Roger Q and A July 2014

Ask Sir Roger a question for August here on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/RogerMoore?fref=ts

Rogers answers for July here

Q1

Astrid Johannmeyer Hi Sir Roger  What’s the secret of your marriage?

Hi Astrid

I’m old fashioned in that I firmly believe the husband should ALWAYS have the final word. It’s usually “yes, dear”.

Q2

Keith Sage Dear Sir Roger Moore… A great fan of your work, on screen and for UNICEF… I grew up in Denham Green, in Buckinghamshire… I have fond memories of the pleasure of meeting Sir John Mills in the village… What fond memories do you have, from when you lived there and do you miss it sometimes??!!! Many Thanks & Kind Regards! Keep Up The Good Work!

 

Hello Keith

I loved living in Denham, and in fact my full title (on getting my Knighthood) is Sir Roger Moore KBE of Denham. I never really wanted to leave, but the tax legislation of the Labour government in the late 1970s meant I was faced with paying 97% and as an actor’s career can be short, in terms of earning decent wages, we have to look after our pennies to see us through our old age which meant I either moved overseas or faced a bleak financial future.

I have so many fond memories of Sherwood House, Denham village, the pub, the countryside and of course Sir John and Lady Mills. One of my other near neighbours was Jess Conrad, the 60’s singing sensation.

 

Q 3

Russell Witheyman Hi Sir Roger. It seems that all the old action stars of the 80s are reuniting in ‘The Expendables’ franchise. Would you like a part in these films, perhaps as the main villain pulling the strings behind the scenes? It would be great to have an Ex – Bond in it

 

Hi Russell

What a good idea! I could sit in a bath chair cackling wildly as I did so. I must phone my agent…

 

Q 4

Tony Peacock Hi Sir Roger.
A hypothetical fist fight occurs between Roger Moore/Simon Templar and Roger Moore/James Bond 007. Who wins

 

Hello Tony

Roger Moore of course – I’d charm them into submission!

 

Q 5

Tony Peacock Hello Sir Have you ever met Steve Coogan/Alan Partridge and was you ever due to be in the Film The Parole Officer with him  ? They said you could not do the film at the last moment and Omar Sharif replaced you was that true?

 

Hello (again) Tony

Yes I have met Steve and in fact did a sketch with him on stage at a charity evening for the homeless at Westminster Central Hall a few years back. I don’t ever recall being offered The Parole Officer, but perhaps I was busy elsewhere … ? It’s not like me to turn a job away!

 

Q 6

Errol Vernon Sawyer III I’m sure you know of the death of James Garner last week .. You worked with James Garner on the ” Maverick ” jamestelevision series . I wondered if you remember any moments on the series of times you spent with James Garner

 

Hi Errol

I was very, very saddened to hear of Jim’s death. We became good friends when I lived out in Hollywood and indeed on Maverick. He was one of the really nice guys, and we’d often bump into each other socially in later years. It’s always a wrench to hear a mate has died, but Jim was so loved by everyone that it was particularly tough. It’s apt I’ve called my new book ‘Last Man Standing’ as I think I may well be!