 3

 

Dear Sir Roger!

I wish you all the Best and Merry Christmas and a happy new Year!

Can I ask, you were good Friends with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.

Your former Tailor was Douglas Hayward, did Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin visit Mr. Hayward.

I know Sammy Davis Jr. did!

What the Hair-Stylist is for the Women  the Tailor is for the Man.

(The Ladys make a Ladies-Day, go to the Hair-Saloon, Mani-Pedi and then they let the Credit Card  glowing through Shopping).

Did you made a Guys Day with your Friends, go to the Tailor for a new Suit or new Shirt and then in a Bar for a Beer, go to a Restaurant for a Steak and so on.

Thank you from George in Vienna

 

Hello George

My tailor prior to Doug Hayward was Cyril Castle and he made the suits for my first couple of Bond films, and Sammy specifically asked me to introduce him and the others to Cyril. I’m not sure if I ever introduced them to Doug later on, but chances are yes they did use him whilst in London – everyone did.

In more recent years, before Doug died, a few of us – Michael Caine and Terry O’Neill being two – would meet up at his shop, then wonder across the road to Scotts restaurant for lunch. It usually involved oysters and a glass or two of something cold!

Q 4

Hi Sir Roger!

I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year’s Eve (God Jul och Gott nytt år as Kristina and I would say in Swedish). My question this time is: what are your hopes and wishes for the new year, both for yourself and mankind. I also wonder what your plans are for 2014? More writing, touring or perhaps filming? UN missions?

Best wishes,

Ulf from Sweden

 

Hello Ulf

I hope I can enjoy the year in good health – that’s the first and most important thing. And indeed Kristina and my family too.

I have another book coming out in September, which is now all complete and handed in to the publishers. We’re hoping The Saint series will start in the late Spring, so with a bit of luck I might get a few days work on that. I’m open to other offers too, though of course it depends on the part and how athletic a character is – a nice sitting down job, or playing The Invisible Man would be ideal. I was in fact offered a film to start this month, but I didn’t feel the script was one for me.

Anyhow, let’s see what the year brings and I certainly hope it will include good health to you all and the dawn of a new, better year for all the children of the world.

 

Q 5

Dear Sir Roger,

I’m glad to hear your recent flu wasn’t anaemia, as was reported in the press.

Peter O’Toole (now sadly no longer with us) once said he only ever watched films he was in many years after they were made, because watching them when they first came out made him self-conscious as an actor. I was wondering what your thoughts are on this, and whether you feel the same way or not.

I suppose it must be very difficult for film actors to be able to completely avoid seeing themselves, given the ever-present nature of the media today

All the best for the New Year!

Jeff

 

 

Hello Jeff

Oh I never like watching myself on screen, as being an insecure actor I always feel – with hindsight – I could have played a scene better. But when you’re at a premiere or a press screening, of course you have to sit there, smile and watch every frame.

Kristina enjoys watching some of my TV shows and films which she’s not previously seen, and so when one pops up on TV she makes me sit through it with her – sometimes giving a little commentary (for which I don’t charge). I occasionally surprise myself  with how beautiful I was and how well I delivered a line, but generally I just feel sad at the sight of all that wonderful hair I used to have!

 

Q6

Dear Sir Roger,

First I would like to wish you a very happy and healthy New Year! Hopefully you recovered well after your stay in hospital!the-persuaders

One of my favourite Persuaders- scenes is what I call the “Disco Scene” in Element of Risk. I enclose a link.

There are very funny dialogues and somehow it seems to reflect a little the spirit of Swinging London in those days.  Do you still remember doing this scene? It was probably not shot at Pinewood but in a real night club, at least it seems so.  Did you do such scenes with extras or were all those disco people actors? I also like the song, its named “Groovy City”. Great and very entertaining scene! Good to watch after a hard day’s work

The very best wishes!

Martin

 

Hello Martin

Actually Kristina and  I dance like that every night.

The dancers in the scene would have all been extras, with “dance” as a skill on their CV. It was definitely a Pinewood set not a location.

Though it’s not quite the Vienna waltz is it?

