1. Sir Roger, shaken but not stirred

    By Brett McAleer on 2003-10-10

    At Buckingham palace yesterday, 75 year-old Roger Moore received his knighthood for charity work, and admitted that he was as shaken as a James Bond martini during the ceremony.

    Sir Roger

    Sir Roger, who was made a CBE in 1999 and has been for the last 12 years a UNICEF’s goodwill ambassador, stated: “I was worrying about whether I was going to get up again after kneeling.

    2003 has certainly become a year of highs and lows for the former Bond actor, with the low point being earlier in the year when Sir Roger suffered a heart attack while on stage in New York and underwent heart surgery to have a pacemaker inserted.

    Sir Roger said that the Knighthood was better than winning an Oscar, and even spoke to the Queen about his Bond work.

    Sources: BBC News and The Daily Telegraph.