My Word Is My Bond

My Word Is My Bond

The Autobiography

Book - 2008
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Dashing, handsome and every inch the archetypal English gentleman, Roger Moore has starred in some of the most unforgettable films and celebrated television series of the last half century.Who could forget the smooth-talking adventurer Simon Templar in The Saint? Or that rakish playboy Lord Brett Sinclair from The Persuaders? Roger Moore reigns supreme as the most debonair 007 and reprized the role of James Bond over seven blockbusting films. He has never written his autobiography - until now.For the first time he shares his recollections of playing some of the world's most famous roles - and playing with some of the world's most legendary stars. He reminisces about his early days as a jobbing actor, and his first break, when he joined MGM studios. He talks of his family life, with memories of his childhood, as well as the happy and turbulent times of later years. He tells of his marriage and children and how he found love and contentment with his beautiful wife, Kristina.Punctuated throughout with personal anecdotes about such luminaries as David Niven, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck, Michael Caine and Sean Connery, and memories from the heyday of Hollywood, this frank, funny and disarmingly charming autobiography is as attractive and diverting as the man himself.
Publisher: London : Michael O'Mara Books, 2008.
ISBN: 9781843173328
1843173328
9781843173182
1843173182
Characteristics: 336 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., some col. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Owen, Gareth

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hgibbins
Jun 29, 2017

An insightful look into the career of a well known actor. He is definitely more than "James Bond" and his long history of work for UNICEF shows this well. This memoire takes the reader through Sir Roger's early life and his struggles to find work in the theatre, and movies.

piperfriday1 Mar 12, 2012

Sir Roger freely admits his sense of humor is "childish" and "schoolboyish" and so it is. Having taken the advice of Noel Coward to work, no matter how poor the script, in order to qualify as a working actor, Sir R. marches us through his takes on the films he's been in, with considerable emphasis on risque anecdotes of his own and of his friends and coworkers. Tales of his four wives are disposed of with his off-handed, light and risque manner, but are somehow not enjoyable. If you like a continuous stream of vulgar language, with an immature and gleeful obsession with scatological matters, this is the book for you. The impression one comes away with is that Sir R. has missed the boat and is entertaining himself on an island, blissfully unaware of any realism. We might wish he'd come away with a little more insight and wisdom about the glittering world he inhabited - instead, we see an effect like a cheap, self-serving stand-up comic routine.

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