On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

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

March 17th, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2018 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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Anniversary of Ilse Steppat’s death [1969]

December 21st, 2018 by

Ilse Steppat, who played Irma Bunt in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, died on 21nd December 1969. Her death was caused by a heart attack at the age of 52 and took place days after the premiere of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

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

December 18th, 2018 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, 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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