Date of Birth: October 14th 1927
Suave, blue-eyed and British, Roger Moore moved to the United States in 1953 and made his first mark in the TV western Maverick (replacing James Garner in 1959). Even more successful was his smooth portrayal of Simon Templar in the 1960s series The Saint. Gentlemanly and roguish, Moore took over from Sean Connery as James Bond in 1972 and eventually starred in seven Bond movies. In the 1990s Moore made fewer films, keeping busy with charity work on behalf of UNICEF; he succeeded Audrey Hepburn as the organization's Special Representative for the Film Arts.
Moore was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 1999, then granted knighthood by the Queen in 2003.