George Lazenby

George Robert LazenbyGeorge Robert Lazenby (born 5 September 1939, Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian actor and former model, best known for portraying James Bond in the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
Although he had previously worked in television advertising and an Italian spy themed B-movie, Lazenby’s first serious acting role was as James Bond in the film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969). Lazenby is the second actor to portray the British secret agent in a Bond feature film after Sean Connery, who had become a cultural icon in the role.
In 1967, after five James Bond films, Sean Connery quit the role. In his place Albert R. Broccoli initially chose actor Timothy Dalton. However, Dalton declined, believing himself too young for the role. Harry Saltzman considered Roger Moore, but he was unavailable because of his television George Robert Lazenbyprogramme The Saint. Saltzman also briefly considered Jeremy Brett for the role of Bond after seeing his performance in My Fair Lady. The confirmed front runners were John Richardson, Hans de Vries, Robert Campbell and Anthony Rogers. Richardson was said to have been runner up to Lazenby and was strongly considered for Live and Let Die.
Broccoli eventually chose Lazenby after seeing him in a commercial. Lazenby dressed the part by sporting several sartorial Bond elements such as a Rolex Submariner wristwatch and a Savile Row suit (ordered, but uncollected, by Connery) Lazenby recalled in an interview. Broccoli noticed Lazenby as a Bond-type man, physique and the George Lazenby oldcharacter elements, and offered him an audition. The position was consolidated when Lazenby accidentally punched a professional wrestler, who was acting as stunt coordinator, in the face, impressing Broccoli with his ability to display aggression. As a result, he was offered a contract for seven movies, but was convinced by his agent Ronan O’Rahilly that the secret agent would be archaic in the liberated 1970s and left the series in 1969.
In August 2008, it was reported that Lazenby’s wife, former tennis player Pam Shriver, had filed for divorce from Lazenby. Documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court cite “irreconcilable differences” for the end of the couple’s six-year marriage. The couple have three children, including twins born in 2005.
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