Roger Moore will be back on the big screen in the new thriller THE ENEMY. He costars with Luke Perry from BEVERLY HILLS 90210, as well as Olivia D`abo (THE WONDER YEARS), whose cousin Maryam D`abo, played a Bond Girl in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS. Actor Tom Conti is along for the ride. The film is an independent production, which means it is not being financed by a major studio. The budget is $6,000,000.00, nearly the size of Roger Moore`s paycheck by the time he retired from the role. Filming begins April 29th in Luxembourg. Moore co-starred in the Jean Claude Van Damme film THE QUEST, as well as hosted a special on The Discovery Channel about spies.
He also had a limited co-starring role in a syndicated action drama called The Dream Team, about a group of ex-spies turned swimwear models. The show starred Jeff Kaake (Viper, Dynasty), actress/supermodel Angie Everhart (Jade, Last Action Hero), Traci Bingham (Baywatch) and former Miss Poland Eva Halina. It was cancelled after less than one season after poor ratings and its financing fell through.
A VIEW TO A KILL was not only his swan song as 007, but for the most part, a retirement from acting. His other 1985 film, THE NAKED FACE, came out later in the year, after A VIEW TO A KILL, and primarily closed the book on Roger`s acting career. That`s not to say that he hasn`t worked since. In 1987 Roger played a good sport and hosted HAPPY ANNIVERSARY 007!, a 25 year retrospective that also helped introduce America to the new James Bond, Timothy Dalton. After taking several years off, and going through a divorce, television and movie appearances started in such campy, lightweight fare as SPICEWORLD (1997).
Roger`s most gratifying and high profile role since James Bond has been to be a spokesman on behalf of UNICEF. Roger came back into the spotlight with his humanitarian work (he picked up where Audrey Hepburn left off after her death).