Did you know that 12 actors have played James Bond.
& Daniel Craig
But there were other actors who also played Bond on TV and radio
Barry Nelson played Bond in 1954 on CBS’s adaption of Casino Royal. Peter Lorre played the villian. (only American actor to play Bond)
Bob Holness played bond in 1952, You Only Live Twice (book published in 1964) on Springbok Radio in South Africa.
Henry Diffenthal played Bond in 1953, Diamonds Are Forever also for Springbok Radio in South Africa.
Dewar McCormack played Bond in 1953, Casino Royal for the South African Broadcasting Corp.
Richard Burton played Bond in 1961, Dr. No for a Springbok Radio/BBC co-production.
Hein Boele played Bond in 1975, Goldfinger (in Dutch) for Nederlandse Omroep Stichting - NOS
The 1967 Bond spoof Casino Royal does not count.
The TV version with Barry Nelson is now on DVD. A group in the UK is looking for surviving copies of the radio versions. So far the only one located was the 1953 version of Casino Royal for Springbok Radio. They found 2/16" transcription disks at in an old office building in Cape Town.