About Dave

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About Dave Lea


Dave Lea is a stunt coordinator/action choreographer, fight coordinator and trainer to the stars. He is one of the most successful British–born stunt actors ever to make their mark in Hollywood.

batmanimage014Born in London, Dave is known for being Batman’s stunt fight double in the first two Batman movies with Michael Keaton.

Dave has worked with, and trained, many of the top stars including: Sylvester Stallone, Tom Cruise, Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Mabius and Ewan McGregor.

Based in Los Angeles, Dave currently works between Hollywood and the UK. He is highly skilled in a wide range of martial arts including — Wing Chun Kung–fu, Eskrima, and Shaolin fighting.

Having originally trained at an early age in Shotokan karate in London, then in Wing Chun in London’s Chinatown, Dave further added to his skills by training with the masters in Malaysia. He learned Five Animals style, weaponry, improved his Wing Chun power, and became the first gweilo (white guy) to represent their Hapkune–Do school in London.

Dave went on to open three successful martial arts schools in London teaching his students kung fu, kickboxing and weaponry, before embarking on a career in television and films.

Read more about Dave Lea in these recent 2013 news features.