Found in Spotlight’s Register of Stunt Performers and Stunt Arrangers: 1991-93 this entry on the ‘respected heavy’ Michael Crane. A fascinating book, mostly men, some listing the equipment that they can provide (Abseiling equipment, Air Bags, Fire Suits etc.,) Michel Crane, a formidable figure, also worked as a bodyguard in those inevitable resting periods in the life of a stuntman…minding Heads of State, Royalty, Pop Stars- the usual crew. His entry reads:
Height: 6ft 7in
Stunt Arranger: Henry Rawlinson’s End.
Stunt Performer: Brannigan, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Legend, Defrosting the Fridge.
Capabilities: Driving Stunts, small arms expert, boxing and all general stunt work.
Acting Experience: twenty-five years experience playing small parts, heavies, giants, monsters, pirates, Scotsmen, Blacksmith etc.
Special Skills: British Army shot put champion. Marksman (small arms), fights, judo, rowing, ice and roller skating, archery.
A respected heavy. Has specialised in minding V.I.P.s, Heads of State, royalty and pop stars. Sergeant in Brigade of Guards.