• Short Summary

    A NEW JAMES BOND MET NEWSMEN IN LONDON TODAY (MONDAY). HE IS 29-YEAR OLD AUSTRALIAN?

  • Description

    A NEW JAMES BOND MET NEWSMEN IN LONDON TODAY (MONDAY). HE IS 29-YEAR OLD AUSTRALIAN GEORGE LAZENBY, A FORMER CAR SALESMAN WHO BECAME A TOP MALE MODEL BUT WHO HAS HAD NO PREVIOUS ACTING EXPERIENCE.

    PRODUCERS ALBERT BROCCOLI AND HARRY SALZMAN CHOOSE LAZENBY AFTER A YEAR-LONG SEARCH WHICH INVOLVED INTERVIEWING MORE THAN 400 ACTORS AND REJECTING SEVERAL TOP BOX-OFFICE DRAWS.

    LAZENBY TAKES OVER FROM THE SEAN CONNERY THE ROLE OF JAMES BOND, SECRET AGENT 007, THE HERO OF PETER FLEMING'S NOVELS WHICH HAVE ALL SO FAR GROSSED MILLIONS ON THE SCREEN. SUCCESS IN THE ROLE WOULD PUT LAZENBY IN THE MILLIONAIRE CLASS.

    TALL, DARK, ATHLETIC AND ALREADY A HEARTHROB TO FEMALE BRITISH TELEVISION VIEWERS WHO HAVE SEEN HIM IN COMMERCIALS ADVERTISING CHOCOLATES AND HAIR SPRAY, HE IS DUE TO BEGIN FILMING THE LATEST JAMES BOND ADVENTURE "ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE" IN SWITZERLAND THIS MONTH. HIS CO-STARS IN THE FILM WILL BE BRITISH ACTRESS DIANA RIGG AND BALD-HEADED AMERICAN ACTOR TELLY SAVALAS. THE DIRECTOR IS PETER HUNT.

    THE NEW BOND WAS ASKED BY AN INTERVIEWER:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABHJ52U5HCB1CRHCU908FGIP1V
    Media URN:
    VLVABHJ52U5HCB1CRHCU908FGIP1V
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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