Beaten and Bruised: Britain’s Oldest Stuntman

By  · Published on October 18th, 2017

Rocky Taylor has been putting himself in danger longer than most people have been alive.

Stunts are a young man’s game. You have to be courageous and meticulous, with enough of a wild streak to be reckless when all the rules have gone out the window. Rocky Taylor has been a stuntman for 54 years.

Spanning multiple James Bonds, government administrations, and wars, Taylor’s career has seen the stunt world and Hollywood itself evolve into what it is today.

A short doc by Great Big Story supercuts some of Taylor’s more famous work together with the stuntman himself narrating a brief biography and his ruminations on his years in the industry. It’s fascinating stuff from a master of an unsung profession.

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