Kev McCurdy

Equity Registered Fight Director – A.P.C Stage Combat tutor – Action Performer – Actor

QUALIFICATIONS:

Professional Fight Director recognised by Equity Actors Association

Stage combat tutor recognised by The National Council for Drama Training, The Academy of Performance Combat, The International Order of The Sword and The Pen (USA), The Nordic Stage Combat Society

Academy of Performance Combat Examiner

British Academy of Fencing awards in ‘Sabre‘ 1,2,3,4

British Academy of Fencing awards in ‘Foil‘ 1,2,3,4,5

1st Dan Tae-Kwon-do (International Tae-Kwon-Do Federation Wales)

1st Dan Kickboxing (Combat Kickboxing Association Wales)

Capoeira Corda Azul (Beribazu Internationale)

SPECIALIST AREAS:

Swordplay:  of different styles and eras (Rapier, sabre, foil, broadsword (single / hand and a half / double handed), Roman Gladius, Katana, Sword and shield, Case of Rapiers, Rapier and Companion: Cloak, Buckler, Lantern, Gauntlet)

Knife fighting: Knowledge formed from UK and USA army styles incorporating rapid attacks, strikes, takedowns, stealth kills, anatomy work, sparring

Hand to hand: 1v1, wrestling, MMA, streetfighting styles, mass attacks

Martial arts: (knowledge of Tae-Kwon-Do, kickboxing, feng shou kung fu, Tai Chi Chuan Yang Style, Capoeira, Muay Thai, Judo)

Physical movement: Rolls (forward, backward, side, diving), impact work, falls (front, back, side. All with breakfalls)

TEACHING:

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (Fight Master 2005 to present)

Academy of Musical Theatre Wales (2005 – 2008)

Coleg Glan Hafren Wales (2001 – 2002)

Crosskeys College Wales (2001 – 2005)

Ystrad Mynach College Wales (2000 – 2001)

Cygnet Theatre School Exeter (2000 – 2001)

The Bridge theatre Training Co London (1994 – 2004)

The Oxford School of Drama (1995 – 2005)

Arden School of Theatre Manchester (cover) (1994 / 95 / 96)

Manchester polytechnic (cover tutor) (1994 / 95 / 96)

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (cover tutor) (1994)

LIVE ACTION FIGHT DISPLAYS:

Deloittes Executive dinner celebration, RWCMD, Cardiff 2012

BUFD conference RWCMD, Cardiff 2012

Doctor Who “INVASION” convention, London 2006

ActorsWorkshop 5th Birthday celebration, Cardiff 2006

HRH Prince Charles visit @ Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff 2006

A Night Out with James Bond sponsored by Vodaphone, Cardiff 2001

Action Night @ The Banff Centre, Canada 2000

A Night of Comedic Swashbuckling @ Aston Hall, Birmingham 1993

Swashbuckling @ Warwick Castle, Warwick 1993

Welsh National Opera open day, Cardiff 1990

Grand opening of Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff 1990

TV, GAME and FILM FIGHT PERFORMANCE:

‘Blind Man’ (action double / stand in / co-ordinator for Mumford & Sons music video 2012)

‘Android’ (action performer & fight choreographer for ‘Alien Year Zero’ by SEGA)

‘Resistance Fighter’ (action performer “Being Human” BBC Wales & London 2011)

‘Marauder’ (fight sequence, “ Camelot (ep 9)” HBO 2010)

‘Guard’ and ‘Monk’, (Fight sequences, “Season of The Witch” 2009)

‘Van Helsing’ (action double, “Young Dracula” BBC Wales & London (2007)

‘Jake’ (fight sequence, “Four Stories High” BBC Wales 2006)

‘Sycorax Leader’ (fight sequence, “Dr Who Christmas Special” BBC Wales & London 2005)

‘Sid’ (fight sequence, “Pobol Y Cwm” S4C Wales 2004)

‘Bare knuckle boxer’ (fight sequence, “Pobol Y Cwm” S4C Wales 2004)

‘Kev’ (fight sequences, “Intergalactic Combat” (internet film) 2002/2003

‘Person in street’ (action performer, “Shelter campaign” BBC Wales 2002

‘Soldier’ (fight sequence, “Arthurs’ Dyke”, HTV Wales 2002

‘Villager / soldiers’ (fight sequences, “Jacobs Ladder” HTV Wales 2002)

FILM FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY:

