Marvin started performing back in the late 1970s when he began his gymnastics career aged just 6. This career lasted 20 years with Marvin becoming a Junior British Champion, 2 time Senior British Champion and a 1992 Olympian. He is also recognised as a World Class Master Gymnast by the British Gymnastics Association.
Growing up in Manchester, England, Marvin earned over 100 GB caps in international competition spanning Europe, Asia, America, Australia and New Zealand.
Marvin’s motion picture break came in 2002 with the release of 28 Days Later in which he played Mailer, the zombie soldier. He then gained official British Stunt Register recognition in 2005.
A flurry of film offers came in with Marvin performing stunts in several Hollywood blockbusters including The Da Vinci Code, Casino Royale and The Bourne Ultimatum.
Since 2002 Marvin has starred in over 50 films and TV shows including Skyfall, Harry Potter, Inception, Prince of Persia, Kick-Ass, Quantum of Solace, The Dark Knight, 47 Ronin, Kick-Ass 2 and many many more.
In the past decade Marvin has worked with dozens of stars including Clive Owen, Daniel Craig, Dame Judy Dench, Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Andy Serkis, Ashley Walters, Patterson Joseph, Matt Damon, Vas Blackwood, Lenny James, Robbie Gee, Abdul Salis, Ricci Harnett and many more.
His stunt work has led to several Taurus and SAG nominations and 6 award wins including Outstanding Stunt Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture (Harry Potter, Inception, The Bourne Ultimatum) and Best Fight (The Dark Knight, Inception) and Best High Work (Casino Royale).
Some of the amazing projects Marvin has been involved with whether it be performing his legendary award-winning stunts, starring in productions or behind the scenes development.
Marvin is a Junior British Champion, 2 time Senior British Mens Gymnastics Champion and 1992 Barcelona Olympian. Marvin is also recognised as a World Class Master Gymnast by the British Gymnastics Association.
Marvin enjoyed a near 20 year gymnastics career starting at the age of 6. Growing up in Manchester spending most of his training and competing years at the Central Manchester Institute of Gymnastics alongside a number of other well recognised and high level gymnasts. The latter years were spent at the City of Liverpool Institute.
Between 1987 and 1996 Marvin achieved over 100 GB caps in international competition spanning Europe, Asia, America, Australia and New Zealand. These GB starts/caps include 2 European Championships, Numerous International Grand Prix, 5 World Championships, an Americas Cup and 1 Olympic Games. A highest world ranking place of 40th in the Birmingham World Championships 1993.
Officially gaining ‘British Stunt Register’ recognition in 2005, Marvin began working very quickly with his first major stunt engagement being the notable Casino Royale. Marvin has over 50 appearances on film and television to his name.
2005 through to 2012 Marvin has been nominated for 4 Taurus World Stunt Awards which is the stunt fraternities equivalent of the Oscars.
TWSA Nominations include: Casino Royale, Batman The Dark Knight, Inception and The Prince of Persia. Winning 3 of these 4 nominations put Marvin is the only performer in the world to have won 3 Taurus Awards.
SAG Nominations and Wins Include: The Bourne Ultimatum, Inception, Harry Potter series of Films and Skyfall. All of which are recognised for the ‘Best Stunt Ensemble’.
Cars and Motorbikes
Stopping on a mark, General, T-Bone Crashes, Near Misses etc. Marvin holds a full License and is very confident on small and big engines.
Fighting and Combat
Marvin is able to adapt to many styles of fighting for Film and Screen purposes. Marvin has trained in various fighting arts from Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, Boxing, Brazilian No-gi Ju-jitsu, Freestyle Wrestling to FULL MMA (Cagefighting) gaining distance awareness, consideration for fight partners and control. He also has knowledge of fitness fight training for health, learning and weight-cutting.
Swimming and Diving
Very happy to swim as a performer or stunt safety. Marvin is also a qualified PADI Divemaster, very confident underwater and very safety conscious.
Confident working at any height indoors and outdoors whether it be stunt performance of stunt safety as was displayed in Casino Royale.
In to water, box rigs, Airbags or any type of a rigged safety line falls from any height are performed with confidence, Research and Development or On-screen work are performed with the same safety and confidence.
Other Skills and Experience
Actor training in action movement and fight routines. Rigging assistance on and off set. Research and Development of many facets of stunt action. Marvin has an array of other skills including Stairs Falls, Hard impacts, Wire Work, Ratchets, Air Rams and Descenders.
With his gymnastics history to fall back on Marvin is very able to implement very good spacial awareness, somersaulting, falling, fighting etc. This awareness allows for stunts, skills, routines etc to be performed safely, calmly and repeated numerous times. Hard impacts also are made to look more violent due to the high level of body control a good gymnastics background develops.
Marvin welcomes professional enquiries:
Telephone: +44 7768 982345