Gary Connery is an exceptional figure, taking on challenges that few others would attempt, breaking records and creating sensational stunts that have made excellent cinematography extraordinary. With a string of appearances in films, television series and live stunt acts, Gary’s career has involved some of the most iconic stunt scenes of modern cinema.
His career has seen him take seemingly impossible feats and turn them into landmarks of modern cinema, revolutionising the stunt world as well as taking on high risk challenges of his own. As a BASE jumper, Gary holds the record for the world’s longest free fall without a parachute as he jumped from a helicopter, using only a wing suit to see him safely reach the ground after a vertical journey of 2,400 feet. BASE jumping is widely considered to be the most dangerous recreational sport in the world, making Gary’s sensational achievements all the more impressive.
A truly unique and inspiring individual, Gary’s near superhuman achievements have seen him achieve near royal status as he performed as the Queen’s very own stunt double during the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Jumping from a helicopter, Gary plummeted to the ground in front of an international crowd, making both history and a remarkable step for the royal family.