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Welcome to Epitaph for D’s Art Takes. Here we present the creative legacies of some of the most influential people, who are no longer amongst us. Today we invite you to take a look at the life of the English Actor, Roger Moore.

Early Life

Roger Moore was born in 1927 in Stockwell, London, England. 

After attending Battersea Grammar School, young Moore went on to study at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School and then the University of Durham.

As a young man itself Moore had an interest in the performing arts. He even worked at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for a short time, before being commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps.

Roger Moore’s Acting Career

Moore began his modelling career and in the 50s he was seen in advertisements for various everyday household items. His work brought him some attention and Moore eventually signed film contracts with MGM. ‘The King’s Thief (1955)’ and ‘Diane (1956) were a few of his initial movies. However, the young actor found more attention on television with Ivanhoe (1958-59).

With ‘The Alaskans’ (1959-60) and ‘The Saint’, Moore was able to earn himself a solid fan base. Moore had a successful career and appeared in several other television shows and films. However, arguably the most important role of his career was that of playing James Bond in the hit movie franchise. Moore played Bond for over a decade. He starred in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)’, ‘The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and many more films.

Apart from acting, Moore dedicated much of his time to his responsibilities as an ambassador for UNICEF.

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