Young Roger Moore

South Oxhey Fête, 1965

By Watford Observer

Roger Moore signing autographs for the children, on 16th October 1965
© Watford Observer 1965

Here we see a young Roger Moore pictured signing autographs for children in a TV store.  He didn’t star in his first James Bond film until 1973, but was already famous for his role in the Saint at this time, and less than two after this photo he was considered not just a national but an international top star.

Less well known is that he served in the Royal Army Service Corps after WWII, eventually reaching the rank of captain.  He later transferred to the entertainment branch (under such luminaries as Spike Milligan, among others).

These two children certainly look excited to be meeting him, perhaps adding to a burgeoning collection of autographs.


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  • My sister went to Rosary Priory school in the 60’s and one day i drove to pick her up and Roger Moore was leaning against his Volvo P1800S, looking relaxed and cool (I was 18) spent an interesting 20 mins just chatting about nothing but when his daughter came out he said goodbye and his eyes went up as they did in the intro to the Saint…my mum had a knitting pattern of a jumper he modelled

    By Pete Sadler (07/03/2021)
  • I remember it. He was in his Volvo P1800S car that he drove in his Saint series

    By Jennifer Ladell (23/02/2021)
  • I was one of the first to the shop and was crushed against the window luckily escaping harm, I would have been 9 years old then.

    By Brian Clarke (18/11/2020)
  • I could only have been 6 then but I remember him in the White sports car the amount of people that turned out must have been the whole estate. I remember it being near to the station.

    By Georgina Baker ( nee Yabsley) (26/07/2017)
  • I remember this so well as me and my friends were so excited about seeing Roger Moore, we would have been about 8.

    By June Angell (16/07/2015)
  • I was also there for the opening….I was about 8 or 9 and I also remember the car and that he was mate of the owner. 65 sounds right. I think he lived up in Moor Park?

    By Elwyn Davies (22/05/2015)
  • Just found a note I’d made of this event – it was the opening of Mill Hill TV shop in Oxhey in October 1965. He was a friend of the owner Derek Tyne.

    By Neil Hamilton (22/08/2012)
  • I remember that, getting crushed at the bus stop, and I only wanted to see his white car. I must have been about 8 at the time. Blimmey.

    By peter thubbron (28/02/2012)
  • I agree that this is a grand opening- are you sure about the year. I’m thinking a bit earlier, Ivanho time?

    By barry (23/01/2011)
  • This was at the opening of a TV rental shop in Station Approach

    By Neil Hamilton (04/10/2010)