Nick Gillard is an English stunt performer and stunt coordinator who was one of the performers inside the Queen animatronic in the 1986 film Aliens[1] and played a prisoner in the 1992 film Alien3,[2] although he was not credited for these roles. Other notable films Gillard has appeared in include Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), The Three Musketeers (1993) and several films in the James Bond and Star Wars series.

Gillard holds the world record for the longest burning man stunt, a record he set while filming Alien3.[3] The stunt, which takes place during the quinitricetyline explosion, involved him being set alight for over two minutes, during which time he had to refrain from breathing completely. More recently, he has achieved recognition for his role as the fight choreographer behind the lightsaber duels in the Star Wars prequel trilogy,[4] a role that has earned him the nickname "The Swordmaster" among fans of the franchise.[5]


Year Title Notes
1977 The Spy Who Loved Me Uncredited; with Clive Curtis, Eddie Powell and Roy Scammell
1981 For Your Eyes Only Uncredited; with Clive Curtis, Charles Dance, John Lees, Eddie Powell and Roy Scammell
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Uncredited
1983 Krull Uncredited; with Eddie Powell and Tip Tipping
1984 Scream for Help
1985 Restless Natives
The Bride With Carl Chase
Murder Elite
Legend With Eddie Powell, directed by Ridley Scott
Christmas Present
1986 Aliens Uncredited
1987 Empire of the Sun With Paul McGann
The Living Daylights With Simon Crane and Eddie Powell
1988 Amsterdamned With Simon Crane
The Beast
Dream Demon
Willow With Simon Crane, Eddie Powell, Roy Scammell and Tip Tipping
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade With Simon Crane, Paul Maxwell, Eddie Powell and Tip Tipping
Henry V Uncredited; with Ian Holm adn Danny Webb
1990 King of the Wind
1871 With Dominique Pinon
Bullseye! With Helen Horton and Tip Tipping
Frankenstein Unbound With John Hurt
1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves With Simon Crane, Clive Curtis, Mark Anthony Newman, Eddie Powell, Denise Ryan, Tip Tipping and Michael Wincott
Young Soul Rebels With Clive Curtis and Mark Anthony Newman
Company Business With Louis Eppolito
Under Suspicion
1992 Double X: The Name of the Game With Leon Herbert
Far and Away
1492: Conquest of Paradise With Sigourney Weaver and Michael Wincott, directed by Ridley Scott
1993 Son of the Pink Panther With Robert Davi, Mark Anthony Newman and Tip Tipping
The Tree Musketeers With Simon Crane, Vladimir "Furdo" Furdik, John Lees, Paul McGann and Michael Wincott
1994 Being Human
Black Beauty
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
1995 The Darkening
Rob Roy With John Hurt and Trevor Steedman
Judge Dredd With Ewen Bremner, Mark Anthony Newman and James Remar
Waterworld With William H. Burton, Jr.
Nothing Personal
GoldenEye Uncredited, with Simon Crane, Roy Scammell and Trevor Steedman
1996 The Wind in the Willows
Twelfth Night or What You Will
1997 Seven Years in Tibet
Tomorrow Never Dies Uncredited; with Al Matthews, Eoin McCarthy, Mark Anthony Newman, Colin Salmon, C. C. Smiff and Trevor Steedman
1999 Plunkett & Macleane With Tommy Flanagan, Mark Anthony Newman and C. C. Smiff
Notting Hill
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace With Ralph Brown and Mark Anthony Newman
Sleepy Hollow With Peter Guinness and C. C. Smiff
2000 Shaft With Dan Hedaya
2001 Buffalo Soldiers With Idris Elba and Mark Anthony Newman
2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Reign of Fire With C. C. Smiff
Dirty Pretty Things With Deobia Oparei and Benedict Wong
2003 Cheeky
2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith With Goran D. Kleut
2008 Wanted With Kristen Hager and Henry Kingi
2010 Tamara Drewe
2012 Wrath of the Titans
2013 The Fold
2014 Vampire Academy Uncredited