He replaced Sean Connery as James Bond in 1973 and won a Monte Carlo TV Festival Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. His other major works include Ivanhoe, Maverick, and The Saint, where he played Simon Templar.
He left Battersea Grammar School at the outbreak of WWII. He was conscripted into the Royal Army Service Corps at age 18 during World War II.
He starred alongside Burt Reynolds in the 1982 comedy film The Cannonball Run.
He married multi-millionaire Kiki Tholstrup in 2002. His children, Deborah and Geoffrey Moore, both became actors. He also had a son named Christian.
Although he was considered for the role of the original James Bond, the producers believed Sean Connery was a better match.