John Fleming at the gates to Stanley Prison, where he served as a hangman in the 1960s. Picture: SCMP

Seven-times married ex-Hong Kong hangman on acting with Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan

John Fleming left the British navy to be a Hong Kong prison officer, and recalls his nerves at his first execution. He enjoyed some bit-part film roles, and, now 85 and single father to a rebellious teenager, says he won’t marry again

Topic |   Old Hong Kong

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John Fleming at the gates to Stanley Prison, where he served as a hangman in the 1960s. Picture: SCMP
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