Thursday, 1 June 2017

Bond and Moore

Hi 007 fans,

There was some sad news last Tuesday, May 23rd: Sir Roger Moore, who played James Bond (ジェームズ・ボンドを演じた) in seven films, passed away (亡くなった) at the age of 89.

I have been a 007 fan since childhood (子どもの頃から), and although Sean Connery has always been my favorite actor in the role, I love Roger Moore's humorous portrayal of the character. In fact, the first Bond movie that I saw in the theater was "The Spy Who Loved Me" (「私を愛したスパイ」) in 1977. I loved it as a child and still consider it to be Sir Roger's best.

Although he played James Bond for fifteen years onscreen, Roger Moore thought his role as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador the most important of his life. His friend, Audrey Hepburn, introduced him to the United Nations (国連) programme and he was appointed to the position in 1991. Of his experience he said "I've been an exceedingly (非常に) lucky actor, and the luck of it all was that I was able to come and work for UNICEF. "

For both his charity work and acting, Roger Moore was knighted (ナイト爵を授けられた) by Queen Elizabeth in 2003.

Goodbye, Mr. Bond.

Your fan,

Alan Woolfe

P.S. To read a wonderful story about Sir Roger and his great sense of humor, click HERE.