A legendary Hollywood Stuntman passed away this week. Terry Richards will probably be forever known as the Cairo Swordsman in Raider’s of the Lost Ark (see clip below). However, his career spanned over four decades in Hollywood where he met the likes of Luke Skywalker, The Avengers (TV Series), Flash Gordon, Red Sonja, Zorro, MacGyver, and James Bond.
“Richards was born David Terence Richards in south London in 1932. He joined his first film in 1957, when a friend in the Welsh Guards mentioned that a project was looking for extras with military training.
‘He was paid extra to fall off some scaffolding in a riot scene, which he did for a few extra pounds, and that was the beginning of his stunt career’, said his daughter-in-law, Lisa Thomas”. - Yahoo Movies
We will never forget Terry here at Mania. He will always thrill us with his stunts and make us laugh every time he squares off against Indiana jones. Mania’s thoughts and prayers go out to Richards’ family.