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IMPORTANT NEWS POSTED 15. 8. 09
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Marc Cass - Stuntman Supreme:
|Another success story from the 'American Adventure':|
Marc Cass is a British stuntman and stunt arranger, with about a decade and a half of experience, working for actor-directors like Mel Gibson and Kenneth Branagh, and Steven Spielberg.
Marc has worked frequently with Sorcerer's Stone stunt coordinator Gregory Powell. They recently worked on 'Band of Brothers' for the American cable network HBO. Cass was a stunt performer, in 'The Mummy' and 'The World is Not Enough' (both released 1999).
Other movies on which Marc Cass has been a stuntman are 'Braveheart '(directed by Gibson); 'Sleepy Hollow' (directed by Tim Burton and featuring Uncle Vernon, Richard Griffiths); Spielberg's 'Saving Private Ryan'; James Cameron's 'Titanic' (as a steward); and 'Hamlet 'and Mary Shelley's 'Frankestein ''for Branagh.
Still more credits are 'Seven Years in Tibet', 'GoldenEye', 'The Fifth Element', '101 Dalmatians' (where animal trainer Gary Gero also worked); and 'The Avengers '(which featured production design by Stuart Craig).
Cass is best known in the United Kingdom for his stunts in '999', a television show featuring true life saving stories and action demonstrations. (999 in the UK is the universal emergency phone number, like 911 in the U.S.)
Among the sequences he filmed were escaping from a car under water; standing in a kitchen set that became an inferno when water was added to cooking oil; and standing in London Aerospace's wind tunnel being subjected to 100 mph winds.
He has more than 100 credits on British TV. His resume includes a number of episodes of Cracker, the British police show that helped make Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) a star.
Marc Cass has appeared onscreen in a few acting roles, including 'Saving Private Ryan' as "Fallon." He also was a steward searching for Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in 'Titanic's' cargo hold (which then gets filled with water). He also appeared as a member of a submarine crew in 'The World is Not Enough'.
Among Cass' skills are all sorts of falls, judo and fighting, fencing, snowboarding, scuba diving, driving stunts, gymnastics, motorcycling, horse work, trampolining and gymnastics.
Marc notes that to be a stuntperson, training and top conditioning are required. "Stunt men have to be. I'm trained in 6 different sports to instructor level, including martial arts, swimming, trampolining and horse riding."
He recalled that his most dangerous and exciting stunt was dropping 100 feet off the Ramada Hotel in Manchester, England, for an episode of Coltrane's Cracker. "I was very proud of that stunt, especially at the program won a BAFTA [British Academy of Film and Television Arts] award."
Marc was quoted as saying about his work:I'm not a particularly religious guy but I am spiritual, so I'd love to meet Jesus - he's such a cool dude. I'm interested in all those big questions like 'why are we here? I reckon he'd be able to enlighten me! '
Nice one Marc, I hope you get your wish one day..........
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