My Word Is My Bond

My Word Is My Bond

A Memoir

Book - 2008
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A memoir by the actor best known for his portrayal of James Bond discusses how his career has been shaped by his iconic roles, his devotion to charity work, and his relationships with famous figures and fellow celebrities.
Publisher: New York : Collins, 2008
Edition: 1st Collins ed
ISBN: 9780061673887
0061673889
Branch Call Number: B MOORE
Characteristics: 336 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,24 cm

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Jun 29, 2017

An insightful look into the career of a well known actor. He is definitely more than "James Bond" and his long history of work for UNICEF shows this well. This memoire takes the reader through Sir Roger's early life and his struggles to find work in the theatre, and movies.

piperfriday1 Mar 12, 2012

Sir Roger freely admits his sense of humor is "childish" and "schoolboyish" and so it is. Having taken the advice of Noel Coward to work, no matter how poor the script, in order to qualify as a working actor, Sir R. marches us through his takes on the films he's been in, with considerable emphasis on risque anecdotes of his own and of his friends and coworkers. Tales of his four wives are disposed of with his off-handed, light and risque manner, but are somehow not enjoyable. If you like a continuous stream of vulgar language, with an immature and gleeful obsession with scatological matters, this is the book for you. The impression one comes away with is that Sir R. has missed the boat and is entertaining himself on an island, blissfully unaware of any realism. We might wish he'd come away with a little more insight and wisdom about the glittering world he inhabited - instead, we see an effect like a cheap, self-serving stand-up comic routine.

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