His has been a life of cunning stunts - falling from the sky, jumping off cliffs, crashing motorbikes, rolling cars . Grant Page, one of the world's best and most fearless stuntmen, tells his extraordinary life story.
If you've watched an Australian film, TV show or ad during the past fifty years, chances are you've seen stuntman Grant Page - falling from the sky, jumping off cliffs, crashing motorbikes, rolling cars, hang-gliding over skyscrapers, or setting himself on fire. He's fearless, forensic and there's nothing he won't try - which makes him the go-to man for anyone wanting a spectacular explosion, a kick-arse fight or an edge-of-your-seat adrenaline rush.
Whether it's falling backwards from a great height on fire, sliding a motorbike under a rolling truck, standing in for Mel Gibson - or Shelley Winters! - or mixing it with the maddest and baddest stars and stunties the film industry can offer, Grant's seen and done it all, and had a wild old time along the way. Strap yourself in for the funniest, most outrageous ride of your life as Man on Fire catapults you into the heart of the action.
'Grant is the guy you get to dodge the cars, slide down the cliff on fire, jump in the water and fight the shark. . . He's the kind of guy who just blocks out pain for as long as necessary. It'll hurt later.' - Brian Trenchard-Smith, director
'The most fearless man I've ever met.' - Stacy Keach, actor
'He was gonzo, just . whacked. In America you just call that insane. He's still alive? That's a miracle right there!' - Jamie Lee-Curtis, actor
Grant Page is one of Australia's best stuntmen. With more than 50 years in the film industry, he has over 200 credits to his name. Page was the stunt coordinator for the Australian action movies The Man From Hong Kong and Mad Max, as well as other Australian and overseas films including the cult horror flick Deathship, The Island with Michael Caine and City on Fire with Shelley Winters, Henry Fonda and Ava Gardner. He also starred in the 1970s Australian TV series Danger Freaks and more recently in the 2008 documentary, Not Quite Hollywood. Steve Wright was born in London in 1951. He first came to Australia in 1972 and settled in Sydney in 1980 where he has worked as a writer since 1983. His books include the detective stories: 'Love, Avalon', 'A Drop In The Ocean', 'A Break In The Traffic'; and his comic novel, The Life Of Riley. He has written a lot of television including Rafferty' s Rules, Police Rescue, Mortified and Stringer, which he also co-created.
Biography & Autobiography
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