Robin Hellier

Fight Director, Teacher, Performer

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Fight Director, Teacher, Performer

Fight Director, Teacher, Performer

I am a Fight & Intimacy Director for stage and screen. My role is to design action that serves the needs of the story, creates the desired impact on the audience and keeps performers safe in the material they are delivering. I work collaboratively within a production team to create content that is confident, consistent and convincing.

As a certified Teacher with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat I work at several drama schools in London, run training courses and provide made-to-measure masterclasses across the UK. My practise includes working with youth groups, drama students, performers encountering these skills for the first time and action specialists.

My method is built on my background as an actor. I trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (MA Acting, Classical and Contemporary Text), then my interests in physical storytelling, embodied theatre and audience immersion quickly led me into working as a Fight / Special Action Performer.

Got a project you’d like to discuss? I look forward to creating dramatic havoc together, so be it a riotous barroom brawl, a knife-edge of tension as the air leaves the room, the thrilling flash of fantasy swords or slapstick physical comedy - get in touch!

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Qualifications

- BADC Certified Dramatic Combat Teacher
- BADC Advanced Actor-Combatant, Distinction
- MA Acting (Classical and Contemporary Text), Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
- MA (Hons) Psychology, University of Edinburgh

Industry Certification and Workshops

- L3 Emergency First Aid at Work, FAA
- L2 Mental Health First Aid and Advocacy, Learning Curve group
- L2 Health and Safety for Production, FAA
- Trauma Informed Teaching Practises, Chelsea Pace
- Unconscious Bias and Inclusivity, Inclusive Communication Consultancy
- Addressing Unconscious Bias, Screenskills
- Tackling Harassment and Bullying at Work, Screenskills
- Enhanced DBS
- Equity membership

Further Training

- Aerial acrobatics, Independent Drama
- Stunt Training, Movieworks International
- Stage & Screen Combat and Intimacy Workshops, International Order of the Sword and the Pen
- Polish Laboratory Physical Theatre & Embodied Theatre, Company of Wolves
- Practical Sailing Competent Crew, RYA
- UK driving license (full, clean)

Fight Director, Stage credits

2022-2024

- Footloose | Pitlochry Festival Theatre | Dir. Douglas Rintoul
- White Devil (as co-Fight Director) | Central School of Speech and Drama | Dir. Tom McClane
- Haemosporidian | Lyric Hammersmith Theatre | Dir. Emily Aboud
- Twelfth Night (as Fight & Intimacy Director) | BADA | Dir. Karen Tomlin
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (as Fight & Intimacy Director) | BADA | Dir. Kieran Mortell
- Little Women | HOME Manchester | Dir. Brigid Larmour
- Group Portrait in a Summer Landscape | Pitlochry Festival Theatre & The Lyceum, Edinburgh | Dir. David Greig
- Macbeth (Verdi) | Paisley Opera | Dir. Simon Hannigan
- The Winter's Tale (as co-Fight & Intimacy Director) | Central School of Speech and Drama | Dir. Jatinder Verma
- Henry IV | Bard in the Botanics | Dir. Gordon Barr
- A Streetcar Named Desire | Pitlochry Festival Theatre | Dir. Elizabeth Newman
- The Witness (as co-Fight & Intimacy Director) | Avant Cymru | Dir. Rachel Pedley
- My Brother’s Keeper (as co-Fight & Intimacy Director) | Relentless Productions | Dir. Robert Awosusi 
- Peter Pan & Wendy | Pitlochry Festival Theatre | Dir. Ben Occhipinti
- Twelfth Night | LAMDA | Dir. Sophie Russell
- As You Like It | Guildford Shakespeare Company: Young Company | Dir. Rob Cann
- Macbeth (as co-Fight Director) | Avant Cymru | Dir. Matthew John Bool 
- Noises Off | Pitlochry Festival Theatre | Dir. Ben Occhipinti
- Shakespeare In Love (as co-Fight Director) | East 15 | Dir. Polina Kalinina 
- The New Sin | Guildford Shakespeare Company: Young Company | Dir. Indiana Lown-Collins
- Macbeth | Court Theatre Training Company | Dir. Paul Jaynes

