Roger Moore 'overwhelmed' by Sherlock support

Sir Roger Moore has been "overwhelmed" by the number of fans who have backed his suggestion that he should be given a role in 'Sherlock' or 'Doctor Who'

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Sir Roger Moore has been "overwhelmed" by the backing he's received after tweeting about wanting a role in 'Doctor Who' or 'Sherlock'.

The James Bond star - who played secret agent 007 in seven films between 1973 and 1985 - took to his Twitter account earlier this week to let 'Sherlock' creator and 'Doctor Who' scribe Mark Gatiss know he is keen to appear on the BBC shows.

Several fans were enthusiastic about Roger's suggestion, and the 85-year-old actor - who starred as the titular character in 1976 movie 'Sherlock Holmes in New York' - has now hinted he would love a role in 'Sherlock' more than 'Doctor Who' after revealing the character's deerstalker jacket still fits.

In a tweet to Mark, he wrote: "overwhelmed by the response to my little tweet. Your followers obviously have very good taste. The deerstalker still fits btw. (sic)"

Mark initiated the original conversation by revealing he has a "soft spot" for Roger.

He tweeted: "Isn't Roger Moore wonderful in 'The Man Who Haunted Himself'? I have such a soft spot for the film. (sic)"

In reply, Roger joked: "@Markgatiss thank you. I might be equally wonderful in Dr Who or Sherlock if asked! (sic)"

An overexcited Mark quickly replied: "My life is complete! Will be in touch. My Dad was once mistaken for you by two old ladies in Whitley Bay! (sic)"

An Evening with Sir Roger Moore

Interviewed by Gareth Owen, Hollywood legend, knight and raconteur Sir Roger Moore candidly discusses his life and career, from The Saint and The Persuaders to his stint as 007 and beyond. Followed by an audience Q&A.

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