British film director Guy Hamilton best known for his work on James Bond movies has died aged 93.
Sir Roger lead the tributes to the talented director who reportedly passed away on Wednesday (21Apr16) in Palma, Mallorca.
The actor confirmed the news after posting a heartfelt tribute on his Twitter account on Thursday morning (22Apr16).
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Sir Roger Moore has paid tribute to James Bond production designer Sir Ken Adam following his death on Thursday (10Mar16).
The Oscar-winning designer, born Klaus Adam in Germany, passed away in his sleep at his London home, aged 95.
He worked on Bond films in the 1960s and 1970s. His famous Bond designs include the volcano lair in You Only Live Twice, a fictional Fort Knox vault, the Aston Martin ejector seat in Goldfinger, and the villain's headquarters in 1962's Dr No.
Moore, who played Bond on some of the designer's most iconic sets, paid tribute to Adam on Twitter, writing, "Sir Ken Adam - a friend, a visionary and the man who defined the look of the James Bond films."
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Paul McCartney has paid an emotional tribute to legendary producer Sir George Martin.
The 73-year-old musician worked closely with Martin during his time in The Beatles, with the musical director even earning the nickname the 'Fifth Beatle' due to his work with the band.
Following the tragic news that Martin died at home on Tuesday (08Mar16) aged 90, MCCartney penned a lengthy tribute to him on his official website.
"I’m so sad to hear the news of the passing of dear George Martin. I have so many wonderful memories of this great man that will be with me forever," he wrote. "He was a true gentleman and like a second father to me. He guided the career of The Beatles with such skill and good humour that he became a true friend to me and my family. If anyone earned the title of the fifth Beatle it was George. From the day that he gave The Beatles our first recording contract, to the last time I saw him, he was the most generous, intelligent and musical person I’ve ever had the pleasure to know."
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A Vintage Rolex Watch Worn By Sir Roger Moore's James Bond In 1973 Movie Live And Let Die Is Set To Go Under The Hammer At An Auction In Geneva, Switzerland.
As the new Bond movie, Spectre, breaks records in the U.K., rich fans of the 007 franchise can now get their hands on a timely memorabilia piece.
The stainless steel Rolex Submariner 5513 is one of 203 lots at the Phillips Geneva Watch Auction: Two, which begins on 5 November (15). In the film, the watch was fitted with a magnet and used to unzip the dress of Bond Girl Miss Caruso, played by Madeline Smith.
Moore's Bond also used its buzzsaw addition to cut through a rope.
Continue reading: Sir Roger Moore's James Bond Rolex Up For Auction
Screenwriter And Author Christopher Wood Has Died At The Age Of 79.
The writer passed away on 9 May (15), but his death was only made public last week after Sir Roger Moore paid tribute to him on Twitter.com.
Wood began his writing career in 1971 with Confessions of a Window Cleaner, which was later adapted into a saucy movie franchise. He went on to write several fiction novels, including Make it Happen to Me, A Dove Against Death, Soccer Thug and The Stewardesses, under a variety of pseudonyms.
Wood then moved into screenwriting and penned the script for James Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. He was also the only author to write novels based on his James Bond screenplays with James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me and James Bond and Moonraker.
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Bond Star Sir Roger Moore Avoids Awkward Questions On His Speaking Tour By Feigning Hearing Troubles.
The 007 actor is currently touring the U.K. performing shows titled An Evening With Sir Roger Moore, during which audience members can grill the movie veteran on any topic.
However, he admits he has a cheeky tactic to avoid answering any questions he deems inappropriate.
"I'm always surprised by the questions, and sometimes I have to pretend I didn't quite hear some of them," he tells Exeterexpressandecho.co.uk, adding, "If I can't think of an answer I can think up a suitable lie."
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Sir Roger Moore has praised Daniel Craig on his performance as James Bond over the past decade and has admitted he thinks he fits the role perfectly because he looks like a 'killer.'
