Britain's oldest stuntman smashes record, leaving James Bond shaken and stirred

PUBLISHED: 18:17 21 September 2011 | UPDATED: 20:01 20 February 2013

Britain's oldest stuntman smashes record, leaving James Bond shaken and stirred

Britain's oldest stuntman smashes record, leaving James Bond shaken and stirred

Britain's oldest stuntman drove through a giant sheet of glass on his way to smashing a Guinness World Record previously set during filming for the James Bond ice palace scene in Die Another Day.

Britain's oldest stuntman drove through a giant sheet of glass on his way to smashing a Guinness World Record previously set during filming for the James Bond ice palace scene in Die Another Day.


The stunt was performed by 64-year-old Rocky Taylor, from Cobham, who worked on the Bond film as a stuntman and body double.


His close affiliation with the Bond franchise stretches back to 1962, when he appeared in Dr No with Sean Connery, and he worked in every James Bond film up until Casino Royale.


In fact, Rocky is the only stuntman to double for two Bonds in the same year: 1983 saw him as Roger Moore in Octopussy and Sean Connery in Never Say Never Again.


The spectacular act at the O2 Arena followed another at Battersea Power Station this summer where he plunged 40ft from a burning building, 26 years after a similar leap for Death Wish 3 that almost killed him.


The daredevil acts are part of a series aimed at raising awareness for Remember a Charity, which encourages people to leave a gift to charity in their will.


Rocky Taylor has been a movie stuntman for more than 40 years and appeared in more than 500 films and TV programmes, including Titanic, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and Pirates of The Caribbean.

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