Roger answers your questions January 2007
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Roger liked this question 1 the best and it wins the prize a book
called Catching Life by the Throat; by Josephine Hart.
done Dixon and sorry to all the rest that sent in excellent questions
at least you can enjoy Roger’s answer to your question.
Dear Sir Roger, I supposes that you met several
times with Leslie Charteris (author of
The Saint novels) and Ian Fleming (creator of the James Bond character
). Which are your memories about this writers and what was the
perception of them about your performances. How do you thing that
should be the relation between of an author and an actor? Thanks
I'm afraid I never met Ian
Fleming. He died long before I was suggested for Bond, so I never
had the opportunity.
I did, however, get to know
Leslie Charteris quite well. Initially, when I tried to buy an
option on the stories in about 1960, he turned me down. So that
wasn't a fun meeting. However, when it all happened with Bob Baker
producing in 1962, Leslie was very gracious towards me and we
became friends. He would visit the set from time to time, and
we would lunch. He had very firm views on the stories and how
they were adapted for tv. He often criticised the adaptation writers,
sometimes scathingly, though he never said anything about me or
my performance; well at least not in public!
I admired him greatly and
am still in touch with his widow Audrey.
Hello Roger, I'm a nineteen year old fan of the
Bond films and I must say, even though I liked all the Bond actors,
you were my personal favorite.
I notice the videogame medium is a new way for actors
to display their skills outside of the studio. Clint Eastwood
is working on adding his voice to a Dirty Harry game, Al Pacino
reprised his role as Tony Montana for a Scarface game and even
the late Marlon
Brando lended his voice to a Godfather game.
My question is related to the 2005 release of Electronic
Arts "From Russia With Love" videogame which was based
on the Connery film of the same name of course. Sean Connery himself
actually did the voice-over work for the game. So my question
is if you were ever approached for this kind of project, would
you accept? If so, would there be a particular Bond film of yours
you'd prefer to do a game version of?
Thank you dearly,
In short, yes, of course I'd
do it. There was a discussion a year or so back about possibly
looking at Moonraker, which I thought would work rather well,
but then EA lost the Bond licence. That was that.
Dear Mr. Moore,
Now I am happier than last time, and I hope you are also very
happy in this new year we have just started. Surprise! I passed
my physics exam on 8th January! Thank you for the advice you gave
me in your last answer. Somehow your advice and support helped
My question for January is about your knowledge
of other languages. Sometimes we have seen you speaking some words
in different languages in your films, like German, Spanish or
Moreover, as a Unicef Ambassador I suppose you should know different
languages to comunicate with many different people in other countries,
especially when you have to make speeches or lectures.
So my question is: How many languages do you really know? When
did you learn them and which do you prefer?
That´s all for January. Take care and wrap up well!
Friendly from your Spanish youngest fan,
David Herce Pérez
Una qué pregunta interesante!
I have a spattering of a few
greeting phrases ... I feel it is always polite, when travelling,
to at least attempt to say a few words in the native tongue. However
they are just 'Hello' and 'Thank you', aside from English I speak
pretty fluent Italian and a reasonable amount of French. I know
a little Swedish and Danish, but not much. I also know a few Welsh
swear words thanks to Mrs Moore number 2. Todo el la mejor
Dear Sir Roger
I watched most of your new commentaries over the
Christmas, my New Years eve was spent watching (or rather listening
to your commentary) of Spy Who Loved Me. I drank too much red
Anyway my question is - did you prepare yourself
before each commentary, so you can remember all the people etc
? I only ask as I was staggered that you could remember so many
names and faces. They are great commentaries or rather as you
Also do you have any favourite conversations on
Also I recently started giving a monthly donation
to UNICEF, through the 'payroll giving scheme'. I don't notice
it going out of my salary and its not taxed. If it was not for
your good self highlighting UNICEF and of course the Webmaster
of this site for highlighting your work then I wouldnt have donated
to be honest as I never really knew what UNICEF was about. Best
Thanks Shane. How kind of
you to support UNICEF like you do. It really does make a difference
and makes an old actor feel his time hasn't been wasted.
I'm pleased you enjoyed
the commentaries. Fortunately I was given full cast lists before
I sat down to do each one, and that was very helpful, otherwise
it was all stuff dredged up from my memories. I'm sure there are
things I have forgotten, but I'm told that they came out pretty
well, so I hope you felt the money well spent!
How to donate from your salary. If you
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need to do is print out, fill in and post UNICEF’s payroll
giving form on this UNICEF webpage. HERE.
I notice you wear glasses now, but I have seen some
pictures of you during late 70's early 80's at social gathering's
wearing glasses. Have you always had a need for specs? Did you
wear contacts in the old days? when you were playing bond etc?
Yes, I've needed glasses
for thirty years or so. I tended to wear contacts in films and
tv, aside from the odd one like The Naked Face. I find contact
lenses such a nuisance though and think I look better in glasses
thesedays (they hide the bags under my eyes) so tend to prefer
them to contacts.
I hope I'm doing this correctly (this is my first
In the summer of 1977, I saw you on "The Mike
Douglas Show" in the USA and the entire show was dedicated
to "The Spy Who Loved Me."
I've never forgotten the blooper reel shown. The
exploding chair outtake was shown--which looked as painful as
you've described! There was also a shot of you dropping your drawers
in the Egyptian desert.
I've watched the new Ultimate Edition of "Spy"
and really enjoyed your new commentary--
But my question is: will the footage I've mentioned
ever see the light of day?
I've never forgotten them!
I know the footage you mention
and have seen it myself
I thought they did feature
in the new DVDs on the documentaries. Am I wrong? Certainly a
few people have said they saw the exploding chair on there. I
still wince at that memory.
If it isn't on there, chances
are it must be lost as I know they scoured the archive for pretty
much everything they could use.
Thank you to Sir Roger Moore