Pete ‘Buzzsaw’ Holland

 

Stunt Fighter, Special Action Artist, Creature Performer, Martial Arts Instructor and Personal Trainer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pete 'Buzzsaw' Holland

 

Personal details -

 

Nick Name - Buzz

 

Age 50

 

Height 5' 10"

 

Eye Colour - Blue

 

Hair Colour - Light Brown with a Red/Ginger Beard

 

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

 

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 UK Steel Backsword Champion 2008 and 2012

 

UK AOBC English Country Backswording Champion 2009 and 2012

 

Qualified Personal Trainer at TEAM TE-MA FITNESS

 

Film Artist

 

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

 

Traded mark - Documentary speciality Medieval Weapons Master - SPAC 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 Perfomances, 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.

 

Along with Documentary and voice over work Pete has had the pleasure of working with some of the UK's top Film and TV Fight choreographers such as Andreas Petrides and Damien Walters and has led to Pete working in the area of Special Action within the Film industry. Pete 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 others.

 

Pete 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-

 

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

 

Crusaders back from the dead

 

Worlds End

 

World War Z

 

The Dark Knight Rises

 

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