Peter Fonda

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The late Peter Fonda with his father Henry and daughter Jane,  circa 1963. Photograph: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

The rebels of the 1960s are beginning to die of something like old age. Peter Fonda – who has died aged 79 – was nearly 30 when Easy Rider emerged in (...)

Peter Fonda in 2018. File photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
Peter Fonda dies aged 79
  • US
  • August 17, 2019, 00:00

Actor Peter Fonda has died at the age of 79 after being ill with lung cancer, his family has said. Fonda, who co-wrote, produced and starred in the c(...)

Made for $400,000, Easy Rider  took $60 million at the box office

The 1960s began 50 years ago this week. Okay, we may be a few years off the mark. That decade may have begun with the release of Bonnie and Clyde two (...)

The Last Movie: retains a place in film history

There’s an excellent story (possibly myth) about Universal Pictures’ efforts to make sense of Dennis Hopper’s follow-up to Easy Rider. The Last Movie,(...)

There’s a moment in Easy Rider when Peter Fonda looks at his watch and throws it away. Perhaps he had the right idea. No timepiece since Christopher W(...)

Scotland’s North Coast 500:  Some people drive anti-clockwise, saving the more dramatic west coast scenery till last.  Photograph: Sue Mountjoy

Since watching the classic hippy biker movie Easy Rider three times during my impressionable teenage years, I have always nursed a nagging desire to d(...)

Susan Wood at her exhibition, ‘Close Up’, at City Assembly House, South William Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The first photograph Susan Wood remembers taking was a self- portrait. She positioned the camera on a bench or stool, stood back and took the picture.(...)

‘It’s a part I’ve waited 77 years for.” When Bruce Dern’s turn in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska deservedly took the Best Actor prize at this year’s Canne(...)

Clancy's boots outside the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa

Anamosa in Iowa is an unremarkable town, apart from two things. It’s the home of former racer John Parham, who in 1975 opened a small shop which went (...)