Baron Samedi (Geoffrey Holder)
Baron Samedi played by Geoffrey Holder
Born In Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West Indies on 1st August 1930
Starred In Live And Let Die (1973)
Baron Samedi appears in a number of scenes throughout the film, but appears in earnest in the latter half. He rather creepily greets Bond and Solitaire, telling Dr Kananga they are heading towards the poppy fields using the flute transmitter. He later predicts Solitaires fate using the tarot cards; the high priestess, the moon, and death.
Baron Samedi's claim that he is the man who cannot die is questioned when Bond kills a number of Samedi-like figures near the end of the film. However questions are raised but not answered, when Baron Samedi ends Live And Let Die sitting on front of the train Bond and Solitaire are travelling in, giving his very distinctive laugh.
One of the highlights of Live And Let Die is definitely Baron Samedi played by Geoffrey Holder. This supernatural character fits in very nicely with the film and its voodoo theme. With his trademark deep laugh, Geoffrey Holder makes an imposing Samedi.
Kitted out with strange outfits and wacky makeup, Samedi uses his mythical and supernatural reputation to keep the locals away from Kananga's poppy fields, plus killing the odd person with a snake or two. §