Sir Roger Moore jokes about Connery, critiques 'Quantum'
Seven-times James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore spoke at the Cambridge Union on Sunday evening, and before he addresses the audience, gave a brief and good humoured interview to the university's Varisty newspaper.
As a decidedly tongue-in-cheek Bond, he was described by one critic as âthe lethal comedianâ; Varsity's India Ross asked Moore how he rated Daniel Craigâs more hard-edged approach. Despite praising Craigâs portrayal of Bond, Moore was less convinced by the latest installment, Quantum of Solace, which he cuttingly describes as âa long disjointed commercialâ.
Asked if any dream roles had passed him by: âIâd have loved to have played Lawrence of Arabia, and Iâd have loved to have been as talented as Peter OâToole.â On his predecessor, Sean Connery, whose portrayal of Bond is a constant source of comparison, Moore joked, âSean is a good actor; itâs a pity I canât understand what heâs saying.â
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Unfortunately, tabloid rags like the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror have deliberately taken Moore's comments out of context and painted the interview as bitter and critical of his Bond colleagues.
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