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SKYFALL


Skyfall: it’s dark and cold. We are working nights somewhere in East London under stark moonlight, which does little to take the edge off. I’m with the James Bond stunt crew, probably the best team of daredevils in the world, with the rare privilege of taking on the ballistic driving sequences for which Daniel Craig is literally uninsurable. Over the next five months we will circle the globe from the highways of Shanghai to the Scottish Highlands and the gritty streets of Istanbul

The first shot is a pickup of Bond spiriting M away in his 1964 Aston Martin DB5. I swallow hard as my eyes absorb the metallic grey torpedo sitting in Bond’s oil-stained lockup. Director Sam Mendes and Daniel lean against the garage wall in deep discussion while staring longingly at the machine.

Check out the Full Skyfall Story and read all about my role in what could be the best Bond film ever.

 

Film & TV

Precision Driving

We provide precision drivers and seasoned stunt co-ordinators for Commercial films and TV shows worldwide under SAG affiliation. In the past year alone we have worked on commercials for Dunlop, Volvo, Nissan, GM and Audi.

When it comes to precision driving – the art of inch perfect maneuvers – only the best will do. In the words of a Top Gear producer if you want a man who can hit a 20pence piece every time, on time – Ben is your man.

We consult with producers at each stage of the filming process from initial planning and risk assessments to the co-ordination of the action, ensuring that the final product is as stunning as its conception on the storyboard.

Our team of dedicated professionals is widely regarded as the best in the world. We believe that creativity, attention to detail and hard work are the secrets to success. Our credits cover two decades and numerous productions; ranging from the BBC’s BAFTA and Emmy winning TV Show “Top Gear” to James Bond, for which Ben was nominated for a Taurus Stunt Award.

Ben Collins earned his spurs as a racing driver and proved to be both a race winner and record breaker in his very first season in 1994. Since then he has won races in every form of circuit racing including NASCAR where he was crowned European Champion, and the Le Mans 24 Hour endurance series where Ben recently clinched the Title with Team RML.

“The Bathurst V8 Touring Car race is like a Precision Driving showcase – you commit to speeds of up to 186mph, with your wing mirrors scratching the walls and a light touch on the steering. It’s the hairiest place in the world.”

For 8 years Ben Collins led a double life, not just as Top Gear’s uber-driver “The Stig”, but as the Stunt Driving Co-Ordinator behind all the chases, races and stunts on the award winning TV Show. From Bendy Bus racing to catching a Parachutist in the back of a Mercedes, and not to forget Car Football – Ben has been there and done that.

YOUTUBE LINKS:

Parachute Challenge: www.youtube.com
Car Football: www.youtube.com
Bus Racing: www.youtube.com

On camera Ben has presented numerous shows from Fifth Gear (PHOTO) to Sky Sports and is currently resident on TVN Turbo’s Automaniak.

Film

We supply precision drivers, riders and vehicle technicians to the film industry and our team is covered by comprehensive Public Liability insurance. We cover every aspect of capture from precision driving to vehicle tracking, background action and the heavy hitting stunts. Our technicians have experience spanning Formula One, Rallying and Endurance competition.

Here are a few places you might see us:

James Bond “Skyfall”
Batman, “The Dark Knight Rises”
“John Carter of Mars”
“Johnny English Reborn”
James Bond “The Quantum of Solace”

www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2098912/Daniel-Craig-gets-wheel-James-Bonds-traditional-Aston-Martin.html

Live Shows

We handle the creative development of live driving sequences and the choreography for major motor shows, live events and corporate launches.

Our spine tingling sequences have been viewed by millions of spectators around the world. Ben joined Top Gear Live during its inception and as lead driver was able to shape the multi-car spectacle that continues to enthrall audiences today. The Ben Collins driving team continues to thrill and entertain in arenas around the world.

Our high-octane high-jinks include high speed drifting and near misses, jumps, two-wheeling (aka skiing) and the usual array of precision j-turns, hand brake pulling and sacrificial tyre burning. Some call it car ballet, others say it’s a Gym-Kha-Na, we just call it our business.

News

Ben Collins Joins GRR as Chief Road Tester!

Posted by: Ben Collins · 19.01.16 | 8:37 am
Goodwood Road & Racing logo

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be joining Goodwood Road & Racing (GRR) as their Chief Road Tester. In this role, I’ll be reviewing the most… [Read]

Paddock Ignition! Event in Marin County, California

Posted by: Ben Collins · 14.01.16 | 6:32 pm
Paddock Ignition!

I’m delighted to have been invited to the inaugural Paddock Ignition! event, which takes place on 27 February 2016 in Marlin County, California. As the press… [Read]

AlcoDigital Partnership

Posted by: Ben Collins · 07.04.15 | 7:30 pm
Ben Collins AlcoDigital Partnership

The Gadget Show Live, now in its seventh year, is an opportunity for brands big and small to showcase consumer electronics new to the market… [Read]

Films & TV

SKYFALL

Posted by: olijames · 11.11.12 | 8:46 pmSKYFALL - Official Trailer

Skyfall: it’s dark and cold. We are working nights somewhere in East London under stark moonlight, which does little to take the edge off. I’m… [Read]

The Dark Knight Rises

Posted by: olijames · 11.10.12 | 2:29 pmThe Dark Knight Rises - Official Trailer #3 [HD]

Words like epic fall short in describing my experience as part of Chris Nolan’s stunt crew for the final installment of his Batman trilogy. No… [Read]

Stig drifting

Posted by: Ben Collins · 03.09.12 | 9:54 pmTHE STIG - DRIFTING

Watch the STIG drifting a Vauxhall Monaro on a wet track. Fans of the show, or even just of the STIG will love this!!!

Dunlop Behind Scenes

Posted by: Ben Collins · 03.09.12 | 9:52 pmStreet Response challenge - the exclusive making-of

Find more great driving and behind-the-scenes video clips on the official Dunlop Inside Racing channel: www.youtube.com Watch in this clip the exclusive making-of feature of… [Read]

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