May 12, 2003

How Old Is James Bond, Anyway?

James Bond has been portrayed by six* actors since his screen debut in 1962. Take a look at this list of Bond Ages. • The actor portraying Bond has ranged in age from 30 (George Lazenby) to 58 (Roger Moore in View To A Kill). • The ages below reflect how old the actor turned in the calendar year the film came out. The time of year of the birthday and precise release date are ignored. • When Roger Moore took over the role from Sean Connery in 1973, it's hard to believe that Moore is three years older than Connery, but it's true: Connery looked bloated and lived-in as Bond in Diamonds Are Forever in 1971, but he was only 41 years old, and Moore is 46 as Bond in Live and Let Die! • Daniel Craig still looks good in SPECTRE, his fourth Bond movie, but if he chooses to make a fifth 007 movie, he'll be pushing 50 by the time it comes out- only Roger Moore made Bond movies in his fifties...

Dr. No (1962) • 32
From Russia With Love (1963) • 33
Goldfinger (1964) • 34
Thunderball (1965) • 35
You Only Live Twice (1966) • 36
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) • 30
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) • 41
Live And Let Die (1973) • 46
The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) • 47
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) • 50
Moonraker (1979) • 52
For Your Eyes Only (1981) • 54
Octopussy (1983) • 56
Never Say Never Again (1983) • 53
View To A Kill (1985) • 58
The Living Daylights (1987) • 41
License To Kill (1989) • 43
Goldeneye (1995) • 42
The World Is Not Enough (1997) • 44
Tomorrow Never Dies (1999) • 46
Die Another Day (2002) • 49
Casino Royale (2006) • 38
Quantum of Solace (2008) • 40
Skyfall (2012) • 44
Spectre (2015) • 47