Belfast Telegraph

Home News UK

Sir Roger tribute to Jaws actor

Sir Roger Moore says he is "totally distraught" at the death of his James Bond co-star Richard Kiel who has died aged 74.

Kiel, who played steel-toothed villain Jaws in two James Bond films, appeared with Sir Roger on Radio 4's The Reunion only last week to talk about the films.

Sir Roger, 86, said: "I am totally distraught to learn of my dear friend Richard Kiel's passing. We were on a radio programme together just a week ago. Distraught.

" Can't take it in."

Kiel, who was 7ft 2in tall, died at a hospital in California.

He had a lengthy career in television and cinema but was best known as the cable-chomping henchman who tussled with Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker.

His height was attributed to a hormonal condition called acromegaly.

He published an autobiography in 2002 titled Making It Big in the Movies.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph