Peter Diamond (actor)

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Peter Diamond
Peter Diamond as Iman Fasil.jpg
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
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 The Empire Strikes Back and 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.

Diamond's numerous television 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.

Filmography[edit]

  • Star Wars (1977) - Stormtrooper / URoRRuR'R'R (Tusken Raider) / Corporal Prescott (Death Star Trooper) / Garouf Lafoe (Cantina Patron)/ Lead Stormtrooper (uncredited)
  • The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - Snowtrooper Gunner/ Lead Stormtrooper (uncredited)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - German Soldier (uncredited)
  • Return of the Jedi (1983) - Biker Scout Pushed Off Bike / Unidentified Weequay Skiff Master/ Lead Stormtrooper (uncredited)

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