In Memoriam: Robert Rietty (1923-2015)

In Memoriam: Robert Rietty (1923-2015)

April 18, 2015 0 By 007 Travelers

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)