Photos by G.
Sir Roger Moore
My favorite 007, Sir Roger Moore was in New York last night (November 8, 2012) to discuss his new coffee table book “Bond on Bond” at the Players Club. Looking elegant as ever, Sir Roger told us how he got cast as James Bond – unbeknownst to him at the time, 007 producer Albert “Cubby” Broccoli was one of his gambling buddies. He had kind words to speak about his 007 co-stars, Bond Girls and did a spot on Sean Connery accent. He mentioned that it was an honor to be name checked in the Amy Winehouse song “You Know I’m No Good” and he also mentioned that he wants to play a Bond villain (please Danjaq, make that happen!) because he said “they get to deliver all the good lines and they don’t have to show up on the set every day.” Sir Roger also said that his favorite 007 film is “Diamonds Are Forever” which is interesting in that he is not in it.
Sir Roger Moore and Geoffrey Dicker
I had the chance to tell Sir Roger about a former job of mine where I worked at MGM Studios managing the James Bond film library for global television sales and he both thought that was fascinating and also thanked me for my hard work. My pleasure Sir Roger, and it was really awesome to meet you again!
Autograph and photo courtesy of the G Archives.
I grew up watching Roger Moore on the big screen as secret agent 007, James Bond. It may not be the popular opinion (but is anything I ever do in the popular opinion – NO! and good for me!), but Roger Moore is my favorite James Bond! Don’t get me wrong, I love all of the films. Because my life is crazy and amazing, I once worked for MGM Studios managing the James Bond film franchise in regards to worldwide television sales. It’s long and complicated to explain it further, but let’s just say that if you watched a James Bond film on television in the 2000s, there’s a good chance I had a little something to do with it! In those days, the James Bond film library was the most successful film franchise in cinema history and that title now belongs to another beloved series to me – Harry Potter. Meeting Roger Moore was certainly a thrill for me and when he signed this autograph for me, it was not shaken or stirred. Happy birthday secret agent man!
Also born today: writer e.e. cummings, actor Harry Anderson, singer Cliff Richard, actress Lillian Gish, and Pennsylvania founder William Penn (who is over 365 years old!)