PETE BUZZSAW HOLLAND
FILM AND TV ACTOR & SPECIAL ACTION ARTISTE

Pete 'Buzzsaw' Holland

Martial Arts web site - www.backswording.co.uk

Internet Movie Data Base - Pete Buzzsaw Holland

Contact - buzz@petebuzzsawholland.com

Martial Arts Instructor with over 40 years Martial arts experience and 20 years working in the Film and TV industry as a Special Action Artiste and independent stunt performer.

Style -  TE-MA Traditional English Martial Arts - Weapons and Hand to Hand

Grade - Master at Arms - In single sword, Sword and Dagger, Sword and Buckler, Quarterstaff, Cudgel, Great Stick, Hand to Hand

Black Belt in Freestyle Karate

Black sash in Kung Fu

Also experienced in Taekwondo, Wing Chung, Kick Boxing, Cornish Wrestling, Bare Knuckle Fighting

British Academy of Dramatic Combat qualified (Theatrical sword and unarmed combat)

British Federation for Historical Swordplay Qualified Instructor

British Federation for Historical Swordplay UK Steel Backsword Champion 2008 and 2012

UK AOBC English Country Backswording Champion 2009 and 2012

Qualified Personal Trainer at TEAM TE-MA FITNESS

Special Skills - Sword fighting - Unarmed combat - Shootist - Military Survival training - Bushcraft - English Longbow Archery

Traded mark - Documentary speciality Medieval Weapons Master - SPACT work, Special action roles in fight scenes, Featured roles, Speaking roles, Heavy's/Thugs, Military, Period/Historical Combat, Viking, Lab assistant, Psychiatric Male Nurse, Prisoner, walk on's and standard back ground

Known for his Walk on roles, Special action work and Creature Performances, Pete originally from Hertfordshire but now living in Bedfordshire is known to most by his nickname 'Buzz' and has trained in Eastern and Western Martial Arts for over 40 years and is a qualified Master at Arms instructor teaching Traditional English Martial Arts (TE-MA) and is also a fully qualified Personal Trainer. A keen historian of the Viking/Anglo Saxon age Pete has over the past 15 years become know for his expertise in medieval swordsmanship. Pete often teaches at seminars around the UK and at the Royal Leeds Armoury where it has led to Pete being featured as a Medieval Weapons Expert in Historical documentaries.

Buzz is also the chief instructor at TEAM TE-MA COMBAT SPACT workshops for those interested in learning how to become a special action artiste.

Along with Documentary and voice over work Pete has had the pleasure of working on set with some of the UK's top Film and TV Fight choreographers such as Eunice Huthart, Andreas Petrides and Damien Walters. Buzz has worked in scenes with internationally renowned actors such as Christian Bale, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Chris Hemsworth, Brad Pitt, Tom Conti, Jeremy Irons, Tom Hiddleston, Joe Armstrong, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, John Gordon Sinclair, Sean Harris and Simon Pegg amongst many many others.

Being passionate about film making Buzz loves to work with independent film makers whenever he can.

Buzz has also been invited many times over the years to be a guest on different BBC local radio shows and has featured many time on regional TV news spots at live historical events throughout the UK. Pete has also had the pleasure of being immortalized in the book 'We Could Be Heroes' by Tom Fordyce and Ben Dirs.

Recent productions include-


Holby City
The Royals (2017)
Athena (2017)
Nasty Women (2017)
Ding-A-Ling Seflondon (Music Video 2017)
A life of Death ( Drama 2018))
New Heights (Documentary 2017)
Power of the Daleks (2017 independent remake)
Jurassic World 2
Nasty Women
Kings Men 2
Obsession
Paddington 2
Justice League
Nuffield Health Gyms - Photo shoot
Guerilla
The Commuter
Predator - A Stag Do Parody
War Machine
The Girl with all the Gifts
The Legend of Tarzan
King Arthur -
Knights of the round table
Mission Impossible 5
Yonderland
You, Me and the Apocalypse
Liquid and Metal
Reclaiming The Blade
The Quest for King Arthur (2004)
Crusaders back from the dead (2011)
Worlds End (2013)
World War Z (2013)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Red 2
Henry IV
Guardians of the Galaxy
In the Heart of the sea
Macbeth (2015)
Eastenders
Silent Witness
National Lottery promo
Ladbrokes promo
BBC Three Counties - Guest
BBC Oxford Radio - Guest