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Rest in piece Terry Richards!!

Who is Terry Richards I hear you ask?

Well Terry Richards was a UK Stunt man who helped make stars look good in many films.
His career started in 1957 and ended in 1999.
He worked on nine Bond movies and did stunt and double work on other films such as Indiana Jones, Star Wars and Rambo.
Other films included The Avengers, The Princess Bride, Zulu and The Dirty Dozen.

But probably his most memorable moment on film was in ‘Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark’ where he played the Cairo Swordsman, famously trying to goad Harrison Ford into a sword fight only to be shot dead.

Stuntman Terry Richards as the Cairo Swordsman in Raiders of the Lost Ark

These stuntmen are often the unsung heroes of our movies.
The Stars usual steal the show, but without the stuntman’s expertise and experience, a lot of our movie experiences wouldn’t be as realistic or believable.

So, R.I.P. Terry!!
You did some incredible work.
Thank you!