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David Meyer (Actor)

By: Anders Frejdh
David Meyer Grischka Octopussy
Grischka in OCTOPUSSY 1983

I first met David Meyer, one of the knife throwing twins in Octopussy (1983) (1983), when I assisted Martine Beswicke during a collector show (the first time David made a public signing) in September 2006.

It was a pleasure and a joy to chat a little bit with David and his twin brother Tony Meyer (born in Watford, England, 1947), both are real gentlemen.

Before entering the world of 007 in 1982, they worked on many films and television series. The brothers debuted on film in Hamlet (1976) portraying the title role opposite Helen Mirren and Vladek Sheybal (Kronsteen in From Russia with Love.)

When the screenplay for Octopussy called for twin assassins, David and Tony were the first choice for the roles of "Grishka" and "Mishka".

Both brothers have acted on stage and for the big screen. For more about David's career, check out his IMDB profile.

Other cast & crew members from Octopussy that FSWL has met:
>Alan Hume (director of photography)
>Albert Moses (Sadruddin)
>Alison Papworth (Octopussy girl)
>Andrew Noakes (administrator)
>Anthony Waye (assistant director)
>Arthur Wooster (second unit director)
>Barbara Broccoli (assistant director)
>Bill Weston (stunt double for Louis Jourdan)
>Carole Ashby (Octopussy girl)
>Cherry Gillespie (Midge)
>Cheryl Anne (Octopussy girl)
>Colin Miller (sound editor)
>Dermot Crowley (Major Kamp)
>Desmond Llewelyn (Q)
>Eva Rueber-Staier (Rublevitch)
>George Leech (stuntman)
>Helene Hunt (Octopussy girl)
>Janine Andrews (Octopussy girl)
>Jeremy Bulloch (Smithers)
>Jim Dowdall (stunt double for Roger Moore under train)
>John Barry (soundtrack composer)
>John Glen (director)
>John Grover (supervising editor)
>John Richardson (special effects supervisor)
>Joni Flynn (Octopussy girl)
>Kabir Bedi (Gobinda)
>Kristina Wayborn (Magda)
>Lois Maxwell (Moneypenny)
>Malcolm Weaver (stuntman)
>Martin Grace (stunt supervisor)
>Mary Stavin (Octopussy girl)
>Maud Adams (Octopussy)
>Michael G. Wilson (producer and screenwriter)
>Monty Norman (composer of "The James Bond theme")
>Paul Weston (stunt fight arranger & stunt supervisor)
>Peter Davies (editor)
>Peter Lamont (production designer)
>Philip Voss (Auctioneer)
>Remy Julienne (stunt driver)
>Richard Le Parmentier (U.S. Aide)
>Rocky Taylor (2nd unit stunt arranger)
>Roger Moore (James Bond)
>Safira Afzal (Octopussy girl)
>Steven Berkoff (General Orlov)
>Terry Cade (stuntman)

Text written and published by Anders Frejdh in October 2006



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