Film James Bond's happiness is stolen from him in a heartbeat in On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Published on October 7th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley


So How DID George Lazenby Win the Bond Role?

George Lazenby, a guy who watched Dr No and instantly decided he wanted to be James Bond; a guy who spent the next 7 years chasing the dream, only to throw it all away.

But hang on – how, exactly, did a guy with no acting background actually get the biggest movie role on the planet? Lazenby, whose sole movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service remains a Cult Britannia favourite, revealed the true story for the new 50th anniversary documentary, Everything Or Nothing.

We’ll have a full review of the documentary for you tomorrow…

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Christian Cawley is the editor and founder of Cult Britannia, part of the Atomic Media network of sites that also includes, the popular Doctor Who news site. While not watching British cult TV, Christian enjoys a good read and some classic rock music.

One Response to So How DID George Lazenby Win the Bond Role?

  1. Carl Pickles says:

    Heh. If that’s true, that’s some genius-level blagging there from Mr Lazenby! Didn’t like OHMSS as a Bond film, but I’ve got new respect for the man!

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