John Richardson (actor)

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John Richardson
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Richardson in Duck in Orange Sauce, 1975
Born (1934-01-19) 19 January 1934 (age 83)
Worthing, Sussex, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1956–present
Spouse(s) Martine Beswick (m. 1967; div. 1973)

John Richardson (born 19 January 1934) is an English actor who appeared in movies from the 1950s until the 1990s.[1]


Richardson appeared in many Italian films, including Mario Bava's Black Sunday (1960). His best-known role was perhaps in One Million Years B.C. (1966), in which he played the hero who fell in love with Raquel Welch. Another notable role was Killikrates/Leo Vincey in the fantasy/adventure film She alongside Ursula Andress, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Bernard Cribbins. Richardson was the only actor to reprise his role in the sequel The Vengeance of She.[1]

He had small roles in the remake of The 39 Steps (1959); Tender is the Night (1962) as a young man, uncredited; and in On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) with Barbra Streisand.[2]

He was, at one point, considered for the role of James Bond, when Sean Connery first left but lost out to George Lazenby.[3]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b "John Richardson Biography". British Film Institute. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "John Richardson Filmography". Aveleyman. Retrieved 14 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Parsons, Chris (5 July 2012). "The Men Who Could Have Been Bond". Daily Mail. 

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