Roger Moore pays reverence to James Bond actor Clifton James

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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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