This Week in James Bond: Roger Moore ranks his peers, Pierce Brosnan’s Super Bowl ad, and 007 For Women

Welcome back to “This Week in James Bond”. If you missed our coverage of Brigitte Millar’s SPECTRE casting, read about it here.

Roger Moore ranks his James Bond compatriots in new interview with Fox News

The great Sir Roger Moore conducted an interview with Fox News on January 27 to promote his new book, “One Lucky Bastard: Tales From Tinseltown“; you can read said interview here. Moore spoke about various run-ins with other industry greats over the years, including Frank Sinatra and Audrey Hepburn, and about staying in good shape at the ripe old age of 87. He also shared his opinions on a few of the other actors who have played James Bond:

FOX411: How do you think Daniel Craig is doing as Bond?

Moore: I believe he’s an excellent Bond. He’s much stronger than I am. I think he does a hell of a good job of it. He and Sean (Connery) are I think undoubtedly the best Bonds.

FOX411: Where do you rank yourself?

Moore: I think a little bit behind George Lazenby I suppose.

Although Moore neglected to mention his opinion of Timothy Dalton or Pierce Brosnan in this interview, he has spoken highly of the two in the past (Source: TIME):

Timothy Dalton was a beautifully trained, classical actor, always gives very interesting performances. Pierce Brosnan is a more popular style of actor. In fact, when I was leaving, I suggested to Cubby that there were three: I said there’s Sam Neill, the Australian, whom I thought would be great, there’s Pierce Brosnan and there’s Timothy Dalton. Those are the three I would have chosen.

In other Roger Moore news, the actor tweeted the following on January 27:

Pierce Brosnan appears in new Super Bowl commercial for the KIA Sorento

Super Bowl XLIX is happening this year on February 1, with three-time champion the New England Patriots and last year’s champion the Seattle Seahawks facing off against each other in Glendale, AZ. KIA released a one-minute commercial starring Pierce Brosnan that will air during this year’s Super Bowl, and it amusingly lampshades many action movie tropes that Brosnan is undoubtedly familiar with.

007 For Women: a new fragrance

Following the success of their three fragrances for men (Signature, “Ocean Royale”, and “Quantum”), James Bond 007 Fragrances released a commercial on Facebook to promote their new fragrance for women, creatively titled “007 For Women”. Caterina Murino of Casino Royale fame is the star of the new ad campaign, which also makes use of “Another Way to Die” from Quantum of Solace.

Other Bond girls from the Craig era, such as Eva Green and Gemma Arterton, have also starred in perfume ads for Dior and Avon respectively.

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Linda Zhu

Linda is a biochemistry major at the University of British Columbia. When she's not busy being a Bond fangirl, she enjoys listening to alternative rock music, backpacking and (trying to learn) foreign languages, and fiddling around with the innards of PCs and Android devices.

  • So, what does everybody think about Roger’s rankings?

    • Bryant Burnette

      I think I’d probably go (1) Connery, (2) Craig, (3) Lazenby, (4) Moore, (5) Dalton, (6) Brosnan. So as far as I’m concerned, he’s right on the money.

    • Colin Peters

      As of right now my rankings are:
      1. Connery
      2. Brosnan
      3. Craig
      4. Lazenby
      5. Moore
      6. Dalton
      It’s nice to hear how humble he is about his rankings though.

      • Paul Coulthard

        Tricky question… I’d go for…
        1. Connery
        2. Brosnan
        3. Craig

        4. Dalton
        5. Moore
        6. Lazenby
        I love them aaaaallllll though!

  • buscando

    Good ‘ole Rog is too gracious to rank himself above anyone. Sean is the best, & everyone else, with their particular merits, comes second.