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Interview With Swedish Action Hero Dolph Lundgren

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2006-06-15
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The Founding Editor of From Sweden with Love (Anders Frejdh) caught up with the Swedish actor Dolph Lundgren to talk about his acting career and in particular his (first) role in the 1985 James Bond film A View to a Kill directed by John Glen.

John Glen remembers working with Dolph:

"Dolph accompanied Grace Jones to Chantilly together with her mother and son. He asked me if there was a small part in the movie for him. He did a short test for me where he impressed me with his gun play so I cast him as a Russian heavy. On the few occasions that I have met him subsequently he credits me with launching his film career. He had the good sense not to frequent the set too much and apart from a brief visit to our location at Amberley, Sussex, we didn't see much of him. I don't remember him at the premier in Paris where Grace made a late entrance surrounded by press and rather disrupted the opening sequence.

The next time I saw Dolph was at the premier of one of his films in London. I happened to be walking through Leicester Square when he spotted me and came rushing over to say hello.

He is a very nice man and deserving of his success. He has a very imposing physique and it didn't surprise me that he went on to play the boxer in Rocky IV.

I didn't have the opportunity to work with Dolph again although I certainly would have considered it.

I think the reason that Dolph didn't do even more films is that he was late arrival and the genre was on the way out. I remember him and the rest of the crew at a party I threw at Chantilly where we all did headstands under his supervision. A lot of coins were lost and a lot of champagne was drunk ... it was a great time."

Grace Jones and Dolph Lundgren on the set of A View to a Kill in France
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