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MAY 2013
THE OTHER FELLA: GEORGE LAZENBY (BIOGRAPHY)

By: FSWL team
Published:
2010-10-09
James Bond actor George Lazenby is working on his memoirs, first announced to be published in 2012 and then on May 23th 2013, doesn't have an official publication date as of May 2013 according to new info from the publisher. No more information available at the moment.

The book will be titled The Other Fella, after the fourth-wall breaking line Lazenby's Bond utters in the opening sequence of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) - his sole outing as Ian Fleming's spy in 1969.

His literary agent AP Watt (the world's longest-established literary agency) sold the title's world rights to publisher Charter at the industry's big annual trade event held in Frankfurt in early October 2010.

The book is touted as "a brilliantly frank tale of how he bluffed his way into the role of James Bond, and what he did afterwards."

Synopsis:
George Lazenby was born in 1939, in a small Australian town called Goulburn. He moved to London into the swinging late sixties and worked as a car salesman and model before wangling his way in to see the casting director of the new James Bond film. The audition process consisted of George swimming, fighting, riding horseback and kissing Diana Rigg.

From nowhere, he was then catapulted into international fame as the new James Bond, where but for the advice of his agent, he would have remained for a further seven films. It is an epic story of rags to riches, extreme hedonism, and some very questionable decisions.

Book details:
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Century
ISBN-10: 184605902X
ISBN-13: 978-1846059025

Editor's note:
For other posts covering George Lazenby featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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>Christopher Lee (official)
>Christopher Wood (official)
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>Derek Meddings (unofficial)
>Desmond Llewelyn (official)
>Dolph Lundgren (official)
>Eunice Gayson (official)
>George Lazenby (official)
>Gloria Hendry (official)
>Ian Fleming (official)
>James Bond (official)
>Jane Seymour (official)
>Joanna Lumley (official)
>John Barry (unofficial)
>John Glen (official)
>Judi Dench (official)
>Ken Adam (official)
>Ken Wallis (official)
>Kingsley Amis (official)
>Leslie Bricusse (official)
>Lewis Gilbert (official)
>Nikki van der Zyl (official)
>Pierce Brosnan (unofficial)
>Richard Kiel (official)
>Robert Dix (official)
>Roger Moore (official)
>Sean Connery (official)
>Shane Rimmer (official)
>Shirley Eaton (official)
>Syd Cain (official)
>Tom Mankiewicz (official)
>Vic Armstrong (official)
>Vic Flick (official)

Photo above:
Cardboard standee of George Lazenby as James Bond/Sir Hilary Bray at Schilthorn (Piz Gloria), Switzerland, in June 2013. Photo by Anders Frejdh. © From Sweden with Love.

Read more about George Lazenby on Wikipedia:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Lazenby

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