Saturday, 18 April 2015

In Memoriam: Robert Rietty (1923-2015)

Robert Rietty as Italian Minister in
"Never Say Never Again"

Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC
007 Travelers is saddened to hear that Robert Rietty has passed away.

Date of Birth: 8 February 1923, Ferrara, Italy

Date of Death: 3 April 2015, London, England
Birth Name: Lucio Rietti

His Bond credits include:

"Dr. No" (1962) as John Strangways (voice, uncredited)

"Thunderball" (1965) as Emilio Largo (voice, uncredited)
"Casino Royale" (1967) as Dubbing (voice)
"You Only Live Twice" (1967) as Tiger Tanaka (voice, uncredited)
"On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969) as Casino Baccarat Official (uncredited)
"For Your Eyes Only" (1981) as Ernst Stavro Blofeld (voice, uncredited)
"Never Say Never Again" (1983) as Italian Minister

Besides Sean Connery, he is the only actor to appear in both "Thunderball" (1965) and the re-make "Never Say Never Again" (1983).

He is also known for:

"Hannibal" (2001) as Sogliato

"Omen" (1976) as Monk
"Lawrence of Arabia" (1962) as Majid (voice)


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