Doug Robinson (Douglas Bowbank Robinson)
BiographyNewcastle-upon-Tyne, England, UK
The younger brother of fellow actor/stunt man Joe Robinson, Doug was born Douglas Bowbank Robinson in central Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1930. Their father Joseph Robinson Senior and grandfather John were world champion wrestlers, and both brothers trained in wrestling and body-building. Doug's film career began in the mid-1950s, and his early film work included Ben-Hur (1959). He was also one of the Argonauts in Jason and the Argonauts (1963), and he made numerous British television appearances usually as a tough guy in everything from The Avengers to Steptoe and Son. Read more... particularly on the James Bond films. Doug and Joe co-authored, with Honor Blackman, the book "Honor Blackman's Book of Self-Defence" published by Andre Deutsch in 1965.