‘Swordmaster’ for the Star Wars prequels, stunts coordinator Nick Gillard, comes to Theatre Royal Brighton. Credited for his work in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Wanted, Labyrinth, Seven Years in Tibet and numerous Bond films, Gillard will be sharing stories and anecdotes of his 40 years in the industry.
Whilst working in film, Gillard also more recently delved into the world of television, working as stunt coordinator for The Miniaturist on BBC One over the Christmas period. Running away from military school to join the circus at ages twelve, Gillard worked with the Moscow State Circus as one of the world’s greatest horse trick riders. From this, he has been working with stunts since 1977.
Gillard will explore his work over the 40 years, sharing insider tips and tricks, sharing how be become one of the UK and USA’s youngest stunt coordinators/second unit directors. The tagline of his stunt company Danger Inc. being ‘If you’re going to have a shave, have a close one’, the evening will reveal all of the close calls he has dealt with throughout his career.