The author, Ian Fleming, was influenced by Count Robin Ian Evelyn Milne Stuart de la Lanne-Mirrlees, who was replaced by a fictional character, Hilary Bray, who James Bond impersonated. Fleming has an artist create a fictitious coat of arms for the Bond lineage. This process shows Fleming’s interest in genealogy, that I contend did not end with the writing of more Bond novels, or, the making of a Bond movies. I contend that the current discussions about who should play Bond, must respect Fleming’s personal desires, which is to have a noble coat of arms be associated with him. I have fulfilled the dream of a diseased author, a fellow writer who is authoring Bond novel whose main character, Victoria Bond, descends from James and his wife Teresa. I have put Ian Fleming in the Schwarzenberg family tree, via the marriage of Aileen Getty and Christopher Wilding, the son of Elizabeth ROSEMOND Taylor. There are famous actors in her/our rosy tree. Does the Getty family have a coat of arms? How about the Rosamond family who descends from the marriage of John Wilson and Antoinette Erasmus?
Tens of millions of people have an interest in genealogy, and their DNA. All these fake feelers as to who should play James Bond – for profit – are swept to the curb. People of all races and nationalities want to see Victoria Bond save the Bond family, that was on the brink of extinction, like the Seinsheim family. However, with my genealogical study, this may not be true, and, all the Rosemonds carry on this lineage. I have made Karl Schwarzenberg aware of this possible miracle, that came to America!
Was “Sable Basilisk” Really “Rouge Dragon”?
A brief article in The Daily Mail on Monday, June 25, 2012, noted the passing of Count Robin Ian Evelyn Milne Stuart de la Lanne-Mirrlees, Baron of Inchdrewer and Laird of Bernera, at the age of 87 on June 23. He was involved in helping author Ian Fleming research James Bond’s adventures for Fleming’s novel On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
In the book, Bond’s cover as genealogist Sir Hilary Bray was based on the count who was then the heraldic researcher at the College of Arms in London. Mirrlees was Rouge Dragon Pursuivant at the College of Arms from 1952 to 1962. (He was succeeded in that office by Sir Conrad Swan, later Garter Principal King of Arms.) In December 1962, he was named Richmond Herald, a position he held until 1967. (In this office he was succeeded by J.P. Brooke-Little, later Norroy and Ulster King of Arms and then Clarenceux King of Arms.)
The fictional Sir Hilary Bray bore the title of Sable Basilisk Pursuivant, a play on Mirrlees’s own title of Rouge Dragon Pursuivant.
The full story, which includes among others a photograph of the count in front of his farmhouse on the island of Great Bernera in the Outer Hebrides, can be found on-line at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2164294/Dashing-Scottish-aristocrat-bed-hopping-ways-inspiration-James-Bond-dies-aged-87.html?ITO=1490
Sir Hilary Bray is a fictional genealogist employed by the London College of Arms. He appears in EON Productions‘ 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, portrayed by George Baker and was based on a literary character of the same name from the 1963 Ian Fleming novel On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
|Immediate Family:||Daughter of Erkinger von Seinsheim, I, 1st Baron of Schwarzenberg and Princess Barbara Von Abensberg, Baroness Of Schwarzenberg
Wife of John Wilson
Mother of Sir John Wilson, Kt., Burgess of Fife
Sister of Magdalene Baronesse zu Schwarzenberg; Sigmund I, Freiherr von Schwarzenberg; Kunigunde zu Schwarzenberg; Johann I d.Ä. Freiherr zu Schwarzenberg; Erkinger Freiherr von Schwarzenberg
Half sister of Michael II von Seinsheim; Matern von Seinsheim; Heinrich von Seinsheim; Hermann “der Streitbare” zu Schwarzenberg; Agnes von Seinsheim
In the film adaptation of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Sir Hilary Bray is a genealogist, effectively replacing the character of Sable Basilisk in Ian Fleming’s 1963 novel. He appears briefly when James Bond attempts to find Ernst Blofeld. With a connection between Blofeld and Bray, Bond is sent to talk with Bray and attempt to find Blofeld. Sir Hilary Bray only agrees because the matter is of national importance. Bond then plans to disguise himself as Sir Hilary Bray, which is a good portion of the film. Sir Hilary Bray goes on holiday while Bond takes his identity to fool Blofeld.
Behind the scenes
Director Peter Hunt‘s neighbour George Baker was offered the part of Sir Hilary Bray. Baker had appeared previously as an (uncredited) NASA engineer in 1967’s You Only Live Twice and would go on to portray Captain Benson, the James Bond ally in the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me. Author Ian Fleming considered Baker to be the ideal candidate to play James Bond in the films but the role went to Sean Connery because Baker had other commitments to a rival studio. In addition to playing Sir Hilary Bray, Baker dubbed George Lazenby‘s voice for the central segment of the film, where Bond is impersonating the genealogist, as Hunt considered Lazenby’s imitation not convincing enough.
Dan Brown fails to explain where he got, and why he used the term “Rose Line”. Below is the post got me evicted from several yahoo-groups, after I suggested my family is a rose line, which by THE RULES suggests my family was a candidate for a Holy Grail Bloodline. Did Brown read this post – two years before he wrote his famous book? This rose-thing infuriated several published authors – and the Sinclair family – who just banned me from their clan on facebook, after I suggested they help me establish a religious base for the Buck Foundation. They may try to do so behind my back, which is par for the course. I made it clear that according the THEIR RULES, this bloodline had to be OPPRESSED for two thousand years – and counting! If the shoe fits – wear it!
“Is anyone oppressing the Sinclairs?”
The legal case I am going to make against Robert Buck, is, Stacey Pierrot had no intention of sharing profits from book and movies sales with the heirs, thus, this goes against the LAST WISHES of the famous woman artist, known as Rosamond. Rosamond was one name given to ‘Sleeping Beauty’. This is a attempt to prevent me from finishing my book by a business man, employing a law firm to back me off, and take my book, after I am overcome with despair, and, defeated by the rich and powerful people that put themselves in my way. Tom Snyder’s book is filled with the accounts of how defeated my sister felt, she never able to get enough support from family, friends, and business associates, so, she turned on them. Sydney Morris said this to me in our only telephone conversation;
“I hear your sister was a real pain in the ass!”
What’s the point? She’s dead. Her long problem with her business people (two of them with law degrees) is over. The Buck boys give it new life, and do much damage to a creative family legacy – while they distribute monies to poor folk like me via the Buck Trust. Pierrot and Snyder went with Morris’s theme, thus decreasing interest in Rosamond’s art work, that stopped selling. Christine Rosamond could care less, because – she is dead! She was no longer a “pain in the ass”. She’s no long got in the way – and they FAILED! We have written proof of this FAILURE! – that will live in infamy! Her daughters were not happy with the outcome – either!