Roger Moore, far right, first met RECOiL writer/actor/director Brian DiMaio, far left, on the set of The Sea Wolves. The film which has some scenes in Goa, India was to have a Bollywood style dance number that DiMaio was not up to. His part would be recast to Trevor Howard who could perform all the moves. The dance number was later cut for time.
Switzerland— Actor Sir Roger Moore, most famous for his role as Simon Templar in “The Saint,” died Tuesday after a short battle with cancer. He was 89.
In America, Moore appeared on television in “Maverick” playing Beau, the British cousin of the other Maverick boys. He also starred on ABC in “The Alaskans” and as Sherlock Holmes in a made-for-TV movie “Sherlock Holmes in New York.”
On the big screen, Moore was in “The Cannon Ball Run,” “Escape to Athena,” “RECOiL” and “Spice World.”
In 2003, Moore was made Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
He is survived by his fourth wife, Kristina; two sons, Geoffrey and Christian and his daughter, Deborah.
Some critics are saying Martin Hazel’s new book “You Have No Clue About Doing the Time Warp” is a strong warning to society about the dangers of allowing authors to “self-publish.”
New York—Writer and journalist Martin Hazel has just completed work on another book, this time an unauthorized tell all biography of British actor Tim Curry called, “You Have No Clue About Doing the Time Warp.”
In it, Hazel serves up juicy tidbits about the star of such films as “Congo,” “Clue” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” such as Curry’s early studies to be a mad scientist, which helped him in his career-launching role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
“For years, Curry saw himself as a scientific genius, and some of his early creations eventually led to stem cell development. But the London theatre was calling to him to greatly for him to ignore it, and as such, he abandoned his research and headed for The West End,” according to the book.
The book also said that Curry turned down the role of James Bond on several occasions, leading to the success of both Roger Moore in the role and, to a (much, much) lesser degree, Timothy Dalton. Continue reading →
This picture of Sean Connery's James Bond Ultimate DVD Collector's Set speaks volumes.
New York—A new unauthorized biography of Scottish acting legend Sean Connery is scheduled for release next month, but leaks are flooding the internet, and not all of the tome portrays the Oscar winner in a positive light.
The book, by noted writer Martin Hazel, claims that Connery had absolutely no clue that any James Bond films were ever made that did not star him.
“I thought they ended the franchise when I left,” he is quoted as saying in the book. “When did this happen? Get me Ian Fleming on the phone. Now!” Fleming, who created the Bond character, died in 1964. Continue reading →