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article image007 star Sir Roger Moore wants to appear in Doctor Who, Sherlock

By Mathew Wace Peck     May 29, 2013 in Entertainment
Sir Roger Moore – famous for playing Ian Fleming’s 007 spy James Bond – has admitted that he would love to appear in two of the BBC’s most popular television dramas.
That is, none other than Doctor Who or Sherlock.
The 85-year-old movie star made his wishes known via Twitter, after being complimented by Mark Gatiss on the micro-social-networking site earlier this week.
Gatiss is the co-creator – with Doctor Who showrunner, Steven Moffat – of Sherlock, and also, one of the regular staple of writers on the Doctor Who.
Sir Roger Moore took to Twitter following an earlier tweet from Gatiss, in which the writer said, “Isn’t Roger Moore wonderful in ‘The Man Who Haunted Himself’? I have such a soft spot for the film.”
Responding, Moore tweeted, “@Markgatiss thank you. I might be equally wonderful in Dr Who or Sherlock if asked!”
Obviously, pleased as punch – and possibly suggesting he’d be happy to write a part for him in one or the other – Gatiss then tweeted back with: “@sirrogermoore My life is complete! Will be I’m touch [sic]. My Dad was once mistaken for you by two old ladies in Whitley Bay!
Moore’s successor as Bond, Timothy Dalton, has already appeared in two episodes of Doctor WhoThe End of Time, by Russell T Davies, which saw David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor hand over to Matt Smith’s Eleventh at Christmas/New Year 2010/11.
And this sin’t the first time that Gatiss has written an episode of Doctor Who for a particular former-Bond actor. Earlier this year, the most recent crop of Doctor Who episodes included his The Crimson Horror, which saw Dame Diana Rigg and her daughter, Rachel Stirling appear for the first time together in a television drama, in a story specifically written for them.
As well as being well known for playing Emma Peel in the 1960’s cult series The Avengers, Dame Diana played a Bond girl – and the only one ever to marry 007 – opposite George Lazenby in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
Come the 2014 season of Doctor Who, due to enter production later this year when Smith returns from Hollywood, where he has been filmimg How to Catch a Monster – Ryan Goslings directorial debut – perhaps Sir Roger will follow suit.
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