On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

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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Birthday of Telly Savalas [1922]

January 21st, 2018 by

Telly Savalas, who played Ernst Stavro Blofeld in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service opposite George Lazenby, was born in Garden City, New York, on 21st January 1922. Savalas is probably best remembered in the role of Kojak, but  featured in a number of films during the 1960s and 70s.

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Happy Christmas from The James Bond Dossier

December 25th, 2017 by

Wherever you are in the world, have a great day and celebrate 007 style! I know – I hate that song too, but it’s the only Christmas song to appear on a Bond soundtrack. If you’d like to read more about how James Bond spent Christmas Day in the book On Her Majesty’s Secret Service […]

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

December 18th, 2017 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 Ilse Steppat from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service [1917]

November 17th, 2017 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, 2017 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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