Rick English Talks Kingsman Stunts- with movie clips

Rick English talks KINGSMAN stunts – with movie clips!  Rick joins Dan and Tom on their show Cracking the Code of Spy Movies.   Along the way, we play clips of the action that Rick describes. Rick is the award-winning stunt performer who doubled Colin Firth in the first two KINGSMAN movies.  He’s been doing stunts in movies for over 23 years.

RICK’S ROLE AS A DOUBLE

So, what is it like to double a star? How much of the stunt work did Colin Firth do, versus Rick? Was Rick hurt doing any of the stunts?  What is the role of wirework in his scenes? How many cuts did the church fight scene take? What is it like to jump out a window ahead of an explosion? How did they get the character Whiskey into the meat grinder in KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE? Finally, what is an antitragus?

Rick talks about these issues while focusing on the church fight and the bar fight (manners maketh man) in KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE.

HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE GAME

We also discuss how new facial recognition and replacement technologies popped up on the market just before this movie was made.  That meant that the way he had to film these scenes was different than he’d experienced in the past.  Listen to find out how. It is fascinating to hear how technology is changing the filming of stunts.

Plus, Tom talks about how watching the church fight scene frame-by-frame helped him to identify some of the places where facial replacement was used.  Don’t worry, we don’t go through it frame-by-frame here. But, once you listen, if you watch that scene, you may be able to pick up a few of these replacements as well.

This episode helps the moviegoer understand the role of the stunt performer and how they are used. Rick explains some of the techniques they used for some of the specific stunts.

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Rick English talks spy movie stunts!

Rick English talks spy movie stunts with Dan and Tom on their show Cracking the Code of Spy Movies.  If you’ve seen at least three spy or action movies in the last two decades, you’ve likely seen Rick’s work in at least one of them.

Rick is an award-winning stunt performer who has been involved with the James Bond, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, BATMAN, and KINGSMAN franchises.   He was also in INCEPTION, The 355, FAST AND FURIOUS, and many more movies over his 20+ year career.

In this episode we discuss some of scenes from some the movies he’s worked on (Including CASINO ROYALE, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT, BOURNE ULTIMATUM, JASON BOURNE, INCEPTION, and more.)

Among the topics we discuss, Rick tells us how the stunt performer business works, how the motorcycle crash stunt he did in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION was done, how they did the zero-gravity hallway fight in INCEPTION, and what he wants from a stunt coordinator.  Listen to find out more. We find it fascinating how they do these things and what can be planned and what can’t. His explanation of that motorcycle crash was quite eye-opening.

This episode helps the moviegoer understand the role of the stunt performer and how they are used. Rick explains some of the techniques they used for some of the specific stunts.  After listening, you’ll understand why he’s won so many awards.

Our next episode will also be with Rick English.  He will tell us all about the stunts in the KINGSMAN series, including the church fight scene and the meat grinder.

You can check out all of our CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or our website.

Ideas/Comments? Info@cracking-the-code-of-spy-movies.com 

You can watch this video on this page or on our YouTube channel.

Rick English Talks KINGSMAN stunts

Podcast Episode

Rick English Talks KINGSMAN stunts

Rick English talks KINGSMAN stunts with Dan and Tom. Rick is the award-winning stunt performer who doubled Colin Firth in the series.

Rick English talks KINGSMAN stunts with Dan and Tom on their show Cracking the Code of Spy Movies.  Rick is the award-winning stunt performer who doubled Colin Firth in the first two KINGSMAN movies.  He’s been doing stunts in movies for over 23 years. 

RICK’S ROLE AS A DOUBLE

So, what is it like to double a star? How much of the stunt work did Colin Firth do, versus Rick? Was Rick hurt doing any of the stunts?  What is the role of wirework in his scenes? How many cuts did the church fight scene take? What is it like to jump out a window ahead of an explosion? How did they get the character Whiskey into the meat grinder in KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE? Finally, what is an antitragus?

Rick talks about these issues while focusing on the church fight and the bar fight (manners maketh man) in KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE.

HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE GAME

We also discuss how new facial recognition and replacement technologies popped up on the market just before this movie was made.  That meant that the way he had to film these scenes was different than he’d experienced in the past.  Listen to find out how. It is fascinating to hear how technology is changing the filming of stunts.

Plus, Tom talks about how watching the church fight scene frame-by-frame helped him to identify some of the places where facial replacement was used.  Don’t worry, we don’t go through it frame-by-frame here. But, once you listen, if you watch that scene, you may be able to pick up a few of these replacements as well.

This episode helps the moviegoer understand the role of the stunt performer and how they are used. Rick explains some of the techniques they used for some of the specific stunts.

FIND MORE EPISODES

You can check out all of our podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or our website. Our channel name is CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES. 

Ideas/Comments? Info@spymovienavigator.com

Webpage:  https://bit.ly/47vaXQT

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Rick English stunt performer on MI, James Bond, Kingsman, and more

Award-winning stunt performer Rick English talks spy movie stunts with Dan and Tom. Rick has worked on all of the big spy movie franchises.

