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Curtis Rivers

Last updated 15 May 2015


Acting Credits
Stunts: as Stunt Double For Captain Jack Harkness: The Sound of Drums / Last of the Time Lords | as Stunt Peformer: Everything Changes[TW]; Day One[TW]; Ghost Machine[TW]
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Curtis Rivers

Born: Sun 15th March 1970 (age: 48)

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Curtis Rivers is a British stuntman, stunt coordinator, author, inspirational speaker, and World Record holder.

Stunts

Rivers has performed stunts in films such as James Bond, Fury (2014 film), Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The First Avenger, Snow White and the Huntsman, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Robin Hood (2010 film), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (film), The Wolfman (2010 film), St Trinian's (film) / St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold, National Treasure: Book of Secrets and The Da Vinci Code.

In movies, Rivers has been a stunt double for Christopher Lee, James Caviezel, Rupert Everett, Mark Strong, Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, Matthew MacFadyen, Patrick Bergin, Martin Kemp, Jimmy Nail, Graham McTavish, and Sam Douglas.

In television, he has been a stunt double for Martin Clunes, Trevor Eve, Stephen Tompkinson, Malcolm Sinclair, James Purefoy, Charlie Cox, Tim Dutton, Nick Brimble, Peter Marinker, and Mark Charnock.

He also doubled for John Barrowman for the first 3 seasons of Torchwood, as well as in Doctor Who, falling backwards 140 ft from the British Gas Building in Cardiff for the first episode of Season 2 - Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (Torchwood).

As well as working as a stunt coordinator, Rivers also works as a Second Unit Director.

Writing

He is the author of Seven Paths to Freedom, a semi-autobiographical self-help book, written to create a positive mindset in its readers. His book has five star reviews.

Rivers also works as a motivational speaker, drawing on experiences in the film and TV industries, his book Seven Paths to Freedom, and his Guinness World Records.

In 2002, he broke world records in parachuting (Longest Parachute Jump) and bungee jumping (Highest Bungee Jump). Both world records required special thermal clothing to cope with the severe sub-zero temperatures at such altitudes.

Biography from the wikipedia article, licensed under CC-BY-SA