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Revelation International Film Festival Opens with George Lazenby in attendance at Perth’s Luna Cinema Photos Bohdan Warchomij July 7, 2017

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The Revelation International Film Festival opened last night in a spectacular way with Australian action man George Lazenby arriving in at the Perth Luna Cinema in an Aston Martin to mirror the opening scene of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, the film that made him famous. He bonded immediately with the cinema audience and spent a good half hour chatting with fans before the documentary and biographical film BECOMING BOND by Josh Greenbaum began screening. The actor is depicted from early childhood as a larrikin who seems to have hardly changed with the passing of years and the audience warmed to the comedy, wit and self deprecation in the film and gave him a huge ovation when it concluded. Director and Founder of Revelation Richard Sowarda conducted a Q and A that gave further insight into George Lazenby’s regrets and accomplishments.

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The after party at the Leederville Hotels Babushka kicked on late into the night.

Photo Bohdan Warchomij

Photo Bohdan Warchomij

There are a thousand ways to find fame in the movie industry, but few come close to George Lazenby who used his good looks, charm and a double-dose of Aussie self confidence to win one of Cinema’s most coveted roles:  James Bond, 007.

Born in Goulburn, Australia in 1939, Lazenby had little interest in schooling; instead choosing to find his own way – first as a highly successful car salesman, then as a top male model.

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It was his modeling career that brought him to London where an agent suggested he try to get an audition with the Bond filmmakers, not an easy proposition for someone with no acting experience! Not only did George get the audition, he landed the role and his film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), was a huge success and is now considered one of the best in the series.

Not wanting to be locked into Bondage, George again went his own way, appearing in a myriad of films including the 1972 action/thriller Universal Soldier;  Hong Kong action films like The Man From Hong Kong (1975) and A Queen’s Ransom (1976);  American TV series including Hawaii 5-0Superboy and Baywatch.  He also starred in the Emmanuel series with Sylvia Kristel and still receives offers, appearing in recent movies like Death GameA Winter’s Rose and the forthcoming crime thriller, The Order.

George is based in Los Angeles and represented by Swedish talent agent Anders Frejdh (anders@frejdh.se).

Revelation Perth International Film Festival July 8, 2013

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Gary Kasparov former world chess champion outside the court where Pussy Riot memebers were dealt with.

There are some great films to be seen at REVELATION. From the opening night screening of BURN, an absorbing account of the intense pressure Engine Company 50 is under in the crumbling city of Detroit, to the astonishing account of Perth’s hip hop pioneer Robert Hunter and his struggles with cancer in HUNTER-FOR THE RECORD to Mike Lerner’s and Maxim Pozdorovkin’s  PUSSY RIOT: A PUNK PRAYER, an incisive look at Vladimir Putin’s Russia and the astonishing political statement by three young activists in an orthodox cathedral.

Screening at Luna , Paradiso,and Luna SX until Sunday 14th July there are some must see films still to see.

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