Tuesday, May 23, 2017

وداعا العميل 007..وداعا جيمس بوند Goodbye Agent 007..Goodbye Games Bond


Sir Roger Moore dead at 89: James Bond star dies after short cancer battle

The Bond star died today

Sir Roger Moore has died aged 89.

A statement was released today on the James Bond star's Twitter account by his family.


Sir Roger Moore and wife Kristina Tholstrup attend the 2015 Princess Grace Awards Gala

It read: "With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated."

He died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer.


With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated.


Sir Roger was being knighted, not in recognition of his long acting career, which included seven James Bond movies, but for his charity work, particularly with Unicef, the United Nations Children s Fund




The London-born star is best known for playing famous secret agent 007.

He starred in seven Bond movies between 1973 and 1985.

Before his glittering movie career, Sir Roger served in the Royal Army Service Corps as a second lieutenant, after being conscripted for national service shortly after the end of the Second World War.


Roger Moore, center, with Maud Adams, left, and Britt Ekland, from The Man with the Golden Gun

Sir Roger was the son of a poor London policeman from the back streets of Lambeth who grew up to become James Bond and The Saint - as one of the most successful actors of his generation.

And in later life, shocked by the poverty he saw in India, Moore became a goodwill ambassador for Unicef, the United Nations' children's fund.


The star in 2004

More than a billion people saw him play Bond, making him one of the best-known British actors in the world.

He brought a casual air of dashing elegance, sophistication and a surprising iron streak of ruthlessness to his two most famous roles.


The Prince of Wales meets Sir Roger Moore

At 6ft 2in with pale blue eyes and fair hair, his debonair good looks were ideal for heroic roles.

But part of his success was due to the sardonic approach he adopted, as if winking at the audience to share a mutual joke saying: "I'm having fun, are you?"


Sir Roger in The Saint

His acting style was sometimes criticised for its lack of depth, yet he achieved huge success while happily acknowledging his limitations.

He once admitted he could not act "in the Olivier sense" but described himself as a good technician.


Roger as James Bond's Live And Let Die with co-stars Gloria Hendry and Jane Seymour

"When I was doing The Saint on television I had two expressions; as Bond I've managed to work up to four," he joked.

His luxurious off-screen lifestyle was a long way from his roots in south London where he was born at Aldebert Terrace, Lambeth, in 1927, the only son of a policeman.

He went to primary school in Stockwell and, to everyone's surprise including that of his headmaster, he won a scholarship to Battersea Grammar School.


He starred in seven Bond films

But at the outbreak of war in 1939 he was evacuated to Worthing in Sussex.

At the time, there was little sign of the debonair charm which was to mark his career. He was quiet, somewhat strait-laced and rather plump with a strong south London accent.


He also starred in For Your Eyes Only in 1981

Art was his best and favourite subject and he decided to leave school at the age of 16 to take up a job as an assistant in a London studio specialising in cartoons.

He then tried his hand as a film extra on Caesar and Cleopatra at Denham Studios in 1944, where the co-director Brian Desmond Hurst noticed him not just for his tall good looks but for what he described as animal magnetism.


He wrote a book, Last Man Standing

Hurst persuaded Sir Roger's father to pay the 17 guineas a term for a course at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. But he remained for only three of the six terms because of the financial strain he felt he was putting on his parents.

London in 1944 was starved of young actors by the war and he started to achieve success in both the West End and suburban repertory companies.


Roger Moore and Susannah York sharing a kiss, in a scene from the movie Gold in 1974

But National Service interrupted his career in 1945 just after the end of the war when he was conscripted into the Royal Army Service Corps as an officer.

He was later transferred to the Combined Services Entertainment Unit in Germany.


Princess Diana talking with Roger Moore at The Royal Premiere of the 14th 007 James Bond Movie, A View To A Kill

At the age of 19, he married a girl he had met at Rada, Doorn van Steyn, and after returning to civvy street he spent several years living with her in one room of her sister's house.

There was little work for the young actor and he began a part-time modelling career to supplement his income with Audrey Hepburn in an advertisement for Valderma "to get rid of the blemishes off your back".

