Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Roger Moore, DEAD (1927-10-14, 2017-05-23) (aged 89)

Roger Moore dies with 89. Actor.

My favourite 007 actor ever. Also liked his part in "The Saint" as Simon Templar.

Remember his 007 movies:

- "Live and Let Die" (1973) as James Bond,
- "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974) as James Bond,
- "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) as James Bond,
- "Moonraker" (1979) as James Bond,
- "For Your Eyes Only" (1981) as James Bond,
- "Octopussy" (1983) as James Bond,
- "A View to a Kill" (1985) as James Bond,

Roger Moore Website

Roger Moore on IMDb

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Thanks to Roger moore on Wikipedia

Sir Roger George Moore KBE (/mɔər/; 14 October 1927 – 23 May 2017) was an English actor. He played the British secret agent James Bond in seven feature films between 1973 and 1985. He is also known for playing Simon Templar in the television series The Saint between 1962 and 1969.

Moore took over the role of Bond from Sean Connery in 1972, and made his first appearance as 007 in Live and Let Die (1973). The longest serving Bond to date, Moore portrayed the spy in six more films. Appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991, Moore was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for "services to charity". In 2008, the French government appointed Moore a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Early life

Roger Moore was born on 14 October 1927 in Stockwell, London. He was the only child of George Alfred Moore, a policeman, and Lillian "Lily" (Pope). His mother was born in Calcutta, India, of English origin. He attended Battersea Grammar School, but was evacuated to Holsworthy, Devon, during the Second World War, and attended Launceston College. He was further educated at Dr Challoner's Grammar School in Amersham, Buckinghamshire and then attended the College of the Venerable Bede at the University of Durham, but did not graduate.

Moore studied for two terms at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, during which his fees were paid by film director Brian Desmond Hurst, who also used Moore as an extra in his film Trottie True. At RADA, Moore was a classmate of his future Bond co-star Lois Maxwell, the original Miss Moneypenny. Moore chose to leave RADA after six months in order to seek paid employment as an actor. His film idol was Stewart Granger. At the age of 17 Moore appeared as an extra in the film Caesar and Cleopatra (1945), meeting his idol on the set. Later Moore and Granger were both in The Wild Geese (1978), though they had no scenes together.

At 18, shortly after the end of the Second World War, Moore was conscripted for national service. On 21 September 1946, he was commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps as a second lieutenant. He was given the service number 372394. He eventually became a captain, commanding a small depot in West Germany. He later looked after entertainers for the armed forces passing through Hamburg.



The Saint (1962–1969)

With Earl Green in The Saint

Worldwide fame arrived after Lew Grade cast Moore as Simon Templar in a new adaptation of The Saint, based on the novels by Leslie Charteris. Moore said in an interview in 1963, that he wanted to buy the rights to Leslie Charteris's character and the trademarks. He also joked that the role was supposed to have been meant for Sean Connery who was unavailable. The television series was made in the UK with an eye to the American market, and its success there (and in other countries) made Moore a household name. By spring 1967 he had achieved international stardom. The series also established his suave, quipping style which he carried forward to James Bond. Moore went on to direct several episodes of the later series, which moved into colour in 1967.

The Saint ran from 1962 for six seasons and 118 episodes, making it (in a tie with The Avengers) the longest-running series of its kind on British television. However, Moore grew increasingly tired of the role, and was keen to branch out. He made two films immediately after the series had ended: Crossplot, a lightweight 'spy caper' movie, and the more challenging The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970). Directed by Basil Dearden, it gave Moore the opportunity to demonstrate a wider versatility than the role of Simon Templar had allowed, although reviews at the time were lukewarm, and both did little business at the box office.


James Bond era (1973–1985)

James Bond films

Moore in 1973

Because of his commitment to several television shows, in particular the long-lasting series The Saint, Roger Moore was unavailable for the James Bond franchise for a considerable time. His participation in The Saint was not only as actor, but also as a producer and director, and he also became involved in developing the series The Persuaders!. Although, in 1964, he made a guest appearance as James Bond in the comedy series Mainly Millicent, Moore stated in his autobiography My Word Is My Bond (2008) that he had neither been approached to play the character in Dr. No, nor does he feel that he had ever been considered. It was only after Sean Connery had declared in 1966 that he would not play Bond any longer that Moore became aware that he might be a contender for the role. However, after George Lazenby was cast in 1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Connery played Bond again in Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Moore did not consider the possibility until it seemed abundantly clear that Connery had in fact stepped down as Bond for good. At that point Moore was approached, and he accepted producer Albert Broccoli's offer in August 1972. In his autobiography Moore writes that he had to cut his hair and lose weight for the role. Although he resented having to make those changes, he was finally cast as James Bond in Live and Let Die (1973).

