The actor likes his cuppa unshaken and not stirred

Sir Roger Moore appears on Loose Women in October 2015

Sir Roger Moore played James Bond seven times © REX Shutterstock

Sir Roger Moore is an English actor best known for playing the role of James Bond.

He’s portrayed the secret agent seven times in films including Live And Let Die, The Man With The Golden Gun and Octopussy.

Roger – who was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2007 – has also appeared in a number of TV movies such as A Princess For Christmas.

How do you like your tea?

I drink English breakfast tea without milk or sugar.

Who would you most like to have a cup of tea with?
My mother. There would be so much to talk about in the 30 years since she passed away.

What’s your first memory of acting?

Walking on to the stage at RADA to audition for the first time (and I got in!).

I recited an extract from The Silver Box by John Galsworthy, and The Revenge by Lord Tennyson.

What prompted you to write Last Man Standing?

It was my wife, Kristina. I often tell my Hollywood stories over lunch or dinner and she says, ‘You never put that one in your autobiography.’

So this book is a collection of all the ones I never told last time around.

Pick a couple of your career highlights

Getting my first pay packet from the Arts Theatre – five crisp pound notes.

Oh, and I played a character called… Jim… James… ah yes, Bond, James Bond.

That has to be the highlight of any actor’s career.

What do you think of the modern-day Bond films?

They’re terrific! They continue to succeed because they change with the times – and Daniel Craig does more action in two minutes than I did in 14 years!

What are your main hobbies and interests?

I love reading and find it not only relaxes me, but consumes me.

What keeps you awake at night?

A guilty conscience!

Last Man Standing: Tales From Tinseltown (Michael O’Mara, £20) by Roger Moore is out now.