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Terry Richards (Stuntman)

By: Anders Frejdh
Terry Richards stuntman
Terry Richards stuntman
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)

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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