Ian Ogilvy signed 8 by 10 Return of the Saint
He is best known as the star of the 1978–1979 television series Return of the Saint, in which he assumed the role of Simon Templar, which Roger Moore played from 1962 to 1969. The role led to his being considered a leading contender for taking over the role of James Bond in the early 1980s, when Moore announced his intention to leave the role. Ultimately, Ogilvy never played the part (in part due to Moore's reconsidering his resignation on several occasions), although he did play a Bond-like character in a series of North American TV commercials broadcast in the early 1990s. At least once, in an Episode of Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, "Dragon's Wing II," he played a Bond-like British agent, complete with white dinner jacket
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