GEORGE LAZENBY: AUSTRALIA'S MAN OF ACTION
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There are a thousand ways to find fame in the movie industry, but few come close to George Lazenby who used his good looks, charm and a double-dose of Aussie self confidence to win one of Cinema’s most coveted roles: James Bond, 007.
Born in Goulburn, Australia in 1939, Lazenby had little interest in schooling; instead choosing to find his own way – first as a highly successful car salesman, then as a top male model.
It was his modeling career that brought him to London where an agent suggested he try to get an audition with the Bond filmmakers, not an easy proposition for someone with no acting experience! Not only did George get the audition, he landed the role and his film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), was a huge success and is now considered one of the best in the series.
Not wanting to be locked into Bondage, George again went his own way, appearing in a myriad of films including the 1972 action/thriller Universal Soldier; Hong Kong action films like The Man From Hong Kong (1975) and A Queen’s Ransom (1976); American TV series including Hawaii 5-0, Superboy and Baywatch. He also starred in the Emmanuel series with Sylvia Kristel and still receives offers, appearing in recent movies like Death Game, A Winter’s Rose and the forthcoming crime thriller, The Order.
George is based in Los Angeles and represented by Swedish talent agent Anders Frejdh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Photo: Stuart Kortekaas for photo