|“||When I kill, it's for Queen and Country - though I admit that killing you would be a pleasure.||„|
|~ James Bond to Francisco Scaramanga|
Agent 007, more commonly known as James Bond, is the titular hero of the Bond series of films and merchandise.
He was portrayed by the late Roger Moore, who also portrayed The Saint in the TV series of the same name, from 1973 to 1985.
It is believed that his life continues to share the common background laid out by the Ian Fleming novels and preceding Bond films.
James Bond is the son of a Scottish father, Andrew Bond of Glencoe, and a Swiss mother, Monique Delacroix, from the Canton de Vaud. He learnt to speak French and German languages during his early education, which he received entirely abroad. When he was eleven, his parents were tragically killed during a climbing accident in the French Alps.
After this misfortune, Bond goes to live with his aunt, Miss Charmian Bond, where he completes his early education. Later, he briefly attends Eton College at "12 or thereabouts", but is removed after two halves because of girl trouble with a maid. After being sent down from Eton, Bond was sent to Fettes College in Scotland, his father's school.
After leaving Fettes, Bond studied at Cambridge University where he achieved a first in Oriental languages. Bond alluded to briefly attending the University of Geneva, before being taught to ski in Kitzbühel. Before his graduation, Bond joined the Ministry of Defence and became a lieutenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves, rising though the ranks to commander. Bond applied to M for a position within the "Secret Service", part of the Civil Service, and rose to the rank of principal officer.
Live and Let Die
Bond investigate the murder of three British MI6 agents, Dawes, Hamilton and Baines (who in fact shared the same bootmaker with Bond) all of whom have been killed within 24 hours. He discovers the victims were all separately investigating the operations of Dr. Kananga, dictator of San Monique, a small Caribbean island. He also establishes that Kananga also acts as "Mr. Big", a ruthless and cunning gangster in the United States. Upon visiting San Monique, Bond determines that Kananga is producing two tons of heroin and is protecting the poppy fields by exploiting the locals' fear of voodoo and the occult. His alter ego, Mr. Big, Kananga plans to distribute the heroin free of charge at his Fillet of Soul restaurants, which will increase the number of addicts. Bond teams up with Kananga's fortune teller, Solitaire, to foil his plans, but is captured by Kananga. They escape, however, killing Kananga and destroying the drug crops.
During the first two movie, James was an arrogant and brash man who initially treated his peers with disdain, even during missions. Starting in The Spy Who Loved Me, however, Bond acts most sympathetically and kindly to the main Bond Girl Anya Amasova, even understanding her anger when she learns that he killed her boyfriend (though at the same time Bond defends and justifies his actions). In For Your Eyes Only, he clearly sympathizes with Melina Havelock and mourns the tragic death of her parents. In A View to a Kill, he even cooks for Stacey Sutton.
In close quarters combat, James tends to use the environment to his advantage, particularly by making use of Improvised Weapons and throwing his opponents off ledges and out of windows.
- Live And Let Die (1973)
- The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
- The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
- Moonraker (1979)
- For Your Eyes Only (1981)
- Octopussy (1983)
- A View To A Kill (1985)
- Roger Moore is the oldest actor to date to have portrayed James Bond; having begun the role at 45 and retiring from it at the age of 58. He was one of the longest serving Bond actors, having appeared in seven Bond films.
- Roger Moore is the first actor to have portrayed James Bond to have since died, followed by Sean Connery three years later.