The Girl with the Golden Granddad: Following in Roger Moore’s footsteps, his granddaughter lands her debut role in a movie about a criminal kingpin
- Ambra Moore is playing a role 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 adverts
He will be forever remembered as the suave and seductive third incarnation of James Bond in seven movies the 1970s and 80s.
And although he died in 2017, Sir Roger Moore’s acting heritage is living on – in the shape of his 22-year-old granddaughter.
Ambra Moore has landed her debut acting role in a movie, starring in thriller Nemesis about a criminal kingpin in London.
Ambra Moore has landed her debut acting role in a movie, starring in thriller Nemesis about a criminal kingpin 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 film which co-stars Nick Moran and is due for digital release on Monday
She plays Kate, the daughter of Billy Murray’s crime boss John Morgan, in the film which co-stars Nick Moran and is due for digital release on Monday.
Julian Glover, Sir Roger’s co-star from 1981 Bond film For Your Eyes Only, 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 his wife Loulou. A rising star in the film world, she has already co-produced and appeared in 2017’s And The Winner Isn’t, a satirical documentary about the Oscars race in Hollywood.
Alongside her father, she travelled around Los Angeles to try to find out what it takes to become an Academy Award winner, talking to industry insiders and filmmakers.
She also kept the family connection to 007 alive by working as an on-set runner on 2015 Bond film Spectre, running errands for its star, Daniel Craig.
But she didn’t reveal her identity and left Craig in the dark as to 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 terrific actor.’
Following her grandfather’s death aged 89 in 2017, Miss Moore and her father co-wrote a song to raise money for Unicef in his honour – he was an ambassador for the United Nations childrens agency – the video for which featured his friends including Sir Michael Caine and Liam Neeson.
‘He was the most wonderful man, always making a joke with a twinkle in his eye,’ Miss Moore said of her grandfather.
She said that she would be happy to have a role in a future 007 film – but would rather play a Bond villain than a Bond girl.
Sir Roger Moore was renowned for taking over the James Bond roll from George Lazenby
Ambra, pictured here with her father and grandfather, said the 007 star ‘was the most wonderful man, always making a joke 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 his hand at acting and starred opposite his father as a child in 1976 film Sherlock Holmes In New York and in 1990’s Fire, Ice And Dynamite. He went on to become a restaurateur and founded the popular Hush restaurant in London’s Mayfair.
His sister Deborah Moore also caught the acting bug after appearing in an episode of her father’s series The Persuaders! as a child and went on to star in 1992’s Chaplin and South Kensington in 2001.
But she is best known as the original face of the Scottish Widows insurance adverts in which she appeared between 1986 and 1995.
Sir Roger was married to Miss Mattioli from 1969 to 1993, when a diagnosis of prostate cancer prompted him to leave her and marry Danish socialite Kristina Tholstrup.
He said the early bout of cancer had been ‘life-changing’ in many ways and had made him re-evaluate his marriage.
The actor, who was to 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.
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