After Live and Let Die, Moore continued to portray Bond in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974); The Spy Who Loved Me (1977); Moonraker (1979); For Your Eyes Only (1981); Octopussy (1983); and A View to a Kill (1985).

Moore was the oldest actor to have played Bond – he was 45 in Live and Let Die (1973), and 58 when he announced his retirement on 3 December 1985.

Moore's Bond was very different from the version created by Ian Fleming. Screenwriters like George MacDonald Fraser provided scenarios in which Moore was cast as a seasoned, debonair playboy who would always have a trick or gadget in stock when he needed it. This was designed to serve the contemporary taste of the 1970s. Moore's version of Bond was also known for his sense of humour and witty one liners, but also a skilled detective with a cunning mind.

In 2004, Moore was voted 'Best Bond' in an Academy Awards poll, and he won with 62% of votes in another poll in 2008. In 1987 he hosted Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond.

Other films during Bond era

During Moore's Bond period he starred in 13 other movies, beginning with a thriller featuring Susannah York, entitled Gold (1974). He portrayed an adventurer in Africa opposite Lee Marvin in Shout at the Devil (1976), a commando with Richard Burton and Richard Harris in the unorthodox action film The Wild Geese (1978), a counter-terrorism expert opposite Anthony Perkins in the thriller North Sea Hijack (1979), and a millionaire so obsessed with Roger Moore that he had had plastic surgery to look like his hero in The Cannonball Run (1981). He even made a cameo as Chief Inspector Clouseau, posing as a famous movie star, in Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) (for which he was credited as "Turk Thrust II"). However, most of these films were neither critically acclaimed nor commercially successful. Moore was widely criticised for making three movies in South Africa under the Apartheid regime during the 1970s (Gold, Shout at the Devil, and The Wild Geese).

Post-James Bond career

Moore did not act on screen for five years after he stopped playing Bond; in 1990 he appeared in several films and in the writer-director Michael Feeney Callan's television series My Riviera and starred in the film Bed & Breakfast which was shot in 1989; and also had a large role in the 1996 film The Quest; in 1997 he starred as the Chief in Spice World. At the age of 73, he played an amorous homosexual man in Boat Trip (2002) and, although the film was critically panned, Moore's comedic performance was singled out by many critics and viewers as the one of the few enjoyable aspects of it.

The British comedy show Spitting Image once had a sketch in which their latex likeness of Moore, when asked to display emotions by an offscreen director, did nothing but raise an eyebrow; Moore himself stated that he thought the sketch was funny and took it in good humour. Indeed, he had always embraced the 'eyebrows' gag wholeheartedly, slyly claiming that he 'only had three expressions as Bond: right eyebrow raised, left eyebrow raised and eyebrows crossed when grabbed by "Jaws". Spitting Image continued the joke, featuring a Bond film spoof, The Man with the Wooden Delivery, with Moore's puppet receiving orders from Margaret Thatcher to kill Mikhail Gorbachev. Other comedy shows at that time ridiculed Moore's acting, with Rory Bremner once claiming to have had a death threat from one of his irate fans, following one such routine.

In 2009 Moore appeared in an advertisement for the Post Office, he also played the role of a secret agent in the Victoria Wood Christmas Special on BBC1 show over the festive period in the same year. Filming all his scenes in the London Eye, his mission was to eliminate another agent whose file photo looks just like Pierce Brosnan. In 2010 Moore provided the voice of a talking cat called Lazenby in the film Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore which contained several references to, and parodies of, Bond films. In 2011 Moore co-starred in the film A Princess for Christmas with Katie McGrath and Sam Heughan andin 2012 he took to the stage for a series of seven 'Evenings with' in UK theatres and, in November, guest-hosted Have I Got News For You.

In 2015 Moore was named one of GQ's fifty best dressed British men. In October 2015, Moore read Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Claus and Big Claus" for the children's fairytales app GivingTales in aid of UNICEF, together with a number of other British celebrities, including Michael Caine, Ewan McGregor, Joan Collins, Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley, David Walliams, Charlotte Rampling and Paul McKenna.

