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Faculty

Paul Burke - President and Instructor    

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Paul Burke

Paul is a founding member of the IDCA,

His work encompasses Fight/Stunt Coordinating, Stunt doubling, Choreography and Acting.

Film and Television credits include  fight coordinator on numerous episodes of Seasons one and two of FOX TV’s “SLEEPY HOLLOW” ,

as well as  stunt doubling on various episodes of “BANSHEE”, “TURN’ and “VIKINGS”

Paul is currently Stunt Coordinator on Season 8 of “THE VAMPIRE DIARIES”  for WARNER BROS  CW Network

In 2016 the period action movie “PILGRIMAGE”  will be released starring Tom Holland, Jon Bernthal and Richard Armitage

Paul was Fight Coordinator and Assistant Stunt Coordinator on this high octane production.

 His recent theatre credits include:

  • “The Night Alive” -World Premiere by Conor McPherson (Donmar Theatre, London)
  • “Ages of the Moon”- World Premiere by Sam Shepard (Abbey Theatre)
  • “Romeo and Juliet ” (Abbey Theatre)
  • “Sweeney Todd” (Gate Theatre)
  • “Macbeth” (Siren Productions) Don Carlos (Rough Magic)
  • “Playboy of The Western World” (Druid)
  • “Big Love” (Peacock Theatre)
  • “War of the Roses” (Whiplash)

He works in  Ireland,UK and the USA

Paul is a full member of Stunt Register Ireland   http://www.stuntregisterireland.com/project/paul-burke/

Philip D’Orleans - Fight Examiner and Instructor                                        

A member of Equity’s Register of Fight Directors, some of his recent credits include productions for the Royal Opera House, Vienna’s English Theatre, The Tricyle Theatre, the National Theatre of Iceland, Salisbury Playhouse, the Hexagon Theatre, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, the Queen’s Theatre, Creation Theatre Company, the Mercury Theatre, Holland Park Opera and the Orange Tree. His TV work includes documentaries for both the BBC and Channel 4.

He currently teaches at Drama Studio London, Richmond University, the London College of Music, the Court Theatre Training Co. and the School of the Science of Acting. His international teaching takes him to Germany and Switzerland on a regular basis, and he has also taught in Spain, Jersey and the USA. Philip has been a member of BASSC since 1997.

Philip is also a member of the Society of American Fight Directors, the Arms & Armour Society and the International Hoplology Society. He has lectured at the Wallace Collection, the Tower of London, and at the Globe Exhibition Space.                                 

Richard Ryan - Master Teacher                                        

Mr Ryan has been IDCA’s Technical Adviser and Examiner since its inception. He is an internationally acclaimed Fight Director, whose work has been seen worldwide and was Fight Coordinator on the Guy Ritchie film “SHERLOCK HOLMES”.

Other film work includes Fight Coordinator on “THE DARK KNIGHT” and Swordmaster on “SOLOMON KANE”, “THE GOLDEN COMPASS”, “FAINTHEART”, “DRONA” and “THE LAST LEGION”.

His best-known film work is “TROY”, for which his Achilles v Hector fight (Brad Pitt & Eric Bana) was nominated for Best Fight in both Taurus World Stunt Award & MTV Film Awards.

He has accumulated over 300 stage credits and has worked for many major companies such as The Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre of Ireland, Royal National Theatre, Cheek by Jowl, English National Opera, Royal Opera House, York Theatre Royal and the award winning Mercury Theatre, Colchester along with various West End shows and National Tours on projects encompassing a traditional diet of Shakespearean and Jacobean plays to new contemporary works to a live show in Thailand where he staged a battle with eighty actors and four Elephants.

His best-known film work is “TROY”, for which his Achilles v Hector fight (Brad Pitt & Eric Bana) was nominated for Best Fight in both Taurus World Stunt Award & MTV Film Awards.

He has accumulated over 300 stage credits and has worked for many major companies such as The Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre of Ireland, Royal National Theatre, Cheek by Jowl, English National Opera, Royal Opera House, York Theatre Royal and the award winning Mercury Theatre, Colchester along with various West End shows and National Tours on projects encompassing a traditional diet of Shakespearean and Jacobean plays to new contemporary works to a live show in Thailand where he staged a battle with eighty actors and four Elephants.