John Bindon

John Bindon

Actor + Bodyguard
Born Oct 4, 1943

John Dennis Arthur "Biffo" Bindon was a British actor and bodyguard who had close links with the London underworld. The son of a London cab driver, Bindon was frequently in trouble as a youth for getting into fights, and spent two periods in Borstal. He was spotted in a London pub by Ken Loach who asked him to star in his film Poor Cow. Other film and television productions followed, with Bindon sought after to play gangsters or tough police detectives.… Read More

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1943 Birth Born on October 4, 1943.


1968 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1968, he met Vicki Hodge, a baronet's daughter turned model and actress, who introduced him to British aristocracy. … Read More


1977 33 Years Old In early 1977, Bindon was hired by Peter Grant on advice from tour manager Richard Cole as security co-ordinator for the rock group Led Zeppelin during their concert tour of the United States. … Read More
1978 34 Years Old In 1978, Bindon became involved in a fight with John Darke, a London gangster, outside the Ranelagh Yacht Club, in Fulham, London. … Read More
1979 35 Years Old 1 More Event
He gave himself up to police and in the subsequent trial at the Old Bailey in October 1979. … Read More


1993 50 Years Old …  In the 1980s Bindon became reclusive and died in 1993 from an AIDS-related illness. … Read More
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