Brian 'Sonny' Nickels, 

Stunt Coordinator / Performer

about BRIAN 'Sonny' NICKELS


Brian Sonny Nickels was born in Kilburn in North West London. He started boxing at the age of six and had many amateur fights. From the age of fifteen Brian fought for his home county Middlesex on several occasion, he also represented the Young England Squad. At the age of 18 Brian turned professional, winning his first debut fight by one of the quickest knock outs recorded. He continued his professional boxing career with a further 23 fights winning 20 of them. Brian retired from professional boxing at the age of twenty five to pursue his career in the Stunt Industry. 


Brian was asked to help choreograph a fight on a film set whilst he was a boxer. He immediately had a deep passion for the stunt industry and began his training to get on the stunt register instantly. Brian now has over 25 years experience working as a British Registered Stunt Performer, registered with both Jisc and Equity. 

Brian is highly skilled in all fight choreography and has a strong background in boxing, mma and Brazilian Jujitsu. 

Brian is consistent in gaining more  fighting experience and is currently grading in Brazilian Jujitsu and trains regularly with many professional boxers and mixed martial artists. 


Brian's Coordination and Stunt Team deliver the highest standard of stunt performance and action to productions.
Wanting to take the Stunt Industry forward and moving with the modern times, Brian has just formed an exciting new Generation Stunt Team which is here to deliver a brand new style of original action.Brian's stunt team works under the banner of 'Knock Out Stunts' which is an enthusiastic, out of the box thinking group, which has pulled on years of experience to offer new elements of action design. He has a great understanding of modern and new style shooting techniques, specialist fight choreography and most importantly delivering a high-end product in a rapid time frame.

physical description


Eye colour : Green

Hair colour: Brown

Hair length: Short

Facial hair: Beard

Height: 5 ft 10 in

Weight: 16 st 2 lb

Waist: 38 inches

Leg, inside: 31 inches

Shoe size: uk10½

Collar: 17½ inches

Chest: 48 inches



Stunt Coordinator

2017Witless(TV Series) (stunt coordinator) Series 3 episode 5

2017Witless(TV Series) (stunt cooridnaor) Series 3 episode 3

2017Holby City (TV Series) (stunt coordinator) Standalone Episode 1 

2017The Royals (TV Series) (stunt coordinator) Season IV episdoe 4/10


 20198ish (stunt performer) (pre-production)

Sacrilege (stunts) (pre-production)

 2016Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (stunt performer - as Brian Sonny Nickels)

 2016Ben-Hur (stunt performer)

 2016Jason Bourne (stunt performer)

 2016The Legend of Tarzan (stunt performer - as Brian Sonny Nickels)

 2016Ramez Plays with Fire (TV Series) (stunt performer - 5 episodes)
- Pranking Antonio Banderas (2016) ... (stunt performer)
- Pranking Dina Mohsen & Shaimaa Saif (2016) ... (stunt performer)
- Pranking Ahmed "Mido" Hossam (2016) ... (stunt performer)
- Pranking Ghada Adel (2016) ... (stunt performer)
- Pranking Ragheb Alama (2016) ... (stunt performer)
 2015/ISpectre (stunts)

 2015The Bad Education Movie (stunt performer - as Brian Sonny Nickels)

 2015Avengers: Age of Ultron (stunt performer)

 2014Exodus: Gods and Kings (stunts)

 2014The Great Fire (TV Mini-Series) (stunt performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... (stunt performer)
 2014Guardians of the Galaxy (stunts)

 2013-2014Da Vinci's Demons (TV Series) (stunt performer - 3 episodes)
- The Enemies of Man (2014) ... (stunt performer)
- The Blood of Brothers (2014) ... (stunt performer)
- The Lovers (2013) ... (stunt performer)
 2013Thor: The Dark World (stunts)

 2013Top Boy (TV Series) (stunt performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.3 (2013) ... (stunt performer - as Brian Sonny Nickels)
 2013Kick-Ass 2 (stunt performer: UK - as Brian 'Sonny' Nickles)

 2013RED 2 (stunt performer)

 2013Fast & Furious 6 (stunts)

 2013Jack the Giant Slayer (stunt performer)

 2010-2012Merlin (TV Series) (stunt performer - 2 episodes)
- The Diamond of the Day: Part Two (2012) ... (stunt performer - as Brian Sonny Nickels)
- Gwaine (2010) ... (stunt performer - as Brian Sonny Nickels)
 2012Skyfall (stunts)

 2012The Sweeney (stunt performer)

