We'd love that job: Stunt person - Abbi Collins

What do you do?

Everything, from setting myself on fire and falling down stairs to jumping off buildings, crashing cars and having fights. I performed in The Da Vinci Code, Doctor Who and both Bridget Jones films, where I doubled Renee Zellweger. There are only about 20 women in the UK on the stunt register. Still, my kids aren't all that impressed.

How did you get the job?

Twenty years ago I was modelling and got talking to a photographer about my love of extreme sports. He said I should do it for money, and told me about his stuntman friend. I started training the very next day - it's a tough three-year course, designed to sort the men from the boys. You have to master six disciplines - horse riding, trampolining, sky diving, scuba diving, fencing and karate, to almost black-belt level.

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