The Academy was founded by Andreas Petrides in 2009.

Andreas is one of the UK’s leading BSR Registered Action Directors, Stunt Co-ordinators, Fight Arrangers and Stunt Performers. His passion for sports and action started at a very young age. His career started as a circus acrobat, martial artist and street dancer, becoming UK breakdance champion many moons ago!

With his passion for excitement and adventure, Andreas went on to serve with the Elite Parachute Regiment and Army Commando units and eventually achieved his goal of joining the British Stunt Register.

His extensive stunt career spans over 28 years, having worked with some of the world’s leading directors and actors on over 500 productions worldwide, including 2nd Unit Stunt Co-ordinator, Fight Arranger and Stunt Double to Ewan McGregor as Obi Wan Kenobi on Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and choreographing the battle sequences and doubling Joaquin Phoenix on the Oscar-winning Gladiator.

During his career, Andreas has performed and designed action sequences on some of the biggest productions of all time.

Andreas was inducted into the Hollywood Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame, recognising his outstanding achievements in the stunt profession of motion pictures and television.

For a list of Andreas' credits visit 

Alongside his busy filming career, Andreas teaches as Chief Instructor at the academy. 


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