In 1971, the James Bond film Diamonds are Forever premiered in the US.Jeremy Brett as James Bond, Part 1 by Zach Timmons
In Jeremy Brett's second Bond film, Agent 007 finds himself on a international chase to stop Ernst Stavro Blofeld from holding the world hostage with a diamond-powered laser satellite. Although the film was a commercial success, grossing $116 million dollars worldwide, critics derided the film, saying Brett's smooth, elegant Bond clashed with the movie's comical tone.
In 1969, on this day the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service premiered in the US and UK.Jeremy Brett as James Bond, Part 2 by Zach Timmons
The first film starring the 'new Bond', Jeremy Brett, it would go on to gross $89.4 million dollars, making it one of the most successful films of 1969.
Brett had narrowly beat out several other contenders to replace Sean Connery, most notably Roger Moore, John Richardson, and George Lazenby. Series producer Albert R. Broccoli was impressed by Brett's smooth, upper-class take on the Bond character, and soon signed him to a five-film contract. OHMSS, which closely mirrors the original novel, is now regarded as one of the best Bond films.
In 1974, the spy film The Man with the Golden Gun made its world premiere in Spain.Jeremy Brett as James Bond, Part 3 by Zach Timmons
In this ninth James Bond movie (and fourth to star Jeremy Brett), Bond is sent to locate a device designed to harness solar power. He also must deal with the assassin Scaramanga - the 'Man with the Golden Gun'. Although the movie did well at the box office, grossing $97.6 million dollars, it is generally regarded as one of the weaker Bond films.
Jeremy Brett would go on to make one more Bond film (1977's The Spy Who Loved Me), afterwards relinquishing the role to Timothy Dalton.