Costumes from the film Ben Hur at the Debbie Reynolds Auction Breaks Up Historic Hollywood Collection (The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, USA). On the foreground: Costume worn by Charlton Heston as Judah Ben-Hur and costume worn by Stephen Boyd as Messala.
I really like this short mini bio! Nice screen shots from The Fall of the Roman Empire as well………(my favorite!)
Stephen Boyd – MovieActors.com
Stephen Boyd’s birth name was William Millar.
Stephen Boyd passed away on June 2, 1977, in Granada Hills, California, from a heart attack. Boyd died shortly after completing a guest role on the popular TV series, HAWAII FIVE-O. He had a heart attack while playing golf.
In 1956, Boyd signed a seven-year contract with 20th Century Fox. Stephen Boyd’s first role in a motion picture was portraying an Irish spy in the movie, THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS.
Stephen also received a nomination for his role in the movie, LISA.
Stephen Boyd is best known for his roles in several historical epics, including: THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE, THE BIBLE, and, of course, BEN-HUR.
Stephen Boyd’s notable movie credits include…
LADY DRACULA (1978)
THE SQUEEZE (1977)
EVIL IN THE DEEP (1976)
THE BIG GAME (1972)
THE OSCAR (1966)
FANTASTIC VOYAGE (1966)
THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (1964)
SEVEN WAVES AWAY (1957)
BORN FOR TROUBLE (1955)
Stephen Boyd in BEN-HUR.
Stephen Boyd with his co-stars in FANTASTIC VOYAGE (1966).
Stephen Boyd in THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (1964).
I always considered Stephen Boyd and Honor Blackman’s encounter in Shalako to be one the sexiest ‘roll in the hay’ scenes between a villain and a damsel in distress! It’s a great homage to Honor’s other famous ‘roll in the hay’ moment with Sean Connery in Goldfinger, who was of course also in Shalako.
Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore) and Sean Connery (James Bond) in “Goldfinger” 1964
Honor Blackman and Stephen Boyd in “Shalako” 1968