On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Cast
George Lazenby as James Bond
Telly Savalas as Blofeld
Diana Rigg as Countess Tracy di Vicenzo
Bernard Lee as M
Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny
Desmond Llewelyn as Q
Gabriele Ferzetti as Draco
Ilse Steppat as Irma Bunt
Angela Scoular as Ruby Bartlett
The cast of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service saw the biggest upheaval to date in the James Bond franchise. It was the first Bond movie Sean Connery hadn’t starred as 007, and after such a big change the movie has become one of the long standing favourites among Bond fans.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is a classic James Bond film released in 1969, starring George Lazenby as the iconic British spy, and many big name actors were also part of the cast.
George Lazenby, an Australian model and actor, made his one and only appearance as James Bond in the movie. Despite his limited acting experience, Lazenby brought a fresh and realist approach to the role, showing Bond off as both suave and vulnerable.
Diana Rigg starred as Bond’s love interest, Tracy Bond (née Draco). Rigg’s performance as the strong-willed and independent Tracy was a departure from the typical Bond girl, and her chemistry with Lazenby helped elevate the film’s romantic subplot. She’s also the only Bond girl to marry Bond, even if it ended fatefully.
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Telly Savalas played the film’s main villain, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of SPECTRE. Savalas’s charismatic performance as Blofeld helped make him one of the most memorable Bond villains of all time.
Ilse Steppat played Irma Bunt, Blofeld’s loyal henchwoman. Steppat brought a menacing presence to the film, making Bunt a formidable opponent for Bond.
Gabriele Ferzetti portrayed Marc-Ange Draco, Tracy’s father and the head of the Union Corse crime syndicate. Ferzetti brought a sense of gravitas to the role, making Draco a compelling figure in the film’s narrative.
Bernard Lee reprised his role as M, Bond’s boss at MI6. Lee’s steady performance as M helped anchor the film and provide a familiar touchstone for fans of the franchise.
Desmond Llewellyn was back as Q in a small role, and Lois Maxwell returned as Miss Moneypenny, M’s secretary and Bond’s flirtatious foil. Maxwell’s performance as Moneypenny helped lighten the film’s tone and provide some typical comic relief.
George Baker played Sir Hilary Bray, a minor character in the film who helps Bond in his mission. Baker brought a sense of professionalism to the role, making Bray a valuable ally for Bond.
From Lazenby’s charming Bond to Savalas’s unforgettable Blofeld, the On Her Majesty’s Secret Service cast made sure the biggest upheavel in Bond history to date went as smoothly as possible.
While On Her Majesty’s Secret Service may not be as well-known as some of the other Bond films, it remains a beloved entry among Bond finas, thanks in no small part to its talented cast of characters. Whether you’re a longtime Bond fan or a newcomer to the series, the movie is a must-see with some memorable scenes.
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Other Cast Members of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Cast
George Baker as Sir Hilary Bray
Bernard Horsfall as Campbell
Yuri Borienko as Grunther
Virginia North as Olympe
Geoffrey Cheshire as Toussaint
Irvin Allen as Che Che
James Bree as Herr Gumbold
John Gay as Hammond
Terence Mountain as Raphael
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Crew and Information
Directed by Peter R. Hunt
Produced by Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli
Screenplay by Richard Maibaum
Based on the novel On Her Majesty’s Secret Service by Ian Fleming
Cinematography Michael Reed
Edited by John Glen
Music by John Barry
Production company Eon Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates: 18 December 1969 (United Kingdom); 19 December 1969 (United States)
Budget $7 million
Box office $82 million