Biography

Simon Crane (born 1960) is a British stuntman, stunt coordinator, second unit director and film director. Crane has been a staple in the stunt world for decades working on several of the biggest action films and franchises in movie history, including several Bond films, Aliens, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Batman, Superman 4, Terminator 3, X-Men 3 and Men in Black 3.

When filming Cliffhanger (1993), Sly Stallone paid $1 million dollars out of his own pocket for stunt man Simon Crane to slide between two planes on a cable at 15,000 feet (4.6 km) – making it the most expensive aerial stunt ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Like Vic Armstrong and the Powells, Crane has been very popular with the Bond Film Series. Starting out in A View to a Kill (1985), and then he became Timothy Dalton’s stunt double for The Living Daylights (1987) and then graduating to 2nd Unit Stunt Coordinator for License to Kill. Finally in 1995, he was hired as the Stunt Coordinator for GoldenEye, he’s been a 2nd Unit Director or Stunt Coordinator on every film he’s worked since.

After the Bond franchise, Simon coordinated stunts for the Academy-Award winning films Titanic and Saving Private Ryan. In 2014, Crane won a SAG Award for Outstanding Action Performance By A Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture on the film Unbroken.

Simon Crane (born 1960) is a British stuntman, stunt coordinator, second unit director and film director. Crane has been a staple in the stunt world for decades working on several of the biggest action films and franchises in movie history, including several Bond films, Aliens, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Batman, Superman 4, Terminator 3, X-Men 3 and Men in Black 3.

When filming Cliffhanger (1993), Sly Stallone paid $1 million dollars out of his own pocket for stunt man Simon Crane to slide between two planes on a cable at 15,000 feet (4.6 km) – making it the most expensive aerial stunt ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Like Vic Armstrong and the Powells, Crane has been very popular with the Bond Film Series. Starting out in A View to a Kill (1985), and then he became Timothy Dalton’s stunt double for The Living Daylights (1987) and then graduating to 2nd Unit Stunt Coordinator for License to Kill. Finally in 1995, he was hired as the Stunt Coordinator for GoldenEye, he’s been a 2nd Unit Director or Stunt Coordinator on every film he’s worked since.

After the Bond franchise, Simon coordinated stunts for the Academy-Award winning films Titanic and Saving Private Ryan. In 2014, Crane won a SAG Award for Outstanding Action Performance By A Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture on the film Unbroken.

Personal Info

Known For Crew

Gender Male

Known Credits 20

Birthday -

Place of Birth Twickenham, Middlesex, England, UK

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • -

Crew TV ShowsMovies

2014 Edge of Tomorrow Stunt Coordinator
2012 Men in Black 3 Stunt Coordinator
2008 Jumper Stunt Coordinator
2007 Stardust Stunt Coordinator
2005 The Island Stunts
2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Stunt Coordinator
2004 Troy Stunt Coordinator
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Stunt Coordinator
2002 Enough Stunt Coordinator
1999 The Mummy Stunt Coordinator
1998 Saving Private Ryan Stunt Coordinator
1997 Titanic Stunt Coordinator
1997 Fierce Creatures Stunt Coordinator
1995 Braveheart Stunt Coordinator
1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Stunt Double

Directing

2020 Dolittle Second Unit Director
2014 Edge of Tomorrow Second Unit Director
2012 Men in Black 3 Second Unit Director
2009 Surrogates Second Unit Director
2008 Jumper Second Unit Director
2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Second Unit Director
2004 Troy Second Unit Director
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Second Unit Director

Acting

2000 Now Pay Attention 007! as Himself
1999 Building A Better Mummy as Himself
1997 Titanic as 4th Officer Boxhall

Production

2011 In the Land of Blood and Honey Associate Producer
2008 Jumper Producer Associate Producer

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page