George Lazenby, the distinguished actor renowned for his portrayal of James Bond in the 1969 classic 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', has recently made a triumphant return home after a concerning fall. At 84 years old, Lazenby's resilience shines through as he recovers from a head injury sustained in the incident at his home last month.
The news of his accident and subsequent recovery was confirmed by a spokesperson to PEOPLE magazine, emphasizing the actor's fortunate escape from any severe brain injury. The spokesperson noted, “George is a spritely 84-year-old,” dispelling any exaggerated reports about the severity of his condition.
The stitches from his injury have been successfully removed, marking a steady healing process. Anders Frejdh, Lazenby's representative, took to Instagram to share an update on the actor's health, accompanied by a heartwarming photo of the two.
Frejdh's caption, "From LA with Love ?", reflected the affection and relief surrounding Lazenby's recovery. He expressed gratitude towards Beverly West Healthcare for their excellent care, which has been instrumental in Lazenby's rehabilitation.
Frejdh highlighted the actor's resilience at his age as a testament to his fighting spirit.
Lazenby: Bond Legacy & Beyond
The Instagram post, featuring Lazenby smiling in bed with children's drawings in the background, including a "Happy Father’s Day" card, garnered attention and well-wishes from fans and celebrities alike.
British model Jodie Kidd, Lazenby's goddaughter, expressed her gratitude to Frejdh for his care. Lazenby's iconic role in the Bond franchise, though his only appearance as the famed spy, left an indelible mark on the series.
He succeeded Sean Connery and preceded Roger Moore, making him the shortest-serving Bond actor. His performance earned him a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year in 1970. Beyond Bond, Lazenby's career includes roles in 'Universal Soldier' (1971) and 'Who Saw Her Die?' (1972).
More recently, he featured in the 2017 Hulu documentary 'Becoming Bond', which delves into his journey with the Bond character. Despite his age, Lazenby shows no signs of slowing down. His spokesperson revealed to PEOPLE that he has completed filming for 'Mundije', an upcoming action movie where he portrays a U.S.
president. The film is eagerly anticipated for release next year, adding another chapter to Lazenby's remarkable career. This latest incident, while unfortunate, underscores the enduring vitality and spirit of an actor who has captivated audiences for decades.