On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Birthday of Ilse Steppat from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service [1917]

November 17th, 2018 by

Ilse Steppat, who played Irma Bunt in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was born in Germany on 17th November 1969. She sadly died four days after the release of the film.

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Birthday of Angela Scoular from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service [1945]

November 8th, 2018 by

Angela Scoular, who Ruby in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), was born in London on 8th November 1945. She also appeared in the 1967 version of Casino Royale as Buttercup.

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Death of actor George Baker [2011]

October 7th, 2018 by

George Baker, who appeared in three James Bond films, died on 7th October 2011. Baker was uncredited in You Only Live Twice as a NASA engineer, but in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service played Sir Hilary Bray, and then Captain Benson in The Spy Who Loved Me. Baker also dubbed George Lazenby’s voice in the scenes […]

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Birthday of George Lazenby [1939]

September 5th, 2018 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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Birthday of Diana Rigg from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service [1938]

July 20th, 2018 by

Diana Rigg, who played Countess Teresa di Vicenzo in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, was born in Doncaster on 20th July 1938.

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Anniversary of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service publication in UK [1963]

April 1st, 2018 by

Ian Fleming’s 11th James Bond book, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, was first published in the UK on 1st April 1963 by Jonathan Cape. When James Bond runs into a suicidal girl in Royale-les-Eaux, little does he know how his life is about to be turned upside down. Read more about On Her Majesty’s Secret […]

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Birthday of actor George Baker [1931]

April 1st, 2018 by

George Baker, who appeared played  in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), was born in Bulgaria on 1st April 1931. Baker appeared as heraldry expert Sir Hilary Bray in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, also dubbing George Lazenby’s voice in the scenes in which 007 impersonated Sir Hilary, as well as playing Captain Benson in The Spy Who […]

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Birthday of Gabriele Ferzetti (Marc Ange Draco in OHMSS) [1925]

March 17th, 2018 by

Gabriele Ferzetti, who played Marc Ange Draco in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), was born in Rome on 17th March 1925. While he has a string of credits to his name on film, television and stage, particularly during the 1950s and ’60s, but the role he is best remembered for is in George Lazenby’s solo 007 adventure with […]

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Birthday of 007 editor and director Peter Hunt [1925]

March 11th, 2018 by

The editor of the early James Bond films and director of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Peterf Hunt, was born on 11th March 1925 in London. Hunt was editor on the first four Bond films and introduced a fast paced style that helps lend a unique style to the series. On You Only Live Twice he directed […]

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Telly Savalas (Blofeld from OHMSS) died on this day in 1994

January 22nd, 2018 by

Telly Savalas, who played Ernst Stavro Blofeld in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, died of cancer on 22nd January 1994 in California. Photo: public domain

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