In 1952 he met the singer Dorothy Squires at the peak of her career, whom he married a year later in the United States after divorcing Doorn.


Jane Seymour played his main love interest in Live and Let Die

He had decided to try his luck in America. And, ironically, it was there that he finally lost his cockney accent after Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios sent him to a dialogue director.

He made a number of fairly unimpressive films, including The Last Time I Saw Paris, with Elizabeth Taylor. And it was television which made his reputation with a series of roles as dashing heroes.


He chatted with the Loose Women in 2015

It began with Columbia's Ivanhoe series which was made in Britain. It was followed by The Alaskans and then Maverick.

In a brief return to films, he agreed to co-star with Italian actress Luisa Mattioli in The Rape of the Sabine Women in Rome in 1961.


Sir Roger in The Man with the Golden Gun

Some believed he would find it impossible to escape the image of The Saint but he returned to television in 1972 in the highly successful series The

Persuaders in partnership with Tony Curtis.


Roger Moore and Sophia Loren during premiere of Fortunate Pilgrim in 1988

But by then he was already earmarked as the next James Bond when Sean Connery decided Diamonds are Forever was to be his curtain-call in the role of 007.

Connery was so much the embodiment of Bond that many sceptics feared Sir Roger would lack the rod of iron behind the suave exterior.

But with the release of Live and Let Die in 1973 he triumphed with a performance which skilfully blended strength with humour.


Sir Roger played James Bond from 1973 to 1985

Six more Bond films followed over the ensuing 12 years - The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy and A View to a Kill.

At the end of A View to a Kill in 1985 he decided to hand back his licence to kill. "I realised that jumping around with bullets and bombs in my middle-fifties was really daft," he said.


Sir Roger heading to an event at Buckingham Palce in 2014

He spent twelve years in the role (from his debut in 1973, to his retirement from the role in 1985), and made seven official films. He was also the oldest actor to play Bond: he was 45 when he debuted, and 58 when he announced his retirement on December 3, 1985.

Sir Roger himself was quoted in the press as saying that he felt embarrassed to be seen making love scenes with beautiful actresses who were young enough to be his daughters.


Roger also starred in Ivanhoe

His James Bond was light-hearted, more so than any other official actor to portray the character. He often portrayed 007 as somewhat of a playboy, with tongue firmly in cheek, but also as a very capable and seasoned detective.

He made a number of other films but discovered the cinema-going public could not always accept a change of image. In some cases, heroes were meant to remain heroes, he once said.

It was in 1983 that his life changed when filming his sixth film as James Bond in India. Shocked at the poverty in India, he became interested in the Third World humanitarian effort.


Roger Moore ''The Saint' and Nosher Powell, sparring together, in preparation for a boxing scene in the next The Saint episode

His friend Audrey Hepburn had impressed him with her work for Unicef, and consequently he became a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador in 1991. He was the voice of "Santa" in the Unicef cartoon The Fly Who Loved Me.

During his 1980s, the actor appeared only occasionally in film or television, notably as Lord Edgar Dobbs in The Quest (1996) and an episode of the American TV series Alias in 2002.


He was The Man With The Golden Gun

In 1989 he was invited by Andrew Lloyd Webber to star in his new musical, Aspects of Love. Despite grave doubts, Sir Roger agreed to accept the part after much persuasion by Lloyd Webber.

But six weeks before the musical was due to open in London's West End, he withdrew because he felt his singing was not up to the role.


Roger Moore and Cary Grant

It was a courageous act and done, as usual, with the full support of his close family.

Despite having made millions through his film and television career, friends stressed he was one of the most modest and charming actors in the business and all that really mattered were his wife and family.


Actor Roger Moore and his second wife Dorothy Squires in April 1961

In 1999, the star was created a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), and a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) on June 14, 2003.

The citation on the knighthood was for his charity work, which has dominated his public life for more than a decade. Sir Roger said that the citation "meant far more to me than if I had got it for acting... I was proud because I received it on behalf of Unicef as a whole and for all it has achieved over the years".


Sir Roger in The Spy Who Loved Me

Sir Roger was the longest-serving actor to play the womanising MI6 agent, having portrayed 007 in seven films.


