Gary Connery is a professional stuntman and base jumper. He has made countless appearances on the TV and cinema screen on a UK and and international basis. Working on movies such as Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Harry Potter, The Beach, the Bond movie Die another Day; by contrast, the spoof spy thriller Johnny English.
Gary Connery On TV
On the TV screen Gary Connery has featured as stuntman in; the soap Coronation Street, Prime Suspect, Spooks, Silent Witness, Inspector Lynley, The Bill, Waking the Dead, Taggart, Torchwood, Vincent, Monarch of the Glen, Wire in the Blood, Foyles War and Hornblower; to name but a few.
Gary, with hundreds of credits to his name, is much in demand. He has association membership with EQUITY and is a full member of the Equity stunt register, both for the performance and also the co-ordination of stunts doubling actors or as a cast character.
Gary Base Jumping
BASE Jumping is the sport of parachuting from fixed objects such as bridges and cliffs. BASE is an acronym standing for Building, Aerial, Span, Earth; these being the four objects that must be jumped in order to qualify for a BASE number.
Gary Connery has been base jumping for several years. He has previously ridden off Beachy Head on a mountain bike and parachuted from; London’s Nelson’s Column, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, from inside the top of the Millennium Dome. More recently attracted huge publicity when he base jumped from the London Eye. After swimming the Thames; climbing up the internationally recognised London icon and throwing himself off the top parachuting safely to the ground, from the 443ft high wheel; dressed in a James Bond style black tuxedo.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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