DEREK LEA by Nicholas Dawkes
Photo: Nicholas Dawkes
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78 York Street, London W1H 1DP
Phone: 020 7993 4992
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West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Height:6' (182cm)
Weight:14st. (89kg)
Playing Age:50 - 60 years
Appearance:Eastern European, Scandinavian, White
Eye Colour:Blue
Hair Colour:Blond(e)
Hair Length:Short
Voice Character:Enthusiastic
Voice Quality:Strong


Currenlty filming Holmes and Watson starring Will Ferrell and John C Reilly, Cast and about to play Jennifer Lawrence's KGB bodyguard in the up and coming feature Red Sparrow. See below under 'Training' for a full list of skills and achievements. Full list of credits (over 150) available at and (currently for full showreel)

Film Television Commercial Further Credits
2018, Feature Film, Leading Stoker, Holmes and Watson, Rose Line Productions, Etan Cohen
2018, Feature Film, KGB, Red Sparrow, Francis Lawrence
Feature Film, Foreman, Dark Shadows, Warner Bros., Tim Burton
Feature Film, Haine's Bodyguard, Quantum of Solace, Eon Productions, Marc Forster
Feature Film, Paladin, Jumpers, Twentieth Century Fox, Doug Liman
Feature Film, Kristoph, The World Is Not Enough, Eon Productions, Michael Apted
Feature Film, Gladiator, The Gladiator, Dreamworks, Ridley Scott
Feature Film, Mr Parker, Spivs, Colin Teague
Feature Film, Leading Stoker Frederick Barrett, Titanic, James Cameron
Feature Film, Garratt, Saving Private Ryan, Dreamworks, Steven Spielberg
Feature Film, Chad Brown, Buffalo Soldiers, Film Four, Gregor Jordan
Feature Film, Sergeant, Wolfman, Universal Pictures, Joe Johnstone
Feature Film, Bumface, 44 Inch Chest, Image Entertainment/Momentum, Malcolm Venville
Feature Film, Quaid's Father, Dread, Essential/Matador, Anthony DiBlasi
2018, Television, Boone's Major, The Royals, Lionsgate, Mark Schwan
Television, Prisscus, Coliseum, BBC Television, Tilman Remme
Television, Richard The LionHeart, Holy Warriors, Atlantic Productions, Richard Bedser
Television, Gary Lang, Casualty, BBC Television, Richard Holthouse
Television, Spartacus, The Real Spartacus, Atlantic Productions, Tom Pollack
Television, Dave, Vincent, Granada Television, Peter Lydon
Television, PC Stuart, Cold Blood, Granada Television, Stuart Orme
Television, Captain, Dr Who, BBC Television, Joe Ahearne
Television, Hitman, The Bill, Thames Television, Chris King
Television, Paramedic/Alien, Torchwood "Sleeper Cell", BBC, Colin Teague
Television, Kim Brooks, Eastenders, BBC, Indra Rose
Television, Bob Henman, Highlander: The Raven, Gaumont Television, George Medelik
Television, Andy 'Big Andy' Wilkins, Eastenders, BBC, Steve Finn
Television, Terry Letham, Murphy's Law, BBC Northern Ireland, Andy Goddard
Television, Simpson, Silent Witness, BBC, Michael Offer
2013, Commercial, Gannicus, X Box Ryse, Smuggler, Brian Beletic
Commercial, The Belly, Loose The Beer Belly - Reebok, Lowe Lintas
Commercial, FBI, Frosties, J Walter Thompson, Ian Sharpe
Commercial, Gangster, Sony Playstation "The Getaway"
Commercial, Ice Hockey Player, NHL, EA Sports, Darren Statman
Commercial, Driver, Cherokee Jeep, BBDO Chicago, Iain McKenzie
Commercial, Father, EBAC Cool Waters, Dene Films, Michael Kellior
Commercial, Stuntman on Fire - Del (Lead), VW For Film, Rattling Stick, Andy McLeod
Further Credits
2016, Interactive Video, Steve Ames, Epic 2, Active Training Team, Adam Christopher


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Standard, Cockney*, Essex, Irish-Northern, Irish-Southern, Manchester, Welsh-Standard, West Country
(* = Native/Fluent)
Dutch, English*
Performance:Green Screen/Chroma Key, Motion Capture
(* = highly skilled)
Boxing*, Horse-riding*, Judo*, Medieval Sword Fighting*, Motocross*, Motor Racing*, Stage Combat, Swimming*, Sword Fighting*, Trampoline
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence, HGV Licence, Motorcycle Licence, Precision Driver


A favoured actor of directors such as Steven Spielberg, Marc Forster, James Cameron and Ridley Scott, Derek has been at the forefront of the industry for over 20 years. After graduating from drama school and establishing himself firmly as an actor, he then went on to join the Equity Register of Stunt Performers & Co-ordinators in 1993, where he carved a niche for being able to play the part and perform the stunt. This led him to becoming one of the UK's leading stunt co-ordinators and performers. With roles in many Hollywood features as well as popular television series, he has helped create some of the most exciting action scenes on our screens today. He holds 3 World records for stunts involving vehicles, and is well known to audiences as Top Gear Stuntman.