Stuntman’s Les Mis gong glee

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Our very own Hollywood stuntman is anything but miserable after he was nominated for one of the movie industry’s biggest gongs.

Martin Shenton was on the 48-strong Les Miserables stunt team who were up for a Screen Actors Guild award.

Martin and his colleagues were beaten by the stunt group from James Bond smash hit Skyfall at a red-carpet awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

But the Morecambe action hero is still chuffed to have been short-listed for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture’.

Also on the short-list were The Bourne Legacy, The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spiderman.

Shenton was in the opening scene of the big budget flick, shot at Portsmouth docks, playing one of the convicts dragging a giant ship through the water.

Whilst filming he also rubbed shoulders with A-listers Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman.

The owner of Regent Park Studios in the West End’s previous stunt credits have included Coronation Street and Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies.