Roger Moore Receives Knighthood
Former James Bond star Sir Roger Moore received his knighthood
from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Sir Roger received his knighthood for charity work and said the
palace ceremony gave him "the worst attack of stage fright
in my life".
"I was worrying about whether I was going to get up again
after kneeling," the 75-year-old actor joked.
Sir Roger, who appeared in seven Bond films, has been a Unicef
goodwill ambassador for 12 years.
Speaking after his investiture, Sir Roger said: "It was nerve-wracking.
I was first on which is a bit like opening the show."
He said the honour was better than winning an Oscar and revealed
that the Queen talked to him about his Bond work.
She told him he would long be known as 007 despite his years of
charity work - but he replied that he did not mind because "I
was paid money for it".
I didn't ever imagine that when I set off... that I would end up
here at Buckingham Palace
Sir Roger, who was made a CBE in 1999, is the second Bond star
to be knighted, following Sir Sean Connery's investiture in 2000.
The actor began supporting Unicef in 1991 after a suggestion by
fellow ambassador actress Audrey Hepburn.
9th October, 2003