Ex-Bond slams Quantum of Solace

2011-11-01 22:09
Los Angeles - Sir Roger Moore has blasted the last James Bond film.

The veteran actor - who portrayed the iconic British spy in seven movies between 1973 and 1985 - criticised 2008's Quantum of Solace, which starred Daniel Craig in the title role, for its overlong shaky plot and heavy use of product placement.

He said: "I didn't like the last Bond film, it was like a long, disjointed commercial."

Roger, 84, also criticised his predecessor in the franchise, Sir Sean Connery, admitting he struggles to understand the actor's strong Scottish accent.

Depp fan

Speaking to students at the Cambridge Union last week, he said: "Sean is a good actor, it's a pity I can't understand what he's saying."

One person Roger is a fan of is Johnny Depp, singling the Rum Diary star out as his current favourite actor.

However, he added: "I wish he would change his name to something I can remember."

Despite an illustrious career, the British star admits there is a part he regrets not landing - the title role in Laurence of Arabia.

He added: "I'd have loved to have been as talented as Peter O'Toole."


  • Blue - 2011-11-01 23:31

    YES YES YES....AT LOOONG LAST someone agrees with me...Sean Connery has the most irritating speech impediment...I recently watched some of his earlier works and found that his speech was even then difficult to understand but at least you could hear what he was saying...in more recent works it was irritatingly impossiple to hear and unerstand what the heck he was saying, which ruined his movies. It is almost as bad as listening to the overbearing Steven Segal...who slides his words through closed teeth, which is just as irritating. Steven is no longer an attraction...he is just absolutely useless..he has no acting talent and his ',oves' have all becom old, stale and very predictive!! I believe it is truly time for new ACTION TALENT!!!

  • Smell - 2011-11-02 00:42

    I baloney - Roger Moore was one of the worst Bond's , constantly winking at the camera. Sean Connery, and now Daniel Craig, are the only Bonds that look that they may have been able to beat up the school yard bully. And be really able to pull a trigger.

      ruanpretorius1980 - 2011-11-02 11:00

      100% agree with you

  • Wilma - 2011-11-02 02:08

    I love his Scottish accent.Not difficult to follow at all.

  • lasherza - 2011-11-02 08:02

    TRUE! - Besides the opening chase scene which is beyond imagination as Daniel Craig doesnt even seem to be one bit out of breath QOS was crapola..

  • nigel.forshaw - 2011-11-02 11:20

    James Bond is English and should have a suitable Queen's English accent. Sean Connery has a terrible accent, albeit understandable, and a speech impediment on top of it. Roger Moore was the best James Bond and I agree with his sentiments. Well done Roger for speaking your mind.

      Garreth.Elston - 2011-11-03 17:11

      No, James Bond is British, not English. He works for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, therefore he can be English, Scottish, Welsh etc... The range of regional accents in the U.K. is quite vast (even in England, North and South are very different to London for example). Expecting a singular "Queen's English" accent is a bit silly.

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