Roger Moore is a prominent English actor, who became extremely popular after donning the role of James Bond from the year 1973 until 1985. Roger was born on October 14, 1927, as Roger George Moore in Stockwell, London. He is the only child of George Alfred Moore, who works as a policeman, and Lillian Pope from Calcutta, India. Initially, he studied at Battersea Grammar School, but because of the World War 2, he was moved to Holsworthy, Devon in London. Later on, he studied at Launceston College in Cornwall and pursued his studies at Dr. Challoner’s Grammar School in Buckinghamshire. He was an apprentice in an animation studio but got fired due to some mistake. During those times, his father is doing an investigation in Director Brian Desmond Hurst’s house about a robbery case.

He was introduced to the director and eventually, he landed his first acting job as an extra in the 1945 British Technicolor film, Caesar and Cleopatra. From there, a fan got attracted to him and so, Hurst decided to enroll him at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he spent three terms. He also polished his Mid-Atlantic accent while at RADA and a calm manner that later became his persona while on screen. He was conscripted for national service at the age of 18, soon after the World War 2. On September 21, 1946, he became a 2nd lieutenant at the Royal Academy Service Corps. He was also an officer at the Combined Services Entertainment Section and later became a captain, and commanded a depot at West Germany. During the early 50’s, Moore initially worked as a model and made appearances in knitwear’s print advertisements, where he earned the alias “The Big Knit.” He stated in his book, the Last Man Standing: Tales from Tinseltown that his first TV appearance was in Patrick Hamilton’s The Governess on March 27, 1949.

He signed a 7-year contract with MGM, but his following films did not succeed. He appeared in the 1955 biographical musical film, Interrupted Melody (1955), which is based on the life of Marjorie Lawrence, an opera singer who recovered from polio. In the same year, he played as Jack in the swashbuckling adventure film, The King’s Thief. He bagged the role of Prince Henri In the 1956 historical drama film, Diane. However, the film failed critically and commercially, so he was released from his contract with MGM. After that, he started doing one-shot parts in TV series including an episode, The Avon Emeralds, from Alfred Hitchcock Presents’ anthology series. And then, he signed with Warner Bros. In the year 1959, he starred in Irving Rapper’s The Miracle, opposite Carroll Baker in the lead roles. Also in 1959, he appeared in The Angry Young Man, an episode in Arthur Hiller’s The Third Man TV series. From 1958 – 1959, Moore was featured in the British TV series, Ivanhoe, as Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe.

While doing some stunts in the series, he had an accident and suffered broken ribs. Subsequently, he starred on ABC/ Warner Bros. western TV series, The Alaskans, alongside Jeff York, Dorothy Provine, and Ray Danton. The show ran for only one season as Moore finds his work highly taxing. Also, his off-cam relationship with Provine makes things more complicated. He later appeared as 14 Karat John in the episode, Right Off the Boat on ABC/ Warner Bros. crime drama series, The Roaring 20’s. In 1957, he essayed the role of Beau Maverick in Roy Huggins’ very successful western TV series, Maverick. He became a household name in the mystery spy thriller series, The Saint, which he also produced and directed.

The series earned him a niche in international television and has also established his smooth, quipping style, which he sustained until James Bond. After the series ended, he starred in two films; Crossplot (1969) and the British psychological thriller film, The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970). Moore returned to television in the 1971 action adventure comedy series, The Persuaders! He was paid £1 million for doing a single series, which makes him the highest paid TV actor in the world. Due to many commitments, Moore was unable to portray the role of James Bond for a considerable time. He made a guest appearance as James Bond in Mainly Millicent comedy series. He waited until Sean Connery stepped down to playing the role of James Bond for good. He was offered the role in 1972 and finally cast as James Bond in Guy Hamilton’s Live and Let Die in 1973. He reprised his role as James Bond in Guy Hamilton’s The Man with the Golden Gun (1974); Lewis Gilbert’s The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979); John Glen’s For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983), and A View to a Kill (1985).

He spent twelve years essaying the role of James Bond and was the oldest actor to have played the role. In the year 1987, he hosted the show, Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond. While doing the James Bond series, Moore has starred in 13 more films including Gold (1974), Shout at the Devil (1976), The Wild Geese (1978), North Sea Hijack (1979), The Cannonball Run (1981), and Curse of the Pink Panther (1983). He also donned two World War 2 films during this time; Escape to Athena (1979) and The Sea Wolves (1980). After James Bond, he took a hiatus from acting and returned to the big screen in 1990. He was also seen in the TV series, My Riviera and has starred in the 1992 romantic comedy film, Bed & Breakfast. Moore also played a vital role in Jean-Claude Van Damme’s directorial debut film, The Quest, in 1996.

He played as Lloyd Faversham, a flamboyant gay, in the romantic comedy film, Boat Trip, along with Cuba Gooding Jr. In 2009, he did an advertisement for Post Office and took part on BBC1’s Victoria Wood Christmas Special. Moore also lends his voice as a talking cat (Lazenby) in Brad Peyton’s Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. He co-starred with Sam Heughan and Katie McGrath in the 2011 film, A Princess for Christmas. At the age of 18, Moore got married to Doorn Van Steyn, his fellow student in RADA. However, due to some money and personal matters, they had a divorce in 1953. In 1952, he met Dorothy Squires, a Welsh singer, and got married in New York, but they had age differences aside from his growing infatuation with Dorothy Provine. He got married to his third wife, Luisa Mattioli in 1969 and had divorced in 1996.

