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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 1 August 1963Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in the land of 'Bravheart' Scotland in 1967, Tom Delmar was brought up in the Cairngorm Mountains. As a young man he was a fabulous sportsman in many discipline's including fencing, skiing, swimming, Judo and ice hockey. At Glasgow University when not studying for his BSc in mathematics and computer science he could be found at the Army OTC (Officer Training Corps) where at weekends and holidays he learned many of the skills that he would use later as a young stunt man.

He moved to London and attended the 'London City Lit' Actors training course and after spending 46 weeks working at the BBC and ITV in various rolls in front of camera he qualified for the British Stunt Register [1984]. He quickly found himself working as a young stunt man on some of the biggest Hollywood films of the time including James Cameron's Aliens and the action packed '007 James Bond' films through to Guy Ritchie's 'Snatch' and Georg Lucas's Star Wars (II). He doubled many stars of the day including Steve Guttenberg, Sylvester Stallone, Ray Winston, Robbie Coltrane, Alfred Molina and many more !

He started working as a stunt coordinator in 1987, over the next 25 years he would stunt coordinate and double in over 300 Film and TV shows working with the cream of Hollywood. Tom quickly applied his scientific background to his advantage when he started the 'Action Stunt Company' in which he designed and fabricated stunt equipment, air bags, tracking vehicles and camera rig's, the company is now one of the world leaders.

His passion for film and his need to express action and emotion in the same frame led him to start directing in 1998. Today he is one of Hollywood's leading 2nd Unit Directors & Stunt Coordinators with over36 films to his credit.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ecatix

Trivia (7)

Tom Delmar was invited by his peers to judge the World Stunt Championships at the "Moscow International Festival of Stunt Art and Cinematography. He presented the "Golden Prometheus Statue".
Tom has been interviewed and appeared in the programs 'Hollywood's Greatest Stunts' and 'The Worlds Greatest Stunts' several times. For his contribution as stunt coordinator and 2nd unit director in films such as Snatch. (2000), Star Wars Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), The Little Vampire (2000), Long Time Dead (2002) and most recently for Extreme Ops (2002).
The Moscow International Stunt Festival awarded him with a Prometheus Statue (winner) for stunt coordination for his contribution in the nomination "Best Stunt Feature Film 2003". The film, "Extreme Ops", was directed by Christian Duguay.
The International Stunt Academy invited him to become an Academician (Nov 22nd 2005). The title 'Academician' is given to exceptional individuals as a sign of respect and recognition of their contribution to the stunt art. Tom will be presented with the symbol of the Knights Spirit of Academy 'The Sword of Khrisaor & the Silver Breastplate', at the official ceremony in August 2006. He joins an elite list of Hollywood's greatest stunt professionals who have had the honor to be asked to join the Academy.
Stunt Coordinator on the powerful BAFTA winning drama Warriors BBCA (America)/Peacekeepers BBC (UK). The drama was considered by the critics to be the most powerful drama of the year. Directed by Peter Kosminsky with a cast including Matthew MacFadyen, Damian Lewis, Ioan Gruffudd, Branka Katic & the British Army together with ten Warrior Tanks, Warriors depicted the heroics of British peacekeepers in Bosnia working within the restrictions of a mandate which left them impotent to intercede on the part of civilians threatened by ethnic cleansing.
When Vinnie Jones is introduced in the movie Snatch (2000), he is slamming a man's head in a car door, It was the head of stunt co-coordinator and action director Tom Delmar who volunteered for the job.
Tom lectures at both London University & the National Film School. His subjects include Directing Action, Stunt coordinating and Health & Safety on the film set.

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