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1 FEBRUARY 2006
STUNTMAN ROY ALON (1943-2006)

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2006-02-15
The world's most prolific stuntman Roy Alon has passed away after a heart attack.

Roy is well known as being one of the worlds most famous hollywood stuntman. He is in the Guiness Book Of World Records, named as "The Worlds Most Prolific Stuntman" after appearing in more than 1,000 cinema and TV productions. Roy worked on many Hollywood blockbusters including all the Superman films, and most of the James Bond films working with Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan.

Even though Hollywood was constantly calling, Leeds born Alon stayed close to home performing stunts on some of television's best-loved series, including Coronation Street, Heartbeat, A Touch of Frost and Last of the Summer Wine. Mr Alon was highly respected in the film world, giving masterclasses at the British Film Institute and the National Museum of Photography, Film and TV in Bradford, and holding a place in the Hollywood Stuntmen's Hall Of Fame.

He was born in Otley and left school at 14, joining the merchant navy at 15. By the time he was 18, Mr Alon had made eight Atlantic crossings. He went to the then-fledgling Yorkshire Television in 1968, where he managed to talk his way into doing stunts. His first series was Tom Grattan's War, followed by Hadleigh. He became friends with comic Les Dawson over the course of more than 90 TV shows, and Dawson and his team wrote a regular stunt gag into every episode to feature him.

He recently finished work for the movie The Da Vinci Code.

He leaves behind his Wife Anne, and his son & Daughter.

Photo above:
Roy Alon with Swedish action hero Dolph Lundgren during a break while filming Red Scorpion 1988.

Send your condolences to Roy Alon's family via a specially created page:
roy-alon.gonetoosoon.org

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