Sir Roger Moore’s granddaughter has said she believes the late actor would have struggled to get through the ‘torture scenes’ in her film debut.
Ambra Moore, 22, will star in the upcoming gangster thriller Nemesis, which also stars former EastEnders actor Billy Murray.
In the film, the rising star’s character, Kate, is tied up before killing her on-screen girlfriend in explosive scenes.
‘He would have a hard time seeing me hurt’: Ambra Moore has said she believes her grandfather Sir Roger Moore would have struggled to watch ‘torture scenes’ in her film debut (pictured with her father Geoffrey)
Speak against The mirrorAmbra said, “I think Grandpa would find it very difficult to watch because of all the torture.
He would have a hard time seeing me hurt, but he would certainly enjoy being in a movie with Billy Murray and all the gangsters. He would be proud of me. ‘
Ambra also spoke about how Roger – who passed away in 2017 at the age of 89 – helped her develop as an actress, as he often watched her plays in school and taught her poetry.
She recalled, “One poem was If by Rudyard Kipling. Just watching him recite it helped me. ‘
Iconic: Sir Roger Moore was known for taking over the iconic James Bond role from George Lazenby (pictured with Julius Harris, Jane Seymour, Geoffrey Holder, Earl Jolly Brown, Yaphet Kotto in the 1973 film Live and Let Die)
Ambra explained that when she misses her grandfather, she takes comfort in watching one of his many films, including seven as the iconic spy James Bond.
The actress also named The Spy Who Loved Me and Live and Let Die as ‘my favorites’.
In Nemesis, Ambra plays Kate, the daughter of Billy Murray’s crime boss John Morgan, in the film starring Nick Moran, which will be released digitally 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.
Rising Star: Ambra Moore, 22, will star in the upcoming gangster thriller Nemesis, also starring former EastEnders actor Billy Murray (pictured as a child with her grandfather, left, and dad Geoffrey, right)
Ambra is the daughter of Sir Roger’s son Geoffrey and his 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.
Role: In film Nemesis, Ambra’s character Kate is tied up before killing her on-screen girlfriend in explosive scenes (Billy Murray portrayed as John Morgan and Jeanine Nerissa Sothcott as Sadie Morgan)
“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, Ambra and her father wrote a song together to raise money for Unicef in his honor – he was an ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Office.
The star-studded video for the song also featured 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.
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 restaurant Hush in London’s Mayfair.
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.
Family: Ambra’s father Geoffrey is Sir Roger’s son from his third marriage to Italian actress Luisa Mattioli