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FIGHT DIRECTOR

From London, Stuart first trained in performance at Mountview, then studied acting at Bernard Hiller Studio, LA and Opera in London. In 2010 he went to live with the Shaolin Kung Fu Monks in China, and subsequently began fighting as a stuntman in Pirates of the Caribbean.

Here he met renowned Stuntman Claudio Pacifico who asked him to train at his school in Rome: Stunt Concept Academy. Thus, armed with a Stunt diploma and having achieved certifications with BASSC and SAFD (stage combat qualifications in both UK and US), Stuart then trained 6 disciplines (Martial Arts, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Rock Climbing, Scuba Diving, Horse Riding), gaining entry to the British Stunt Register and continuing his work as Stuntman and Fight Director.

Distinguishing himself with experience in martial arts (3rd Dan black belt Taekwondo / competitor in Sanshou, Judo and Fencing / instructor in Shaolin), Stuart has directed fights in productions worldwide.

Including ICS (Hong Kong), Musicalifragilistic (Belgium) and Lightseeker for RWS(Singapore). In 2019/2020 Stuart was proud to be Stunt Coordinator for Secret Cinema’s James Bond; Casino Royale, in both London and Shanghai, which received rave reviews for their exciting action sequences.

2021 Stuart designed fights for the Immersive Experience Doctor Who: Time Fracture (London).

Since originating the fights for Bat Out of Hell at the Dominion, London and Oberhausen, Germany (after performing as cover Falco in the original cast) Stuart is thrilled to remain part of the Bat family and cast his eye over this exciting 2021 production! www.stuartboother.co.uk