Nick Fisher Sir Roger, how much of a say, if any, did you have in the direction that your Bond films, becoming more light hearted in tone and such? Really enjoyed your Q and A session in Harrogate in the Autumn
The writers played to my strength – which is a more light hearted touch. I can’t say I had much input though did suggest a few ideas about scenes we were shooting – maybe a better pay off line, or a better reaction.
Curtiss Mooney Was there ever a stunt you did yourself that scared you out of your wits afterward, when you had time to think about it?
There was that scene in A View To A Kill … No I guess it was really the sequence with the crocodiles in Live And Let Die where I wore alligator skin shoes and had to stand on the island with the creatures approaching from all angles. That was quite scary. Little did I realise I was wearing one of their cousins on my feet!
Joe Emery Hi Sir Roger, would you have played Bond in The Living Daylights had it been offered to you by Cubby? Or would a 60 year old Bond have been too much?!
No, I was far too long in the touch by then. They couldn’t find leading ladies old enough to play opposite me!
Steven J Kent Sir Roger- You were a very good director on The Saint. But you didn’t persue it like your contemporary Clint Eastwood. How come?
I very much enjoyed directing tv but with films it takes a year of your life but as an actor I could make three films in that time – three times the dosh! So it was really the time commitment being so much more for films that was the issue
Paddy O’Brien Why didn’t you leave home in plenty of time for your planned appearance on Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge
Had I only known I’d been booked! It was a good running gag that even caused my father to phone me up and say bad show for not turning up.
Richard had a very dry sense of humour. In Paris (where hotel rooms are a bit smaller) he picked up the phone ….
“hey room service? Would you send me up a room?”