Life of a stuntman

Jump Rocky Jump is a remarkable autobiography of grit and never-say-die spirit.

By   |  Published: 7th Apr 2019  1:00 amUpdated: 6th Apr 2019  5:17 pm

Rocky Taylor is Britain’s most famous stuntman, having worked in many action movies – from James Bond to Indiana Jones to Titanic. Never one to be deterred, Rocky has performed innumerable stunts, including car-rolls, motorbike crashes, jumping from great heights and even been set on fire… and he still keeps going!

Having worked alongside some of the greats, including Roger Moore, Ray Winstone, Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan and Harrison Ford, Rocky is still active today, and is not only a favourite with those he has worked with but also with the fans who have followed his career.

The book Jump, Rocky, Jump tells the remarkable story of Rocky Taylor, who fell into stunt work and landed on his feet. Whether downstairs or up gantries, burning like stubble or as a stunt double for Hollywood royalty, Rocky Taylor has been falling ever since, but, he hits the ground running every time, screen-punching famous faces and treating audiences worldwide to near-death experiences – only one of which, thanks to an infamous director, became all too horribly real.

Now, readers have a chance to jump with Rocky and keep up, if they can, with the motorbike skids and the martial arts, the car-rolls and the swashbuckling, past and present.

Whether your interest is professional or light-hearted, Rocky Taylor’s life in film, TV and charity work will inform and entertain you as only an insider’s eye can: showing you how stunts should be done and what hits the fan when they aren’t ready.

 

Title: Jump Rocky Jump

Author: Rocky Taylor with Jon Auty

Genre: Autobiography

Price: £12.99

Publisher: Pegasus