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Clive Curtis
Clive Curtis
Biographical information
Birth name
Born
Died
First credit World of Sport (1964)
Further information
Link(s) IMDb

Clive Curtis is a stunt performer, stunt coordinator[1] and actor who was Ricco Ross' stunt double as Private Frost in the 1986 film Aliens.[2][3] Curtis was also Yaphet Kotto's stunt double as Parker in the 1979 film Alien, although his scenes were cut from the final film.[4] Other notable films Curtis has appeared in include Superman II (1980), Batman (1989), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011) and several films in the James Bond series.[5]

Alien franchise creditsEdit

Parker (stunt double)Edit

Frost (stunt double)Edit

Other creditsEdit

  • The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
  • The Wild Geese (1978)
  • Escape to Athena (1979)
  • Superman II (1980)
  • For Your Eyes Only (1981)
  • An America Werewolf in London (1981)
  • Outland (1981)
  • Octopussy (1983)
  • Superman III (1983)
  • Never Say Never Again (1983)
  • Top Secret! (1984)
  • Sheena (1984)
  • Water (1985)
  • Spies Like Us (1985)
  • Brazil (1985)
  • A View to a Kill (1985)
  • Good Morning Vietnam (1987)
  • Batman (1989)
  • Riff-Raff (1991)
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
  • Young Soul Rebels (1991)
  • The Runner (1992)
  • The Crying Game (1992)
  • In the Name of the Father (1993)
  • Shallow Grave (1994)
  • Captives (1994)
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
  • Shopping (1994)
  • Hollow Reed (1996)
  • My Son the Fanatic (1997)
  • The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)
  • Shooting Fish (1997)
  • Speak Like a Child (1998)
  • Simon Magnus (1999)
  • Shiner (2000)
  • Thunderbirds (2004)
  • Manderlay (2004)
  • Sahara (2005)
  • Brothers of the Head (2005)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part II (2011)
  • Skyfall (2012)
  • Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

WorkEdit

AlienEdit

The end sequence of the film was to be a big fight scene between the Alien and Yaphet Kotto as Parker, whom Curtis doubled for. However, after shooting the sequence, the "powers to be" decided not to use it for fear of upstaging the image of the Chestburster bursting from Kane's chest, thus it was not used.

AliensEdit

When Curtis was offered the job on Aliens, it was a job he very much wanted to do and he felt totally comfortable with what was required of him as he had done fire jobs before. Curtis was on set for about a week before he did his job, thus feeling like "a part of the team." Curtis found the camaraderie on set "to be absolutely magical." and thought that "We had a wonderful team of people."

According to call sheet number 6, Curtis was responsible for the fire stunt (Sc. 92) filmed on October 7, 1985, which Curtis said he "could foresee it would look spectacular,". For the stunt, Curtis did not wear a breathing apparatus, but wore a fire suit with the costume on top. He was set alight then had to find his way (acting all the time) completely blinded by the flames and not breathing for about 15 feet before hitting the railing which stood about 3-4 feet in height before falling approximately 8 feet on to the section to be put out by his colleagues. According to Curtis, "If my memory serves me right, I do believe we had either two or three takes."

GalleryEdit

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.clivecurtis.co.uk/profile.htm
  2. http://aliensarchive.tripod.com/aliens/interviews/clivecurtis.html
  3. http://www.yourprops.com/Original-Call-Sheet-original-production-material-Aliens-1986-YP30282.html
  4. http://avp.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:Toa_Quarax/Clive_Curtis_Email
  5. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0193297/

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