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Special screening of On Her Majesty's Secret Service in London

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2020-12-18
On Her Majesty's Secret Service 50th Anniversary
Exclusive report from the 50th anniversary screening in London of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby with many cast & crew members in attendance as special guests.

On Wednesday 18th December 2019, exactly 50 years after the World premiere (held at London's ODEON Leicester Square cinema) of On Her Majesty's Secret Service starring George Lazenby in his first and only film as Ian Fleming's James Bond, Kidston Motorcars hosted a private screening of the film at Curzon Cinema in Mayfair for which George Lazenby's management Anders Frejdh Talent Management AB was requested to invite as many of the locals as he could that worked on the film.

OHMSS cast & crew members in attendance included Vic Armstrong (Stuntman), Peter Lamont (Set Decorator and Academy Award winner for Best Set Design to 1997’s Titanic), Terry Ackland-Snow (Art Director), Zara (the Indian Girl), Wendy Leech (daughter of stuntman George Leech who doubled for Lazenby in the film), Jenny Hanley (the Irish Girl) and Simon Mills (son of camera operator Alec Mills).

Aston Martin DBS Curzon Cinema London
The Aston Martin DBS model that James Bond drives in the film parked outside the Curzon Cinema in London. Photo by Ian Wells. All rights reserved.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service is by many people considered to be the best film in the entire James Bond series with many people wondering why George Lazenby only did one film as 007...


Or, as Simon Kidston asked himself when he introduced the film, who needs to do more than one when it is considered the best?

Simon Kidston introduces On Her Majesty's Secret Service at Curzon Cinema in London
Simon Kidston introduces the film at Curzon Cinema in London. Photo by Ian Wells. All rights reserved.

George Lazenby as James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service
George Lazenby as James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Photo by Ian Wells. All rights reserved.

After the screening, drinks and canapes were served in the bar area by the friendly staff of Curzon Cinema. Everyone agreed the film no doubt stand out as one of the best Bond films.


Zara and Jenny Hanley reunited after OHMSS screening at Curzon Cinema in London
OHMSS girls Zara and Jenny Hanley reunited at Curzon Cinema in London. Photo by Ian Wells. All rights reserved.

Peter Lamont sharing OHMSS stories with Simon Kidston and Vic Armstrong at Curzon Cinema in London
Peter Lamont sharing OHMSS stories with Simon Kidston and Vic Armstrong at Curzon Cinema in London. Photo by Ian Wells. All rights reserved.

Simon Mills and Terry Ackland-Snow at Curzon Cinema in London
Simon Mills and Terry Ackland-Snow at Curzon Cinema in London. Photo by Ian Wells. All rights reserved.

(With special thanks to Kirsten Stromstad.)

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