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The Amazing Double Life of Vic Armstrong
The great Bond stunt man relives his more daring deeds

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One of the stuntman’s more daring escapades came at the hands (or paws) of some of George Lucas’s most renowned creations: the Ewoks. Doubling for Harrison Ford on one of many occasions, Armstrong allowed himself to be strung up by the furballs in and unceremoniously carted to a bonfire in Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi. “Forget all the short jokes, I was terrified they wouldn’t drop me. I was trying to think if I’d said anything the day before that had pissed them off!” Luckily Armstrong made it through the perilous encounter unscathed. “It was lovely because in those days [Lucasfilm] part of the family. We’d all work together so closely and Harrison was a great buddy of mine. It was nice to have an excuse to work on a Star Wars.”

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1 Vic Armstrong
Oh there has to be a second part to this feature surely!!! Vic is a legend and a remarkably modest individual too. Thanks for all your hard work Mr Armstrong - I have been enjoying your stunts all my cinema going life! More

Posted by TheSomnambulist on Tuesday April 8, 2014, 11:47

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Brilliant stuff, thank you. More

Posted by Schnorbitz on Friday April 4, 2014, 13:44

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they don't make em like Vic anymore. More

Posted by leroythemasochist on Friday April 4, 2014, 07:06


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