British and World Stunt News..
Books,Dvd's, Video and related items etc..
STUNTMAN'S A TRU HERO DARING Wanstead stuntman Steve Truglia was nominated for two dramatic awards at last week's British Soap Awards 2004. http://www.wansteadandwoodfordguardian.co.uk/display.var.492753.0..php
BRITISH STUNTMAN STEVE TRUGLIA PREPARES FOR WORLD RECORD FIRE BURN IT'S goodbye, David Blaine, and hello to a red hot male who has performed a fantastic stunt which is definitely no illusion. http://www.redbridgeindependent.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.428830.0.steves_all_fired_up.phpl
HARRISON FORD CHEATS DEATH IN MOVIE STUNT GONE WRONG Harrison Ford is lucky to be alive after a stunt for his latest movie "Hollywood Homicide" went awry and his speeding car smashed into a wall, The ENQUIRER learned. http://www.nationalenquirer.com/stories/feature.cfm?instanceid=54459
EDDIE KIDD RECOVERY The former motorcycle ace stunt rider Eddie Kidd, who was left severely injured after an accident, says a British invention is speeding his recovery. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1690339.stm
CURTIS RIVERS BUNGEE RECORD A professional stuntman has broken the world record for bungee jumping from a hot-air balloon. Curtis Rivers, 32, lept from a balloon 49,869 feet (15,200 metres) above Andalucia, Spain, while attached to an elastic rope. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1977778.stm
TAKES FREEZER TEST A professional
stuntman is preparing for a world record-breaking parachute jump - by
sitting in a freezer.
DWARF TOSSING ILLEGAL! A tiny stuntman
who protested against a French ban on the little-known sport of "dwarf-tossing"
has lost his case before a United Nations human rights committee.
PRODUCTION AT PINEWOOD, SHEPPERTON
INVESTIGATED FOR FILM STUNT DEATH
DIES ON WILLIS FLICKTragedy has struck the set of Bruce
Willis s latest action flick Tears of the Sun. A skydiver hired for
stunt work on the Navy SEALs drama starring Willis and Italian beauty
Monica Bellucci , is presumed dead Thursday after disappearing in the
RUSSIAN ACTOR FALLS TO DEATH IN FILM STUNT MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian actor and film director Andrei Rostotsky was killed when he fell from a rope while performing a stunt on Russia's Black Sea coast, news agencies said on Monday.http://in.news.yahoo.com/020506/64/1nfcr.html
STUNTMAN DIES ON SEAGAL FILM Authorities to Launch an Investigation of Seagal Film Set . On Aug. 18, the fateful scene called for Chris Lamon, 35, and another stuntman to jump out of the back doors of an upside-down van, Variety reports. Lamon, who had been performing dangerous maneuvers for 14 years, allegedly hit his head when he leaped from the moving vehicle. http://abcnews.go.com/sections/entertainment/DailyNews/segal000828.html
MAN KILLED IN CATAPULT STUNT A student died after being flung 100 feet into the air by a huge catapult. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2510573.stm
WORLD STUNT AWARDS Will the Brits win again at the Stunt
Information on British Stunt People, Resource Links, Articles, Interviews etc..
10 best stunts ever pulled Stunt
veteran Vic Armstrong has performed and coordinated some of the most
dangerous film sequences in recent memory. But which, The Guardian asked
him, are the riskiest and most innovative of all time? http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/fridayreview/story/0,12102,844436,00.html
With Joss Gower Anakin/Qui-Gon stunt performer - and more!
with Tomb Raider Stunt Coordinator Simon Crane
with Vic And Simon in the French Alps
Interview with stuntman Roy Alon
Interview with Nick Wilkinson
Double-Oh Seven. An interview with Wade Eastwood
Interview with Peter Diamond
Interview Paul Weston and stunt girl Lucy Allen for MESSIAH 2
Vic Armstrong Interview for Die Another Day & Gangs Of New York
The British Actors Equity Association's Official Stunt Register is produced with the full approval of the producer' Alliance for Cinema and Television and is recognised as the definite directory of all stunt co-ordinators and performers available for television, including commercials and cinema films in the UK. The Register is the only approved body recognised as the definite list of stunt professionals who are qualified, and experienced, to undertake work of a dangerous or hazardous nature in films and television involving stunt work.
*Genuine Production Companies may obtain a free book copy of The Register of Stunt/Action Co-ordinators and Performers from Spotlight Publishing