George Lazenby played James Bond in 1969′s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, following Sean Connery as the second actor to step into James Bond’s shoes. He is the only actor to play Bond in one movie. He left the role shortly after filming, to be taken over again by Sean Connery in 1971′s Diamonds are Forever, followed by Roger Moore’s Live and Let Die (1973).
He was one of the celebrity guests at the 2009 Long Beach Comic Con whom I wanted to get an autograph from. How often do you get to meet one of the actors that played James Bond?
At age 70 (in 2009), he was still happy and eager to meet his fans. He shook my hand and said that he is happy to see all these people waiting to meet him.
He several pictures to chose from, many of course of him as Bond. I chose the one from a still in the movie and he happily autographed it, switching sharpie colors for the white area. He then thanked me for stopping by. Another quick signing, and a great autograph from James Bond.
February 4, 1970 interview with George Lazenby about being James Bond
George Lazenby has been in over 60 film and TV roles, starting his acting career with On Her Magesty’s Secret Service, then following that up with 1971′s Universal Soldier, which he wrote, produced, and starred in as Ryker.
Some of his other 60-plus film and TV credits include Matlock Police (1974), Is There Anybody Out There? (1975), The Quest (1976), Hawaii Five-O (1979), General Hospital (1982), The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair (1983), Freddy’s Nightmares (1989), Yû yû hakusho (1993), Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1994), Batman Beyond: The Movie (1999), Baywatch (1999), Batman Beyond (1999-2000), and A Winter Rose (2012).
Awards and Nominations:
• Nominated: 1970 Golden Globes. Most Promising Newcomer – Male for On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969).