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Birthday of British actor and stuntman Terence (Terry) Mountain

By: Anders Frejdh
Terence Mountain On Her Majestys Secret Service
A celebration of long-time FSWL supporter Terence Mountain, one of a few actors who have appeared in more than one Bond film. First in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) and then in Diamonds Are Forever (1971).

With this page, From Sweden with Love would like to extend our personal wishes to Terry, a true friend and a wonderful Bond personality in real life.

"Our sincere best wishes for your birthday mate, FSWL love you very much."

Comments on Terry from cast & crew of On Her Majesty's Secret Service
"Terry Mountain... Wow what a guy! I trusted him in our fight scene on the beach in the opening scene of OHMSS and I could tell he knew what he was doing stunt wise. Then as time has gone on we have met socially over the years and he is a trustworthy soul. l always liked Terry." - George Lazenby

Terence Mountain George Lazenby On Her Majestys Secret Service
Terence Mountain On Her Majestys Secret Service
George Lazenby and Terry Mountain during the filming of OHMSS at Guincho Beach in Portugal.

"Happy Birthday Terry, it seems only yesterday that we were running up and down the Schilthorn and around Piz Gloria dressed in those white suits saving the world on OHMSS, and then painting the town red in the Inferno bar of the Palace hotel or Eiger Hotel at night.
Flying in by chopper once again to the top of the Piz Gloria for the opening of the Walk of Fame in 2015 brought back some wonderful memories of good times and good friends, and the amazing thing was you and I had not changed or aged one little bit(!) unlike everyone else.
I look forward to see Terry for the 50th anniversary of OHMSS in Murren if not before. I hope he stays well and fit like he always are." - Vic Armstrong

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Terry Mountain with Vic Armstrong, Wendy Leech and John Glen in the background on top of Schilthorn in July 2015.

"Terry Mountain must be one of the best actors ever. Why? Because he’s such a believable baddie yet such a lovely, gentle, funny man. Oh, and a very good hugger. Though not too tight! Happy birthday Terry, keep back from the flames!"
- Jenny Hanley

About Terence Mountain

Terry began his acting career back in 1965 with his appearance in one episode of the hugel popular British television series The Avengers starring Bond alumni Patrick Macnee and Bond girl/wife Diana Rigg. From there he went on to appear in two episodes of cult TV series The Baron. Other work on television include two episodes of The Saint (1967) opposite Roger Moore, The Jazz Age (1968), Catweazle (1970), W. Somerset Maugham (1970), Budgie (1971), Play For Today (1973), The Professionals (1978), Dempsey and Makepeace (1985) and The Bill (1987).

His first brush with James Bond was opposite George Lazenby, in his first and only film as Ian Fleming's 007, playing one of the henchmen who attacks Bond in the pre-title sequence and then later in the film when the action has moved to Switzerland. Although unaccredited he also appears opposite Sean Connery, in his sixth Bond film and first comeback, as one of Ernst Stavro Blofeld's guards who tries to kill James Bond.

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Terry Mountain (far right) with George Cooper & Charles Gray (Blofeld) in Diamonds Are Forever directed by Guy Hamilton.

Terry other film work - both as stunt man and actor - include The Hill (1965) starring Sean Connery, One Million Years B.C. (1966) starring Raquel Welch with Bond girl Martine Beswicke in a supporting role, Where Eagles Dare (1968) starring Clint Eastwood, Lassiter (1984) with Bond girl Jane Seymour, Tragedy of Macbeth (1971) with Bond stunt man Alf Joint, The Wicked Lady (1983) starring Faye Dunaway and Biggles (1986).

Terence currently lives in Littlehampton in Southern England even though he regularily visit Stockholm to spend time with girlfriend Ann-Julie. He has two daughters (Rebecca & Nathalie) and three grand children - David, Hanna & Adam (twins).

In 2014, yours truly invited Terry to come to Sweden for our James Bond festival in Stockholm and to celebrate the website's 10th Anniversay. The event is still considered to be the biggest Bond event to date in Northern Europe.

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Terry Mountain in Stockholm with the Swedish film poster for On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

Photo on top:
Terence Mountain in July 2013 when he returned to Schilthorn/Piz Gloria in Switzerland for the first time since the filming of On Her Majesty's Secret Service in 1968. Photo by Sascha Braun. Copyright © From Sweden with Love. All rights reserved.

Read more about Terry Mountain's film career, check out his IMDB profile.



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