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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.

Photo Bohdan Warchomij

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.

Photo Bohdan Warchomij

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).

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