Leader of Hertsmere Council pays tribute to his idol Sir Roger Moore

PUBLISHED: 17:36 23 May 2017 | UPDATED: 17:36 23 May 2017

Sir Roger Moore and Hertsmere Council leader Morris Bright.

Sir Roger Moore and Hertsmere Council leader Morris Bright.

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The leader of Hertsmere Council has paid tribute to Sir Roger Moore who he described as ‘a charming gentleman’ after meeting the Bond actor.

Leader of Hertsmere Council Morris Bright has paid tribute to his ‘favourite’ Bond on Twitter, after the actor’s death was announced today.

Sir Roger Moore KBE played the British secret agent James Bond in seven feature films between 1973 and 1985.

The actor is also known for playing Simon Templar in the television series The Saint between 1962 and 1969.

Sir Roger’s family confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he had died at the age of 89 after “a short but brave battle with cancer”.

The statement, from his children, read: “Thank you Pops for being you, and being so very special to so many people.

“With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today.

“We are all devastated.”

Morris Bright tweeted: “Saddened by passing of fave Bond Sir Roger Moore.

“Long career included 118 episodes of The Saint @ElstreeStudios.

“A charming gentleman too. #RIP”

•Did you meet Sir Roger Moore? If so get in touch by emailing sophie.blackman@whtimes.co.uk

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