Humanitarian work

Moore's friend Audrey Hepburn had impressed him with her work for UNICEF, and consequently he became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 1991. He was the voice of Father Christmas or 'Santa' in the 2004 UNICEF cartoon The Fly Who Loved Me.

Moore was involved in the production of a video for PETA that protests against the production and wholesale of foie gras. Moore narrates the video. His assistance in this situation, and being a strong spokesman against foie gras, led to the department store Selfridges agreeing to remove foie gras from their shelves.



For his charity work

2007: Dag Hammarskjöld Inspiration Award (UNICEF)
2005: German Federal Cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz) for his UNICEF work[24]:275
2004: UNICEF's Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award
2003: Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
1999: Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Lifetime achievements awards

2008: Commander of the French National Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre national des Arts et des Lettres)
2007: Hollywood Walk of Fame
2004: TELEKAMERA ("Tele Tydzień" Lifetime Achievement Award, Poland)
2002: Monte Carlo TV Festival (Lifetime Achievement Award)
2001: Lifetime achievement award (Filmfestival, Jamaica)
1997: Palm Springs film festival, USA, Lifetime Achievement Award
1995: TELE GATTO (Italian TV; Lifetime Achievement Award)
1991: GOLDEN CAMERA (German TV; lifetime achievement award)
1990: BAMBI (Lifetime Achievement Award from the German magazine BUNTE)

For his acting

1981: OTTO (Most popular Film Star; from German Magazine BRAVO)
1980: SATURN Award (Most Popular International Performer)
1980: GOLDEN GLOBE: World Film Favorite-Male
1973: BAMBI (shared with Tony Curtis for "The Persuaders", from the German magazine BUNTE)
1973: BEST ACTOR IN TV, award from the French magazine TELE-7-JOURS, shared with Tony Curtis for "The Persuaders"
1967: ONDAS-AWARD (Spanish TV for "The Saint")
1967: OTTO (Most popular TV-star for "The Saint"; from German magazine BRAVO)

Sir Roger Moore

Sir Roger Moore 3.jpg
Roger Moore in 1973
Born Roger George Moore
14 October 1927
Stockwell, London, England
Died 23 May 2017 (aged 89)
Cause of death Cancer
Occupation Actor
Years active 1945–2016
Spouse(s) Doorn van Steyn (m. 1946; div. 1953)
Dorothy Squires (m. 1953; div. 1968)
Luisa Mattioli (m. 1969; div. 1996)
Kristina Tholstrup (m. 2002; his death 2017)
Children 3
Website roger-moore.com

Monday, May 22, 2017

Katy Perry & James Corden - Carpool Karaoke

Another new Carpool Karaoke video by James Corden. Today is Katy Perry time.
Katy Perry and James corden singing same awesome Katy Perry songs.

Katy Perry Carpool Karaoke
Published on May 22, 2017
James and Katy Perry set off in the carpool lane, singing some of Katy's classics and new music, and James asks Katy about taking the beef with Taylor Swift off the grill.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Blade Runner 2049 (Official Trailer)

Here it is the Official Trailer to the amazing "Blade Runner 2049" movie out October 6.

Published on May 8, 2017

There are still pages left in this story. Watch the NEW trailer for #BladeRunner2049, in theaters October 6.

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

From executive producer Ridley Scott and director Denis Villeneuve, #BladeRunner2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana De Armas, MacKenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.

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Friday, May 05, 2017

Simple Minds 2017-05-05 Facebook Official, Some Words From Lisbon - A Night Overflowing With Energy



They opened with "New Gold Dream" and not a minute after stepping on stage, Jim Kerr was already giving a hand to an element of the audience. He knelt down, rolled the microphone in the air and realized that this would be an unusual acoustic concert. In the second minute of action, the singer walked out the side area of ​​the stage and into the enclosure by the access door to the audience. He came to greet his admirers! Never stop singing, allowed to hold and shoot for who approached him. He came along to the control room to greet people who were on the balcony and wave to the boxes and then returned to the stage.

The concert was held in great excitement, Jim Kerr thrilled the audience out of the chairs to dance. "See the Lights", "Glittering Prize", "Mandela Day" and "Chelsea Girl" were the themes that followed.

In between, the singer shared moments with the audience in a relaxed and fun approach. He began by making fun of his own Scottish accent thick as "the real James Bond, Sean Connery, you see?".

