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Diamond, Peter

Peter Diamond

Peter Alexander Diamond was born on August 10, 1929 in Sunderland, Durham, England, UK.

Mr. Diamond was trained at RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art).

Was married actress Olga H. Camilleri-Aguis in 1954.

Diamond had more than a 1000 credits, many more than what is listed below.  

From Mr. Diamond's Official Site:

"In a career spanning nearly fifty years, stuntman, actor, producer and director Peter Diamond has worked on many of the films and series, and with many of the performers that have defined modern cinema and television.

His early projects included working with the legendary Errol Flynn in The Dark Avenger and on the series Errol Flynn TV Theatre. More recently, as well as constant work on series like Heartbeat, Peter was brought in to train Sir Anthony Hopkins for his role in The Mask of Zorro

Peter taught Harrison Ford how to throw a screen punch for Raiders of the Lost Ark, used a torn pair of trousers to convince Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher to swing across the Death Star chasm in Star Wars, fought on behalf of Robert Duvall on top of a speeding train in The Seven Per Cent Solution, and got his head lopped off by Christopher Lambert in a car park in Highlander.

Mr. Diamond has directed episodes of the TV series' Zorro and Highlander, worked with new Bond villain Robert Carlyle in Looking After Jo-Jo, and has been involved in many episodes of Z-Cars, Dr. Who, Danger Man, The Prisoner, The Avengers, The Saint, and The Return of the Saint, Sherlock Holmes, and many, many more

Three Carry On films, more appearances in the original Star Wars films than the main cast, a Muppet movie, a Tarzan film, Dracula films with the great Christopher Lee, and a turn on a windmill for a Solvite advert

The list of Peter's achievements is endless. So, if you've ever wanted to learn how to use a lightsaber, then try learning from the original Jedi Master; the one who instructed Luke Skywalker.
And Darth Vader. And Obi Wan."

Mr. Diamond passed away on Saturday March 27, 2004 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, UK.  He had a severe stroke while driving home from the set of Heartbeat six days earlier.

Film Actor
As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride'~2001 (V) - Himself
Highlander~1986 - Aman Fasil (see Actor Connections - Film)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi~1983 - Gamorrean Guard/Scout Trooper
Nate and Hayes~1983 - Ben Pease Crew #4
Victor/Victoria~1982 (uncredited) - Man in Bar (see Actor Connections - Film)
Raiders of the Lost Ark~1981 - German Soldier (see Actor Connections - Film)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back~1980 - Snowtrooper Gunner
Candleshoe~1977 - Hood
Star Wars~1977 (uncredited) - Stormtrooper (highlighted)/Garouf Lafoe - Human in Cantina/Tusken Raider/Corporal Prescott - Death Star Trooper
L to R: Tim Condren (front), Frank Henson, Peter Diamond (lead center), Reg Harding, Arthur Howell (second right), and Bill Western (against wall).

Psychopath, The~1966  - Junk Yard Man
Pleasure Girls, The~1965 - Rat-Face
Crossroads to Crime~1960 - Escort
Dam Busters, The~1954 - Tail Gunner

