To launch this brand new podcast we chat with the UK's most prolific stuntman Mr Jim Dowdall.
Jim has been in the entertainment business almost without a break for well over 40 years.
Starting in the Circus working for a lion trainer and as an acrobat directly from leaving school at 16 and after a spell in a variety of other jobs like motorcycle mechanic and delivering cars, Jim entered the film business as an armourer on films like ‘The Dirty Dozen’ and ‘Where Eagles Dare’. A spell in The Parachute Regiment in the early 70’s was ended by a bad jump causing vertebrae damage. After recovery and working as a walk on and also as an assistant director, Jim entered the stunt business.
Jim has worked on almost every kind of action film including 9 ‘Bonds’ ‘Superman’ ‘Star Wars’ ‘Indiana Jones’ ‘Batman’ to ‘Enemy at the Gates’ ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and a host of others.
A straight talking action man his stories will make you laugh out loud.