Jim Dowdall

Last updated 27 July 2014

Jim Dowdall
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Jim Dowdall


Stuntman and actor who appeared in several small roles in Doctor Who

Jim Dowdall has over 35 years of experience as a Stunt Co-ordinator/Performer. This has not only included the normal bread and butter work of fights, falls, fire, automotive and aerial and wire flying, but has stretched from Medieval Jousting in the USA, corporate business launches using stunt personnel etc; to driving a film crew on a 6 week Camel Trophy Trans Brazil/Guyana jungle Expedition.

His first job was in Circus working with Big Cats and learning Trapeze, before working for Bapty and Co for three years as an Armourer on films (‘The Dirty Dozen’ ‘Where Eagles Dare’ etc) and TV. He was a member of the Parachute Regiment (champion recruit) and later worked as an assistant director, before taking up Stunt work.

Over the last thirty years, in addition to normal stunt work, he has been specialising in automotive work, particularly commercials. he has driven cars for EVERY European and Japanese car manufacturer in over 340 car commercials. he is a member of The Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association at The Imperial War Museum in London and lectures regularly on WW2 German and American Automatic Weapons

he is also renowned as a lecturer on stunts and stunt work and lectures regularly at the National Film and Television School and schools and Universities here and abroad. 

Work includes TezzEastEndersTime to DanceCall the MidwifeMilton Jones's House of RoomsOne Day , BlitzThe Little HouseHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Richard Hammond's Invisible WorldsRock & ChipsWild TargetThe BillThe Descent: Part 2The StreetBlackwaterThe RoyalTennerTop GearDead SetRocknRollaCity of ViceNational Treasure: Book of SecretsDeath Defying ActsThe Deaths of Ian StoneAnd When Did You Last See Your Father?Dalziel and PascoeStraightheadsHotel BabylonFloodShamelessThe Good NighGreen WingThe Amazing Mrs PritchardCasualty @ Holby CityCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxySaharaThe DescentFrances TuesdayWimbledonEnduring LoveFinding NeverlandThe Bourne SupremacyAgent Cody Banks 2: Destination LondonSex Lives of the Potato MenIf OnlyFaking ItSuspicionMy HeroMurder in MindI'll Be ThereCambridge SpiesBright Young ThingsI'll Sleep When I'm DeadI Capture the CastleRed CapThe GatheringTwo Thousand Acres of SkyDie Another DayThe Heart of MeThe PianistSweet SixteenThe Gathering StormClocking OffWhere Were We...The 51st StateMessiahCaptain Corelli's MandolinEnemy at the GatesFive Seconds to SparePandaemoniumQuillsGangster No. 1The Blind DateMauvaise passeThe World Is Not EnoughEntrapmentThe War ZoneThe Dance of ShivaSupply & DemandLittle VoiceThe Theory of FlightSaving Private RyanLittle White LieThe Vicar of DibleyCash in HandCasualtyTomorrow Never DiesThe BorrowersFairyTale: A True StoryOur BoySupply & DemandThe Woman in WhiteDaylightThe English PatienMary ReillyRestorationGoldenEyeHackersRichard IIIPrime Suspect: Inner CirclesThe Last EnglishmanSeaforthBetween the LinesBloody WeekendShoppingPie in the SkyIn the Name of the FatherScreen OneSplitting HeirsBoonMinderSmack and ThistleBorn to RideSleepersAgatha Christie: PoirotMedicsBullseye!NightbreedBatmanIndiana Jones and the Last Crusade