Connery's decision to quit as Bond left Broccoli and Saltzman with a headache. The press went into overdrive speculating on Connery's successor; while the producers chose good-looking Australian actor George Lazenby after successful screen tests. Avengers superstar Diana Rigg was brought in as an added lure and the resulting action-packed film ensured that the franchise would continue.
Part of: James Bond Collection
The James Bond film series is a British series of spy films based on the fictional character of MI6 agent James Bond, codename "007". With all of the action, adventure, gadgetry & film scores that Bond is famous for. (We do not consider the 1954 release of Casino Royale for this series because it was actually a television episode and not a theatrical film.)