One of the most recognizable big-screen stars of the past half-century, Sir Roger Moore played the role of James Bond longer than any other actor. Beginning with the classic Live and Let Die, running through Moonraker and A View to a Kill, Moore brought his finely honed wit and wry charm to one of Hollywood's most beloved and long-lasting characters. Still, James Bond was only one in a lifetime of roles stretching back to Hollywood's studio era, and encompassing stardom in theater and television on both sides of the Atlantic. From The Saint to Maverick, Warner Brothers to MGM, Hollywood to London to extreme locations the world over, Roger Moore's story is one of the last of the classic Hollywood lives as yet untold.
Until now. From the dying days of the studio system and the birth of television, to the quips of Noël Coward and David Niven, to the bedroom scenes and outtakes from the Bond movies, Moore has seen and heard it all. Nothing is left out—especially the naughty bits. The "special effects" by which James Bond unzipped a dress with a magnet; the spectacular risks in The Spy Who Loved Me's opening scene; and Moore's preparation for facing down villains (he would imagine they all have halitosis): the stories in My Word is My Bond are priceless.
Throughout his career, Moore hobnobbed with the glamorous and powerful, counting Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Seymour, and Cary Grant among his contemporaries and friends. Included are stories of a foul-mouthed Milton Berle, a surly Richard Burton, and a kindhearted Richard Kiel, infamous as Bond enemy Jaws.
As much as it is Moore's own exceptional story, My Word is My Bond is a treasure trove of Hollywood history.
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...fondly recalling his work in such universally reviled films as The Cannonball Run and Boat Trip without irony, and evinces little interest in the craft of acting beyond having a nice time with fun people and cashing a big check. Fair enough, as he reserves his passion for UNICEF, which despite being noble makes for very dull reading.Read Full Review of My Word Is My Bond: A Memoir | See more reviews from Kirkus
Actor Moore reveals himself to be a natural storyteller, employing his self-deprecating wit to great effect in behind-the-scenes accounts of The Saint and the James Bond franchise.Read Full Review of My Word Is My Bond: A Memoir | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
In this memoir, Moore proves that he is much more than James Bond, and the impact he has had during his 80 years has been quite significant.Read Full Review of My Word Is My Bond: A Memoir
...there is little wit or insight. Moore owns up to a love of practical jokes, which has always seemed to me evidence not of a sense of humour, but the lack of one. (The story of Moore slipping another actor a powerful laxative left me indignant, not amused.)Read Full Review of My Word Is My Bond: A Memoir
Moore was not a great actor and he makes no claims to be. But his Bond films remain enjoyable in their own right. And the charm and unsophisticated humour he brought to the role are apparent throughout his warm-hearted recollections...Read Full Review of My Word Is My Bond: A Memoir
Moore was not a great actor and he makes no claims to be. But his Bond films remain enjoyable in their own right. And the charm and unsophisticated humour he brought to the role are apparent throughout his warm-hearted recollections of a long and distinguished career, in film and television, in the US and UK.Read Full Review of My Word Is My Bond: A Memoir
...he turns to more serious matters, including his work as an ambassador for UNICEF and his battle against prostate cancer. Never less than engaging and entertaining, Roger Moore is truly the man with the silver tongue.Read Full Review of My Word Is My Bond: A Memoir
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