Roger was the greatest James Bond but raising charity cash was best role Bond Girl Tanya’s tribute to lifelong friend
Sir Roger with Tanya as his final Bond Girl in 1985 movie unique. I don’t know if he could have offered more.”
Sir Roger died from cancer on Tuesday, at the age of 89. He is survived by his fourth wife, Swedish born socialite Kiki Tholstrup.
Tanya revealed the last time she saw the South London-born actor was a chance meeting at Chinese restaurant Mr Chow in Los Angeles.
She said: “I ran into him about four years ago in Beverly Hills – we toasted each other with some saké for our work on A View to a Kill.
“We carried on like we left off, we laughed through fun times. He’d looked well, so it was devastating to see the announcement.”
A View to a Kill was Tanya’s first Roger with Kiki, and Tanya now big feature movie, having starred in smaller budget projects and TV dramas before she was handed the role of a lifetime as a Bond Girl.
At 28, she was half the age of Sir Roger, then 56 – but told how the actor’s professionalism helped her through the awkward loves scenes.
She revealed: “My fondest memory would probably be how cool he was in the nude scenes.
“I was a bit nervous, but he was just very considerate, a total professional and made me feel at ease.
“I never felt he was looking at me oddly, and he didn’t flirt on set.
“Instead he would ease the tension with great stories about his career,” she added.
She said Sir Roger was the same person off-screen as on-screen.
Tanya said: “He was charming, sophisticated, suave and handsome. And he really had that wicked sense of humour you saw when he played James Bond.
“He may have been a lot older, but he carried himself like a young man. He was very fit still. It never seemed impossible to the audience for us to be together.”
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