Timeline - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
1st April 1963 – Ian Fleming’s 11th novel,
On Her Majesty's Secret Service, is published.
19th June 1964 – On Her Majesty's
Secret Service comic strip by John McLusky is published
in The Daily Express.
7th July 1968 – Test footage featuring
Lazenby and Rigg is shot. Lazenby must perform both a love
scene and a fight scene.
3rd September 1968 – UA President,
David Picker attempts to convince Connery back for one more
happened to the other fella."
5th September 1968 – Eon Productions’
Executives sign off on the shooting script for the fifth Bond
3rd October 1968 – British press get wind
of Eon Productions’ choice for Bond.
7th October 1968 – George
Lazenby is officially unveiled as James Bond.
14th October 1968 – Diana
Rigg is unveiled as the future Mrs. James Bond, and Lazenby's
co-star for O.H.M.S.S. The casting of American
Savalas as Blofeld and several supporting roles are announced.
21st October 1968 – The crew arrives in
Switzerland and Peter Hunt roles cameras on O.H.M.S.S. The crew
would remain in and around the Swiss Alps for over 3 months of
19th December 1968 –
The first unit returns to Pinewood Studios
to shoot interiors scenes while the second unit remains
in Switzerland to shoot the bobsled action.
12th January 1969 – Reporters publish
rumours of a Lazenby-Rigg affair. In fact the on-set atmosphere
is later revealed to be far from romantic.
24th February 1969 – John Glen arrives
in Switzerland to take over the second unit direction.
21st March 1969 – Peter Hunt directs
George Lazenby and Diana Rigg in the infamous proposal
30th April 1969 – Key cast and crew
gather for a press day in Lisbon, Portugal, to promote
the upcoming picture. They rehearse Bond and Tracy’s
wedding scene from the picture for the benefit of the crowd.
31 April 1969 – The crew actually begin
shooting Bond’s wedding at an estate just outside of Lisbon.
13th May 1969 – The first unit set up at
a beach just outside of Lisbon. Here they shoot the pre-title
23rd June 1969 – O.H.M.S.S. wraps shooting,
58 days overdue.
October 1969 – John Barry records
Her Majesty's Secret Service soundtrack, later released
featuring 11 tracks including “We Have All the
Time in the World” an album cover artwork by Tom Chantrell.
18th December 1969 – O.H.M.S.S. premieres
at the Odeon theatre in Leicester Square, collects $22.8 million
at the box office and becomes the second-highest grossing film
of 1969. The film opens simultaneously in the US, Sweden, Norway,
France, Netherlands and Denmark.
19th December 1969 – O.H.M.S.S. premieres
in Germany and Finland.
2nd February 1970 – George Lazenby is
nominated for “Most Promising Newcomer”. Lazenby
ultimately lost out to Jon Voight.
"It's all right.
It's quite all right, really. She's having a rest. We'll be going
on soon. There's no hurry, you see. We have all the time in the
16th February 1976 –
Her Majesty's Secret Service appears on ABC television
– cut and rearranged to fit into two parts with narration.
4th September 1978 – O.H.M.S.S.
makes it’s UK television premiere on ITV.
1995 – Louis Armstrong’s “We Have All
the Time in the World” tops UK charts when it is
re-released following its use in a Guinness commercial.
16th May 2000 – O.H.M.S.S. is released
on DVD and Video in Special
11th February 2003 – O.H.M.S.S.
soundtrack is remastered re-released with
17th July 2006 – O.H.M.S.S. is
re-released on DVD in Ultimate
Edition, with special features new and old.