Film Stunts
The Mask of Zorro~1996
Mad Dogs and Englishmen~1995
Hear My Song~1991 (stunt coordinator)
Treasure Island~1990
Dream Demon~1988
Red Scorpion~1989 (stunt coordinator)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?~1988 (stunt arranger) (see Actor Connections - Film)
The Fruit Machine~1988
Lionheart~1987 (stunt coordinator)
Princess Bride, The~1987  (stunt coordinator) (see Actor Connections - Film)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace~1987 (see Actor Connections - Film)
Three Kinds of Heat~1987
Allan Quartermain and the Lost City of Gold~1987
King Solomon's Mines~1985
White Nights~1988
The Bounty~1985
Lifeforce~1985 (stunt coordinator)
The Ambassador~1984
Savage Islands~1983
Nate and Hayes~1983  (stunt coordinator)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi~1983 (stunt arranger)
Victor/Victoria~1982 (stunts) (see Actor Connections - Film)
American Werewolf in London, An~1981 (see Actor Connections - Film)
Raiders of the Lost Ark~1981  (stunt arranger) (stunts) (uncredited(see Actor Connections - Film)
The Great Muppet Caper~1981
Superman II~1980
George and Mildred~1980
The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu~1980
Superman II~1980 (stunts) (uncredited) (see Actor Connections - Film)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back~1980 (stunt coordinator)
Fifth Musketeer, The~1979  (sword master)
Legacy, The~1979  (stunt coordinator)
The Thief of Baghdad~1978
The Four Feathers~1977
Star Wars~1977 (stunt coordinator)  
Are You Being Served?~1977
The Seven Per Cent Solution~1976
One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing~1975
Side by Side~1975
Carry On Dick~1974
The Land that Time Forgot~1974
The Ruling Class~1972
Countess Dracula~1971
Blood from the Mummy's Tomb~1971
Hands of The Ripper~1971
What Became of Jack and Jill~1971
Taste the Blood of Dracula~1970
The House that Dripped Blood~1970
Cry of the Banshee~1970
The Mind of Mr. Soames~1970
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed~1969
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave~1968
Work is a Four Letter Word~1968
Challenge for Robin Hood, A~1967 (fight coordinator)
Dracula: Prince of Darkness~1966 (uncredited) (see Actor Connections - Film)
Devil's Own, The~1966
The Witches~1966
Rasputin The Mad Monk~1966
Carry On Don't Lose Your Head~1966
The Plague of the Zombies~1966
The Reptile~1966
The Psychopath~1966
The Pleasure Girls~1965
Frankenstein Created Woman~1965
The Brigand of Kandahar~1965
A Study in Terror~1964
Curse of the Mummy's Tomb~1964
Plague of the Zombies~1964
Carry On Cleo~1964
East of Sudan~1964
The Gorgon~1964
The Evil of Franksenstein~1964
Devil Ship Pirates~1964
Secret of Blood Island~1964
Children of the Damned~1964
Gorgon, The~1964 (stunt coordinator)
Devil-Ship Pirates, The~1964 (fight arranger)
Kiss of the Vampire~1964
The Cracksman~1963
Siege of the Saxons~1963
From Russia with Love~1963 (uncredited)
The Scarlet Blade~1962

The Small World of Sammy Lee~1962
Terror of the Tongs~1961
The Impersonator~1961
The Young Ones~1961
Crossroad to Crime~1960
Brides of Dracula~1960
It Takes a Thief~1960
The Challenge~1960
The World of Suzie Wong~1960
The Queen's Guards~1960
Never Let Go~1960
John Paul Jones~1959
Dracula/The Horror of Dracula~1958
That Lady~1954
The Dark Avenger~1955
The Dam Busters~1954
Knights of the Round Table~1953
Master of Ballantrae~1953
Dark Avenger, The~1955

Film Second Unit Director
Hear My Song~1991

Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy~2004 - Himself
Where the Heart Is~19?? -
Heartbeat~1995 -  Professor Brigstocke in Saint Columba's Treasure
Jeeves and Wooster~1993  -  Policeman in Arrested in a Night Club
Highlander~1993  -  Brigand Leader in Band of Brothers
Zorro~1990 - Sir Edmond Kendall in
    Master & Pupil
    The Legend Begins: Part 1
First Olympics: Athens 1896, The~1984 - Man under broken cart
SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back~1980 - Himself
Return of the Saint~1978 -
Paul Temple~1971 - Teddy Wilson in Catch Your Death
Z Cars~1968 - Corney Masterson in Honour Among Thieves: Part 1
The Benny Hill Show~1967 - Various roles
The Avengers~1966 - Bernie in Honey for the Prince
The Spies~1966 -
    Mario in If I Can't Win, I Don't Pay
    Chuvaldi in He Isn't On the Market - Not This Year
Softly Softly~1966-1972 -
    Jock in The Big Tip-Off
   Griffin in To Protect the Innocent
    Stokes in Bird of Passage
   Tommy Rufford in Find the Lady
   Leech in The Key
Dixon of Dock Green~1966-1967 -
    Alexander Mackay in Case No. 7
    Brown in The Heister
Doctor Who~1965-1971 -
    Barman (gets knocked out) in The Daemons: Episode Four
    Davis in The Ice Warriors
    Sailor in The Highlanders
    Morok Guard/Morok Technician in The Space Museum
    Delos in The Romans
Macbeth~1966 - MacDonald
Hit and Run~1965 - Albert Farmer
Sucker Bait~1965  - Crewman
Out of the Unknown~1965 - Crewman in Sucker Bait
Saint, The~1964 -
    Peyrac in Jeannine
    Miguel in The Romantic Matron
Z Cars~1964 - Wallace in A Place of Safety
Ghost Squad~1963 - Beni in Death of a Sportsman
Sir Francis Drake~1961  - Bosun
Ivanhoe~1958-1959 -

