Ten fun facts about Roger Moore


Fact 1
He is perhaps best known for playing British secret agent James Bond in the official film series for seven films between 1973 and 1985, and Simon Templar in The Saint from 1962 to 1969.

Fact 2
He is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the charity organisation UNICEF.

Fact 3
At 18, shortly after the end of World War II, Moore was conscripted for national service.


Fact 4
Immediately prior to his national service, he did a brief stint at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Fact 5
On 11 October 2007, Moore was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work on television and in film.

Fact 6
In 2008, the French government appointed Moore a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Fact 7
On 21 November 2012, Moore was awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Hertfordshire.

Fact 8
Moore first appeared in films during the mid-to-late 1940s as an extra.

Fact 9
Moore's film idol as a child was Stewart Granger.

Fact 10
In 1999, Moore was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), and advanced to Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) on 14 June 2003.


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