An ususual job.

Lee, have you always wanted to be a stuntman?
Yes! When I was eight or nine years old, I watched all the action films on TV and I thought: “This is what I'd love to do!” I left school at fifteen to join a circus. That was an excellent experience.

What training have you had?
Well, in Britain, to become a stuntman, you have to practise six sports, including a fighting sport. I took karate, trampolining, swimming, horse-riding, scuba-diving and springboard-diving.

How many films have you been in?
I've been in more than thirty films. I've worked in the first Batman films and in some very popular films like Batman and Indiana Jones and the last crusade, or Frankenstein.

Have you doubled famous actors?
Yes, I've doubled Michael Douglas, Tom Cruise...

Have you ever had an accident?
Nothing serious. We have equipment to protect us. The important thing is to calculate the risk. In Interview with a vampire for example, I was in a coffin and I was set on fire. I had exactly fifteen seconds to get out of the coffin and fall down the stairs before I started to burn for real.

What is your worst memory?
When I played a drowning man for a TV show. It was in March and I had to swim out in the North Sea. Believe me, it was freezing. That was one of my most unpleasant stunts!

What qualities do you need to be a successful stunt artist?
Intelligence, courage, common sense. But first of all, you have to be able to stay calm under all circumstances.