George Lazenby

Trailer for Hulu’s forthcoming Becoming Bond

March 9th, 2017 by

Becoming Bond

The stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life. Then after being offered the next seven Bond films and a $1 million signing […]

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Premiere of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service [1969]

December 18th, 2016 by

The premiere of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service took place at the Odeon Leicester Square on 18th December 1969 and went on release in the UK, USA and much of Europe the same day. The film saw George Lazenby in his only appearance as 007 and after Sean Connery was a disappointment to the cinema going public at […]

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Birthday of George Lazenby [1939]

September 5th, 2016 by

George Lazenby, who played James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, was born in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia on 5th September 1939. Lazenby’s single entry into the Bond canon proved to be relatively unpopular on first release, the stature of the film and that of George Lazenby’s portrayal of Bond has grown over time. […]

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Hulu to produce James Bond documentary

August 7th, 2016 by

Hulu, an American company offering TV on demand, is to produce a documentary on George Lazenby as part of a new series on popular culture. After doing everything in his power to land the role for On Her Majesty’s Secret Service despite having no movie experience at all, Lazenby famously quit the role of 007 before the release […]

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George Lazenby to attend OHMSS screening in Oslo

July 5th, 2016 by

George Lazenby is to visit Oslo on 1st September exclusively for a gala screening of his solo 1969 outing as James Bond, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Lazenby will fly direct from Los Angeles to attend the Red Carpet Gala of the newly restored Bond classic, showing in digital 4K. Lazenby will talk about his […]

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Classic Bond films picked for Great Digital Film Festival

January 13th, 2014 by

Two classic Bond films are being showcased in the Great Digital Film Festival, a week long presentation across Canadian cinemas scheduled between 31st January and 6th February this year. George Lazenby’s single outing as 007, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, will be shown on 4th February, as will Sean Connery’s fourth Bond film, Thunderball. All […]

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James Bond Theme guitar & OHMSS Rolex coming under the hammer this month

December 12th, 2012 by

Musical Bond fans have the chance to own a piece of ciematic history when the guitar played by Vic Flick when recording the James Bond Theme comes up for auction on December 15th, according to an article on MI6. The guitar, which dates from 1939, is an electric/acoustic instrument manufactured by London baswed Clifford Essex Paragon. The original company […]

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Review: Everything Or Nothing, The Untold Story of 007

November 14th, 2012 by

On Sunday night I was lucky enough to see the new documentary “Everything Or Nothing”, commissioned as part of the celebrations for the fifthieth anniversary of cinematic James Bond. While it received a cinema release in the UK, albeit on a limited number of screens, and was shown on cable in the US I had […]

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How the James Bond films have reinvented themselves over time

February 17th, 2012 by

When Pierce Brosnan was dropped from the role of James Bond the producers took a big risk in moving away from the established 007 formula and rather than keep the existing timeline of the Bond franchise, they followed the Batman movies to revisit Bond’s early years, long before he had become the smooth secret agent with a licence to kill with a taste for tuxedoes and Martinis.

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George Lazenby

August 25th, 2011 by

Above: Actor George Lazenby at the November 2008 Big Apple Convention in Manhattan. When Sean Connery announced his retirement form the James Bond films after You Only Live Twice (1967) and Timothy Dalton who was the favoured replacement counted himself out for being too young, Cubby Broccoli began to seriously consider a young Australian as […]

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