Roger Moore croons 007 birthday song

Agence France-Presse

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The 'Bond' star reunites with a leading lady to sing a song for the famous spy's 50th anniversary

ROGER MOORE AS JAMES Bond 007. Screen grab from YouTube

PARIS, France – One-time 007 Roger Moore has teamed up with a former Bond Girl to record a song marking 50 years of the spy’s on-screen adventures, a James Bond fan club said on Wednesday, July 11.

The 84-year-old British actor took over Bond film duties from Sean Connery in 1973, making his debut in “Live and Let Die” before completing the sequence with “A View to a Kill” 12 years later.

He teamed up with Irka Bochenko, his co-star in the 1979 film “Moonraker,” for the anniversary duet titled “Happy Birthday Mr. Bond!” the spy’s French fan club told AFP.

Extracts will be posted online at ahead of the record’s release in September.

Hundreds of items — from tuxedos to bikinis and vodka martinis — went on show at London’s Barbican Centre last week to mark 50 years since Bond made the jump from Ian Fleming’s novels to the silver screen with the 1962 “Dr No.”

The next Bond movie, “Skyfall,” directed by Sam Mendes with Daniel Craig as the glamorous spy, will hit world screens from October. – Agence France-Presse

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