2018-2021

- The Unholy Marriage of Slice and Sweetly | Immercity | Dir. Rosanna Mallinson
- Richard III | Bard In The Botanics | Dir. Jennifer Dick
- Hamlet | Bard In The Botanics | Dir. Gordon Barr
- Henry V | Bard In The Botanics | Dir. Jennifer Dick
- As You Like It | Bard In The Botanics | Dir. Gordon Barr
- Spring Awakening | Cygnet Players | Dir. Aimee Parnell
- Dead Quiet | Immercity | Dir. Rosanna Mallinson
- 2084 | Immercity | Dir. Rosanna Mallinson
- Monkey | Tumbledry Theatre | Dir. John Rushton
- As You Like It | Controlled Chaos | Dir. Michael Ansley-Green
- Romeo & Juliet | Controlled Chaos | Dir. Paul Anthony
- The Worst Was This | Wild Goose Chase | Dir. Matte O’Brien

Screen credits

2022-2024

- Let's Get Out Of The City | Fight Performer | Hiccup | Dir. Haley Bishop & Ciaron Craig
- Kill Your Lover | co-Fight Coordinator | Switchblade Cinema | Dir. Alix Austin & Kier Siewert 
- Boudica | Fight Performer | Boudeg Ltd | Dir. Jess Johnson 
- The Other Brother | Fight Coordinator | MetFilm School | Dir. Sharaj Mirpuri
- New World | Fight Coordinator | MetFilm School | Dir. Cadia Lodge
- One Of The Greats  | Fight & Intimacy Coordinator | MetFilm School  | Dir. Hope Dudley
- Eclipse | Fight & Intimacy Coordinator | MetFilm School | Charlie Cain
- Dead Woman’s Finger | Fight Performer | A.S. Films | Dir. Alex Sultoon 
- Thursday | co-Fight & Intimacy Coordinator | MetFilm | Dir. Anabel Barnston 
- One More Minute | Fight Director | MetFilm | Dir. Srishti Chhabria 
- Feo & Rosalind | Fight Director | RCSSD | Dir. Mairi Hayes 
- Bull | Fight Performer | Plastic Fish | Dir. Paul Andrew Williams 

2018-2021

- J | Fight Director | Musical Theatre Academy | Dir. Cressida Carré
- Neverborn | Movement Director | Redroofs Theatre School | Dir. Samantha Keston
- The Shield Maiden | Fight Performer | Dir. Rebecca Pickering
- Romeo & Juliet | Fight Performer | The Show Must Go Online | Dir. Robert Miles
- Redcap | Assistant Fight Director | MetFilm | Dir. Giles Reeve
- 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown | Fight Performer | ITV Studios / Zeppotron | Dir. Jessica Hrabowky
- The Intent 2 | Fight Performer | Peacock Studios | Dir. Femi Oyerniran

Teaching

- East 15 Acting School: on BA Acting and Fight Performance and MA Acting for Digital Media
- MetFilm School: on BA Acting for Screen and MA Screen Acting
- University of the Creative Arts: on Consent, Intimacy and Stage Combat module
- Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: on Short Courses and masterclasses in dramatic combat
- Acting Coach Scotland: on HND Acting and Performance
- LAMDA: on Shakespeare Summer School
- University of Greenwich: BADC certification teacher
- ALRA: BADC certification teacher
- Rose Bruford College: BADC certification teacher
- Avant Cymru: BADC certification teacher
- CULT Cymru: BADC certification teacher
- Middlesex University: masterclasses in dramatic combat
- Westend On Demand: masterclasses in dramatic combat
- Redroofs Theatre School: masterclasses in dramatic combat

 

Dramatic Combat Courses

Training courses in dramatic combat are offered throughout the year, across the UK, providing industry-recognised certification with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat from Foundation to Advanced level.

Full details of current courses are available through the link below.  

For introductory workshops, bespoke masterclasses or 1-to-1 training for an audition or role, please get in touch!

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Contact

Contact

Let's start the conversation: get in touch!

Email: hellier.robin@gmail.com