Last Man Standing.

By Sir Roger Moore

Printed: 2014

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books. London

Edition: First edition

Dimensions 17 × 24 × 3 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 17 x 24 x 3

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In the original dustsheet. Black cloth binding with silver title on the spine.

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In a career that spans over seven decades, Roger Moore has been at the very heart of the show-business scene. We all know him as an actor who has starred in films that have made him famous the world over, but he’s also a tremendous prankster, joker and raconteur – in fact, he’s well known as one of the nicest guys in the business, and someone who has always been up for some fun. In this fabulous collection of true stories from his stellar career, Roger lifts the lid on the movie business, from Hollywood to Pinewood. It features outrageous tales from his own life and career as well as those told to him by a host of stars and filmmakers, including Tony Curtis, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, David Niven, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck, John Mills, Peter Sellers, Michael Winner, Cubby Broccoli and many more. Packed with irresistible anecdotes of feisty leading ladies, fearless stuntmen, celebrity drinking buddies, eccentric directors, disastrous auditions, showbiz feuds and persuasive producers, this is a wonderful collection of memories from an extraordinary career. As well as tales of starting out as a jobbing actor in the theatre, filming at Pinewood, drinking with the Rat Pack and meeting royals, Last Man Standing gives a fascinating insight into the world behind the glitz and glamour of show business. Wonderfully entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny, this selection of tales and personal photographs from the world of the movies is vintage Moore at his very best.

Review: I will start by saying that I’m a huge fan of Sir Roger and his autobiography, “My Word Is My Bond”, is one of my all-time favourite reads so when I found out about this book, shortly after seeing him in “An Evening With…” last year, I pre-ordered it straight away. Subtitled “Tales From Tinseltown”, it does exactly what it says, with Sir Roger (assisted by Gareth Owen) relating anecdotes that have either happened to him, or that have happened to friends of his (and he has a lot of friends). Told in his inimitable style, it sets out the tone in the introduction when he mentions that there might be bad language (there is) as he received a letter from an old lady who read his autobiography and wrote to complain, saying she’d “never watch one of my films again. I have to admit that the immediate halving of my fan base is something that has weighed heavily on my mind ever since”. The book is broken into eight chapters that relate to specific areas and filled with numerous black & white photos and two colour sections (though the second colour set falls unfortunately in the middle of some Victor Spinetti anecdotes so we go from the life and times of Sir Roger to a black & white shot of Victor in his underpants). The photographs, in general, are all behind the scenes and candid, featuring Sir Roger laughing in most of them and it’s lovely to see him clowning around. There are little sprinklings of memoirs throughout the piece and the tone does sometimes become a little melancholic, especially as the book progresses and his old, dear friends pass away though it’s generally laugh out loud funny and always enjoyable. Aside from the print being too big (the book therefore looks bigger than it actually is), this is a great and entertaining read and I’d very much recommend it, though I’d also steer you towards his autobiography.



                                                   Moore in 1973 by Alan Warren

Sir Roger George Moore KBE (14 October 1927 – 23 May 2017) was an English actor. He was the third actor to portray fictional secret agent James Bond in the Eon Productions/MGM Studios film series, playing the character in seven feature films between 1973 and 1985. Moore’s seven appearances as Bond, from Live and Let Die to A View to a Kill, are the most of any actor in the Eon-produced entries.

On television, Moore played the lead role of Simon Templar, the title character in the British mystery thriller series The Saint (1962–1969). He also had roles in American series, including Beau Maverick on the Western Maverick (1960–1961), in which he replaced James Garner as the lead, and a co-lead, with Tony Curtis, in the action-comedy The Persuaders! (1971–1972). Continuing to act on screen in the decades after his retirement from the Bond franchise, Moore’s final appearance was in a pilot for a new Saint series that became a 2017 television film.

Moore was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991 and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for services to charity. In 2007, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the film industry. He was made a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government in 2008.

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