Queried on how he fitted the role of
Bond, he replied in a very Scottish accent which he subdued in
"I played the part! but now I have left it - on a
"But still people call you James Bond, don’t they?"
He was quick to retort:
"You haven’t called me James so far."
How did he do all those superhuman acts of his
"But seriously, I end up by doing only about 50 percent
of those stunts.
"We have stand-ins who go through some of the rougher
stuff," he explained.
What hobbies do you have beside your work?
"Golf in the UK, I have a handicap of seven."
Very appropriate, I thought.
"After the Kenya Open Golf championship, I will be holidaying
here and if I see something that might fit into my forthcoming
movies, I all certainly include it but certain filming
facilities are lacking here."
Recalling his pre-Bond days, he said he had acted on the
stage, television and films.
"I have played all sorts of parts.
"In Tarzan films, Alexander the Great, Macbeth,
Requiem for a Heavyweight, Euripides, Arthur Miller stuff,
and many others before turning to Bond."
Are you here on a secret mission?
"No, only a sporting one."
As soon as we finished talking, Chandu Vasani, an Ex-Nation
photographer joined us.
"Hello, how are you.
I remember you" said Sean.
At once, he recognized the young studio owner in Thika who
invited the Tarzan film unit to a curry dinner so many