Biography

George Lazenby was born on September 5th, 1939, in Australia. He moved to London, England in 1964, after serving in the Australian Army. Before becoming an actor, he worked as an auto mechanic, used car salesman, prestige car salesman, and as a male model, in London, England. In 1968, Lazenby was cast as "James Bond", despite his only previous acting experience being in commercials, and his only film appearance being a bit-part in a 1965 Italian-made Bond spoof. Lazenby won the role based on a screen-test fight scene, the strength of his interviews, fight skills and audition footage. A chance encounter with Bond series producer Albert R. Broccoli in a hair salon in 1966, in London, had given Lazenby his first shot at getting the role. Broccoli had made a mental note to remember Lazenby as a possible candidate at the time when he thought Lazenby looked like a Bond. The lengths Lazenby went to, to get the role included, spending his last pounds on acquiring a tailor-made suit from Sean Connery's tailor, which was originally made for Connery, along with purchasing a very Bondish-looking Rolex watch, and an Aston Martin DB5 car, the Bond car at the time. Lazenby quit the role of Bond right before the premiere of his only film, On her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), citing he would get other acting roles, and that his Bond contract, which was fourteen pages thick, was too demanding on him. In his post-Bond career, Lazenby has acted in TV movies, commercials, various recurring roles in TV series, the film series "Emmanuelle", several Bond movie spoofs, TV guest appearances, provided voice for several animated movies and series, and several Hong Kong action films, using his martial arts expertise.

George Lazenby was born on September 5th, 1939, in Australia. He moved to London, England in 1964, after serving in the Australian Army. Before becoming an actor, he worked as an auto mechanic, used car salesman, prestige car salesman, and as a male model, in London, England. In 1968, Lazenby was cast as "James Bond", despite his only previous acting experience being in commercials, and his only film appearance being a bit-part in a 1965 Italian-made Bond spoof. Lazenby won the role based on a screen-test fight scene, the strength of his interviews, fight skills and audition footage. A chance encounter with Bond series producer Albert R. Broccoli in a hair salon in 1966, in London, had given Lazenby his first shot at getting the role. Broccoli had made a mental note to remember Lazenby as a possible candidate at the time when he thought Lazenby looked like a Bond. The lengths Lazenby went to, to get the role included, spending his last pounds on acquiring a tailor-made suit from Sean Connery's tailor, which was originally made for Connery, along with purchasing a very Bondish-looking Rolex watch, and an Aston Martin DB5 car, the Bond car at the time. Lazenby quit the role of Bond right before the premiere of his only film, On her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), citing he would get other acting roles, and that his Bond contract, which was fourteen pages thick, was too demanding on him. In his post-Bond career, Lazenby has acted in TV movies, commercials, various recurring roles in TV series, the film series "Emmanuelle", several Bond movie spoofs, TV guest appearances, provided voice for several animated movies and series, and several Hong Kong action films, using his martial arts expertise.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 60

Birthday 1939-09-05

Place of Birth Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Order as Peters
Hunter as General Bullmount
2018 Die Spy Kill Kill as James Bond (archive footage)
2017 And the Winner Isn't as Himself
2017 Becoming Bond as Himself
2016 A Winter Rose as Henry
2015 Death Game as General Bullmount
2012 Everything or Nothing as Himself
2012 James Bond - 50th Anniversary: Bonus Features as James Bond
2003 Winter Break as Campbell Grady
2002 Spider's Web as Leland De Winter
1999 Batman Beyond (3 episodes)
1999 Batman Beyond: The Movie as Mr. Walker / The King (voice)
1998 The Path of the Dragon as Himself
1996 The Pretender (4 episodes)
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)
1995 In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross as Himself / James Bond
1994 Twin Sitters as Leland Stromm
1993 Death by Misadventure: The Mysterious Life of Bruce Lee as Himself
1993 Diagnosis: Murder (1 episode)
1993 Gettysburg as Brig. Gen. J. Johnston Pettigrew
1993 Emmanuelle's Secret as Mario
1993 Emmanuelle's Perfume as Mario
1993 Emmanuelle's Magic as Mario
1993 Emmanuelle's Love as Mario
1993 Emmanuelle in Venice as Mario
1993 Emmanuelle's Revenge as Mario
1993 Emmanuelle Forever as Mario
1993 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1 episode)
1992 Eyes of the Beholder as Jack Wyman
1989 Baywatch (1 episode)
1988 Superboy (2 episodes)
1988 Freddy's Nightmares (1 episode)
1987 The Grand Knockout Tournament as Himself
1987 Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond as Himself (archive footage)
1986 Never Too Young to Die as Drew Stargrove
1986 Hell Hunters as Heinrich
1984 Cover Up (1 episode)
1984 Bruce Lee: The Legend as Himself
1984 Master Ninja II as Mallory
1983 Hotel (1 episode)
1983 The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair as J.B.
1981 Last Harem as Prince Almalarik
1979 Saint Jack as Senator
1979 B. J. and the Bear (1 episode)
1978 Death Dimension as Capt. Gallagher
1977 The Kentucky Fried Movie as The Architect (segment "That's Armageddon")
1977 Cover Girls as Michael
1977 The Newman Shame as John Brandy
1976 A Queen's Ransom as George
1975 The Man from Hong Kong as Jack Wilton
1975 Is There Anybody There? as John Hersey
1974 Stoner as Joseph Stoner
1974 Kung Fu Killers as Himself
1973 The Operation as David Adler
1972 Who Saw Her Die? as Franco Serpieri
1972 Universal Soldier as Ryker
1970 Play for Today (1 episode)
1969 On Her Majesty's Secret Service as James Bond
1968 Hawaii Five-O (2 episodes)

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