‘John Carter of Mars’: Pixar/Walt Disney Pictures. Dir: Andrew Stanton

‘Season of The Witch’: Atlas Entertainment. Dir: Dominic Sena

‘Panic Button’: All2gether Productions. Dir: Chris Crow

‘Assassin in Love’: Granville Productions. Dir: Gareth Lewis

‘Elfie Hopkins and The Gammons’: Winstone Productions. Dir: Ryan Andrews

‘Hunky Dory’: HTV Wales. Dir: Marc Evans

‘Summer Scars’: Dir: Julian Richards

‘A Way of Life’: HTV Wales/ AWOL Films. Dir: Amma Assante

‘Life Translated‘: Visionary Films (Asia distribution). Dir: Agan

‘Tracey Beaker: The Movie of Me’: BBC Wales/London. Dir: Joss Agnew

‘Take Six Girls’: Mr Halloween Productions. Dir: Gary Boulton-Brown

‘Spiderboy’: Make A Wish Foundation. Dir; Gareth Bryn

‘Happy Hours’: Dir: Steve Sullivan

‘The Big I Am‘: Dir: Nic Auerbach

‘Four Stories High’: Crazy Hair Productions. Dir: Andrew Wickett

‘Sunny Side Up’: Fiction Factory. Dir: Simon Ludders

‘Intergalactic Combat’: Imaginary Films. Dir: Ray Brady

‘Arthurs’ Dyke’: Quirky Film & Television Ltd. Dir: Gerry Poulson

‘A Light In The City’: BBC Wales. Dir: Michael Bogdanov

MUSIC VIDEOS 2012-2013

                                             ‘The Lover of The Light’: Mumford And Sons. Dir: Idris Elba

PERFORMANCE CAPTURE 2012

                                             ‘Alien Year Zero’: SEGA @ Audiomotion Studios,Bristol. Director: Kate Saxon

TELEVISION FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY 2000 – 2013

(credits include):

‘Hinterland’ (ep 1,2,4). Directors: Rhys Powys, Gareth Bryn, Ed Thomas

‘Being Human’ (series 5 ep 1). Director Phil John

‘Teulu’ (series 3). Director: Rhys Powys

‘Pobol Y Cwm. S4C Wales. Director: Sian Boobier

‘Hollyoaks Late Nights’. Channel 4. Director: Alex Kalymnios

‘Switch’. ITV 2. Director: Tom Marshall

‘Little Man’. Iris Prize / BBC Wales. Director: Eldar Rapaport

‘RSB 6 Nations promo BBC Wales. Director: Phil Higginson

‘Baker Boys’: (Series 2) BBC Wales. Director: Gareth Bryn

‘Dr Who Xmas Special‘ BBC Wales / London. Director: James Hawes

‘Alys’ (series 2): S4C Wales. Director: Rhys Powys

‘Becoming Human’: BBC London / Wales. Director: Alex Kalymnios

‘Camelot’: HBO America. Director: Mikhael Salomon

‘Torchwood’: BBC Wales / London. Director: Brian Kelly

‘Stella’ (series 1): Sky 1. Director: Susan Tully

‘The Story of Tracey Beaker’: BBC Wales / London. Director: Lawrence Wilson

‘Colonial Gods’: BBC 2 Wales. Director: Dee Rees

‘Pobol Y Cwm’: S4C Wales. Director: Robin Rawlinson

‘First The Worst’: ‘It’s My Shout’ BBC Wales. Director: Stephen Hanks

‘Be A Man’: ‘It’s My Shout’ BBC Wales. Director: Keri Collins

‘Junior’: ‘It’s My Shout’ BBC Wales. Director: Ben Dodd

‘Teulu’ (series 1): S4C Wales. Director: Gareth Williams

‘Alys’ (series 1): S4C Wales. Director: Lee Haven – Jones

‘Gwaith Cartref’: S4C Wales. Director: Daffydd Palfrey

‘Pen Taler’: S4C Wales. Director: Gareth Bryn

THEATRE FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY 2000 – 2012

(credits include):

 

‘The Drowned Man’ Punchdrunk Theatre

‘Macbeth’ Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

‘Taming Of The Shrew’ Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

‘King Lear’ Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

‘Romeo & Juliet’ Shakespere’s Globe Theatre

‘The Awkward Turtle Flips The Bird!’ Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff

