Stuntman Richard ‘Dickie’ Graydon has passed away at the age of 92. Dickie was part of the stunt team on many James Bond films and most notably doubled for both George Lazenby in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969); and Roger Moore in Moonraker (1979), both times atop a cable car in two of the series’ most hair-raising sequences.
Credited with appearances in You Only Live Twice (1967) as ‘Astronaut (Russian Spacecraft)’ and ‘Fransisco the Fearless’ in Octopussy (1983), he was also part of the stunt team on From Russia With Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), For Your Eyes Only (1979) and A View To A Kill (1985).
In addition to doubling George Lazenby in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Graydon also appeared uncredited on screen as Draco’s driver.
Also an experienced horseman, Graydon worked on many other films as stunt co-ordinator and horsemaster including The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) and Don’t Look Now (1973).