Stuntman and actor
Jim has been in the entertainment business almost without a break for well over 40 years.
Starting in the Circus working for a lion trainer and as an acrobat directly from leaving school at 16 and after a spell in a variety of other jobs like motorcycle mechanic and delivering cars, Jim entered the film business as an armourer on films like The Dirty Dozen and Where Eagles Dare.
He later wrote a book on the subject Brassey’s Military Small Arms of the World which was published in 1973 and as a member of the Historical Breechloading Small Arms Association, occasionally lectures on WW2 automatic weapons at The Imperial War Museum.
Jim has worked on almost every kind of action film including 9 Bonds, Superman, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Batman, Enemy at the Gates, Saving Private Ryan and Harry Potter. He's also doubled for Harrison Ford, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton and many others in his long distinguised career.
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Jim Dowdall Filmography at IMDB