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Roger Moore dead at 89: ‘James Bond’ star on the top reels

The british actor Roger Moore, who played the role of spy James Bond in seven films, died in Switzerland on Tuesday after a short battle with cancer. He was 89.

“We know that our own love and admiration will be increased many times, all over the world, by people who knew him for his movies, his tv shows and his impassioned work for UNICEF, which he considered his greatest achievement,” Moore’s family mentioned in a post on his official Twitter account.

Here are some of Moore’s top roles:

THE BEGINNING OF THE CAREER

“Ivanhoe”, 1958 – 1959

Moore starred as Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe in the united kingdom television adventure series.

“The Inhabitants Of Alaska,” 1959-1960

Moore played the role of Silky Harris in this Western tv series in the 1800s.

“Maverick”, 1960-1961

Moore appeared on the AMERICAN tv series, which ran in the 1950s and 1960s, as Beauregarde Maverick, the English cousin of the Wild West’s Maverick brothers, Bret and Bart.

“The saint,” 1962 – 1969

Moore played Simon Templar, the enigmatic action hero who helps put rich criminals in prison, while making off with their fortunes.

“The Persusaders!,” 1971

Moore played the role of Lord Brett Sinclair for the British television, with the American actor Tony Curtis as his co-star.

ROGER MOORE DEAD: ‘JAMES BOND’ ACTOR WAS 89

JAMES BOND

“Bond. James Bond.”

Moore came to the role in 1973 after the original Bond actor Sean Connery tired of, but with varying degrees of success.

Moore’s relaxed style and sense of whimsy seemed to be a commentary on the essential ridiculousness of the Bond films – in which the secret agent was so adept in the mixing of martinis, bedding, beautiful women and ordering gourmet meals, as he was at the disposal of the super-villains try to take over the world.

He played as Bond in “Live and Let Die” (1973), “The Man with The Golden Gun” (1974), “The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977), “Moonraker” (1979), “For Your Eyes Only” (1981), “Octopussy” (1983), and “A View to A Kill” (1985).

“The Wild Geese” 1978

Moore played Lieutenant Shawn Flynn in the Africa-set function.

“The Cannonball Run,” 1981

Moore played heir Seymour Goldfarb, Jr. in the race comedy that also with Burt Reynolds.

POST-BOND CAREER

Moore continued to work regularly in films after handing over the Bond to Timothy Dalton, but never with the same success.

“The Quest” 1996

Moore took the role of Lord Edgar Hobbs in the Jean Claude Van Damme movie.

“Spice World” 1997

He played “The Chief” in the Spice Girls comedy. Moore’s character communicates in the film with the girl of the group manager.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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