Stunting it up

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MARTIN Shenton is the perfect example that if you follow your dreams you can achieve anything.

After spending years working in factories, at 29, Martin gave it all up to follow his childhood dream of being a stuntman, and 16 years and scores of TV and film appearances later, he can now say he has achieved a lifetime’s ambition.

“I always knew I wanted to be a stuntman,” said Martin.

“I did a careers thing when I was about 12 and the first thing I put down was a stuntman and the second thing was a joiner.”

Although Martin has worked alongside Steven Spielberg, appeared in the Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, and even turned down a part in Gladiators, it took him several careers and 17 years before he was finally able to realise his dream.”

See The Visitor (16-02-11) for full story.