Sir Roger Moore offers to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 February 2015
Sir Roger Moore

Sir Roger Moore

Legendary James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore has offered to replace Daniel Craig in the new movie 'Spectre', after he injured himself on set

Sir Roger Moore has offered to replace Daniel Craig in the new James Bond movie 'Spectre'.

Craig - who currently plays the iconic secret agent - recently sprained his knee while shooting a fight scene for the 'Skyfall' sequel at Pinewood studios in Buckinghamshire and Sir Roger, 87, has offered to step into the breach.

He joked: "Sorry to hear Daniel Craig has sprained his knee on set #Spectre. Being 007 is not without its hazards. I'm available to step in if needed. (sic)"

Sir Roger starred as James Bond in the films between 1973 and 1985.

However, in a recent interview, Sir Roger said Sean Connery and Daniel Craig - as well as the much-maligned George Lazenby, who starred in 1969's 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' - were all superior to him in the role.

He reflected: "I believe [Daniel Craig is] an excellent Bond.

"He's much stronger than I am. I think he does a hell of a good job of it. He and Sean are, I think, undoubtedly the best Bonds."

Asked where he sits in the hierarchy of Bond actors, Sir Roger said: "I think a little bit behind George Lazenby, I suppose."

Spectre

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 148 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
  • UK release: 26 October 2015

James Bond (Craig) comes up against a global crime syndicate, while back at home, the 00 programme is under threat from reckless moderniser C (Scott). With its swagger, dry humour and frequent, well-executed action it's a solid crowdpleaser, but the story is predictable, the characterisation is thin and overall it lacks…

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