The Girl with the Golden Granddad: in the footsteps of Roger Moore, his granddaughter gets her debut role in a movie about a criminal kingpin
- Ambra Moore stars in Nemesis, set in London’s criminal underworld
- The 22-year-old actress is the daughter of Sir Roger’s son Geoffrey Moore
- Her aunt, Deborah Moore, is the original face of the Scottish Widows ads
He will be forever remembered as the soft and seductive third incarnation of James Bond in seven films from the 70s and 80s.
And although he died in 2017, Sir Roger Moore’s acting legacy lives on – in the form of his 22-year-old granddaughter.
Ambra Moore has landed her first acting role in a movie, starring in the thriller Nemesis about a criminal lead actor in London.
Ambra Moore has landed her first acting role in a movie, starring in the thriller Nemesis about a criminal lead in London
Ambra, pictured here with her father Geoffrey Moore, left, plays Kate, the daughter of Billy Murray’s crime boss John Morgan, in the movie with Nick Moran and is scheduled for digital release on Monday.
She plays Kate, the daughter of Billy Murray’s crime boss John Morgan, in the movie starring Nick Moran and is scheduled for digital release on Monday.
Julian Glover, Sir Roger’s 1981 Bond film For Your Eyes Only co-star, also makes an appearance in the British gangster film directed by James Crow.
Miss Moore is the daughter of Sir Roger’s son Geoffrey and wife Loulou. A rising star in the film world, she has already co-produced and appeared in And The Winner Isn’t 2017, a satirical documentary about the Oscars race in Hollywood.
She traveled through Los Angeles with her father to find out what it takes to become an Academy Award winner, talking to industry insiders and filmmakers.
She also kept the family bond with 007 alive by working as a regular runner on the 2015 Bond film Specter and running errands for its star, Daniel Craig.
But she did not reveal her identity and left Craig in the dark about who her grandfather was.
“I was on set as a general runner, but all my errands revolved around Daniel,” she told Hello! magazine in 2019. “He didn’t know I was Roger Moore’s granddaughter. He is such a charming man – and a great actor. ‘
After her grandfather’s death at the age of 89 in 2017, Miss Moore and her father wrote a song together to raise money for Unicef - he was an ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Office – in his honor. the video featuring his friends, including Sir Michael Caine. and Liam Neeson.
“He was the most wonderful man who always joked with a twinkle in his eye,” Miss Moore said of her grandfather.
She said she would love to have a role in a future 007 movie, but would rather play a Bond villain than a Bond girl.
Sir Roger Moore was known for taking over the James Bond role from George Lazenby
Ambra, pictured here with her dad and grandfather, said the 007 star was ‘the most amazing man, always joking with a twinkle in his eye’
Her father Geoffrey is Sir Roger’s son from his third marriage to Italian actress Luisa Mattioli.
He also tried acting and starred as a child opposite his father in the 1976 film Sherlock Holmes In New York and the 1990s Fire, Ice And Dynamite. He became a restaurateur and founded the popular restaurant Hush in London’s Mayfair.
His sister Deborah Moore also caught the acting bug after she appeared in an episode of her father’s series The Persuaders! as a child and starred in Chaplin in 1992 and South Kensington in 2001.
But she is best known as the original face of the Scottish Widows insurance ads in which she appeared between 1986 and 1995.
Sir Roger was married to Miss Mattioli from 1969 to 1993, when a prostate cancer diagnosis led him to leave her and marry Danish socialite Kristina Tholstrup.
He said the early onset of cancer had been “life-changing” in many ways and prompted him to reevaluate his marriage.
The actor, who would die of liver cancer, played 007 in seven Bond films, including Live And Let Die, The Man With The Golden Gun and The Spy Who Loved Me.