Queen Elizabeth II’s Olympic ceremony stunt double jailed for attacking girlfriend

A man who was a stunt double for Queen Elizabeth II for the 2012 London Olympics was sentenced on Tuesday to 18 months in prison for pushing his former girlfriend down a staircase.

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Gary Connery, 53, of Henley-on-Thames, was convicted of grievous bodily harm without intent at Oxford Crown Court on Tuesday, the BBC reported.

Connery was found guilty of pushing the woman in October 2020, according to the news organization. The victim suffered a shattered shoulder, CNN reported.

“It is abundantly clear that you have shown absolutely no remorse for what happened and accept no fault on your behalf,” Judge Nigel Daly told Connery, according to the BBC.

The incident occurred after the couple had an argument about who should turn a light off and close a gate, the news organization reported.

At the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics, Connery, a skydiver, stood in for the queen in a skit involving the British monarch and fictional character James Bond, played by Daniel Craig, CNN reported.

Viewers at the ceremony then saw Connery and another stuntman parachute into the stadium as doubles for the queen and Craig.

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