Watch: Roger Moore Plays Bond In BBC Sketch 10 Years Before ‘Live And Let Die’ Debut

Some people are destined for greatness. But Roger Moore was destined for far more. As it turns out, Moore actually made his first on-screen appearance as James Bond in a BBC comedy sketch ten years before succeeding Sean Connery in his Live and Let Die (1973) debut. And over-the-top campiness aside, there’s no denying it… the role fits like a damn glove. 

Moore would go on to portray the MI6 intelligence officer for six more films across twelve years, going down in history as the longest-serving Bond actor:

  • The Man with the Golden Gun
  • The Spy Who Loved Me
  • Moonraker
  • For Your Eyes Only
  • Octopussy
  • A View to a Kill

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