Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Booze, Broads & Bond: Sir Roger Moore's Memoir

Michael Riedel at the New York Post offers a column on Sir Roger Moore's memoir One Lucky Bastard: Tales From Tinseltown.
Whenever Roger Moore, who will be 87 on Tuesday, gets depressed thinking about all his movie friends who have gone to “that great cutting room in the sky,” he recalls a story another friend up in the cutting room, actor Geoffrey Keen, once told him.

Keen, as James Bond fans know, played Sir Frederick Gray, Minister of Defence, in five 007 movies that made Moore an international superstar in the ’70s and ’80s — “The Spy Who Loved Me,” “Moonraker,” “For Your Eyes Only,” “Octopussy” and “A View To a Kill.”

Keen was home, sitting at his writing desk, when his plumber popped into the study. A bunch of English actors from the 1920s and ’30s, including Laurence Olivier, had just died, one right after the other.

The plumber eyed Keen and said, “You’re an actor, aren’t you, sir?”

“Indeed I am,” Keen replied.

“Well, you lot are dropping like f - - kin’ flies!”

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