Sir Roger Moore has stated that Daniel Craig is the best ever actor to play James Bond. The remark comes ahead of a new book by the veteran British actor.
Roger Moore, on the eve of a new autobiographical book has stated that the current actor playing James Bond, Daniel Craig, is the best ever actor to play the role, according to the BBC. The statement is made in Moore's new book titled 'Bond on Bond'.
Sir Roger George Moore, KBE, is an English actor. He is best known for his role as James Bond in the official film series between 1973 and 1985, as well as Simon Templar in The Saint between 1962 and 1969. Whilst Roger Moore has published several memoirs, his most recent soon-to-be-published account contains a mix of anecdotes and opinions on the successful film franchise.
The chapter's in 'Bond on Bond' include 'Bond on Villains', 'Bond on Girls' and 'Bond on Style'. The headline-grabbing parts of the book are, however, devoted to the other actors to have played the part of the British secret agent. It is here that Sir Roger states, according to an extract published by the Daily Telegraph: “I loved Casino Royale and Daniel Craig. He is a wonderful actor, certainly the best actor to play Bond."
The current James Bond is played by Daniel Wroughton Craig. Like Moore, Craig is an English actor. Daniel Craig first played Bond in the 2006 reboot of the film series 'Casino Royale' and its sequels, the latest of which, 'Skyfall', is to be released in October.
As well has his views on the different actors who have played Bond, Roger Moore's account is full of amusing anecdotes. In reviewing the villains of the series, according to an extract published in the Daily Mail, Moore has this to say about Ernst Stavro Blofeld and his equally famous cat:
"Whoever was in Blofeld’s chair, one somewhat unexpected occurrence came as a result of all the explosions on set: Blofeld’s white Persian cat didn’t take too well to them, and frequently relieved itself on its master!"
Sir Roger's account promises to be an intriguing read for Bond fans and movie buffs in general.