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Jaws bites back as James Bond film stars return to Beaulieu
HE’S a big attraction – in more ways than one.
Richard Kiel, the 7ft 2in actor who played Jaws in two James Bond films, was mobbed by fans during a visit to Hampshire earlier this year.
Now the larger-than-life movie star is returning to the county – and he is bringing another 007 icon with him.
Richard will be joined by veteran British actress Honor Blackman, who starred alongside the original James Bond, Sean Connery, in the 1964 film Goldfinger.
They will spend two days at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, meeting fans and visiting the Bond in Motion exhibition, which opened last year to mark the 50th anniversary of the first 007 film, Dr No.
The exhibition features the largest collection of vehicles used in the Bond movies.
A museum spokesman said: “Richard Kiel’s first visit to Beaulieu in May was a huge success, with hundreds of Bond enthusiasts flocking to the museum to meet one of their heroes.
“Richard was overwhelmed by the reception he received and was very keen to make a return visit.
“In May he was accompanied by Blanch Ravelec, who played his love interest in Moonraker, and on his next visit Honor Blackman – Pussy Galore in Goldfinger – will be joining him.”
Honor played Cathy Gale in The Avengers before becoming a Bond girl. Her 007 character was involved in a plot to help Auric Goldfinger contaminate the US gold reserve at Fort Knox by using a dirty bomb, thus boosting the value of his own gold.
Jaws appeared in two Bond films – Moonraker and The Spy Who Loved Me, both starring Roger Moore as 007.
The evil henchman towered over his opponents, but used his razor-sharp steel teeth to inflict a fatal bite.
Richard and Honor are due to visit Beaulieu on November 30 and December 1.
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