He then toyed with the huge chandelier hanging over the stage, only decorative element of the scenario. also recalled the first pass through our country in Cascais, a Peter Gabriel's opening concert. Between laughs, the singer said he made the drive from Glasgow to here. At the time, "was all drugs, it is now smothies and sushi-Pushi" ... he says.

Before "Stand by Love" explained that this idea of ​​doing an acoustic format emerged 20 years ago. "The idea took ...". The greatest fear of the band was that the result was a boring concert. Far from it, and this set is closer to pop rock, it continued with "Someone Somewhere in Summertime."

A more serene moment began with "Waterfront." This was followed by a tribute to David Bowie, during which called Gordy Goudie ahead, to sing "Andy Warhol". He spared no praise for the guitarist. He explained that, in the most difficult moments, Gordy always been there for the band. Then handed the microphone to Sarah Brown, voice choir, which ensured an interesting version of the original theme of Patti Smith's "Dancing Barefoot".

One of the issues that could not miss in the alignment was "Do not You Forget About Me." All accompanied feet. Arms air letter more than decorated. The party continued with "Sanctify Yourself" and gave a brief withdrawal of the band.

Returning for the encore, Jim Kerr respond to repeated requests for "Alive & Kicking". "Yes ... but we still want to sing some tunes other before." For "Promised You a Miracle" he calls KT Tunstall, the singer who secured the first part of the concert. KT also participated in the recording of the album Acoustic and Jim says that as soon as the singer went into the studio, "was she who dictated the rules."

No big surprise, but with genuine emotion, the night ended with "Alive & Kicking". Translation of an acoustic concert is for the Simple Minds, something that goes beyond the idea of ​​a room covered with candle lights.

It is a night to overflowing energy in you realize that they really like what they do and especially the contact with the public. The concert took place at the Coliseum, but the environment he felt was closer to the stage of euphoria.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Simple Minds 2017-05-04 Canela & Hortelã, Simples Minds Fizeram Reviver A Euforia Dos Anos 80 (in portuguese)


Simples Minds Fizeram Reviver A Euforia Dos Anos 80

Reportagem de Tânia Fernandes e António Silva
4 de Maio de 2017

Simple Minds

Quando pensamos num concerto acústico, imaginamos um ambiente intimista, luz fraca, plateia sentada a assistir atenta, sem grande movimentação. O que os Simple Minds demonstraram ontem, no Coliseu dos Recreios, desde o primeiro minuto, é que pode ser tudo isso, mas também uma grande festa.

Os Simple Minds são uma grande banda, que construiu uma sólida carreira. Encheram estádios e hoje, ao celebrar 40 anos de atividade, mantém a simplicidade e humildade de dar ao público toda a atenção e carinho que este espera de um grande artista (e poucas vezes recebe).

Abriram com “New Gold Dream” e nem um minuto depois de pisar o palco, Jim Kerr já estava a dar a mão a um elemento da plateia. Ajoelhou-se, rodou o microfone no ar e percebemos que este iria ser um concerto acústico invulgar. No segundo minuto de atuação, o vocalista saiu pela zona lateral do palco e entrou no recinto pela porta de acesso à plateia. Veio cumprimentar os seus admiradores! Sem nunca parar de cantar, deixou-se abraçar e fotografar por quem o abordou. Veio junto à régie cumprimentar as pessoas que se encontravam no balcão e acenar para os camarotes e só depois voltou para o palco.

O Coliseu estaria longe de estar cheio, ocupado por um público maduro. Antes de chegarem os cabelos brancos aos presentes, os Simple Minds foram a banda sonora de quem viveu nos anos 80. Alguns dos seus grandes êxitos foram hinos de verão, repetidos nas discotecas da moda.

O concerto decorreu em grande euforia, com Jim Kerr a empolgar a plateia a sair das cadeiras e a dançar. “See the Lights”, “Glittering Prize”, “Mandela Day” e “Chelsea Girl” foram os temas que se seguiram. Pelo meio, o vocalista partilhou momentos com o público numa abordagem descontraída e divertida. Começou por gozar com o seu próprio sotaque escocês cerrado, tal como “o verdadeiro James Bond, Sean Connery, estão a ver?”. Brincou com o enorme candelabro pendurado sobre o palco, único elemento decorativo do cenário. Recordou ainda a primeira passagem pelo nosso país, em Cascais, num concerto de abertura de Peter Gabriel. Entre risos, o cantor contou que fizeram a viagem de carro desde Glasgow até cá. Na altura, “era só drogas, agora é mais smothies e sushi-pushi”…diz.

