The On Her Majesty's Secret Service star is a big fan of Daniel Craig, but thinks producers should cast their net far and wide for his replacement.
"The whole Bond thing has lasted because of what Sean Connery laid down. The all-time greatest Bond was obviously him."
Bond’s initial genesis was as a post-war distraction for a rudderless writer looking to transplant his war-wise world into spiky pulp-fiction.
Lazenby says press reports that he and Rigg clashed on set of their James Bond film were wide of the mark.
George Lazenby has defended himself against accusations of sexism, after he said that women have 'bloody squeaky voices' and that men now 'have to ask permission to speak'.
The star was speaking around the forthcoming release of a new documentary about him called ‘Becoming Bond’. Lazenby slipped into the role of James Bond following Sean Connery’s five movies, and prior to Roger Moore’s tenure. Prior to becoming Bond in ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ in 1969, he was a car salesman on Park Lane, before being spotted by a talent scout for the modelling business who propelled him to stardom.
As of today, stats compiled by the Press Association find that he’s overtaken Pierce Brosnan, having been in the job for over 11 years – 4,147 days to be exact, since he was announced as the new Bond in October, 2005. Brosnan also made four movies, ‘GoldenEye’, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, ‘The World Is Not Enough’ and ‘Die Another Day’, over 4,146 days in the tux.
In 1968, George Lazenby had the world at his feet. By chance, he’d met James Bond producer Albert ‘Cubby’ Broccoli in a barber shop, and had landed himself an audition to take over from Sean Connery in 'On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’. Peter Hunt, who was lined up as the director of the follow up to 1967’s 'You Only Live Twice’, Connery’s last appearance as Bond, seemed to agree that his lack of acting experience didn’t matter.
London wax work museum Madam Tussauds has revealed it is planning to bring together all six James Bond actors for the first time ever in wax form. Five new 007 figures will join Daniel Craig’s figure for a limited time in the capital before they head out on a Bond-esque world tour.