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    Default Roger Moore doesn’t think Idris Elba is ‘English’ enough to play James Bond




    Might Sir Roger Moore be even more politically incorrect than his old alter ego James Bond? Interviewed in the new Paris Match magazine he is asked about the widely mooted idea of black British actor Idris Elba becoming the next 007.
    ‘A few years ago, I said that [black actor] Cuba Gooding Jnr would make an excellent Bond, but it was a joke!’ replies Sir Roger, 87, who starred in seven Bond movies between 1973 and 1985.

    ‘Although James may have been played by a Scot, a Welshman and an Irishman, I think he should be “English-English”,’ he continues. ‘Nevertheless, it’s an interesting idea, but unrealistic.’
    The Scot who played Bond was Sean Connery, the Welshman was Timothy Dalton and the Irishman was Pierce Brosnan. But just what is it that prevents Elba from being ‘English-English’, Roger? He was born in Hackney, raised in East Ham, schooled in Canning Town, started work in Dagenham and he supports Arsenal. How much more of an Englishman could he be? Even the fictional hero of Ian Fleming’s novels was of mixed parentage. He was born in Zurich in the early Twenties to Andrew Bond of Glencoe and Monique Delacroix, from the Canton de Vaud in Switzerland.

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    An interview I gave to Paris Match implies I said something racist about Idris Elba. That is simply untrue. #Lost in translation.
    11:29 AM - 28 Mar 2015


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    Roger Moore is my favorite James Bond.
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    This broke my mom's heart. He was her crush back in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebonnet View Post
    Roger Moore is my favorite James Bond.
    Spy Who Loved Me is my favorite bond flick.
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    My lovely, always kindly, 91 year old mother doesn't think she is racist either. Truly doesn't. I don't argue with her any more. She doesn't hate anyone, mind - but she's still a racist.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey View Post
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    An interview I gave to Paris Match implies I said something racist about Idris Elba. That is simply untrue. #Lost in translation.
    11:29 AM - 28 Mar 2015
    So what was he actually trying to say?
    Anyway, I would love to see Elba as the new Bond.

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    ^Me too. Think he'd be *fabulous* as Bond.

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