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Becoming Bond documentary with George Lazenby on DVD

By: FSWL team
Becoming Bond DVD
Becoming Bond - the acclaimed hybrid documentary (our review) written and directed by Josh Greenbaum - tells the story of how former Australian male model George Lazenby landed the role of James Bond in the 1969 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service. After multiple screenings in Australia, Belgium, Canada & USA it is released on DVD on 6th November.

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After moving to London in search of love, Lazenby began a successful modelling career before being convinced to audition for the role of Bond. Despite having never acted in his life, Lazenby somehow overcame the odds and got the part, only to turn down the opportunity to continue in the role beyond his first film. Featuring extensive interviews with Lazenby himself alongside dramatic reconstructions of key events from his life, the film provides an insight into one of the strangest stories in Hollywood history.

Official synopis
A unique documentary/narrative hybrid chronicling the stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life. Then after being offered the next six Bond films and a One Million dollar signing bonus, he turned it all down.

Becoming Bond DVD details

Actors: Josh Lawson, Jason Maybaum, Matthew Josten, Kassandra Clementi
Producers: Josh Greenbaum, Chris Leggett, Rafael Marmor
Format: PAL
Language: English
Region: Region 2
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 15
Studio: Studiocanal
Run Time: 96 minutes

Official trailer for Becoming Bond starring George Lazenby

About George Lazenby

Born in Goulburn, Australia in 1939, George Lazenby’s peripatetic life led him to London and international stardom as Ian Fleming’s James Bond after taking over from Sean Connery. Although a worldwide critical and financial success, George forsook the role of 007 to carve out his own spiritual adventure in life in the Far East and the United States working with filmmakers as varied as Peter Bogdanovitch, Cy Endfield, John Landis and Bruce Lee.

Still much in demand on TV and film, Lazenby starred as Civil War General J Johnson Pettigrew and Superman’s father, Jor-El, a role initially essayed by Marlon Brando. Recent work includes a voice role the in DC Batman animated series and in critically acclaimed independent films such as Death Game, A Winter’s Rose and the forthcoming crime thriller, The Order.

For more information about Becoming Bond visit the official IMDB page.



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