They had three children namely Deborah (actress), Geoffrey (an actor), and Christian (film producer). Moore got married to his last wife, Kristina Tholstrup, in the year 2002. In 1993, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and described it as life-changing, since it helps him in reassessing his life and marriage. He underwent a treatment and became successful, but was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes in the year 2013. Moore died on May 23, 2017, in Switzerland due to brief battle with cancer.

David Zayas English Actor

David Zayas

David is famous for his roles such as Dexter and Gotham. He was born in Ponce, a town in Puerto Rico on August 15, 1962, David Zayas is one of the familiar faces on television. Although he was born in Puerto Rico, he migrated to The Bronx in New York. David aspired to become a successful actor since childhood days. It all started when he was thirteen years old and went to watch a movie, Dog Day Afternoon, with his cousins. David adored the acting part and decided to be on TV one day. David’s father worked as a sanitation worker, and this idea of acting didn’t go well with him. Hence, David went to join the US Air Force when he turned nineteen. He served as a police officer at the New York Police Department for almost fifteen years. This job of police helped him portray the characters of officers on TV. David also joined an acting school while working in the police department. After that, he started performing in plays and landed minor roles in films and series at first. David’s first breakthrough was when he got the role of McGinty in the series, Law and Order. After that, he did cameos in the TV shows including Feds, New York Undercover, Trinity, Third Watch, and NYPD Blue. David’s first prominent role came with the show, The Beat, where he played Rei Morales. David also appeared in numerous films including Scar City, Rounders, O.K. Garage, Bringing Out the Dead and much more. He mostly portrayed the character of cops. David reached the pinnacle of fame with the shows like Oz and Dexter. David essayed the character of Enrique Morales in Oz, and it narrated the story of the criminals living in a prison. Dexter was a fantasy crime show which focused on the forensic expert, Dexter Morgan and David played the part of Sgt. Angel Batista in the show. He won the Satellite Award under the category of Best Supporting Actor for the series, Dexter. David also worked in television movies like Wit, Undefeated, and Angel. Currently, David is seen essaying the character of Sal Maroni on the famous TV show, Gotham, based on the life of Bruce Wayne and James Gordon. David had made brief appearances on series like Person of Interest, Elementary, CSI: Miami, Deception, and various others. David tied the knots with Liza Colón-Zayas, who is also an actress. They are the proud parents of David Zayas Jr.

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Timothy Dalton

Timothy Dalton is professionally an actor. He took birth on 21st March of 1944. He is famous for doing acting of the character James Bond during 1987 in “The Living Daylights”. She did this in the year 1989 in “Licence to Kill”. Her other famous character portraying is in T.V. series “Scarlett” in 1994 of Rhett Butler. While coming to his early life, he took birth into “North Wales”. His father served as the captain at the time of second world war. During the birth of Timothy, his father was engaged in executive advertisement work. His mother was an American. Before the age of 4, Timothy along with his family moved to Belper. At Belper, he visited the “ Herbert Strutt Grammar School”. When he was into his teenage, he became the member of “Air Training Corps”, which is a youth organization of British. When he got off 16, he decided, he selected acting as his career goal. The production “Macbeth” motivated him to do so. After that, he worked his first role in the play “The Old Vic”. Then in 1964, he decided to leave his school and got himself enrolled at “Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art.” During 1966 he left this academy and joined the theater at Birmingham. Starting with his career, in his television career, he worked mainly with BBC. During 1968, he did debut of film “The Lion in Winter”. It was one among many dramas, and it included “Wuthering Heights” remake during 1970. In this, he portrayed the character “Heathcliff”. At 1971, he decided to move towards theater work. Till 1978, he remained the actor in theater. Then he started his American Career with acting in “Sextette”. Having starred in many movies, now in U.S.A his mostly career was into television. At 1980, he portrayed the character “Prince Barian” and during 1983 did work as character “Mr. Rochester”. In 1985, he worked into movie “The Doctor and the Devils”. At 1986, he performed in “Sins”. He was also assigned a contract to work in movie “Lady Caroline Lamb”. But during last timing, he was replaced for which he sued a case into court and won it against a settlement. During 1985, he got the contract for movie “Pirates”. From 1987 to 1994, he worked for the character “James Bond”. After doing the movies of Bond, he worked in T.V., films and stages as well. Some of his post bond works include- movie “Cleopatra” at 1999. In 2009-10, he acted in “The End of Time”. Then on 18th June of 2010, he did voice work for the character “Mr. Pricklepants” in the movie “Toy STORY 3”. Then in 2013, he worked on “television specials Toy Story of Terror” and in 2014 worked for “Toy Story That Time Forgot”. From the period 2014 to 2016, he worked as the character “Sir Malcolm Murray”. Talking about his personal life, he was into a relationship with the actress “Vanessa Redgrave” from 1971 to 1986. During 1990’s, he came into the relationship with the musician “Oksana Grigorieva”. In 1997, the did marry and gave birth to son “Alexander”. Dalton supports “Manchester City F.C.” and has been noticed many times at “City of Manchester Stadium” to view the play of the team.

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Timothy Dalton English Actor