Films: Live and Let Die (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983), A View to a Kill (1985)
Modus operandi: The Saint with better weaponry, never shaken, never stirred, ready with a quip.
Finest hour: The Spy Who Loved Me: it’s Moore’s favourite Bond film, presenting the most comedic 007 in a serious light, driving the Lotus Esprit into and out of the sea, and seeing off dentally galvanised henchman Jaws.
Misfire: A View to a Kill: one Bond too many for Moore, now almost 60, and replaced on screen by an army of stunt doubles.
Killer line: “There’s no sense going out half-cocked.” (Live and Let Die)