February 19, 2012

EVENTS / FESTIVALS: Roger Moore to attend
 Muscat film festival

MUSCAT — Next month's Muscat International Film Festival (MIFF) has received a shot in the arm with the announcement that Sir Roger Moore, the legendary former James Bond star, will be visiting the city during the festival.
"It is a dream come true for us and it will be an honour to host this great Bond figure in Oman," Dr Khalid Al Zadjali, Chairman of the Oman Film Society (OFS) and MIFF, said, adding: "Sir Roger is not just a famous star, he is a man with a golden heart — as he is also a goodwill ambassador of the Unicef."

The 7th MIFF, from March 24 to 31, the biggest so far, has attracted participation from more than 90 countries, including the US, the UK, France, Japan, China, India, Egypt, Morocco, Syria, Egypt and Iran.
Moore, who portrayed British secret agent James Bond in seven films from 1973 to 1985 and voted 'Best Bond' in the Academy Awards poll in 2008, will be honoured at the closing ceremony of the festival on March 31, coinciding with international celebrations of 007's 50th anniversary.

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