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Posted by alan , December 4, 2013 8:52 pm

Sir Roger has come out of hospital after recovering from a bout of flu and the report in the Daily Mail thinks he’s dying of anaemia is incorrect thank goodness

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Hi Sir Roger

What is your involvement in the pilot for the new version of The Saint? Thanks. Loved seeing you in Edinburgh

Regards Steve

 

Hello Steve

I appear in the pilot as a mysterious sort of figure, a Swiss banker type character who offers advice to Simon Templar. The plan is for me to pop up from time to time…

 

Q 2

Dear Sir Roger!
Congratulations to The Saint TV Show.saint
Can I ask:
Do you will shoot The Saint more in England or (outside), maybe in the wonderful Cote d Azure?
Can I ask you about Fashion.
What was your FIRST Bespoke/Tailored Suit you bought from your own Money, (not Studio paid).
(Which Colour, Single or Double Breasted and from which Tailor)?
And one last Fun Question:
What was your favourite Hair-Styling in the James Bond Films?
Thank you and all the Best for your Health, George from Vienna

 

Hello George

I believe the plan is to film the Saint wherever stories take him. So who knows where he might end up …

My first proper suit was when I came out of the Army in fact. Very swish. It wasn’t a famous tailor at all, in fact it would have been off the peg.

My favourite hair styling … that’s easy … when I had most hair! I long for those days again…

 

Q 3

Dear Sir Roger, I hope that you have enjoyed with your family and friends the celebration of your birthday on last October (by the way, today November 26 is my personal anniversary) and my question is certainly about important dates for the world (!) For these days the mankind commemorates 50 years of the John F. Kennedy assassination. I would like to know, which was the news in your country or abroad that most affected or impressed you until now.
On the other hand, did you met with JFK personally? As usual, thanks a lot for your time and kindness.

Best wishes,
Saludos,

Dixon Acosta  (Bogotá, Colombia).

 

Hi Dixon

Gosh that’s a tough question. Certainly we all remember where we were when JFK was killed.

Of course there are so many current issues such as Syria and the Phillipines which are in the news at present which impact daily, though perhaps the news that really shocked us most was the Tsunami in 2004. It was Boxing Day (the 26th Dec) and a time when all my family were with Kristina and I celebrating the holidays, and it was so difficult to comprehend the sheer scare of this natural disaster that we were hearing about. When pictures starting arriving on TV screens it was beyond anything we’d ever imagined. My dear friend Richard Attenborough lost his granddaughter and daughter that day and it makes one appreciate just how valuable and precious life is and how it can all change in an instant.

 

Q 4

Hi Sir Roger

In the many bond movies that you did how much of an influence did you have on the direction of bonds character and by the way it is just an honor to me that you may have read this

Thank you Murry

 

Hi Murry

I just played him like I play everything else in my career! I was very fortunate in having some brilliant directors and writers, who played to my character strengths and so if I had any influence is was certainly via them.

Q 5

 

Hello Sir Roger

Which is you You favourite book?

What is your

Best

Jose Oriz

 

Hi Jose

You mean besides the ones I’ve written? That’s a tough one as I have quite a catholic taste in books and love everything from the Jo Nesbo Harry Hole thrillers to Rudyard Kipling and celebrity autobiographies. Though I guess I’d have to say Kipling has probably affected my life more than any other author.

 

Q 6

 

Hi Sir Roger

Should Lewis Collins have taken over from you as Bond, or was he just the right guy at the wrong time

Graeme Egerton

 

Hello Graeme

From what I heard, my friend Euan Lloyd managed to get Lewis in to see Cubby but it seemed Cubby felt he wasn’t right for the part. I wasn’t there, but I heard he was “too aggressive” in his approach.

 

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Posted by alan , November 5, 2013 9:38 pm

 

Question 1

Dear Sir Roger!
Happy Birthday!

I have a Question about Car-driving.
Do you know the first Driving Lession you got and how nervous were you?
Do you learned your Kids driving a Car?
And do you had Stunt-driving Lessons, (maybe from Remy Julienne)?
Thank you from George in Vienna

 

Hello George

I learned to drive in the Army. Can’t say I had chance to be nervous, just had to get on with it!

As for the stunts, I’m a nervous passenger so am always happy to let the stunt boys take over.

 

Question two

Dear Sir Roger,

Should I be lucky again and my question be chosen: Happy Birthday!

I have a question in connection with birthdays, or rather with many of them:my-word-is-my-bond

In your book “My Word is my Bond” you state Andorra as the country with the highest life expectancy. The good news: even though you just became one year older, it’s no big deal! I read that Andorra lost rank one and according to new studies the country with highest life expectancy is….. Monaco!

