Feb 082006
 

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the recent death of stuntman Roy Alon. Roy was a veteran of the James Bond films, having worked on most of the 007 films since 1977′s ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’, and was one of the Worlds most prolific stuntmen. His first film was ‘A Bridge Too Far’, and apart from his stuntwork he had also appeared as an actor, including one of the stock car drivers in the 1981 film ‘The Long Good Friday’. His more recent films include ‘Troy’ and ‘The DaVinci Code’ to be released later this year.
I had met up with Roy on the set of the last Bond film, ‘Die Another Day’, on a muddy field in Aldershot, where he was about to become a Korean soldier taking part in the hovercraft chase sequence. You can read an article about this set visit at http://www.bondpix.com/BOND_XX_On_location.htm
An extract from Roy’s ‘STUNTS’ magazine interview is at http://www.bondpix.com/roy_alon.htm

Feb 082006
 

The Life And Times Of Little Nellie’s Father: An Interview With
Wing Commander Kenneth H Wallis
By Christopher Johnson

“Tiger, contact M. Tell him to send Little Nellie. Repeat. Little Nellie. Suggest she be accompanied by her father. Most urgent.”
It is with these words that James Bond summons Little Nellie to help him track down SPECTRE in the 1967 film You Only Live Twice. She arrives with her on-screen father in the guise of “Q” portrayed by Desmond Llewelyn. In reality Little Nellie’s father is her creator Wing Commander Kenneth H Wallis who also doubled for Sean Connery and piloted his unique aircraft in the film. But his time ‘as’ 007 is just a small part of a highly interesting life and career.
Read the full interview, now online at http://www.djwilliamsphotography.com/articles/Ken_Wallis.htm