Monday, January 2, 2012

Bob Anderson R.I.P.

Who? you may ask.

Well, if you've been to the cinema in the last 60 years, you will probably have seen his work. A member of the UK Olympic Fencing Team, he was subsequently recruited to train Errol Flynn for The Master of Ballantrae in 1953. That was his introduction to Hollywood. His list of credits is awesome and includes, in no particular order: the Banderas Zorro films, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit, Alatriste, a couple of the Bond films, Highlander... but for me, a fellow swordsman, his most outstanding sword fight arrangement was in The Princess Bride.

My sincerest condolences to his family.

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