Rocky Taylor

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Rocky Taylor (born Laurie Taylor; 1946) is an English stuntman and actor. He was born in Bermondsey, South East London, England. His first appearance as a stuntman was in Dr. No. He has worked on James Bond and Indiana Jones movies. He is also known as being the voice of the original Honey Monster in a series of commercials for Sugar Puffs.

His other works include A Bridge Too Far, Titanic, The Da Vinci Code, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and the HBO television series Game of Thrones. He has also had minor acting roles in 40 movies, including doubling for Roger Moore and Sean Connery in James Bond movies.

Taylor got a fractured spine in 1985 when a stunt on the movie Death Wish 3 went wrong, but survived the fall from a burning building.[1] He holds the record for being the oldest stuntman in Britain, with 35 years as a stunt performer and 20 years as a stunt co-ordinator.[1]

On 2 April 2020, Taylor was reported to be in "critical condition" from COVID-19.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Britain's oldest stuntman survives 40ft plunge from burning building". Mail Online. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
  2. "Superman Stuntman Rocky Taylor in Critical Condition From COVID-19". CBR. 2 April 2020.