So you have the best prospects! Do you have any idea why residents of Monaco enjoy the highest longevity? Is it climate, food, security or is even living in apartments healthier than living in houses? Well, Monaco residents are known to be among the wealthier people, perhaps money buys better doctors (you thank some Monaco-based doctors in your book…).

I am sure with such a resident the national average will rise even higher.
Monaco has a terrific hospital, doctors, police force and weather … it all contributes. Oh yes, and the good food. We’re very lucky and very happy. Pity you can’t bottle it.
Martin

 

Question three

Dear Sir Roger, thanks for your kind response of September and for your ¨confession¨ about your flat feet! Although you not mentioned, I found that you and Lady Kristina were special guests in the wedding of the prince Andrea Casiraghi and his Colombian wife Tatiana Santodomingo.
Now is October! First of all, I wish you the best in your birthday celebration and blessings. Second, I don´t have a question maybe a proposal, nowadays you are preparing your new book and during these years you have been very generous with the readers of this site (thanks to Alan too) and your answers always are full of grace and intelligence, why not to select the best answers and published as annex of your new book? Thanks for your time.

Hasta pronto.

Dixon Acosta  (Bogotá, Colombia).

 

Hi Dixon

 

Ah the book has been delivered and is complete, so alas no more time (nor room) to add.

 

Question four

Dear Sir Roger,

I am David, the Spanish guy who used to send you a monthly question several years ago. I’m back haha. Now I am studying in Manchester.
First of all: Happy Birthday! How are you? I am sure you are fine, you look still stronger than last year when I saw you on tv! It’s incredible, I envy your energy so much!

I decided to come back because I realized I had a question that I had always wanted to know from you and you are the only who can answer it. You are my favourite Bond and of course I enjoyed the seven films you made. However I have always wondered how could you have performed 007 in other Bond films. For example, I think you could have done an incredible ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Sevice’ in 1969. I love the script of this movie and I would have liked seeing you doing it. My question is not related to if you think you could have done it better or not, only about your preferences.
So my question is: is there any James Bond story or Bond script which likes you specially and maybe you still wanted to perform? And beyond: is there any character or script from any film (even different from Bond films) that you have always loved and which maybe you would have liked to perform?
This is a question I have had in my head since I read Fleming’s books.

By the way, I will see you in Salford on 3rd November, this Sunday! Choose your best tie!

I will be looking forward to read your answer and to see your show with Gareth Owen.

Best regards!

David

 

Hello David

 

I loved Diamonds Are Forever, and the wonderful dialogue as written by Tom Mankiewicz. I think I’d have enjoyed making that one!

 

Question five

 

Dear Sir Roger

I like the scene at the start of FYEO where you put flowers on Tracey’s grave – a nice link to OHMSS. As production of OHMSS started in 1968, I wondered if you had been approached to play bond for this film, since you were finishing with The Saint around the same time? Would you have liked to have been Bond for OHMSS or would going straight from Templar to Bond been a bad move as the character was very ‘Bond-ish’ (unlike Brett Sinclair)?

Best wishes

Simon Chafer
Stockwell SW9

 

Hello Simon

 

I was approached in the late 1960s, after Sean finished You Only Live Twice … but the script was set in Cambodia, all hell broke loose there and it was shelved – and I went on to do more Saints. That’s when George Lazenby stepped in, and he did a great job!

 

Question six

Hi Sir Roger

When I was very little girl 10 in 1971 I absolutely adored you as Brett Sinclair in the The Persuaders. I think you and Tony made a wonderful charismatic pairing together on screen.

I read  that there were plans to make a second series and they were going to try and replace you with another actor alongside Tony, but I feel it could never have worked as well worth it was.

If you have not been offered the role of Bond, would there have been a second series, or even more series?

And even if there were not actually plans for that second series do you think it would have been a good idea to produce one and develop the characters of Brett and Danny?

Good luck with your tour of the UK I’ve got my ticket from Milton Keynes :-)

Best regards Jennifer

 

Hi Jennifer

 

Gosh, that’s tough. I had a wonderful year making the series and maybe, had 007 not come along, Lew Grade might have persuaded me to do another series. I’m very fond and proud of what we did, and would never say never.

 

 

 

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