Stephen Boyd

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Stephen Boyd (1931-1977)
Stephen Boyd as Bosky Fulton with a Single Action Army in Shalako (1968).

Stephen Boyd was a British actor who was born in Northern Ireland on 4 July 1931. He began acting in British films, notably as an edgy Irish spy in the World War II film The Man Who Never Was (1956) or Private Sims in A Hill in Korea (1956). It was his role in a 1957 French film The Night Heaven Fell opposite Brigitte Bardot which garnered him critical and public attention. He went to Hollywood and appeared as leads in a variety of films, including The Bravados (1958) and The Best of Everything (1959). For his performance in role Messala in Ben-Hur (1959) he received a Golden Globe. Boyd was originally chosen to play Mark Antony opposite Elizabeth Taylor in 20th Century-Fox's epic production of Cleopatra (1963), but eventually withdrew from the problem-plagued production when he committed to star in The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), in which he co-starred with Sophia Loren. He died of a heart attack on a Los Angeles golf course 2 June 1977 before playing Sandy the Sergeant Major in The Wild Geese.

Stephen Boyd can be seen using the following guns in the following films:

Film

Gun Character Film Note Date
Smith & Wesson Military & Police Benson Poppies Are Also Flowers 1966
Single Action Army Bosky Fulton Shalako 1968
Winchester Model 1873 Bosky Fulton Shalako 1968
Colt Single Action Army Mysterious Stranger Hannie Caulder 1971



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