September 5, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE LAZENBY

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE LAZENBY
Spy Vibe wishes a happy birthday to George Lazenby! For years, I counted On Her Majesty's Secret Service as my fave 007 film (I now accept that there are shifting moods that can even put Moonraker right up there!). I still love the film and really enjoy his performance alongside Diana Rigg and Telly Savalas. From what I've read, Lazenby put in a great effort to make the sudden transition from modeling to acting. He jumped into the franchise during a film that required more range from its leading man, but ultimately I think it came together well. The script was so exciting and touching. I wonder how he might have developed had he stayed on for more films?


2 comments:

  1. Many Bond fans find OHMSS one of the best, if not THE best bond film ever! Not only a great story but also solid acting from Diana Rigg and... yes, George Lazenby! During his very little run on the series in the 60's it was impossible to replace THE Bond actor, other actors would have failed also, in my opinion! In hinsight, we can now see that he was not a great actor but could hold his own! Even Roger Moore had to change the part of Bond to accommodate to his style of acting! So, happy birthday, George! BTW another good movie of his is the Giallo "Qui la vista morire?".

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  2. Thanks! I haven't seen the Giallo and look forward to checking it out. I think the only other Lazenby work I've "seen" much of is his voice work on Batman Beyond.

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