James Bond in Hong Kong: Roger Moore arrives in city in 1974 to film scenes for The Man with the Golden Gun

On this day | James Bond in Hong Kong: Roger Moore arrives in city in 1974 to film scenes for The Man with the Golden Gun

Out of the seven actors who officially played James Bond, only one actually visited Hong Kong to bring Ian Fleming’s iconic British spy to life on the big screen – Roger Moore.

In the 1974 movie The Man with the Golden Gun, James Bond travels from Beirut to Macau, and then to Hong Kong. The film includes scenes shot at The Peninsula, the Bottoms Up girlie bar in Tsim Sha Tsui and the wreck of the RMS Queen Elizabeth in Victoria Harbour.

In these pictures from the South China Morning Post’s archives, we look back at the time Roger Moore visited Hong Kong in 1974 when filming the movie.

image
Roger Moore with policemen in Hong Kong, 1974. Photo: SCMP Pictures
image
Roger Moore near the Western Market in “The Man with the Golden Gun”. Photo: United Artists
image
The Bottoms Up bar in Tsim Sha Tsui in a scene from “The Man with the Golden Gun”. Photo: United Artists
image
Roger Moore and Britt Ekland outside The Peninsula in “The Man with the Golden Gun”. Photo: United Artists
image
Roger Moore with police officers in Hong Kong, 1974. Photo: GIS/Handout
image
Roger Moore visits a floating casino in “The Man with the Golden Gun”. Photo: MGM
image
Veteran British actor Roger Moore (second left) at a press conference in 1974, telling the press of his distaste for movies featuring pornography and “blood, guts and gore”. Photo: Jean Chan
image
Film poster for the James Bond movie, “The Man with the Golden Gun”. Photo: SCMP Pictures
image
Actors Roger Moore and Yuen Qiu in the James Bond film, “The Man with the Golden Gun”. Photo: SCMP Pictures
image
RMS Queen Elizabeth as seen in “The Man with the Golden Gun”. Photo: United Artists
image

  

Read More

Leave a Reply