MARTIN SHENTON (Stunt/Fight Choreographer)
Martin Shenton a stuntman, Co-ordinator and Health & Safety Officer with 30 years of experience. During this time he has worked a numberous films with such luminaries as PIERCE BROSNAN, BRUCE WILLIS, ANTHONY HOPKINS, HUGH JACKMAN, CHARLES DANCE, PATRICK STEWART, WARWICK DAVIS. There are too many films to mention but some of his favourites are TOMORROW NEVER DIES, RED 2, LES MISERABLES and WARHORSE. When you add his list of TV credits such as Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Taggart, Casualty, Hollyoaks, and A League of Gentlemen, you get an insight into his level of experience.
Martin covers all aspects of stunt work from “A List” to “Low Budget Movies”, TV and Commercials and has provided a safe and professional environments and solutions for his clients. He has created some exciting action for the movie and entertainment industry. In 2012 the Screen Actors Guild nominated Martin for Outstanding Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture in the film LES MISERABLES. He also holds a Guinness World Record for the Longest Stunt Stair fall.
During his career Martin has worked with over 100 different screen and stage directors. He has trained and rehearsed more than 800 actors mainly in stage-combat (Fights and Sword Play); falls and SFX work on stage and live shows.
One of the great joys of recent years was having the pleasure of body & stunt doubling SYLVESTOR STALLONE in the doubling and Stunt doubling in the very Northern Advert for WARBURTONS Bread.
An Ex PTI and Army bodyguard, A 5th Dan Master and a national Tae Kwon Do full contact Winner, Martin learned to fight and spar at the highest levels. The strategic and tactical planning instilled by his fencing masters have given Martin the discipline exhibited in his current work.
Martin Shenton is a member of SPOTLIGHT STUNT REGISTER – JISC register of Stunt/action coordinators and performance since 1996 – TAURUS STUNT AWARDS – GUILD OF MASTER CRAFTSMAN – BAEA – GUILD OF MASTER CRAFTSMAN.