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Roger Moore Recalls His Theatrical Past

Roger Moore_Autobiography The New York Post's Michael Riedel took a break from Broadway gossip mongering this week to speak with Roger Moore (who played James Bond on film from Live and Let Die in 1973 to A View to a Kill in 1985), whose new memoir My Word Is My Bond looks back at the actor's career on stage and screen.

Even though Moore is best known as Bond in the movies, the classically trained actor -- he studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London -- has some fond memories of his early career on stage.

From "James Bond's Stage Secrets":

"I was a 'Tennant bicycle' man," Moore says, sipping a Heineken (which he prefers to a martini). "In those days, we all worked for H.M. Tennant, which owned all the theaters. I was an understudy for several shows at once. Understudies were given a 'Tennant bicycle' to shuttle between theaters if they had to go on. Except they never gave me one. I had to walk."

Moore's movie career took off because he followed the advice his friend Noel Coward once gave him.

"My dear boy," Coward said. "Always take the job. Because you are not an actor if you are not working. And if you are lucky enough to have two offers on the table at the same time, take the one that pays the most."

Read the full New York Post story here, or watch video of the interview below.

-- Daniel Lehman

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Super like! This book will definitely be interesting 'coz Roger Moore, the English actor and film producer who portrayed british secret agent James bond owned this one! So cool!

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