Bond Star Sir Roger Moore heads for city

A suave secret spy and a daring detective are just some of the characters he has played on screen and now a world-famous actor is set to visit the city.

A suave secret spy and a daring detective are just some of the characters he has played on screen and now a world-famous actor is set to visit the city.

Former James Bond star Sir Roger Moore is to bring his own unique charm to Norwich, one of a handful of cities in the UK which he will be visiting to promote his new book, which is being published on October 2.

The 80-year-old actor will be coming to the city to promote and sign copies of his new book, My Word is My Bond: The Autobiography , at Waterstones on Wednesday, October 22, 1.30pm to 2.30pm.

Sir Roger is best known for portraying two British action heroes, Simon Templar in the television series The Saint from 1962 to 1969, and James Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985. He has also been a UNICEF ambassador since 1991.

Richard Hanley, manager of the Castle Street branch of Waterstones, said: “We are over the moon to be welcoming him here to the Castle Street branch. He is a living legend and we are sure the people of Norwich cannot wait to meet him.”

A spokesman for publisher Harper Collins said: “For the first time, he will share his recollections of playing some of the world's most famous roles, his fears of serious illness, including his own bout with prostate cancer, which he beat, and how his neighbour Audrey Hepburn got him involved in Unicef, a charity he is still involved with today.”

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The book was ghostwritten by Gareth Owen, Sir Roger's personal assistant, who said: 'Turning 80 is a milestone, a time to reflect. It'll be a frank and fun book, but he's not interested in digging the dirt.”