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‘James Bond’ stuntman Richard Graydon dies

‘James Bond’ stuntman Richard Graydon dies
British stuntman Richard Graydon, who performed in 10 James Bond films, has passed away. He was 92.

Graydon died on December 22. He is survived by his wife, Hermione Bedford. The couple did not have children, reported the Telegraph.

Graydon’s first screen credit was in 1952, as one of Robin Hood’s ‘merrie men’ in the Disney film ‘The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men’.

His stunt career started in 1963 with ‘From Russia With Love’. It was followed by ‘Goldfinger’ (1964) and ‘Thunderball’ in 1965.

Graydon became a staple in Bond films, adding seven more to his movie roster: ‘A View to a Kill’, ‘Octopussy’, ‘For Your Eyes Only’, ‘Moonraker’, ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’, ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ and ‘You Only Live Twice’.

His work occasionally required performing death-defying feats, like getting shot out of a cannon in ‘Octopussy’s’ circus, sliding down a chain to an aerial tram dangling over an abyss in ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ and fighting Jaws atop an aerial tram hundreds of feet above Rio de Janeiro for ‘Moonraker’.


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