updated 04/21/2004 AT 1:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/09/1999 AT 12:00 AM ET
Roger Moore found being honored by Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday a little more nerve-wracking than dodging bullets in Her Majesty’s service. “I was a bit nervous, mainly because you don’t get a rehearsal for this, and I am used to having rehearsals before I perform,” he said after the queen gave him the Commander of the Order of British Empire medal. Moore, 71, may be most famous as James Bond, but it was his UNICEF campaign for children that won him the Queen’s recognition. He has been a special ambassador for the U.N. children’s charity for almost a decade.
- Singer Tom Jones was also honored for his services to music and entertainment and received an Officer of the Order of British Empire medal from the Queen. “I didn’t bring a hat,” Jones, 58, said, “because I thought it might mess up my hair.”