Wednesday, July 24, 2019


Eduardo Fajardo and Aldo Bufi Landi in ERIK THE VIKING (1965). Eduardo Fajardo died on July 4th at the age of 94. His only notable PEPLUM movie was this time. The Spanish actor, who starred in 167 films (!!!) also appeared in THE FOUR MUSKETEERS (1974) directed by Richard Lester.

David Hedison died on July 18th at the age of 92. His notable genre title was playing the apostle Philip in THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD (1965; below). He was also in THE SON OF ROBIN HOOD (1958, above). Hedison was memorable in THE FLY (1958), the VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA TV series and as Felix Leiter in the James Bond movies.


I just got news that Freddie Jones died on July 9th. He was 91 years old. He appeared in 50 movies and countless TV productions. One of his most notable roles of the PEPLUM kind was in ANTONY & CLEOPATRA (1972). Wonderful actor.

Dutch actor Rutger Hauer died on July 19th at the age of 75. He was best known for his role in the sci-fi classic BLADE RUNNER (1982) but he also starred in PEPLUM / Fantasy movies such as the cute LADYHAWKE (1985; above) and the gruesome FLESH + BLOOD (1985), a cheapie called MINOTAUR (2006) and the recent SAMSON (2018). He also starred in an Italian movie called IL FUTURO (2013) in which he played an aging former PEPLUM star. Movie clips used pretending to be his old movie were from FURY OF HERCULES (1962) starring Brad Harris.

R.I.P. to the four men.


ap said...

That's not David Hedison in The greatest story ever told, but Gary Raymond.

Albert Pouw (Nethelands)

Anonymous said...

I don't think that bottom shot is of David Hedison. He was much older than this by the time of Greatest Story Ever Told.

gshmd said...

The photo from "Greatest Story Ever Told" is of Gary Raymond, not David Hedison.

PEPLUM TV said...

Thanks for the input. Fixed!

TC said...

David Hedison was the first actor to play Felix Lieter more than once. He was in Roger Moore's first Bond movie, Live and Let Die, and in Timothy Dalton's second (and last), Licence to Kill. He quipped that it would probably become a trivia question among 007 fans.

To me, he will always be Commander Lee Crane, captain of the Seaview.

Graham Sumner said...

David Hedison also appeared in the 80's miniseries A.D. as the Roman procurator Porcius Festus. You have to love Roman names sometimes.

However as TC said he will always be Lee Crane. R.I.P.