Fifty Years Of Bond (1/12)

Moore the merrier

Moore the merrier

Following Sean Connery, the part went to Roger Moore (if we're to overlook momentarily George Lazenby's brief stint as Bond in 1969's "On Her Majesty's Secret Service").

Thanks to 'The Saint' and 'The Persuaders!', side-burned Moore was already a famous actor when the part of Bond came into his hands. In the early 1950s he had married the singer Dorothy Squires, 13 years his senior, and she had introduced young Moore into Hollywood circles taking him to parties hosted by Grace Kelly, Doris Day and Rock Hudson.

Let us also make a toast to those celebrated eyebrows of Roger's. Long before Margaret on 'The Apprentice', Roger was melting hearts with his animated eyebrow manoeuvres.

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