Antes de “Stand by Love” explicou que esta ideia de fazer um formato acústico surgiu há 20 anos. “A ideia demorou…”. O maior receio da banda era que o resultado fosse um concerto aborrecido. Longe disso, e até mais perto do pop rock, continuaram com “Someone Somewhere in Summertime”.

Um momento mais sereno começou com “Waterfront”. Seguiu-se uma homenagem a David Bowie, durante a qual chamou Gordy Goudie à frente, para cantar “Andy Warhol”. Não poupou elogios ao guitarrista. Explicou que, nos momentos mais duros, Gordy sempre esteve lá, pela banda. De seguida entregou o microfone a Sarah Brown, voz do coro, que assegurou uma interessante versão do tema original de Patti Smith “Dancing Barefoot”.

Um dos temas que não podia faltar no alinhamento foi “Don’t You Forget About Me”. Todos acompanharam de pé. Braços no ar, letra mais do que decorada. A festa continuou com “Sanctify Yourself” e deu-se uma breve retirada da banda.

Ao regressar, para o encore, Jim Kerr responde aos insistentes pedidos de “Alive & Kicking”. “Já lá vamos… ainda quero cantar outras antes!”. Para “Promissed You a Miracle” chama KT Tunstall, a cantora que assegurou a primeira parte do concerto. KT participou também na gravação do álbum Acoustic e Jim conta que, assim que a cantora entrou em estúdio, “foi ela quem ditou as regras”.

Sem grande surpresa, mas com genuína emoção, a noite fechou com “Alive & Kicking”. A tradução de um concerto acústico é, para os Simple Minds, algo que extravasa a ideia de uma sala coberta de luzes de velas. É uma noite a transbordar de energia, em que se percebe que eles gostam mesmo do que fazem e principalmente do contacto com o público. O concerto teve lugar no Coliseu, mas o ambiente que se sentiu era mais próximo da euforia de estádio.

Simple Minds 2017-05-03 Coliseu, Lisbon

Wed, May 3, 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseu

I went to Coliseu in Lisbon to see Simple Minds (for the 5th time) live (Acoustic Live'17).

Saw them 4 times before and the shows were with all the great songs:
In 1991-07-31 - Estádio José de Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal - They played 115 mn.
In 2002-05-27 - Pavilhão Atlântico, Lisbon, Portugal - They played 118 mn.
In 2012-02-14 - Coliseu, Lisbon, Portugal - They played 125 mn.
And in 2015-02-07 - Coliseu, Lisbon, Portugal - They played 137 mn.

Before "Simple Minds", played "KT Tunstall", she played 30 minutes.
Never heard of her before. She was awesome. So friendly. I like her sound.

Simple Minds, played for 107 minutes. Played 18 songs.
They were awesome live doing this acoustic show. Amazing sound.

Here it is the setlist:

01. New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
02. See the Lights
03. Glittering Prize
04. Mandela Day
05. Chelsea Girl
06. Big Sleep
07. Stand by Love
08. Someone Somewhere in Summertime
09. Waterfront
10. Andy Warhol (Sung by Gordy Goudie) (David Bowie cover)
11. Dancing Barefoot (Sung by Sarah Brown) (Patti Smith Group cover)
12. Speed Your Love to Me
13. Don't You (Forget About Me)
14. Sanctify Yourself


15. Honest Town
16. Promised You a Miracle (with KT Tunstall)
17. For What It's Worth (with KT Tunstall) (Buffalo Springfield cover)
18. Alive and Kicking

In bold are the videos I made.

Videos of Simple Minds (6 videos):

Simple Minds-Chelsea Girl, Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, PT, 2017-05-03 HD
And the video:

Simple Minds-Waterfront, Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, PT, 2017-05-03 HD
And the video:

Simple Minds-Don't You (Forget About Me), Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, PT, 2017-05-03 HD
And the video:

Simple Minds-Promised You a Miracle (KT Tunstall), Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, PT, 2017-05-03 HD
And the video:

Simple Minds-For What It's Worth (KT Tunstall), Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, PT, 2017-05-03 HD
And the video:

Simple Minds-Alive And Kicking, Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, PT, 2017-05-03 HD
And the video: