Timothy Tipping (born Tim Tipping;[1] February 13, 1958 – February 5, 1993),[2] better known as Tip Tipping, was an English film and television stuntman and actor who played Private Crowe in the 1986 film Aliens. Other notable films Tipping appeared in include Hamburger Hill (1987), Batman (1989), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) and several films in the James Bond and Indiana Jones series.

Tipping died on February 5, 1993, aged 34, in a parachuting accident at Brunton, near Alnwick, Northumberland, while filming for the BBC documentary series 999.[2] He is interred in the churchyard at the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Wadhurst, East Sussex.[3][4]


Year Title Notes
1982 Who Dares Wins Uncredited; with Alan Polonsky and Denise Ryan
1983 Octopussy Uncredited; with William H. Burton, Jr., Clive Curtis and Eddie Powell
Space Raiders Uncredited
Never Say Never Again Uncredited; with Clive Curtis and Eddie Powell
Krull Uncredited; with Nick Gillard and Eddie Powell
1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom With Denise Ryan
1985 Brazil With Clive Curtis and Ian Holm
My Beautiful Laundrette
Underworld With Phil Davis
Return to Oz
Lifeforce With John Lees and Denise Ryan
Death Wish 3 With Mac McDonald and Ricco Ross
Eleni With Denise Ryan
1986 Car Trouble
Rawhead Rex
1987 Hamburger Hill
1988 Consuming Passions
Space Riders
Buster With Ralph Brown, Vincenzo Nicoli and Eddie Powell
The Zero Option Uncredited
Willow With Simon Crane, Nick Gillard, Eddie Powell and Roy Scammell
1989 A Dry White Season With Mark Anthony Newman
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade With Simon Crane, Nick Gillard, Paul Maxwell and Eddie Powell
Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale
Batman With Carl Chase, Simon Crane, Clive Curtis, Christopher Fairbank, Leon Herbert, Mac McDonald, Mark Anthony Newman and Eddie Powell
1990 I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle
Bullseye! With Nick Gillard and Helen Horton
1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves With Simon Crane, Clive Curtis, Nick Gillard, Mark Anthony Newman, Eddie Powell, Denise Ryan and Michael Wincott
Advocates I
Let Him Have It
1992 Shining Through
Blue Ice With Simon Crane, Phil Davis and Ian Holm
1993 The Young Americans
Son of the Pink Panther With Robert Davi, Nick Gillard and Mark Anthony Newman


  • Tipping was a member of the SAS (Special Air Service, Britain's elite special forces regiment) before becoming an actor and stuntman.[5] SAS personnel were involved in training the Marine actors in Aliens so that they could convincingly portray soldiers on-screen.
  • Owing to the relatively small pool of talented stuntmen in Great Britain during the 1980s and early 1990s, Simon Crane, Clive Curtis, Nick Gillard, Mark Anthony Newman, Eddie Powell, Roy Scammell, Trevor Steedman and Tip Tipping often worked together on high-profile action films made in the UK during that time. Many of these films were shot at Pinewood Studios.
  • Tipping is one of few people to have worked on both the "official" Eon James Bond series and Warner Bros. competing 1983 Bond film Never Say Never Again.



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