 2012Snow White and the Huntsman (stunt performer)

 2012White Heat (TV Mini-Series) (stunt performer - 2 episodes)
- The Eye of the Needle (2012) ... (stunt performer)
- Eve of Destruction (2012) ... (stunt performer)
 2012Wrath of the Titans (stunt performer)

 2012John Carter (stunts)

 2012Safe House (precision driver)

 2011Captain America: The First Avenger (stunts)

 2011Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (stunts)

 2011Game of Thrones (TV Series) (stunt performer - 3 episodes)
- Fire and Blood (2011) ... (stunt performer)
- The Pointy End (2011) ... (stunt performer)
- The Wolf and the Lion (2011) ... (stunt performer)
 2011Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (stunts: UK)

 2010Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (stunts)

 2010Downton Abbey (TV Series) (stunt performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2010) ... (stunt performer - as Brian Sonny Nickels)
 2010Robin Hood (stunt performer)

 2010Ashes to Ashes (TV Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.6 (2010) ... (stunts - as Brian Sonny Nickels)
 2010Centurion (stunt performer)

 2010The Wolfman (stunts)

 2009Sherlock Holmes (stunt performer)

 2008Bronson (stunt performer - as Brian Sunny Nickels)

 2008Doomsday (stunt performer)

 2008The Last Enemy (TV Mini-Series) (stunt performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... (stunt performer - as Brian Sonny Nickels)
 2007National Treasure: Book of Secrets (stunts: London unit)

 2007The Golden Compass (stunts - as Brian 'Sonny' Nickels)

 2007The Bourne Ultimatum (stunt performer: UK - as Brian Sonny Nickels)

 2007True Dare Kiss (TV Series) (stunt performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... (stunt performer - as Brian Sonny Nichols)
 2007Life on Mars (TV Series) (stunt performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.7 (2007) ... (stunt performer - as Brian 'Sonny' Nickels)
 2006Flyboys (stunt performer)

 2006Breaking and Entering (stunt performer)

 2006Children of Men (stunt performer)

 2006Stormbreaker (stunts)

 2006United 93 (stunts)

 2006Rebus (TV Series) (stunt double - 1 episode)
- Fleshmarket Close (2006) ... (stunt double)
 2004Footballers' Wives (TV Series) (stunt performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.7 (2004) ... (stunt performer)
 2003Cold Mountain (stunts - uncredited)

 2003Doc Martin and the Legend of the Cloutie (TV Movie) (stunts - as Brian Sonny Nickels)

 2002-2003Barbara (TV Series) (stunt double - 2 episodes)
- Cottage (2003) ... (stunt double - as Brian 'Sonny' Nickels)
- Weekend (2002) ... (stunt double - as Brian 'Sonny' Nickels)
 2001Band of Brothers (TV Mini-Series) (stunts - 1 episode)
- Crossroads (2001) ... (stunts)
 2001The Mummy Returns (stunts)

 2001Intimacy (stunt performer)

 2000Command Approved (stunts)

 2000Arabian Nights (TV Mini-Series) (stunts - uncredited)

 1999Sleepy Hollow (stunts - as Brian Sonny Nickels)

 1998Merlin (TV Mini-Series) (stunts - 2 episodes)
- Part 2 (1998) ... (stunts - as Brian Sonny Nickels)
- Part 1 (1998) ... (stunts - as Brian Sonny Nickels)
 1997Tomorrow Never Dies (stunts - uncredited)

 1997The Odyssey (TV Series) (stunts - uncredited)

 1988London's Burning (TV Series) (stunts - as Brian Sonny Nickels) 



 2014/IIIBlood Money (Short) (completed)
Ringsend (announced)
Matt (rumored)
 2017Taboo (TV Series)
Luis- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Luis
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Luis
Thane of Cawdor
 2015The Codex (Short)
 2013The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box
 2013The Numbers Station
Bouncer (as Brian Sonny Nickels)
 2008Fifth Street (Short)
 2007The Golden Compass
 2005Murphy's Law (TV Series)
50DD- The Goodbye Look (2005) ... 50DD (as Brian Sonny Nickels)
 2002Al's Lads
Bruno (as Brian Sonny Nickels)
 2001The Parole Officer
Second Hardman (as Brian 'Sonny' Nickels)
 2000The Bill (TV Series)
John Cunningham- Zero Tolerance (2000) ... John Cunningham (as Brian Sonny Nickels)
 1997London's Burning (TV Series)
Brian- Episode #10.9 (1997) ... Brian (as Brian Sonny Nickels)
 1990The Krays

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