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Roger Moore was all the time the consummate gentleman – and it was not an act. Numerous pals and co-stars attested to his kindness and thoughtfulness. It was very out of character for the English actor to talk sick of anybody, however he shocked a reside viewers when he spilled the outrageous particulars a couple of fellow star.

His second outing as James Bond, The Man With the Golden Gun, is again on TV screens this weekend, and he revealed how one actor was continuously boasting about his staggering variety of sexual conquests whereas they had been making the 1974 movie.

Moore mentioned: “He was a very small man and he used to touch me and I used to say, ‘Don’t touch me. You are diseased'”

Roger Moore was talking at London’s Southbank Centre in 2016 and was on his common glowing, witty type as he reminisced about his extraordinary life and profession, together with, after all, James Bond. He would go away the next yr on May 23.

The unlucky actor he was referring to was Hervé Villechaize, who performed Nick Nack, the sidekick to Christopher Lee’s Scaramanga. The diminutive actor was 3’11 tall, however Moore clarified: “I wasn’t being cruel about his size, it was just that he was a sex maniac. He had a lust for ladies, unnatural.”

Villechaize was a gifted artist who had exhibited on the Museum of Paris at simply 18, and an aspiring actor. He had been dwelling in his automotive and dealing as a rat-catcher in Los Angeles earlier than he landed the life-changing half, and Moore described how his sudden fortune went to his head.

As nicely conquests, Villechaize additionally boasted about sexual adventures with prostitutes – though a few of them refused his advances and his cash.

Moore mentioned: “When we were in Hong Kong he would find girls in girly clubs and go with a flashlight, saying ‘You, you, not you.'”

In a staggering evocation of bygone days of promiscuity and sexism, Moore added that he requested Villechaize precisely what number of ladies he had slept throughout the movie shoot within the Far East: “He told me 35. I told him that did not count as he paid for them, but he said, ‘Sometimes when I pay they refuse.'”

Sadly, Villechaize didn’t get pleasure from an extended and affluent life stuffed with anecdotes like Roger Moore.

After discovering world fame within the James Bond franchise, he embraced a second spherical of success when he starred alongside Ricardo Montalban as Mr Roarke’s assistant, Tattoo, within the world smash-hit tv sequence Fantasy Island from 1978.

Unfortunately, he was fired in 1984 after repeatedly clashing with the present’s producers over his pay calls for and unwelcome propositioning of feminine solid members and crew.

Villechaize’s life got here to a tragic finish when he shot himself within the backyard of his Hollywood residence in 1993, aged 50. The actor had been supporting himself with sporadic visitor appearances.

He left a suicide observe which learn: “I love everybody. Nobody is to blame for this.”