Damien Walters

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Damien Walters
Born Damien Gareth Walters
(1982-04-06) April 6, 1982 (age 32)
Derbyshire, England
Occupation Gymnast, stunt man

Damien Gareth Walters (born 6 April 1982) is a British former gymnast from Derbyshire who specialises in tumbling and trampoline.

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Walters participated in four Trampoline World Championships. In 2003, he was one of four members of the British team winning the World Title in the team competition.[1][2] In the years 2001 and 2007, he ranked 4th with the team. He also finished 5th in singles competition in 2003 and 2005. In addition, he lost the European Title with the British team in 1992, just after he was placed 2nd in team and 1st in the singles competition two years earlier.[3]

Since 2007, Walters has not participated in further tournaments and has focused on his other projects, mainly his career as a stuntman. He also appeared, however, in a number of television commercials and has performed in acrobatic shows.[4]

Walters has had the role of stunt double or stunt performer in the films: Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Ninja Assassin, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Eagle, I Am Number Four, Blitz, Colombiana, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and Captain America: The First Avenger. In Kick-Ass, he was credited as both a stunt double and assistant fight coordinator. He also appeared in the film 47 Ronin.[5]

In 2010, he won the Taurus World Stunt Awards for "Best Fight" in the film Ninja Assassin.[6]

Walters also has a passion for freerunning where he incorporates his gymnastic skills as well as his stuntman abilities. On YouTube, he is one of the most watched freerunners, with his videos having a total of over 80 million views.[7]

Currently, Walters is running his own gym, Derby City Gymnastics Club in Derby and shooting films.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title
2009 Ninja Assassin
2010 Kick-Ass
2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
2011 The Eagle
2011 I Am Number Four
2011 Blitz
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger
2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
2012 Skyfall
2013 47 Ronin

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