Simon Crane

Place of birth:

Twickenham, Middlesex, England, UK:

Biography:

Simon Crane (born 1960) is a British stuntman, stunt coordinator, second unit director and film director. Crane has been a staple in the stunt world for decades working on several of the biggest action films and franchises in movie history, including several Bond films, Aliens, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Batman, Superman 4, Terminator 3, X-Men 3 and Men in Black 3. When filming Cliffhanger (1993), Sly Stallone paid $1 million dollars out of his own pocket for stunt man Simon Crane to slide between two planes on a cable at 15,000 feet (4.6 km) – making it the most expensive aerial stunt ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Like Vic Armstrong and the Powells, Crane has been very popular with the Bond Film Series. Starting out in A View to a Kill (1985), and then he became Timothy Dalton’s stunt double for The Living Daylights (1987) and then graduating to 2nd Unit Stunt Coordinator for License to Kill. Finally in 1995, he was hired as the Stunt Coordinator for GoldenEye, he’s been a 2nd Unit Director or Stunt Coordinator on every film he’s worked since. After the Bond franchise, Simon coordinated stunts for the Academy-Award winning films Titanic and Saving Private Ryan. In 2014, Crane won a SAG Award for Outstanding Action Performance By A Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture on the film Unbroken.



Credits

Now Pay Attention 007! (2000)
Himself
Building A Better Mummy (1999)
Himself
Titanic (1997)
Fourth Officer Boxhall
Dolittle (2020)
Second Unit Director
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
Stunt Coordinator
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
Second Unit Director
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Stunt Coordinator
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Second Unit Director
Men in Black 3 (2012)
Stunt Coordinator
Men in Black 3 (2012)
Second Unit Director
In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
Associate Producer
Surrogates (2009)
Second Unit Director
Jumper (2008)
Stunt Coordinator
Jumper (2008)
Second Unit Director
Jumper (2008)
Associate Producer
Jumper (2008)
Producer
Stardust (2007)
Stunt Coordinator
The Island (2005)
Stunts
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Stunt Coordinator
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Second Unit Director
Troy (2004)
Stunt Coordinator
Troy (2004)
Second Unit Director
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Stunt Coordinator
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Second Unit Director
Enough (2002)
Stunt Coordinator
The Mummy (1999)
Stunt Coordinator
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Stunt Coordinator
Titanic (1997)
Stunt Coordinator
Fierce Creatures (1997)
Stunt Coordinator
Braveheart (1995)
Stunt Coordinator
Frankenstein (1994)
Stunt Coordinator
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Stunt Double