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Height: 6' 2"
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Date Of Birth: Mar 15, 1970 (50 years)
Place of Birth: Guisborough, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
 
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Curtis Rivers was born in Guisborough, North Yorkshire, England in 1970.He vividly recalls his ambition to become a professional movie stuntman,which began at the age of 8, when he started to send letters tonumerous TV stations in order to find out how to achieve this goal.He was told that he would have to become a professional actor, andhighly skilled in no fewer than 6 different disciplines, such as Judo,Fencing, Horse Riding, SCUBA Diving and Parachuting.Unfazed, he was acting by the age of 12, ru nning half-marathons at 14,SCUBA diving at 15 and skydiving by 16.On leaving school, Curtis began organising various expeditions andadventures, while adding new skills to his stunt training. Adventuresled him as far as the Transylvanian Alps, The Black Sea and beyond.In his early twenties, he became a professional actor, stage workincluding a national tour of the U.K. and Ireland, and TV workincluding the role of Detective Constable Galley in the popular TVSeries "The Chief".In 1996, at the age of 25, he finally fulfilled his life-long ambitionof joining the elite ranks of The British Stunt Register, skilled tothe highest levels in Judo, Jujitsu, Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do, SportParachuting, Fencing, Riding, High Diving, SCUBA Diving, Hang-Gliding,Trampolining, and Power Boating.Within just a few short weeks, Rivers found himself doubling for starssuch as Hollywood actor Patrick Bergen (Sleeping With The Enemy withJulia Roberts).In the years that followed, Curtis worked on numerous movies andtelevision shows, including the Bond film "Tomorrow Never Dies", whichsaw him killed by Bond no fewer than 5 times! In the 2002 swashbucklingepic "The Count of Monte Cristo", Rivers did all of the fencing, ridingand even underwater stunts for the star, Hollywood actor James Caviezal(Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ", "The Thin Red Line" and"Frequency").Rivers has also been a regular stunt performer on popular British TVshows such as Casualty, Holby, The Bill, Emmerdale, Ashes to Ashes,Spooks, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Whitechapel, and Midsomer Murders,whilst working on various overseas TV projects.By 2000, Rivers began to seek new avenues for his talents, and addedpromotional and P.R. work to his growing list of skills. He promotedthe launch of Extreme Magazine in 2000, by coordinating the cover shoot- which saw him reading the magazine 20 metres beneath the CaribbeanOcean, in shark-infested waters! He also wrote a feature for themagazine.This led to a number of similar magazine promotions, such as Dubai'sSMART magazine (which saw him reading the magazine whilst hanging froma crane - 200ft above the ground!) and also led to him writing variousfeatured articles, for numerous magazines and newspapers all over theworld.By 2001, his successful marketing and P.R. campaigns led to the fundingof his first Guinness World Record.Never opting for the easy life, Rivers chose a world record that hadremained intact for over 45 years, despite numerous attempts to betterit. The record he chose to attempt was The Longest Duration ParachuteJump.This project saw him training in industrial freezers as the airtemperature at jump altitude would be 60 degrees below freezing. Italso required high altitude chamber training with the SAS, and numeroustest jumps on oxygen from high altitude.On 14 February 2002, Rivers took off from Pozoblanco, Spain, and flew ina hot-air balloon to 25,000ft above the earth. He jumped from theballoon and activated his parachute immediately. With skillful canopycontrol, he over-flew the Andalucian Mountains and flew into theGuinness Book of Records with a flight time of 45 minutes.This bettered the long-standing official record by 5 whole minutes.Enjoying the widespread publicity, his sponsors Damart Thermals agreedto fund his next world record attempt. This time he set his sightsfirmly on the Highest Bungee Jump.The official Guinness World Record was 8,500ft. However, an unofficialclaim came to the attention of Rivers and his team, a claim of a bungeejump from a balloon flying 10,500ft high!Curtis therefore set his sights higher still, on a jump from the limitsof where a human can breathe without oxygen after taking off from sealevel - 15,000ft.On 5 May 2002, Rivers bungee jumped from a hot-air balloon flying15,200ft above Puertolano in Spain, and was awarded his second GuinnessWorld Record.Footage of the jump went global, earning his sponsor over moreless
 
 
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Curtis Rivers in Game of Thrones: Season 4, Episode 6 | TVBuzer

Game of Thrones: Season 4, Episode 6

Aired: May 11, 2014

Tyrion faces his father in the throne room. Stannis and Davos put their faith in a new strategy. Daenerys' sphere of influence expands.... more

 
 
 
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