James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore spotted at Houghton restaurant

Sir Roger Moore with staff from Three Horseshoes on a visit to the area in November 2016.

Sir Roger Moore with staff from Three Horseshoes on a visit to the area in November 2016.

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Staff and customers at a Wearside restaurant were left shaken, but not stirred, after legendary James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore dropped in for a meal.

Sir Roger, 89, who starred in seven films as 007 between 1973 and 1985, was at The Three Horse Shoes, Leamside, Houghton.

Sir Roger Moore. Pic: PA.

Sir Roger Moore. Pic: PA.

Staff posted a picture on the Pithouse Lane venue’s Facebook page of him.

The picture is captioned with: “When James Bond comes to town there’s only one place he eats.

“It was lovely to have Sir Roger Moore dining with us here at The Three Horseshoes early this week.

“A good time had by all!”

Sir Roger was in the area for an appearance at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House, in Newcastle, on Monday night.

He chatted to his biographer Gareth Owen about his life and career at the event.

Three Horse Shoes owner Darryl Frankland said: “He was just a fantastic bloke.

“He was here with his wife and a couple of the people who drive for him and he couldn’t have been more accommodating.

“He satisfied everybody’s requests whether to pose for pictures or give his autograph.

“He was an absolute gentleman.”

As well as starring as Ian Fleming’s suave spy in classic movies such as Live and Let Die, the Spy Who Love Me and Octupussy, Sir Roger also appeared in TV series The Saint and The Persuaders.