The English actor was born on 14 October 1927 in Stockwell, London. He is best known for portraying fictional secret agent James Bond in the Eon Productions film series, playing the character in seven feature films between 1973 and 1985.
On television, Moore played the lead role of Simon Templar, the title character in the British television series The Saint by Leslie Charteris, between 1962 and 1969. Moore starred with Tony Curtis in The Persuaders! television series from 1971 to 1972, and had roles in several theatrical films in the 1970s and 1980s.
Moore was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for services to charity. In 2007, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the film industry.
Moore’s family announced his death in Switzerland, on 23 May 2017 from liver cancer. He died at his home in Crans-Montana, in the presence of his family. Moore is buried in Monaco Cemetery.