Martin Grace 1942 - 2010


Martin Grace, Roger Moore's stunt double in many of his James Bond films has sadly passed away at the age of 67. After working on You Only Live Twice in the sixties, Grace returned to the Bond series for The Spy Who Loved Me and doubled for Moore until A View To A Kill in 1985. His extraordinary work included hanging onto the side of a helicopter as Blofeld in For Your Eyes Only and doubling for Roger on the Eiffel Tower in A View To A Kill. He suffered terrible injuries on the set of Octopussy when shooting at the Nene Valley Railway in Peterborough with a solid wall hitting him as he clung to the train, smashing his pelvis and thigh bones. As Roger Moore marvelled when recalling the incident, it was Grace's incredible tenacity, strength and courage that helped him to not only survive but return to action for the next Bond adventure. His career included not only a magnificent contribution to the James Bond series but further doubling for Moore on The Wild Geese, Escape To Athena, Sea Wolves, and North Sea Hijack plus credits on classics like Superman and Raiders of the Lost Ark. His sterling work, skill and bravery will forever have the gratitude of James Bond fans the world over. 


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