Simon Crane

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.

Filmography

Production

Braveheart

1995

As Stunt Coordinator

Troy

2004

As Stunt Coordinator

Titanic

1997

As Stunt Coordinator

Stardust

2007

As Stunt Coordinator

Saving Private Ryan

1998

As Stunt Coordinator

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

2003

As Stunt Coordinator

Jumper

2008

As Stunt Coordinator

Enough

2002

As Stunt Coordinator

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

2005

As Stunt Coordinator

The Mummy

1999

As Stunt Coordinator

Fierce Creatures

1997

As Stunt Coordinator

Edge of Tomorrow

2014

As Stunt Coordinator

Men in Black 3

2012

As Stunt Coordinator

The Island

2005

As Stunts

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

1991

As Stunt Double

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

2019

As Stunt Coordinator

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

1994

As Stunt Coordinator

Aliens

1986

As Stunts

Robin Hood

2018

As Stunt Coordinator

Funny Bones

1995

As Stunt Coordinator

Hancock

2008

As Stunt Coordinator

Alien³

1992

As Stunts

The Last Vampyre

1993

As Stunt Coordinator

X-Men: The Last Stand

2006

As Stunt Coordinator

World War Z

2013

As Stunt Coordinator

Infinite

2021

As Stunt Coordinator

Elizabeth

1998

As Stunts

Dolittle

2020

As Stunt Coordinator

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

2001

As Stunt Coordinator

Jumper

2008

As Second Unit Director

Dolittle

2020

As Second Unit Director

Edge of Tomorrow

2014

As Second Unit Director

Men in Black 3

2012

As Second Unit Director

Surrogates

2009

As Second Unit Director

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

2003

As Second Unit Director

Troy

2004

As Second Unit Director

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

2005

As Second Unit Director

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

2019

As Second Unit Director

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

2019

As Second Unit Director

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

2016

As Second Unit Director

Bedtime Stories

2008

As Second Unit Director

Chaos Walking

2021

As Second Unit Director

Stardust

2007

As Second Unit Director

Robin Hood

2018

As Second Unit Director

The Huntsman: Winter's War

2016

As Second Unit Director

X-Men: The Last Stand

2006

As Second Unit Director

World War Z

2013

As Second Unit Director

Infinite

2021

As Second Unit Director

Hancock

2008

As Second Unit Director

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

2001

As Second Unit Director

Jumper

2008

As Producer

Jumper

2008

As Associate Producer

In the Land of Blood and Honey

2011

As Associate Producer

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