Roger Moore loves being known as James Bond

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 September 2014
Sir Roger Moore

Sir Roger Moore

'James Bond' legend Sir Roger Moore has admitted there is absolutely "no downside" to being known primarily for his time portraying the fictional British spy on the big screen

Sir Roger Moore says there is "no downside" to being known as James Bond.

The 86-year-old actor played the fictional British spy seven times between 1973 and 1985 in movies like 'The Man With the Golden Gun' and 'For Your Eyes Only', and he doesn't mind that he is "eternally" recognised as the literary character.

He told The Observer Magazine: "Being eternally known as Bond has no downside.

"People often call me Mr Bond when we're out and I don't mind a bit. Why would I?"

Meanwhile, Roger admitted he still owns a number of the sharp suits he wore during his big screen appearances as Bond, although he joked they don't fit anymore - and he added he's grateful he never had to wear "the trunks that Daniel Craig wore".

He said: "I still have some of Bond's suits in my wardrobe but they don't fit me now. During the 007 days I was so thin that if I turned sideways you could mark me absent.

"Thankfully I never had to squeeze into the drunks that Daniel Craig wore - it takes a lot of hard work to look like that."

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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