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Nick Gillard is an English stunt performer and stunt coordinator who was one of the performers inside the Queen animatronic in the 1986 film Aliens. Gillard also played a prisoner in the 1992 film Alien3. Other notable films Gillard has appeared in include Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), The Three Musketeers (1993) and several films in the James Bond and Star Wars series.
Gillard holds the world record for the longest burning man stunt, a record he set while filming Alien3. The stunt, which takes place during the quinitricetyline explosion, involved him being set alight for over two minutes, during which time he had to refrain from breathing completely. More recently, he has achieved recognition for his role as the fight choreographer behind the lightsaber duels in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, a role that has earned him the nickname "The Swordmaster" among fans of the franchise.
|1977||The Spy Who Loved Me||Uncredited; with Clive Curtis, Eddie Powell and Roy Scammell|
|1981||For Your Eyes Only||Uncredited; with Clive Curtis, Charles Dance, John Lees, Eddie Powell and Roy Scammell|
|Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark||Uncredited|
|1983||Krull||Uncredited; with Eddie Powell and Tip Tipping|
|1984||Scream for Help|
|The Bride||With Carl Chase|
|Legend||With Eddie Powell, directed by Ridley Scott|
|1987||Empire of the Sun||With Paul McGann|
|The Living Daylights||With Simon Crane and Eddie Powell|
|1988||Amsterdamned||With Simon Crane|
|Willow||With Simon Crane, Eddie Powell, Roy Scammell and Tip Tipping|
|1989||Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade||With Simon Crane, Paul Maxwell, Eddie Powell and Tip Tipping|
|Henry V||Uncredited; with Ian Holm adn Danny Webb|
|1990||King of the Wind|
|1871||With Dominique Pinon|
|Bullseye!||With Helen Horton and Tip Tipping|
|Frankenstein Unbound||With John Hurt|
|1991||Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves||With Simon Crane, Clive Curtis, Mark Anthony Newman, Eddie Powell, Denise Ryan, Tip Tipping and Michael Wincott|
|Young Soul Rebels||With Clive Curtis and Mark Anthony Newman|
|Company Business||With Louis Eppolito|
|1992||Double X: The Name of the Game||With Leon Herbert|
|Far and Away|
|1492: Conquest of Paradise||With Sigourney Weaver and Michael Wincott, directed by Ridley Scott|
|1993||Son of the Pink Panther||With Robert Davi, Mark Anthony Newman and Tip Tipping|
|The Tree Musketeers||With Simon Crane, Vladimir "Furdo" Furdik, John Lees, Paul McGann and Michael Wincott|
|Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles|
|Rob Roy||With John Hurt and Trevor Steedman|
|Judge Dredd||With Ewen Bremner, Mark Anthony Newman and James Remar|
|Waterworld||With William H. Burton, Jr.|
|GoldenEye||Uncredited, with Simon Crane, Roy Scammell and Trevor Steedman|
|1996||The Wind in the Willows|
|Twelfth Night or What You Will|
|1997||Seven Years in Tibet|
|Tomorrow Never Dies||Uncredited; with Al Matthews, Eoin McCarthy, Mark Anthony Newman, Colin Salmon, C. C. Smiff and Trevor Steedman|
|1999||Plunkett & Macleane||With Tommy Flanagan, Mark Anthony Newman and C. C. Smiff|
|Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace||With Ralph Brown and Mark Anthony Newman|
|Sleepy Hollow||With Peter Guinness and C. C. Smiff|
|2000||Shaft||With Dan Hedaya|
|2001||Buffalo Soldiers||With Idris Elba and Mark Anthony Newman|
|2002||Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones|
|Reign of Fire||With C. C. Smiff|
|Dirty Pretty Things||With Deobia Oparei and Benedict Wong|
|2005||Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith|
|2008||Wanted||With Kristen Hager and Henry Kingi|
|2012||Wrath of the Titans|
- Owing to the relatively small pool of talented stuntmen in Great Britain during the 1980s and early 1990s, Simon Crane, Clive Curtis, Nick Gillard, Mark Anthony Newman, Eddie Powell, Roy Scammell, Trevor Steedman and Tip Tipping often worked together on high-profile action films made in the UK during that time. Many of these films were shot at Pinewood Studios.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Weyland-Yutani Archives - Vincent The Enigma: Further Confusion". Retrieved on 2013-05-30.
- ↑ "Weyland-Yutani Archives - Vincent The Enigma: Further Confusion". Retrieved on 2015-02-11.
- ↑ Guinness Book of Records
- ↑ "Den of Geek - Star Wars: Den of Geek goes Jedi training with Nick Gillard". Retrieved on 2015-02-18.
- ↑ "Wookieepedia - Nick Gillard". Retrieved on 2015-02-11.