George Lazenby was born in Goulburn, Australia when the Second World War broke out in 1939. His peripatetic life led him to London and international stardom as Ian Fleming’s James Bond in ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE (1969) taking over from Sean Connery.
Although a worldwide critical and financial success, George forsook the role of 007 to carve out his own spiritual adventure in life in the Far East and the United States working with filmmakers as varied as Peter Bogdanovitch, Cy Endfield, John Landis and Raymond Chow. George was also supposed to work with Bruce Lee but sadly that never happened due to Lee’s sudden death.
Still much in demand on TV and film, Lazenby starred as Civil War General J Johnson Pettigrew in GETTYSBURG (1993) and in Superboy (2000) as Superman’s father, Jor-El, a role initially essayed by Marlon Brando.
Recent work includes a voice role the in DC Batman animated series, Jim Jefferies’s father in LEGIT (2014) and in critically acclaimed independent films such as A WINTER ROSE (2016) directed by Riz Story and DEATH GAME (2017) directed by Gregory Hatanaka.
In 2019, Lazenby returned to serve MI6 as Australian agent, Dr Jason Love in the audio adaptation of James Leasor’s PASSPORT TO OBLIVION. Directed by Barnaby Eaton-Jones for award-winning company Spiteful Puppet, the production also starred Terence Stamp.
George was the 2019 recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival in Hungary. He shared this honour with director Bille August.
George is based in Los Angeles and represented worldwide by Anders Frejdh.
Check out his official website for more details about his career, https://www.georgelazenbyofficial.com/.
A selection of recent press articles
- MZ – https://www.tmz.com/2023/01/09/ex-james-bond-george-lazenby-wants-liam-hemsworth-next-007/ (published January 9, 2023)
- 6PR Perth – https://www.6pr.com.au/george-lazenby-on-being-a-burnt-out-model-to-playing-james-bond/ (published September 9, 2022)
- 2GB Sydney – https://www.2gb.com/george-lazenby-australias-very-own-james-bond-and-stuntman/ (published August 31, 2022)
- Studio 10 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=6h93f8K7AO0 (published August 31, 2022)
- Channel 7 Australia – https://7news.com.au/sunrise/aussie-actor-george-lazenbys-shock-admission-about-how-he-scored-the-role-of-james-bond-c-8064375 (published August 31, 2022)
- Esquire – https://www.esquire.com/uk/culture/a37935920/no-time-to-die-george-lazenby-legacy/ (published October 13, 2021)
- Yahoo Movies – https://uk.movies.yahoo.com/george-lazenby-responds-james-bond-best-ever-exclusive-134914598.html (published February 10, 2021)
- NY Times – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/27/movies/on-her-majestys-secret-service-james-bond-lazenby.html (published December 27, 2019)
- Radio Times – https://www.radiotimes.com/audio/george-lazenby-passport-to-oblivion/ (December 18, 2019)
- The Telegraph – https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/george-lazenby-ladies-man-one-best-things-world/ (November 15, 2019)