Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, UK
Biography and career[edit | edit source]
Justin Pearson was born in Shrewsbury, England. His family was into the horse business, so Justin developed an interest in the equestrian. During his childhood and teen years, he was involved in show jumping and mounted games. As he grew up, Pearson represented England on several occasions becoming British Champion in 1995 and Reserve World Champion in 2004.
When he was 18 years old, Pearson auditioned for a professional medieval jousting team. He became part of the group and ended up touring around the world in Europe, Asia, and Russia. Eventually, Pearson formed the Knights of the Damned Jousting Team, an award-winning, modern day jousting stunt troupe. With this experience, he filed for the British Stunt Register.
Through his career as a stunt performer, Pearson has worked in over 200 television and film productions. Some of the films in which he has worked are Kick-Ass, Wonder Woman, Bohemian Rhapsody, and RED 2. Pearson has also worked on several films from notable franchises like Harry Potter, Star Wars, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the James Bond franchise. He has doubled for notable actors like Billy Zane, Mark Bonnar, Kevin Costner, Sean Bean, and Christopher Eccleston.
Pearson is also a boxer, training and fighting regularly with WBF World Title Challenger, Roddy Doran and Doran Boxing Promotions.
24 credits[edit | edit source]
- "Day 9: 3:00pm-4:00pm" (uncredited)
Selected stunt filmography[edit | edit source]
- Rocketman (2019)
- Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
- Wonder Woman (2017)
- London Has Fallen (2016)
- Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
- Skyfall (2012)
- Kick-Ass (2010)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
- Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)