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By: Anders Frejdh
Stuntman who worked on nine official James Bond films between 1963 and 1999

FSWL contributor Mikael Ström met Terry Richards at Collectormania in May 2008. He kindly took the photos below exclusively for FSWL and added that Terry was a really nice person.

The big (almost six foot four) British-born Terry Richards is best known as the show-off Arab Swordsman that Indiana Jones shoots dead in an iconic sequence from Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

Terry's stunt work on the official James Bond film series include From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964) (1964), You Only Live Twice (1967), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Octopussy (1983) (1983), A View to a Kill (1985), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and The World Is Not Enough (1999).

Additionally, Terry also worked on the unofficial Bond spoof Casino Royale in 1967 featuring no less than five 007s, male and female: David Niven (as Sir James Bond), Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Daliah Lavi and Terence Cooper.

In our eyes, Terry is a very special person as he has worked with four of the James Bond actors - Sean Connery (apart from the Bonds, also on Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989), George Lazenby, Roger Moore (The Persuaders 1971 and The Wild Geese 1978) and Pierce Brosnan.

“Terry is a legend in the film business. I have had so much fun with him from the very first time I met him on You Only Live Twice.”
Vic Armstrong (2nd unit director/stunt coordinator on Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day and many more big-budget films)

For more about Terry's career in films, check out this interview from 2012: (courtsey of Red Carpet News TV)

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
>Trevor Steedman
>Vic Armstrong
>Wendy Leech

Photos below:
Terry Richards in Milton Keynes 2008. Photo by Mikael Ström. © From Sweden with Love.

This article was written and updated by Anders Frejdh in June 2014.

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