The Baron DeVeré-Austin of Delvin, also known
as Raymond Austin.
Film maker, director, producer, novelist, screenwriter.
Best known in the U.S. and U.K. for his prolific
work on numerous television programs.
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When and under which circumstances
did you meet Roger Moore for the first time?
"I first meet Roger Moore when I was performing stunts
on Ivanhoe, the television series. Then later, I worked with
him as stunt-actor on his television series of the Saint.
Very soon after this I became the second unit director thanks
to Brian Clemens on the Avengers. Some weeks later I went
to Roger's partner Robert Baker and asked him for the chance
to direct the Saint. He said he would have to talk to Roger
as it was his name up there on the screen. Well, what can
I tell you. Roger said yes and I got to direct my fist
show as a main unit director. It, and he were a joy. Roger,
as always made it a pleasure. Any nerves I had disappeared
from the moment I did my first shot with him in front of the
Camera, and my behind it.
That day opened the doors to many other shows and the
door stayed open. I am still directing and writing. And it
started with that first Saint".
Can you tell us how the "young"
Roger Moore was back in those days, I mean his relationship
both with other actors and the shooting team?
"Roger as far as I know has never changed. On the
set he has always been a gentleman and considerate of his
fellow actors. He is one of the most helpful artist I have
ever worked with. A perfect day for me on set would be to
shoot a scene with Roger Moore and Robert Wagner. Two of the
Do you have still contact with him. Could
you tell us how he has evolved as a person and what
his good and lesser qualities are?
"I haven't seen Roger in a long time. But I am sure
that if I walked into a room with Roger in it . . . He would
be the same man I have know through the years. A friend and
remarkably kind human being. Roger Moore's is one of the Good
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19/07/00. Thank you Sir Austin! Marie-France and Alan.