Sir Roger Moore born 1927 has died in Switzerland aged 89 after a short battle with cancer. The actor will forever be remembered for his most famous role as James Bond 007, which he made his own through a unique brand of humour and swagger. Sir Roger’s Family confirmed the news on Twitter ,Saying he died after ”a short but brave battle with cancer”.
–Its Ian Fleming created the fictional character of James Bond as the central figure for his works. Bond is an intelligence officer in the Secret Intelligence Service, commonly known as MI6.Bond is known by his code number, 007 (pronounced “double-oh-seven”), and was a Royal Naval Reserve Commander.
–Technically, there have been nine screen James Bonds: Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig, but also Barry Nelson (Casino Royale, 1954), David Niven (Casino Royale, 1967) and Christopher Cazenove (in a 1973 semi-dramatic review show called British Hero)
-Connery starred in seven Bond films and passed the keys to Bond’s Aston Martin to Australian actor/model George Lazenby (who played Bond in only one film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) followed by other actors who played the role includingRoger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.
-James Bond Producer
Although Albert R. Broccoli died in 1996, Eon Productions is still owned by the Broccoli family, specifically Albert R. Broccoli’s daughter, Barbara Broccoli, and his stepson and her half-brother by actress Dana Wilson Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, who are the current producers of the films.