The 'Live And Let Die' star - who portrayed the secret spy agent across seven films from 1973 until 1985 - believes the 47-year-old actor makes a ''terrific'' James Bond because he fits the role and has the ability to ''frighten'' viewers.
Sir Roger, 88, said of Daniel while appearing on Britain's 'Loose Women' this morning (19.10.15): ''I think he's terrific, he's a great Bond. He looks like a killer, he really does.''
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Madame Tussauds has unveiled wax figures of all six actors who have played James Bond at a new exhibition in London.
Madame Tussauds has unveiled wax figures of all six actors who have played James Bond.
Brand new waxworks of Sean Connery, GEORGE LAZENBY, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan have joined the likeness of Daniel Craig at Madame Tussauds in London, where they will be displayed for six weeks.
Each of these wax figures are clad in a classic 007 dinner suit, designed by Oscar winning costume designer, Lindy Hemming, based on the original costumes.
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Sir Roger Moore would like to see Hugh Jackman or Damian Lewis take over as James Bond when Daniel Craig retires.
The 88-year-old actor - who played the suave secret agent in seven films between 1973 and 1985 - has given his blessing to either of the two stars to take over when Daniel Craig retires from the franchise.
And Roger tipped Dame Maggie Smith, 80, to take on a role as an unlikely Bond girl.
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James Bond legend Sir Roger Moore believes super-villain Blofeld could appear in new 007 movie 'SPECTRE' as a British character.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld - also known as Number 1 - is the German evil genius at the head of the global criminal organisation SPECTRE who was seemingly killed off in 1981's 'For Your Eyes Only'.
Speculation is sky high the criminal mastermind will appear in new Bond film 'SPECTRE' - due the movie's title - and 007 legend Moore thinks if he does return to the franchise his nationality will change because the world is too politically correct to demonise certain nationalities as evil any more.
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Principal sculptor Stephen Mansfield is pictured working on the wax figure sculpt of Roger Moore, as Madame Tussauds London announces it will bring together all six Bonds for the first time in October. Moore played Bond seven times beginning with 1973’s Live, Let Die , is portrayed as he appeared in the 1977 movie The Spy Who Loved Me. - Madame Tussauds London today announced it is bringing together wax figures of ALL SIX James Bonds for the very first time this October, with five completely new wax 007s joining the existing figure of Daniel Craig. To coincide with the release of Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment's SPECTRE, the line-up of Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan and Craig will appear at the legendary London attraction for a limited time only, before embarking on a tour of Madame Tussauds' worldwide. This unique experience, created in close collaboration with EON Productions, will give fans an opportunity to stand side by side with all six Bonds - in the same place, at the same time. Guests are invited to see how they measure up to each 007, pose with their favourite and take a stand out profile picture. Each of these new wax figures will be featured in a classic 007 dinner suit, designed by Oscar® winning costume designer Lindy Hemming, based on the original costume. The Madame Tussauds team already had access to measurements of Craig, Connery, Moore, Dalton and Brosnan from previous figures featured at the attraction but needed George Lazenby's to complete the picture. The star of On Her Majesty's Secret Service was happy to oblige and gave the artists a sitting in LA in February. "The kind of information we can gather at a sitting is hugely beneficial, even at a different time period to the figure we are creating," commented Stephen Mansfield, one of the Principle Sculptors on the project. "George was extremely entertaining and generous and we gathered an entire catalogue of measurements, photographs and footage. We are using those along with references from the film to create what we hope will be an authentic and lifelike figure." General Manager of Madame Tussauds London, Edward Fuller, is delighted to be hosting the line up on the first leg of their world tour. He commented, "It's very at Madame Tussauds - London, United Kingdom - Friday 24th July 2015
Sir Roger Moore and Kristina Tholstrup - Sir Roger Moore signs copies of his new book 'Last Man Standing: Tales from Tinseltown' at Waterstones Kingston - Kingston, United Kingdom - Saturday 13th September 2014
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