Person Details

Birthday: 1939-09-05 03:21:49

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

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Movie Involvements: 42

TV Involvements: 1


Most Famous Work

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get the role included, spending his last pounds on acquiring a tailor-made suit from Sean Connery's tailor, which was originally made for Connery, along with purchasing a very Bondish-looking Rolex watch, and an Aston Martin DB5 car, the Bond car at the time.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.

Most Famous Work

Top Gear
Average
7

Top Gear

(2002) James Bond (archive footage)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Average
7
Batman Beyond: The Movie
Average
7

Batman Beyond: The Movie

(1999) Mr. Walker / The King (voice)
Gettysburg
Average
7

Gettysburg

(1993) Brig. Gen. J. Johnston Pettigrew
Everything or Nothing
Average
7

Everything or Nothing

(2012) Self
Spider's Web
Average
5

Spider's Web

(2002) Leland De Winter
The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair
Average
5
Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond
Average
6

Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond

(1987) Himself (archive footage)

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2019 Himself - Actor
2017 Self
Himself
General Bullmount
2016 Henry
2015 General Bullmount
2012 Self
Self
James Bond
2008 N/A
2003 Campbell Grady
2002 Leland De Winter
James Bond (archive footage)
2000 N/A
N/A
1999 Mr. Walker / The King (voice)
N/A
1998 Himself
Himself
1997 N/A
1996 N/A
N/A
1995 Himself / James Bond
1994 Leland Stromm
1993 Himself
N/A
Brig. Gen. J. Johnston Pettigrew
Mario
Mario
Mario
Mario
Mario
Mario
Mario
N/A
N/A
1992 Jack Wyman
1989 N/A
1988 N/A
N/A
1987 Himself
Himself (archive footage)
1986 Drew Stargrove
Heinrich
1985 N/A
1984 N/A
Mallory
Himself
1983 J.B.
1982 N/A
1981 Prince Almalarik
1979 Senator
N/A
1978 N/A
Capt. Gallagher
1977 The Architect (segment "That's Armageddon")
Michael
John Brandy
1976 George
John Hersey
1975 Jack Wilton
1974 Joseph Stoner
Himself
1973 Himself (archive footage)
David Adler
Self
1972 Franco Serpieri
Ryker
1970 N/A
1969 James Bond
N/A
N/A
1968 N/A
- Peters
Agent Smart
Year Character Movie/Tv

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