Brad Allan

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Brad Allan
Born Bradley James Allan
(1973-02-14) 14 February 1973 (age 41)
Melbourne, Australia
Other names Bai-Hu (White Tiger)
Bradley Allan
Bradley James Allan
Occupation Action choreographer, Actor, Stuntman, Assistant Director, choreographer, stunt co-ordinator, martial artist
Years active 1994–present
Awards

1 Won (World Stunt Awards)
3 Nominated ([[Screen Actor

s Guild Awards]])

Bradley James Allan (born in 14 February 1973, Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian martial artist, action choreographer, actor and stunt performer. He worked in the Hong Kong film industry as a member of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team and now choreographs action scenes in Hollywood films.

Biography[edit]

Brad Allan began boxing training around age of 10, moving to karate couple years later at age of 13. Allan studied Wushu and Gymnastics from the age of 14, spending two years learning under Beijing Wushu Team members Liang Chang-xing and Tang Lai-wei, compatriots of actor Jet Li.[1] He is also trained in number of martial arts including karate, aikido, Hapkido, Taekwondo, Wing Chun, boxing and kickboxing. He later spent time at the Shanghai Institute of Sport and learned Mandarin. In 1993, he made his first film appearance in the unofficial sequel film Drunken Master III, after which, he returned to Australia. He briefly joined the Australian stunt team New Generation Stunts

He appeared in the Australian team at the 4th World Wushu Championships in Rome, in November 1997.[2] Later that year, he heard Jackie Chan was filming Mr. Nice Guy in Melbourne and knew some of the Australian crew. He was invited to demonstrate his martial arts style for action director Cho Wing. Allan made a brief appearance in the film and was signed for a role in Chan's next Hong Kong film, Who am I? (1998), where he would double for Ron Smoorenburg and Michelle Ferre. He was subsequently invited to join Chan's stunt team, 'Sing ga ban', as their first non-Asian member.[1] Allan progressed through the stunt team, and ultimately became team leader.

In the 2000s, in addition to being a member of Chan's stunt team, Allan gained action choreography / direction roles in major Hollywood films including The Chronicles of Riddick and Hellboy II: The Golden Army.[3]

In 2010 Allan teamed up with British director Edgar Wright for the making of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World as second unit director. Allan and his team again teamed up with Wright in 2011 and 2012 for Cuban Fury and The Worlds End, respectively. He is currently working on the Marvel film Ant-Man, due to be released on July 2015.

Filmography[edit]

Television and Other Work[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Our Deal Stunt coordinator music video director-Drew Barrymore
2002 Mutant X Computer Sparring Partner (uncredited) Episode: Interface
2000 Saturday Night Live Opening Monologue Thug (uncredited) Episode: Jackie Chan/Kid Rock
1999 Noah's ark Stuntman and Stuntdouble TV series Hallmark Entertainment
1999 Thunderstone Stuntdouble Shiff Productions
1998 Raw FM Jack ABC TV series (Australian TV)
1998 Good Guys/Bad Guys Driver Le Mesurier Films (Australian TV)

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Drunken Master III Foreigner on bus uncredited
1995 Deep Shit Stunts Director-Morgan Evans
1997 Mr. Nice Guy Stunt performer uncredited
1998 Who Am I? as Bradley Allan
Hot War uncredited
1999 Gorgeous actor
Gen-X Cops credited
Jackie Chan: My Stunts
2000 Shanghai Noon Assistant fight choreographer
Saturday Night Live Stunt performer uncredited
2001 The Accidental Spy Stunt performer
Stunt co-ordinator
as Bradley James Allen
Rush Hour 2 Stunt performer as Bradley James Allan
2002 The Tuxedo Stunt performer
2003 Shanghai Knights Stunt performer
Action choreographer
uncredited (S.P.)
The Medallion Stunt performer as Bradley James Allan
Peter Pan Fight co-ordinator
2004 New Police Story Stunt choreographer
The Chronicles of Riddick Stunt co-ordinator
2005 The Pacifier Stunt performer
Fight choreographer
uncredited (S.P.)
2006 Eragon Stunt rigger
2007 Rush Hour 3 Stunt co-ordinator as Bradley James Allan
2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army Action director
Stunt co-ordinator
Bedtime Stories Action choreographer
2009 Ninja Assassin Stunt performer
A Christmas Carol Stunts Director Robert Zemeckis
Avatar Stunts uncredited Director James Cameron
2010 Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief Stunts uncredited Director Chris Columbus
Kick-Ass Stunt co-ordinator Director Matthew Vaughn
2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street Fight choreographer Director Samuel Bayer
2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Stunt co-ordinator
2nd unit director
Director Edgar Wright
2011 Mars Needs Moms Stunts Director Simon Wells
2011 I Am Number Four Stunt co-ordinator Director D.J.Caruso
2011 The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn Stunts uncredited Director Steven Spielberg
2012 Chinese Zodiac Action co-ordinator Director Jackie Chan
Cuban Fury Stunt co-ordinator Director James Griffiths (Release 2013)
Pacific Rim Action designer Director Guillermo Del Toro (Release July 2013)
Little Boy Stunt co-ordinator Director Alejandro Monteverde (Release 2013)
Wolves Action co-ordinator
2nd Unit director
Director David Hayter (Release 2013)
The Worlds End Action co-ordinator Director Edgar Wright (Release 23 August 2013)
Antman Action co-ordinator Director Edgar Wright (Release 6 November 2015)
2013 Iceman Cometh Action co-ordinator Remake by Law Wing Cheong (Release 2014)
2013 Iceman Cometh II Action co-ordinator Director Law Wing Cheong (Release 2014)
2013 The Secret Service Stunt co-ordinator/2nd unit director Director Matthew Vaughn (Release 2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brad Allan". Jackie Chan Dragon's Spirit (France). Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  2. ^ "Brad Allan". Hong Kong Action (France). Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  3. ^ "Brad Allan heats up 'Hellboy 2'". Kung Fu Cinema. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 

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