Brad Allan

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Brad Allan
Born Bradley James Allan
(1973-02-14) 14 February 1973 (age 44)
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
Height 1.63 m / 5ft, 4in.
Awards 1 won (World Stunt Awards)
3 nominated (Screen Actors Guild Awards)

Bradley James "Brad" Allan (born 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 and karate training around age of 10. 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 a number of other 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 World's End, respectively. He worked on the Marvel film Ant-Man, released in July 2015.

Filmography[edit]

Television and other work[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Raw FM Jack ABC TV series (Australian TV)
1998 Good Guys/Bad Guys Driver Le Mesurier Films (Australian TV)
1999 Noah's Ark Stuntman and stuntdouble
1999 Thunderstone Stuntdouble TV series
2000 Saturday Night Live Opening monologue thug Episode: "Jackie Chan/Kid Rock"
Uncredited
2002 Mutant X Computer sarring partner Episode: "Interface"
Uncredited
2011 Our Deal Stunt coordinator Music video director: Drew Barrymore

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Drunken Master III Foreigner on bus Uncredited
1995 Deep Shit Stunts
1997 Mr. Nice Guy Stunt performer Uncredited
1998 Who Am I? as Bradley Allan
Hot War Uncredited
1999 Gorgeous as Bradley Allan
Gen-X Cops
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
Avatar Stunts Uncredited
2010 Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief Stunts Uncredited
Kick-Ass Stunt co-ordinator
A Nightmare on Elm Street Fight choreographer
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Stunt co-ordinator
2nd unit director
2011 Mars Needs Moms Stunts
I Am Number Four Stunt co-ordinator
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Stunts Uncredited
2012 Chinese Zodiac Action co-ordinator
2013 Pacific Rim Action designer
The World's End Action co-ordinator
Iceman Action co-ordinator
2014 Cuban Fury Stunt co-ordinator
Wolves Action co-ordinator
2nd Unit director
2015 Kingsman: The Secret Service Stunt co-ordinator
2nd unit director
Little Boy Stunt co-ordinator

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brad Allan". Jackie Chan Dragon's Spirit (France). Archived from the original on 2008-11-14. 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. Archived from the original on 2013-01-27. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 

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