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James James

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Stephen Boyd a great Glengormley & Hollywood movie star
« on: June 05, 2018, 12:55:29 PM »


Stephen Boyd.

A really great Glengormley movie star,... in the classic Hollywood movie star tradition.

He really was world class,... and he doesn't get much mentioned these days,... but he made some really great pictures,... including some of the classic style Hollywood epics,... but he wasn't just a movie star,... he was also a really great actor.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Boyd

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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/1629/stephen-boyd



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Re: Stephen Boyd a great Glengormley & Hollywood movie star
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 03:20:54 AM »
The Big Gamble was a great movie of his, sadly never on tv. I hav'nt seen it on dvd either. I think 20th Century Fox made it, with Juliet Greco.

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Re: Stephen Boyd a great Glengormley & Hollywood movie star
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 04:47:48 AM »
Stephens real Christian name was millar.i knew his nephew raymond and they were like twins.


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Re: Stephen Boyd a great Glengormley & Hollywood movie star
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 06:43:45 AM »
Stephens real Christian name was millar.i knew his nephew raymond and they were like twins.
Fantastic. ! Did he or his family ever talk about him. ?

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Re: Stephen Boyd a great Glengormley & Hollywood movie star
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2018, 06:53:50 AM »
The Big Gamble was a great movie of his, sadly never on tv. I haven't seen it on dvd either. I think 20th Century Fox made it, with Juliet Greco.
They did indeed, in 1961, and a lot of it was filmed in Ireland. !

Unfortunately,... I can't see any full version of the film,... but there is a really good 15 minute excerpt from it here,...  https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x2v0qlw

Sybil Thorndike would have been about 80 at the time,... and, of course, she gives a fantastic performance.  :)



There's also a great website about him,... and on which that film, and the making of it, is also described,... and it was very nearly his last film. !

https://stephenboydblog.com/

https://stephenboydblog.com/2016/05/30/the-adventure-of-filming-the-big-gamble/

You know,... there are constant mentions and commemorations of, and a permanent exhibition of a certain well known ship in Belfast,... but there is no similar formal and permanent commemoration in Belfast of him and his work, ... , and there should be. !

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Re: Stephen Boyd a great Glengormley & Hollywood movie star
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2018, 12:05:36 PM »
Raymond did I think the family were very proud of him. Of course we all thought they were rich because they had an actor in the family.i haven't seen raymond since we were in the bb together.

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Re: Stephen Boyd a great Glengormley & Hollywood movie star
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2018, 01:03:00 PM »
They did indeed, in 1961, and a lot of it was filmed in Ireland. !

Unfortunately,... I can't see any full version of the film,... but there is a really good 15 minute excerpt from it here,...  https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x2v0qlw

Sybil Thorndike would have been about 80 at the time,... and, of course, she gives a fantastic performance.  :)



There's also a great website about him,... and on which that film, and the making of it, is also described,... and it was very nearly his last film. !

https://stephenboydblog.com/

https://stephenboydblog.com/2016/05/30/the-adventure-of-filming-the-big-gamble/

You know,... there are constant mentions and commemorations of, and a permanent exhibition of a certain well known ship in Belfast,... but there is no similar formal and permanent commemoration in Belfast of him and his work, ... , and there should be. !

You could always get the ball rolling for a permanent commemoration yourself of course  :)

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Re: Stephen Boyd a great Glengormley & Hollywood movie star
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2018, 01:06:38 PM »
I like the film about the French Resistance , I can't remember the name of it though.
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Re: Stephen Boyd a great Glengormley & Hollywood movie star
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2018, 01:13:30 PM »
There's a few Belfast actors that aren't really celebrated!
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Re: Stephen Boyd a great Glengormley & Hollywood movie star
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2018, 01:54:30 PM »

For such a small country Northern Ireland has produced a lot of people who made their mark
in various ways.


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Re: Stephen Boyd a great Glengormley & Hollywood movie star
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2018, 02:50:48 PM »
Yes indeed Jilly. We don't give them much credit do we?
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Re: Stephen Boyd a great Glengormley & Hollywood movie star
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2018, 07:40:26 PM »
For such a small country Northern Ireland has produced a lot of people who made their mark in various ways.
Exactly,... absolutely so,... and given the size of the population,... incredibly so,... and in so many different fields,... and I think that doesn't tend to be as widely recognised and acknowledged and celebrated,... as it deserves to be.

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Re: Stephen Boyd a great Glengormley & Hollywood movie star
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2018, 09:24:01 PM »
I like the film about the French Resistance , I can't remember the name of it though.
1957   Seven Thunders aka The Beasts of Marseilles

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Thunders_(film)

This is a brief excerpt of him in the film,...
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Re: Stephen Boyd a great Glengormley & Hollywood movie star
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2018, 12:31:57 AM »
He could so easily have also become James Bond !,... he was the original first choice to play the role in the first 1962 Bond film,... and it's pretty easy to see why he was.

"My name is Bond,... James Bond, aye right enough"

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Re: Stephen Boyd a great Glengormley & Hollywood movie star
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2018, 12:49:00 AM »
Good one , thanks for that , and James Robertson Justice of course ! Forgot about him.
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