George Lazenby James Bond Signed Photo
A original autograph by George Lazenby on a still from the Bond film "Her Majesty's Secret Service". A rare item as George rarely comes to the Uk and very rarely signs autographs relating to his Bond appearance. A real piece of 007 memorabilia.
George Lazenby Bibliography;
He was born in Goulburn, New South Wales,at Ovada Private Hospital, to railway worker George Edward Lazenby and Sheila Joan Lazenby, who worked at Fosseys. He went to Bourke Street School in his early years, and Goulburn High in his later years. When he was about 14 he moved with his family from Goulburn to Queanbeyan, where he worked as a car salesman, mechanic and model before moving to England.
James Bond (1969)
He started out in acting by appearing in commercials. His first film appearance was in a bit part in a 1965 Italian-made Bond spoof, Espionage in Tangiers.
After Sean Connery quit the role of James Bond, and 21-year-old actor Timothy Dalton declined the role, believing himself too young for it,producer Albert R. Broccoli chose Lazenby after seeing him in a commercial. He dressed the part by sporting several Bond elements such as a Rolex Submariner wristwatch and a Savile Row suit.Broccoli offered him an audition, where he accidentally punched a professional wrestler, who was acting as stunt coordinator, in the face, impressing Broccoli with his ability to display aggression.He won the role based on a screen-test fight scene, the strength of his interviews, fight skills, and audition footage.
During the production of the film, his voice was dubbed over with George Baker's in scenes in which Bond impersonated Sir Hilary Bray, (Baker's character), something not traditionally done with a leading actor whose original language is English. During filming he experienced difficulties on the set, stemming from director Peter R. Hunt's refusal to speak directly with him, and Hunt's brusqueness when asking Lazenby's friends to clear the set before filming.
At the time of the release of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (OHMSS), his performance received mixed reviews. Some felt that whilst he was physically convincing, some of his costumes were inappropriate and that he delivered his lines poorly. However as time has gone by, his performance is viewed far more favourably.OHMSS generally ranks among the top films with fans. Also he has emerged as a very popular contributor to the series and has enjoyed large enthusiastic audiences during his appearances at Bond related events. In summary, OHMSS is a brilliant thriller in its own right and justifiably ranks amongst the best Bond films ever made".
Although he had been offered a contract for seven movies, his agent, Ronan O'Rahilly, convinced him that the secret agent would be archaic in the liberated 1970s, and so he left the series after the release of On Her Majesty's Secret Service in 1969.He began to study drama at Durham University's College of the Venerable Bede, after filming finished.He has also portrayed James Bond several times over the years in numerous parodies and unofficial 007 roles, most notably the 1983 TV movie "The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E." and an episode of The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents, entitled "Diamonds Aren't Forever".
A lovely signed still from the film signed in person and a rare and collewctable "007 Memorabilia" item.
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Dimensions: 32cm W x 40cm H x 2cm D.