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GARY CONNERY (STUNTMAN)

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2012-11-11
Stuntman in DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002 and The Queen in the Bond stunt during London 2012 Olympics

I first met Gary Connery while helping a few of the James Bond guests at Autographica in Birmingham in October 2012, just over a week before the Royal premiere of Skyfall (2012) at Royal Albert Hall in London.

Gary is a top man and also a huge Bond fan. It was interesting to hear his story about the stunt doubling for Queen Elisabeth II during the London Olympic opening ceromony.

About Gary Connery:
• To date, has completed over 880 skydives and 450 BASE jumps
• First wingsuit jump over 8 years ago
• Joined the UK Stunt Register in November 1997 and became a stunt co-ordinator in 2003
• “The Beach” starring Leonardo di Caprio doing a waterfall jump
• Doubled Gary Oldman on “Dead Fish” jumping from Tower Bridge into a moving boat
• Falling from a car as it travels over a waterfall in “Indiana Jones”, doubling for John Hurt
• Doubled Rowan Atkinson on Johnny English Reborn
• BASE jumps of note include The Eiffel Tower, Nelsons Column, The London Eye, inside The Millenium Dome, Beachy Head on a BMX Bike and The Hilton Hotel Park Lane, London

For full information on Gary Connery, visit his official website.

Other James Bond stunt people featured on FSWL:
>Belle Williams
>Bill Weston
>Bob Anderson
>Doug Robinson
>Eunice Huthart
>Gary Powell
>George Leech
>Greg Powell
>Jim Dowdall
>Lars Lundgren
>Malcolm Weaver
>Martin Grace
>Mickey Baker
>Nick Gillard
>Nick Wilkinson
>Nosher Powell
>Paul Weston
>Remy Julienne
>Rocky Taylor
>Roy Alon
>Sarah Donohue
>Terry Cade
>Terry Richards
>Trevor Steedman
>Vic Armstrong
>Wendy Leech

Photo above:
Yours truly with Gary Connery in Birmingham. © 2012 From Sweden with Love.

This article written and published by Anders Frejdh in November 2012

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