Saturday, January 30, 2010

RIP Martin Grace

Bond stuntman Martin Grace has died aged 67

James Bond stuntman and stunt double Martin Grace has passed away at the age of 67.

Martin was born in Ireland in 1942 and was an accomplished stunt performer and co-ordinator, and was Roger Moore's stunt double through most of the Bond films. His first 007 credit was on "You Only Live Twice" in 1967, before becoming Moore's regular stunt double from "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) up until his departure from the series in "A View To A Kill" (1985).

His last big-screen stunt work was on the 2007 Jim Carrey vehicle "The Number 23".

Apparently after suffering a cycling accident in late November, Martin fractured his pelvis andwas hospitalised for some weeks. This week he was taken from his home in Spain to hospital again after developing breathing problems. He died on 27th January 2010 after suffering an aneurism.

GRACE, Martin
Born: 9/12/1942, Kilkenny, Ireland
Died: 1/27/2010, Spain

Martin Grace's westerns - actor, stunt coordinator:
Moon Zero Two - 1969 (Red Killer)
North Star - 1996 [stunt coordinator]

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