he has a brother in the buisness aswell
I met Joe Robinson at a Manchester Gmex exhibition in November 2006. At that time I only knew him for the lift fight scene he had with Sean Connery in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever. At Gmex, I didn't really have any time with him, except for one incident when I was heading towards the toilets and he was coming out. We literally collided and he put his hand out in a sort of protective gesture, presumably in case I went flying. Going off IMDb, he would have been 79 at this time, yet his solid muscular frame was one I would not like to mess with under any circumstances. When he knew I was all right he smiled and rubbed my head in a friendly gesture and then the moment was gone. I wish I'd paid him a bit more attention at the time, but the kind gesture this guy had shown me had a lasting impression on me and I'll never forget that very brief moment.
A short time later, as my interest in this guy took more of a hold, I looked him up on the net and found the following paragraph on IMDb.
Joe Robinson hit the headlines in 1998 when he fought off a gang of eight muggers single-handed. The 70 year old former bodybuilder and Italian epic star was getting off a bus in Cape Town, South Africa when the gang struck with baseball bats and knives. 6ft 2ins Joe poleaxed two with flying kicks, karate-chopped another in the chest and broke the arm of a fourth. The rest fled!
I usually wouldn't advocate violence, but isn't this a wonderful story? I love to hear stories like this. I'm very glad I saw the much gentler side of him.
Joe also taught Honor Blackman how to do her fight scenes in The Avengers.
he has a brother in the buisness aswell
He was in an Honor Blackman episode of The Avengers. IIRC he played a fitness trainer!
Originally Posted by batman
I only watched that episode as recently as last week. I got the series 3 boxset recently from Amazon and have been plodding through the episodes, many of which I have only seen for the first time. Honor comes off better in her fight scene with Joe. Now there's gratitude for you. LOL.
I think his brother was Doug.....
The Robinson brothers co-wrote Honor Blackman's book of self defense.
That was a great story, wellendcanons.
Yes. Harry it is Doug, worked with him a couple of times a long long time ago, dont ask me what on, I have not got a clue.
Originally Posted by Dandy Forsdyke
Yes I agree Dandy. It was a great story. There are so many terrible things happening in the world it's so nice to hear stories like that one. My impression of Joe was that he's a genuine, real nice guy.
yes i remember seeing his brother when i worked at pinewood many years ago he was in a brilliant steptoe and son episode and one the pink panther films
He had a substantial acting role in A Kid for Two Farthings (1954).
As I'v put on another thread, just finished Peter Bowles book which has a nice story of his time spent learning their arts at Joe and Doug's gym.
hi does anybody know the wereabouts of joe robinson ? he played peter franks in "diamonds are forever ". i would like to get in contact with joe as i want to do a piece on him for a wrestling magazine as he was also a former british champion. i asked my pal nosher powell if he ever sees him as he worked with joe in the bond movies on the stunts and nosher was saying the last he heard joe was living on the south coast and has worked the autograph circuit but suffered with his back due to a injury from his wrestling days. be very grateful if anybody can help me contact him,thanx guys,appreciate any comments.
Joe sells signed photos via Bondstars.com - perhaps you could send a letter to the following address or contact the office:
c/o Gareth Owen
Hope this helps!
I met Joe Robinson at a signing event in 2006. He seemed a really nice guy. There is another thread on Joe on here under directors and film crew.
i met his brother many years ago when i worked at pinewood
I just stumbled across this Joe Robinson post, and I'm glad I did. I have tried in vain to get a contact address for Joe, I wanted to write to him in regards to his working with Diana Dors, in the film "A Kid For Two Farthings". Many thanks to AR77, I can now get the letter sent to him...Thank you!!!
Sadly I missed it DVDman..... Hopefully it will be repeated again...