TV Stunts
Brief, The~2004 - (stunt coordinator) in So Long, Samantha
Jonathan Creek~1997-2003
Rosemary and Thyme~2003
The Royal~2003
Servants~2004  (stunt coordinator)
Sparkling Cyanide~2003
A Good Thief~2002
London's Burning~1988 - 2002
Nice Guy Eddie~2002  (stunt coordinator)
Good Thief, A~2002  (stunt coordinator)
Evil Under the Sun~2001
Gentlemen's Relish~2001   (stunt coordinator)
Stretch, The~2001  (stunt coordinator)
Vice, The~1999 (mini)   (stunt coordinator)
Cider With Rosie~1998
Highlander~1992 - 1998
Out of Hours~1998 (mini)  (stunt coordinator)
Looking After Jo Jo~1998  (stunt coordinator)
Taking Care of Jo Jo~1998
Vanishing Man, The~1998
Hamish MacBeth~1995 - 1997
Ruby Ring, The~1997  (stunt coordinator)
Where The Heart Is~1997
Dr. Who~1963 - 1996
Thief Takers~1996
Hamish MacBeth~1995 -
How to Be a Little S*d~1995
Mad Dogs and Englishmen~1995
Kavanagh, QC~1994
Minder~1979 - 1994
Pie In The Sky~1994
Zorro~1990 - 1993
Love Stories~1991
Voice of the Heart~1990
One Foot in the Grave~1990 -
Monster Maker~1989
London's Burning~1988
William Tell~1988 (pilot)
Tales of the Unexpected~1979-1988
Hazard of Hearts, A~1987 (stunt coordinator)
The Bill~1984
The First Olympics: Athens 1896~1984
Last Days of Pompeii~1984
Master of Ballantrae, The~1984  (stunt supervisor) (see Actor Connections - TV)
Moonfleet~1984 (mini series)
Play For Today~1970 - 1984
Scarlet Pimpernel, The~1982  (action arranger)
Dick Turpin~1979 - 1981
The Smuggler~1981
Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective~1980
Good Companions~1980
Hammer House of Horror~1980
Dick Turpin~1979 -
A Man Called Intrepid~1979
Return of the Saint~1978 - 1979
The Sweeney~1975 - 1979
The Man in the Iron Mask~1978
Secret Army~1975 - 1978
Four Feathers, The~1977   (stunt coordinator)
The Making of Star Wars~1977 - (stunt coordinator)
Poldark~1975 - 1977
Dixon of Dock Green~1955-1976
Carry On Laughing: The Prisoner of Spenda~1975
South Riding~1974
Lord Peter Wimsey~1972-1974
The Flaxton Boys~1969-1973
Follyfoot~1971 - 1973
Sir Yellow~1973
U.F.O~1970 - 1973
Arthur of the Britons~1972-1973
The Brothers~1972-1976
The Long Chase~1972
Last of the Mohicans~1971
The Black Tulip~1970
Softly, Softly~1966 - 1970
Julius Caesar~1969 (fight arranger)
Paul Temple~1969
The Benny Hill Show~1967-1969
The Saint~1962 - 1969
Flight of the Heron~1968
Treasure Island~1968
Oh Brother~1968
Prisoner, The~1967-1968
Virgin of the Secret Service~1968
Vendetta~1966 - 1968
No Hiding Place~1959 - 1967
Danger Man~1960/61 - 1964/1967
Emergency Ward Ten~1957 - 1967
The Further Adventures of the Musketeers~1967
The Spies~1966
Softly, Softly~1966 -
Three Musketeers, The~1966 (mini)  (fight arranger)
Crane~1963 - 1965
Hit and Run~1965
Out of the Unknown~1965
Sucker Bait~1965
Danger Man~1964 -
Dr. Finlay's Casebook~1964
Doctor Who~1963  (stunts) (1960s)
Ghost Squad~1961-1963
Z-Cars~1962 - (stunts)
Richard the Lionheart~1961-1962
Sir Francis Drake~1961-1962
Ask Mr. Pastry~1961
Avengers, The~1961-1969
Follow A Star~1959
Dial 999~1958/9
Four Just Men~1959
Robin Hood~1955-1959
St. Ives~1959
The Invisible Man~1958-1959
Assignment: Foreign Legion~1957-1959
Errol Flynn TV Theatre~1957
The Gay Cavalier~1957
Sword of Freedom~1957
The Buccaneers~1956 (pilot)
The Scarlet Pimpernel~1955-1956
The Gordon Honour~1956
The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d~1956
Cabin in the Clearing~1954
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Presents: Four Farewells In Venice~1954
The Fox (Pilot - ITC)
So You Think You Can Drive
Young Lochinvar (pilot)

TV Second Unit Director
Zorro~1990 (second unit director)


Jack and the Beanstalk~1973/4 - Cow (City Varieties / Leeds, UK)

My background consists of as a Theatre fight Director at the British National Theatre's - Stratford and Shakespeare
Theatre Fight Director
Romeo And Juliet~1953 - Act 1 Fight Arranger (Sadler's Wells, UK)

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