Sir Roger Moore with his knighthood at Buckingham Palace in 2003

Last year during a question-and-answer session at London's Southbank Centre, he admitted that, despite winning the coveted role of the martini-swirling spy, one part he wished he had landed was Lawrence of Arabia.


A scene from The Saint

He said: "I remember Bob Baker and I going to see Lawrence of Arabia and coming out both being very depressed and saying 'We might as well give up the business', because they had made the best movie that had ever been made."


Sir Roger owned the role for eight years

وفاة الممثل البريطانى روجر مور بطل أفلام جيمس بوند عن 89 عاما

توفي يوم الثلاثاء عن عمر ناهز 89 عاما النجم البريطاني السير روجر مور.


Roger in Manchester in 2015

روجر جورج مور (14 أكتوبر 1927 - 23 مايو 2017) ممثل إنجليزي ولد في لندن في بريطانيا ، وحامل لوسام الإمبراطورية البريطانية برتبة قائد ، ومن أشهر أدواره هو دور سيمون تيمبلار في المسلسل التليفزيوني((القديس)) ، وقد قام بلعب دور العميل السري جيمس بوند بسبعة أفلام منذ عام 1973 إلى 1985 منها الرجل ذو المسدس الذهبي ، وعين سفيرا لليونيسيف في عام 1991.


توفى الممثل البريطانى روجر مور البطل السابق لأفلام جيمس بوند، وقالت أسرة النجم البريطانى روجر مور على حسابه الرسمى على تويتر،  إنه توفى اليوم الثلاثاء عن 89 عاما.


Susannah York in bed, laying in the arms of Roger Moore in a scene from Gold

وأضافت أن مور، الذى نال شهرة عالمية لأدائه دور العميل السرى جيمس بوند، توفى فى سويسرا متأثرا بالسرطان.


He was the Golden Gun

وقالت أسرة النجم البريطانى روجر مور على حسابه الرسمى على تويتر أنه توفى اليوم الثلاثاء عن 89 عاما، وأضافت أن مور، الذى نال شهرة عالمية لأدائه دور العميل السرى جيمس بوند، توفى فى سويسرا متأثرا بالسرطان.


Roger Moore and Tony Curtis fight with each other on the set of The Persuaders

ونال مور شهرة عالمية لادائه دور الجاسوس جيمس بوند.

وأعلنت اسرته نبأ وفاته عن طريق تغريدة في تويتر نشرتها في حسابه الرسمي.


The wedding reception of Roger Moore and Luisa Mattioli at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington. 11th April 1969

وقال اولاده في التغريدة، "بقلب يعتصره الأسى، نعلن عن ان والدنا الحبيب السير روجر مور وافته المنية اليوم في سويسرا بعد صراع قصير ولكن بطولي مع مرض السرطان."

وجاء في التغريدة، "نحن منكوبون. شكرا يا أبانا لأنك من أنت ولكونك عزيزا عند العديد من الناس."

وأصبح مور، بفضل السنوات الـ 12 التي قضاها في اداء دور بوند، مليونيرا وشخصية محبوبة حول العالم.


Roger will be missed by a lot of people

بدأ مور مساره الفني في ستينيات القرن الماضي، ولكن شهرته لم تنطلق بشكل حقيقي حتى عام 1973، عندما اختير لاداء دور بوند في فيلم " Live and Let Die".

أدى مور دور البطولة في 6 من افلام جيمس بوند التالية، كان آخرها فيلم " A View to a Kill" في عام 1985 عندما كان يبلغ من العمر 57 عاما.

وكان من آخر نجوم "المدرسة القديمة" من النجوم السينمائيين من امثال فرانك سيناترا وديفيد نيفين.


A scene from Octopussy

وفي السنوات التالية، عرف مور بنشاطاته الانسانية، وعلى وجه الخصوص ما قام به كسفير لمنظمة بونيسيف لجمع التبرعات للاطفال الفقراء.

وقال اولاد مور إن والدهم كان يعتبر عمله مع يونيسيف "اعظم انجازاته".

وأدى مور دور بوند لمدة 12 عاما مما أكسبه مالا وشهرة فى أنحاء العالم.

وستجرى مراسم دفنه في موناكو.