On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

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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MI6 Confidential #42: Bond and Beyond

November 6th, 2017 by

The forty-second issue of MI6 Confidential focuses on George Lazenby’s time in the 007 spotlight. George Lazenby is nothing if not an independent spirit. He charmed the producers into testing him for Bond, and he shocked everyone when he declined to reappear as the world’s most famous spy. Since making the decision to step down […]

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Death of actor George Baker [2011]

October 7th, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 by

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.

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Birthday of actor George Baker [1931]

April 1st, 2017 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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