Monday, January 9, 2012

George Lazenby

To date only one Australian has played the part of Ian Fleming's James Bond 007, which occurred in the 1969 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service where George Lazenby starred as 007. Lazenby (pictured above) is a well travelled actor having left Australia to model in the United Kingdom in the 1960s, and in only his second major film role received the part of James Bond. Lazenby could have continued on in the James Bond franchise but chose to pursue other opportunities. He is reportedly one of the last people to have seen Bruce Lee alive, and Lazenby's acting career has taken him to the U.K., Italy, Hong Kong, Australia, and Hollywood. During the 1970s he received several breaks in American television programs, which form a considerable proportion of his career credits into the early 2000s. In 1988 he had a recurring role on the television show Superboy. Lazenby is of humble beginnings having grown up in Goulburn and Queanbeyan New South Wales, and he has spent a significant part of his life living in the United States.

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