‘The Lower Depths’ RWCMD

‘A Vampire Story’ RWCMD

‘A Chorus of Disapproval’ RWCMD

‘The Urpington Camp!’ RWCMD

‘The DugOut’ The Tabacco Factory

‘The Birthday Party’ Royal Exchange Theatre

‘Brilliant Adventures’ Royal Exchange Theatre

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Royal Exchange Theatre

‘FACTS’ Finborough Theatre

‘Rape Of The Fair Country’ Clwyd Theatr Cymru

‘Hamlet’ Everyman Theatre

‘Fiesta’ Trafalgar Studios

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Royal Shakespeare Company

‘Tristan and Isolde’ Welsh National Opera UK tour

‘The Cunning Little Vixen’ Glyndebourne Opera

‘Barbarians’ Tooting Arts Theatre

‘The Rest is Silence’ DreamThinkSpeak

‘Julius Caesar’ Royal Shakespeare Company

‘Twelfth Night’ Royal Shakespeare Company

‘Comedy of Errors’ Royal Shakespeare Company

‘The Tempest’ Royal Shakespeare Company

‘The Maids’ Theatr Pena, Riverfront Theatre Newport

‘Romeo & Juliet’ Headlong Theatre

‘Horse Piss For Blood’ Plymouth Theatre Royal

‘Snookered’ UK tour / The Bush Theatre London

‘The Heart of Robin Hood’ Royal Shakespeare Company / Vesturport

‘Marat Sade’ Royal Shakespeare Company

‘Batman Live‘ World Arena Tour Warner Bros/DC Comics

‘Broken Glass‘ Tricycle Theatre / Vaudeville Theatre

‘Cause Celebre‘ The Old Vic Theatre

‘Treasure Island‘ Bristol Old Vic Theatre

‘The Frontline‘ Shakespeares’ Globe Theatre (World

Premiere)

‘The Bloody Ballard of Mary May’ Gagglebabble Theatre Company

‘The Story of Tom Jones’ Theatr Na N’og

‘Clynebourne Park’ RWCMD

‘Blood Wedding’ RWCMD

‘King Lear‘ The Bute Theatre Cardiff, RWCMD

‘Once A Catholic’ The Bute Theatre Cardiff, RWCMD

‘Dream Story‘ Gate Theatre Notting Hill (World Premiere)

‘The Passion‘ Port Talbot promenade performance S Wales

‘Electra‘ Gate Theatre Notting Hill

‘And I And Silence‘ Finborough Theatre (World Premiere)

‘Hamlet‘ Shakespeares’ Globe Theatre & Euro tour

‘Macbeth‘ Shakespeares’ Globe Theatre

‘As You Like It‘ Rose Theatre Kingston

‘Il Trovatore‘ Welsh National Opera & UK tour

‘Been So Long‘ Young Vic Theatre

‘Mogadishu‘ Royal Exchange / Lyric Hammersmith / UK tour

‘The Heretic‘ Royal Court Theatre

‘Die Fledermaus‘ Welsh National Opera

‘Our Countrys’ Good’ The Bute Theatre, Cardiff, RWCMD

‘The Country Wife‘ The Bute Theatre Cardiff, RWCMD

‘The Nativity‘ Royal Shakespeare Company

‘St George‘ Open House @ Royal Shakespeare Company

‘A Childs’ Christmas In Wales‘ Clwyd Theatre Cymru

‘Rude‘ The Rocking Chair, Cardiff

‘Dick Whittington‘ Treorchy Parc & Dare

‘Hitchcock Blonde‘ Chapter Arts Theatre Cardiff RWCMD

‘Dick Whittington‘ Harrogate Theatre

‘Summerfolk‘ The Bute Theatre Cardiff, RWCMD

‘The Tonypandy Riots‘ Spectacle Theatre, Llwynypia, Wales

‘Mammals‘ The Caird Theatre Cardiff RWCMD

‘Estate Hills‘ Oval Theatre, London

‘Bedlam‘ Shakespeares’ Globe Theatre

‘Gwlad Yr

Addewid‘ Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru

‘Rigoletto‘ Welsh National Opera

‘Mary Stuart‘ Chapter ‘Stwdio‘ RWCMD

‘Halt. Who

Goes There?‘ Theatr Na N’og UK tour

‘The Bankrupt Bride‘ Theatr Na N’og UK tour

‘Peter Pan‘ The Riverfront Theatre, Newport

‘Treasure Island‘ Rose Theatre Kingston

‘Festen‘ Clwyd Theatr Cymru

‘Woyzeck‘ Welsh National Opera

‘Great Expectations‘ Clwyd Theatr Cymru

‘Noises Off‘ Clywd Theatr Cymru

‘Macbeth‘ Royal Exchange Manchester

‘Romeo & Juliet‘ Bristol Old Vic Education tour

‘Suspension‘ Bristol Old Vic Studio

‘Quadrophenia‘ UK tour

‘Duchess of Malfi‘ Sherman Theatre Cymru

‘Helen‘ Shakespeares’ Globe Theatre

‘Troillus and

Cressida‘ Shakespeares’ Globe Theatre

‘Romeo & Juliet‘ Ludlow Open Air Theatre / Northcott

Theatre

‘Company‘ Southwark Playhouse Theatre

‘As You Like It‘ Shakespeares’ Globe Theatre