Thursday, 11 September 2014
RIP Richard Kiel
Sad news that James Bond star Richard Kiel, who played the menacing Jaws (a character who utterly terrified me as a child!) has passed away aged 74.
The 7ft 1.5 inch star who had the condition acromegaly appeared opposite incumbent 007 Roger Moore as Jaws in two 70s Bond movies The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, as well as appearances in films such as The Longest Yard (also known as The Mean Machine) Barbary Coast, Silver Streak, Force 10 From Navarone, Cannonball Run II and Pale Rider.
He was also first choice, and actually commenced filming for, the TV series The Incredible Hulk in 1978.