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Sir Roger Moore jokes about Connery, critiques 'Quantum'

01-Nov-2011 • Bond News

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 “the lethal comedian”; Varsity's India Ross asked Moore how he rated Daniel Craig’s more hard-edged approach. Despite praising Craig’s portrayal of Bond, Moore was less convinced by the latest installment, Quantum of Solace, which he cuttingly describes as “a long disjointed commercial”.

Asked if any dream roles had passed him by: “I’d have loved to have played Lawrence of Arabia, and I’d have loved to have been as talented as Peter O’Toole.” On his predecessor, Sean Connery, whose portrayal of Bond is a constant source of comparison, Moore joked, “Sean is a good actor; it’s a pity I can’t understand what he’s saying.”

Click here to read the entire interview online.

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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