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Sir Roger Moore 'would have been dead' playing a modern 007

01-Dec-2011 • Bond News

Sir Roger Moore still holds the record as the longest running James Bond actor in the official EON Production series, having starred in seven adventures. And he's still a big a fan of the franchise now as he was then.

"I think Daniel Craig is a wonderful actor," Sir Roger told Zap2It. "When I read that he was going to do it right at the beginning, I thought, 'This is going to be interesting.' I had just seen him in [the Steven Spielberg-directed drama] 'Munich' and a couple of films before that, and I thought 'Casino Royale' was absolutely superb."

"He's a beautiful actor and a nice guy," Moore adds, "and his gymnastics are quite extraordinary. I would have been dead after the first movie." Craig returns as Bond next November in "Skyfall," four years after "Quantum of Solace," and the delay between 007 capers hasn't surprised Moore: "It was purely because of the [financial] upset with MGM and the rights."

"The Spy Who Loved Me" is still his favourite. "I had the best fun, and Lewis Gilbert is just a dream director to work with. He'd come on the set and say, 'What are you going to say today, dear?' We just had laugh after laugh."

Thanks to `Samuel001` for the alert.

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