• Short Summary

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

  • Description


    LAZENBY AND NEWSMEN ON HOTEL ROOF: LAZENBY WITH HUNT: LAZENBY SPEAKS (SOF)



    TRANSCRIPT: QUESTION: "WHAT WERE YOUR REASON FOR APPLYING FOR THIS JOB?"



    LAZENBY: "WELL, IT WAS ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF A FRIEND CALLED MAGGIE ABBOT WHO IS NOW AN AGENT, AND THE FACT THAT MR. BROCCOLI WAS ALREADY CONSIDERING ME WAS TO MAY ADVANTAGE, I GUESS, WHEN I ARRIVED THERE"



    QUESTION: "IS IT THE FIRST PICTURE YOU HAVE APPEARED IN AT ALL - OR WILL APPEAR IN?"



    LAZENBY: "WELL, IT'S THE FIRST TIME I'VE EVER GONE UP FOR A PICTURE - APPLIED FOR A PICTURE."



    QUESTION: "DOES THE PROSPECT FRIGHTEN YOU?"



    LAZENBY: "No. No."



    QUESTION: "WHAT WORRIES YOU MOST ABOUT TAKING ON A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE LIFE THIS?"



    LAZENBY: "BEING ABLE TO DO IT WELL, THAT'S WHAT I'M HOPING TO BE ABLE TO DO. I HOPE THAT MY INEXPERIENCE WON'T SHOW."



    QUESTION: "ACTING INEXPERIENCE YOU MEAN?"



    LAZENBY: "MORE OR LESS, YES".




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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    Film ID:
    VLVABHJ52U5HCB1CRHCU908FGIP1V
    Media URN:
    VLVABHJ52U5HCB1CRHCU908FGIP1V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including 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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