Bob Anderson 15th September 1922 – 1st January 2012
2012 got off to a sad start for the film industry, with the passing of a true legend. Having started working with the likes of Errol Flynn, Anderson’s work has been seen by millions of moviegoers.
His list of credits includes First Knight, several Bond movies, Highlander, the more recent Zorro films and the first Pirates Of The Caribbean outing. He also made the swordplay on The Princess Bride into something special.
But he’s probably best known for his work on two massive trilogies – Star Wars, for which he performed as Darth Vader during lightsaber fights and tutored cast members on their technique, and the Lord Of The Rings, where he was responsible for crafting fighting moves for a variety of races, including the Hobbits. When Empire talked to the four Hobbit actors for our recent big reunion piece, they all had happy memories of working with the man.
Rest In Peace Bob