Stephen Boyd has Respect for Stars of Westerns while filming “The Fall of the Roman Empire”, 1963

HOLLYWOOD (AP) – Stephen Boyd writes from Madrid that his current role on “The Fall of the Roman Empire” has given him new respect for Western stars. Boyd is on horseback or chariot for most of the picture and says he is learning a new style of acting.

“It’s one thing to be able to act and another thing to ride a horse, ” says the rugged young actor. “But when you have to act on the back of a horse, this opens up an new field – horseback acting.”

“An actor can easily step into a close-up on the exact mark set by the cameraman but riding into a close-up or stopping the beast on the exact spot required is, no pun intended,  a horse of a different color”

Feb 17, 1963, Express and News, San Antonio

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2 thoughts on “Stephen Boyd has Respect for Stars of Westerns while filming “The Fall of the Roman Empire”, 1963

  1. I just wanted to congratulate you on this fabulous blog dedicated to Stephen Boyd. All the entries are extremely interesting and well-documented and provide an insight into both the films and the great Northern Ireland-born performer. I’ll surely be a frequent visitor! A big thank you!

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