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2015
THIS NEVER HAPPENED TO THE OTHER FELLA

By: FSWL team
Published:
2015-01-01
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 today according to new info from the publisher. No more information available at the moment.

The book will be titled This Never Happened to 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.

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:
Cinema's forgotten man takes us on a journey down from the heady highs of the 1960's to a deep realisation of the self. Maligned and often misunderstood, George Lazenby finally sets the record straight.

About George Lazenby:
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.

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

Photo above:
Promotional still of George Lazenby as James Bond for On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Photo by George Whitear. © 1969 Danjaq S.A. & United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

Check out the page for the documentary This Never Happened to the Other Fella on IMDB:
www.imdb.com/title/tt3728210/
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