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George Lazenby
On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969

George Lazenby was born on September 5, 1939 in Goulburn, Australia. After serving in the Australian Army, he turned to selling cars for a living, before cashing in on his matinee-idol looks to become a top male model in London, where he had arrived in 1964.

The search for a new actor to play Bond begun in 1968, after Sean Connery had announced he was finished with the role. Lazenby won the role of Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service despite having no prior acting experience save for TV commercials, where he was very popular doing commercials for Big Fry Chocolates. Lazenby was competing against John Richardson, Anthony Rogers, Robert Campbell and Hans de Vries, but Lazenby won the role based on a screen-test fight scene.

There was apparently much conflict on the set of that film, with Lazenby having strained relationships with director Peter Hunt and Bond Girl and former Avengers star Diana Rigg, as well as the producers. Today he admits he took bad advice, when he announced that he would not be doing any more Bond films. Connery was lured back for the next one, and Lazenby's acting career floundered. Ironically, Lazenby's Bond film is considered by many fans to be one of the best in the series.

Some Other George Lazenby Films

Chi l'ha Vista Morire 1972

Man Called Stoner 1973
The Kentucky Fried Movie 1977
Cover Girls 1977
Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1983
The Master (TV series) 1984
Emmanuelle's Revenge 1992
Gettysburg 1993
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV series) 1994
Twin Sitters 1994
Fatally Yours 1995
Fox Hunt (interactive multimedia) 1996
 

 

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