|Sir Roger Moore’s autobiography My Word Is My Bond was published in Swedish under the title Mitt namn är Moore – Roger Moore in April 2009. From Sweden With Love hosted a competition to coincide with this release.
By entering, participants got the chance to win one of ten copies graciously given to us by Norstedts, the Swedish publisher of the book.
To win a copy of the book participants had to answer the following eight questions correctly:
1. Where did Roger Moore meet Lois Maxwell (who portrayed Miss Moneypenny in all seven of his Bond films) for the first time?
RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) IN LONDON WHERE BOTH STUDIED 1944-1945
2. Which famous film studio was used for the filming of Roger’s hit TV-series The Saint?
ASSOCIATED BRITISH ELSTREE STUDIOS IN HERTFORDSHIRE, UK
3. In which film did Roger Moore co-star with Liz Taylor?
THE LAST TIME I SAW PARIS 1954
4. Roger Moore’s friend Michael Caine gave him a particular nickname, which one?
THE BIG KNIT
5. What is the first name of Roger Moore's parents?
LILIAN (LILY) AND GEORGE
6. Which year was Roger Moore knighted?
2003 (JUNE 14)
7. From which country origin Roger’s wife Kristina?
SWEDEN (Hammarö, a small place near Karlstad)
8. Which Swedish actresses played opposite Roger Moore during his time as James Bond?
ROGER PLAYED OPPOSITE BOTH MAUD ADAMS AND BRITT EKLAND IN THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN 1974. AGAIN, IN OCTOPUSSY 1983, HE PLAYED OPPOSITE MAUD ADAMS AND ALSO OPPOSITE KRISTINA WAYBORN. IN A VIEW TO A KILL 1985 HE PLAYED OPPOSITE FORMER MISS WORLD - MARY STAVIN.
(1979, IN ROGER’S 4TH BOND FILM – MOONRAKER - THE HALF-SWEDISH ACTRESS ANNE LÖNNBERG APPEARS IN A FEW SCENES.)
Alfonso Morales, Sweden
Bengt-Åke Hägg, Sweden
Fredrik Jonsson, Sweden
Harriet Svensson, Sweden
Lena Andersson, Sweden
Marco Berggren, Sweden
Per Melker, USA
Peter Carlsson, Sweden
Peter Wiklund, Sweden
Thomas Drugg, Sweden
*The winners were randomly selected among the correct answers and notified via e-mail.
(E-mails will be kept private and not published.)
Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to all who participated!
Our sincere thanks go to Norstedts for sponsoring this competition. More information about their publications can be found on their website:
Those of you who wish to buy the English edition of the book (published in October 2008) can order it from AMAZON.
Would you like to give a contribution to UNICEF and at the same time received something? In that case, please visit this PAGE where you can buy lithographs signed by Sir Roger and also bid on the original painting that the lithographs were designed from.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The first ever autobiography of Roger Moore, the international legend and star of Hollywood, stage and screen.
The quintessential suave hero, Roger Moore has had an extraordinary career that has spanned seven decades, from early television to the golden age of Hollywood and on to international superstardom. Dashing, handsome and every inch the archetypal English gentleman, he is unforgettable as The Saint, as Lord Brett Sinclair in The Persuaders! and, of course, as James Bond, making seven blockbusting films as arguably the most debonair of the 007s. For the first time, Roger shares his recollections of playing some of the world’s most famous roles alongside a host of legendary stars. With myriad stories from his personal life – from his childhood in London and experiences during the Second World War, to the happy and turbulent times in his later life. Along with anecdotes about his encounters with the stars and his wonderful memories from the heyday of Hollywood, My Word is My Bond is as frank, funny and disarmingly charming as the legend himself.
ABOUT SIR ROGER MOORE
Sir Roger Moore, the popular British actor, is perhaps best known for his role as secret agent 007 in the James Bond movie series. His friendship with actress Audrey Hepburn steered him towards what has become another pivotal role in his life. "My curiosity got the better of me after Audrey Hepburn introduced me to UNICEF," he says. "I wanted to find out more than just the facts and figures." He was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador on 9 August 1991.
Sir Roger is a steadfast advocate for children, visiting UNICEF-supported programs around the world, bringing attention to child crisis issues and enlisting support and donations. His early missions, including visits to Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala, showed him the desperate conditions faced by many of the world’s children and the breadth of UNICEF’s work in the field. He is a compelling voice on issues such as HIV/AIDS, landmine injuries and iodine deficiency. As the honorary chair of Kiwanis International’s Worldwide Service Project – a key UNICEF partner – he has helped raise US$91 million for the elimination of iodine deficiency.
Sir Roger Moore was born and raised in south London. He received a certificate from the Royal Society of Arts and worked briefly in cartoon animation. While working as a film extra he was offered a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He subsequently joined the Cambridge Arts Theatre, which led to roles in London’s West End.
After some success in film and television productions, he became more widely recognized with his role as Simon Templar in the British television series The Saint. In 1973 he first played special agent 007 in the film LIVE AND LET DIE. He went on to star in another six hugely successful Bond films: THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (1974), THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977), MOONRAKER (1979), FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (1981), OCTOPUSSY (1983) and A VIEW TO A KILL (1985).
Sir Roger is married to Kristina Tholstrup, they live in Monaco and Switzerland.
COMMENTS FROM THE PRESS ABOUT THE BOOK
"Like his James Bond movies, Roger Moore’s autobiography is full of unbelievable scenes, corny dialogue and a lead character who doesn’t take himself too seriously...full of humor, in praise of many and offensive to few."
New York Post
"Unlike many reality TV stars who have thrilled us with autobiographies shortly after their first shave, Roger Moore - a man who can still snap a woman's knicker elastic with the flick of an eyebrow - has waited until his eighties to enlighten us on his life. It's a lovely, ambling read."
"The charm and unsophisticated humor he brought to the role are apparent throughout his warm-hearted recollections of a long and distinguished career, in film and television, in the US and UK."
"Moore's autobiography is the funniest film memoir since David Niven's The Moon's A Balloon."
Petronella Wyatt, Daily Mail
"In this kind, funny autobiography, Moore does his best to debunk his image as an upper-crust all-action hero... so engaging... so genuine. This is a delightful book, crammed with anecdotes of the television and film industry from the Fifties to the Noughties."
Mail On Sunday
"Stuffed with showbiz anecdotes."
"There are stories galore... With a warm, winning mix of self-deprecation and praise for family, friends and colleagues... Sir Roger emerges as a figure every bit as dashing, but rather better-natured, than any he's played onscreen."
"Like his good friend David Niven, he has managed to produce an amusing and racy memoir... Moore's wit and self-deprecation are evident on every page."
More information about Sir Roger Moore’s life, career and current projects on his official website: http://www.sirrogermoore.com/
The Swedish cover of Roger Moore's autobiography. ©Norstedts, 2009. All rights reserved.
Sir Roger Moore at the Nobel museum in Stockholm. Photo by Marie Regmert 2007, all rights reserved.
Sir Roger Moore. Photo by Cambridge Jones 2008, all rights reserved.