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:
|Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I||Private Sims||A Hill in Korea||1956|
|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|