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Sir Roger Moore praises Queen's Bond spoof
Oct 8, 2012, 11:01 GMT
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Sir Roger Moore thinks Britain's Queen Elizabeth's James Bond performance was 'marvellous'.
The 84-year-old actor has praised the monarch's spoof sequence alongside Daniel Craig during the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony and thinks it is a fitting 50th anniversary tribute to the iconic spy franchise.
Roger told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: 'Wasn't she marvellous? What a tribute to Bond in its 50th year, to be recognised by the queen in agreeing to do that.
'In that first scene, with Bond standing there when you saw the back of her head, I thought to myself, 'I wonder who they have got to double for the queen?' And then when she turned around, I just thought, 'Wow'.'
The 'Moonraker' star was especially impressed with the sequence in which a stunt double impersonated the queen parachuting out of a helicopter into the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, East London, and revealed he is proud of the British monarchy and its heritage.
The actor added: 'I am English and of course I have great pride in being English, or I should say British.
'When I was at school teachers used to show us maps covered in red and pink which was the Empire and tell us the sun would never set on the British Empire. I feel very fortunate to have been born here.'
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