With Sean Connery needing a break, the producers looked around for somebody to fill his James Bond shoes. With no obvious candidates at hand, they settled on a dark horse choice: Australian model George Lazenby. There was a lot to be said for Lazenby, such as that he looked that part, affected the airs of James Bond even in real life, dressed the part (he apparently found out who Sean Connery's London tailor was and went there for his own clothes), and he was representative of swinging London. All in all, the project turned out better than it had any right to, and many consider Lazenby to have done quite a fine job for his very first acting role. He was viewed as a bit of a prima dona, though, perhaps even a full-blown flake, and several others on the set (cough cough Diana Rigg cough cough) hated him. They recast the role with great relief after "On Her Majesty's Secret Service," but George Lazenby built his entire subsequent film career on this one role.