Bexley’s Sir Roger Moore named the most destructive James Bond
PUBLISHED: 15:58 28 October 2015 | UPDATED: 15:58 28 October 2015
Insurance experts calculated that Moore caused £4.6 billion of damage across his seven films as 007
Former Bexley resident Sir Roger Moore has been named the most destructive James Bond, causing £4.6 billion of damage across his seven films.
After the latest instalment of the Bond franchise, Spectre, was released yesterday, experts at insurance firm MORE TH>N have announced that Moore tops the bill as the most destructive 007 of all time.
Nowhere is Moore’s mayhem more evident than in the 1979 film Moonraker, in which his Bond plays a part in the obliteration of five space shuttles and an entire space station, which is estimated to cost around £4.1 billion.
Everything across the 24 films from £3 smashed ashtrays and £25 stolen shirts to £300 million super villain lairs and £1 billion submarines has been documented and costed, to reveal in excess of £8 billion of destruction spanning 50 years – almost as much as the entire GDP of Jamaica, where Ian Fleming famously lived and wrote the Bond books.
The firm’s Director of Home Claims, Tovah Grosscurth, said: “We are shaken (but not stirred) to discover Roger has done more damage than Daniel as Bond.
“Nevertheless, whoever goes by the name Bond, James Bond, might want to consider taking out a very specialist insurance policy.”
Accounting for inflation and values in today’s money, the most destructive Bonds are:
1. Roger Moore - £4,630,196,134 (£661,456,590 average per film)
2. Pierce Brosnan - £1,905,765,384 (£476,441,346 average per film)
3. Sean Connery - £1,297,087,560 (£216,181,260 average per film)
4. Daniel Craig - £449,183,670 (£132,582,275 average per film)
5. Timothy Dalton - £80,058,778 (£70,082,275 average per film)
6. George Lazenby - £36,417,110 (£36,417,110 average per film)