Roger Moore pays reverence to James Bond actor Clifton James

Roger Moore pays reverence to James Bond actor Clifton James
Roger Moore and Clifton Jame in The Man With The Golden Gun (Picture: United Artists/Getty Images)

Sir Roger Moore has paid reverence to a late Clifton James, who starred in Moore’s initial dual James Bond films as a untimely strikebreaker cop.

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Clifton James upheld divided on Saturday Apr 15 after snarl from diabetes; he was 96.

Paying reverence on Twitter, Sir Roger wrote: ‘Terribly pronounced to hear Clifton James has left us. As JW Pepper he gave my initial dual Bond films a great, fun character.’

James played Louisiana policeman JW Pepper in 1973’s Live And Let Die in one of a film’s many noted scenes that saw him join Bond in a pell-mell vessel follow sequence.

His daughter Lynn said: ‘He was a many effusive person, dear by everybody.

‘I don’t consider a male had an enemy. We were impossibly sanctified to have had him in a lives.’

James’s impression valid so renouned with Bond fans that film bosses asked him to reprise a impression in 1974’s The Man With The Golden Gun, involving another automobile follow this time set in Thailand after Pepper bumps into Bond; in a second waggish scene, Pepper ends adult in a H2O after being pushed in a baby elephant.

Born May 29 1920, James grew adult during a heart of a Great Depression and after serviced in a US Army in a South Pacific during World War Two, for that he was awarded dual Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and a Bronze star.

As good as his comedic roles in James Bond films, he also starred in Superman II and The Bonfire Of The Vanities, as good as a 80s TV uncover Dallas.

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