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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes he genuinely broke his finger! Or he might have damaged his wrist, one or the other. I know because in the show the following week, he had to perform the entire show wearing a cast or bandage on his hand and wrist.

I love the way that when the medics and production assistants are rushing around, one comes on with another balsa-wood stool, ready to do the stunt anyway. The show must go on Smile Although it meant Rocky went through the window instead of Russell.

I feel like watching "Escape in Time" again now Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i wish we had shows like this in the US. That was fabulous! I still cannot figure out how he hurt his hand but as you say the show must go on. I know a well known stunt man who is now retired in California. He said that when his nose was bleeding that they gave him a kleenex and told him not to bleed on the wardrobe! Yeah ridiculous sometimes how the show must go on!

Really loved the vid again. It was very special.
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anti-clockwise wrote:
i wish we had shows like this in the US. That was fabulous! I still cannot figure out how he hurt his hand but as you say the show must go on. I know a well known stunt man who is now retired in California. He said that when his nose was bleeding that they gave him a kleenex and told him not to bleed on the wardrobe! Yeah ridiculous sometimes how the show must go on!

Really loved the vid again. It was very special.


stunt work back then..was brutal
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soon!!! Book "Jump Rocky Jump". Autobiography of Rocky. Smile

Planned release date: 18 April 2019.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heís appearing on Good Morning Britain this Wednesday.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is his book out yet?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interestingly, I found that Rocky Taylor appeared in the program "Val Parnell Presents... The London Palladium Story" by 18.08.1963 as Larry Taylor, jr.. Terry Brewer, who appeared in some early Avengers episodes (and maybe was as one of stunt doubles for series), also participated in this program.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bad news relayed via Al Samujh: "Just read from Mike Smith's feed that that supreme stunt performer Rocky Taylor is very, very ill with Coronavirus.

Please offer your most positive thoughts for Rocky, his loved ones and those heroes who are battling to save him, the hard-working doctors and nurses.

The film and TV world loves ya, Rocky - please get well."


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Franky, thanks for this information. Sadly, in these difficult times no one is safe from getting this virus. Every day we are notified on the news that the situation is getting worse. Itís too early even for China to talk about victory! The vaccine is still in development, no one knows how much to wait no matter who promised what.

Take care of your health, Franky, too. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. You too. I had a slight temperature rise but it didn't become a fever, thank goodness.

One of the actors I liked in Doctor Who died recently of coronavirus/Covid-19, Hamish Wilson who played the "new faced Jamie" companion for 2 episodes in 1968. It's taking a terrible toll especially on our older generations Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some hopeful news. On Facebook, Gareth Owen has written: " I heard this evening that Rocky is sitting up in a hospital chair. Still poorly but seemingly over the worst, fingers crossed."
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, according to his Twitter feed he doesnít require as much oxygen as a couple of days ago and is able to talk.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's wonderful news. Hang on in there Rocky! You can't keep a good stuntman down.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bless him. I hope he makes a full recovery.
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