Peter Diamond (actor)

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Peter Diamond
Fasil.jpg
Peter Diamond as Iman Fasil in Highlander
Born Peter Alexander Diamond
(1929-08-10)10 August 1929
Durham, England
Died 27 March 2004(2004-03-27) (aged 74)
Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Cause of death
Stroke
Years active 1955–2004
Website
http://www.peterdiamond.co.uk/

Peter Diamond (10 August 1929 – 27 March 2004) was an English actor who had trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and is remembered as a stuntman on television or film.

His appearances total over 1,000 credits in the industry as a stuntman, co-ordinator or fight arranger.

He appeared as the Tusken Raider who attacked Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. He also contributed to the sequels Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

His film credits include several Carry On films, Never Let Go, From Russia with Love, Dracula: Prince of Darkness, An American Werewolf in London, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Highlander, where he played the immortal Iman Fasil.

Peter Diamond's numerous TV credits include The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel, The Adventures of William Tell, Sword of Freedom, The Saint, The Avengers, Paul Temple, Last of the Summer Wine, Heartbeat, and London's Burning.

He was stunt coordinator/swordmaster on the 1990 TV series Zorro and acted in three episodes, two as Sir Edmund Kendall who taught Diego de la Vega (Zorro) to swordfight, and directed eight episodes. This series was filmed in Madrid, Spain for the U.S. ABC Family channel.

He was a regular contributor to Doctor Who in the 1960s, as a fight arranger and actor.

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