Sir Roger Moore, who sadly passed away in May, would have celebrated his 90th birthday this weekend. Pinewood Studios, home to the James Bond films since 1962, has now named one of their stages in his honor.
The celebration was attended by over 300 cast, crew and family friends of the actor who had portrayed James Bond between 1973 and 1985 in a total of seven films. The sound stage was opened by Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex.
Among the celebrities attending the festive tribute were Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson as well as Dame Joan Collins, Stefanie Powers, Sir Michael Caine, Stephen Fry and Sir Tim Rice. Three former Bond-Girls from Roger’s films were also in attendance – Madeleine Smith, Gloria Hendry and Lynn-Holly Johnson. Comedian David Walliams represented UNICEF of which Sir Roger Moore was an ambassador.
In an emotional tribute, Lady Moore and Sir Roger’s three children emphasised how proud Roger would be to see his name dominate the Pinewood lot.