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Charming, debonair, one of the UK’s best loved actors and a huge international star with over 50 major movies to his credit, Sir Roger took time out of his busy schedule to talk to us.
He played 007 in seven James Bond films and starred in several major international series including The Saint (as Simon Templar), The Persuaders, Ivanhoe, Maverick and The Alaskans. An Ambassador for UNESCO, he has also lent his commitment and support to Age UK on many occasions.
What do you do to relax?If not working, I like to go for a walk with my wife Kristina, then head home and prepare a little lunch, before watching a movie on TV with our feet up.
What’s your favourite film?Lawrence of Arabia.
What career path would you have taken had you not been an actor?Probably a doctor. I’m such a hypochondriac that it would be wonderful to cure myself and diagnose everything that might be wrong.
Who inspired you?My mother and father.
If you could have one wish – what would it be?I wish my mother and father were still here with me.
What’s your Star sign and are you a good representation of its meaning?I’m Libra. If it means I’m easy-going, charming, modest, kind, good-natured, modest, a loving husband, good-looking, modest, a loving father and modest, then yes.
What’s your favourite possession?Oh, probably my computer. I’m a silver surfer!
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why? Where I am now in Switzerland with my wife Kristina – we love it here and love being with one another, so what's better?
What’s the best piece of advice you have ever been given?You’re not very good, so smile a lot when you come on – from the director of a play I was doing in rep, in my early years as a struggling actor. Nowadays I just struggle to act.
Do you have any unresolved ambitions?Yes. To be the oldest living person in the world.
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