Rick English stunt performer talks spy movie stunts with Dan and Tom on their show Cracking the Code of Spy Movies.  If you’ve seen at least three spy or action movies in the last two decades, you’ve likely seen Rick’s work in at least one of them.  

Rick is an award-winning stunt performer who has been involved with the James Bond, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, BATMAN, and KINGSMAN franchises.   He was also in INCEPTION, The 355, FAST AND FURIOUS, and many more movies over his 20+ year career. 

In this episode we discuss some of scenes from some the movies he’s worked on (Including CASINO ROYALE, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT, BOURNE ULTIMATUM, JASON BOURNE, INCEPTION, and more.)  

Among the topics we discuss, Rick tells us how the stunt performer business works, how the motorcycle crash stunt he did in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION was done, and he tells how they did the zero-gravity hallway fight in INCEPTION, what he wants from a stunt coordinator.  Listen to find out how. It is fascinating how they do these things and what can be planned and what can’t. His explanation of that motorcycle crash was quite eye-opening.  

This episode helps the moviegoer understand the role of the stunt performer and how they are used. Rick explains some of the techniques they used for some of the specific stunts.  After listening, you’ll understand why he’s won so many awards. 

Our next episode will also be with Rick English.  He will tell us all about the stunts in the KINGSMAN series, including the church fight scene and the meat grinder. 

You can check out all of our CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or our website

Ideas/Comments? info@spymovienavigator.com

Webpage:  https://bit.ly/3MSue6n

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The third Kingsman movie, The King’s Man was released in 2021. It was a departure from the first two Kingsman movies in that it was a prequel.

The King’s Man takes us back to the creation of the Kingsman organization.  It mixes in real people in clever ways, not always historically accurate.   Rhys Ifans steals the movie playing Grigori Rasputin. Charles Dance plays Horatio Kitchener.  Tom Hollander plays 3 real-world related historical figures: King George, Kaiser Wilhelm, and Tsar Nicholas.

The King’s Man stars Ralph Fiennes as Orlando Oxford.  Matthew Goode plays the role of Morton.  Rounding out the main characters are Djimon Hounsou, Gemma Arterton,  and Harris Dickinson.

The main plot is wartime related.  Oxford needs to foil a plot by some very evil people known as “The Flock”.  They want to wipe out millions by pitting Germany, Russia, and Britain.  This explains Tom Hollanders roles as he plays the heads of all three countries.  Oxford creates a team to help him stop “The Flock” and in the process, create Kingsman.


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The first Kingsman movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service, was released in 2014.  It features actor Taron Egerton portraying Eggsy Unwin, a brash young man who gets into trouble.

Eggsy  is rescued by Kingsman agent Harry Hart, played by Colin Firth.   As part of the rescue, Harry turns Eggsy into a Kingsman, complete with a bespoke suit.

Michael Caine plays Chester King who is the head of the Kingsman.

Eggsy’s first mission requires him to counter the maniacal Richmond Valentine.   Eggsy has the help of fellow Kingsman agents Merlin, played by Mark Strong and Roxy, played by Sophie Cookson.


Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The second Kingsman movie, Kingsman: The Golden Circle was released in 2017.  It again features actor Taron Egerton portraying Eggsy Unwin who is still a Kingsman.

After a series of unfortunate events, Merlin and Eggsy must go to the United States to track down an ally, in the form of a sister organization.

In the process, they find out something every interesting about Harry Hart, who they saw get shot in the head in Kingsman: The Secret Service.  We also see the use of a virus with the need of an antidote, similar to the concept in Mission: Impossible II.

Julianne Moore plays the villain, named Poppy.  Pedro Pascal, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Channing Tatum and Elton John all have key roles in this movie.


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Here, in our Kingsman section we dive into the Kingsman series of movies!  

We will look at each movie, analyze it, and offer some insights and how scenes in the movie relate to scenes in other spy movies, prior to and after the particular movie we are working with.

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NO SPOILERS!

Intrigue, honor, duty, violence, poisons, World War I, upper-class privilege, Rasputin and other real-world people, a sinister organization, a cool airplane stunt, and an awesome mountain goat are some of the things that make up the origination movie, The King’s Man.

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Exploding heads, prosthetics that cut, halo dives, and Samuel Jackson playing a deranged megalomaniac. We’ll look at all of these and more as we are Cracking the Code of the influences of the 2014 movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Dan and Tom look at 79 influences for the movie The Kingsman: Secret Service and examine key scenes!  The Knights of the Round Table?  Toasting Dead Agents? Disney’s Haunted Mansion? Dart Watches? And lots more!

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  • Pulp Fiction – Captain Koons give Butch the watch
  • Star Wars – multiple influences
  • Prosthetic Blades
  • Huntsman Tailor Shop
  • Lock & Co. Hatters
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – multiple influences
  • Mission: Impossible II – The use of bioweapons
  • No Time To Die – multiple influences
  • Pygmalion – metamorphisis
  • And More …

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Rick English talks KINGSMAN stunts with Dan and Tom. Rick is the award-winning stunt performer who doubled Colin Firth in the series.

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