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Stable home for stuntman Lee

By Sue Austin | Entertainment | Published:

A Shropshire stuntman is celebrating his latest triumph, after appearing in a new BBC series.

Lee Wright recently finished work on the BBC 2 series, Elizabeth I's Secret Agents, which aired last month.

The county's own stuntman has been involved in dozens of films, from Mary Queen of Scots with David Tennant, Guy Pearce and Margot Robbie, to Guy Richie's Disney live-action Aladdin, starring Will Smith, due for release in 2019.

But even when he is relaxing, he is always on the lookout for adventure with his family.

Lee has just moved into a new home in Oswestry with his wife, Jana and their three children.

He says that, as a freelance stuntman, he works across the country, but wanted a base in Shropshire for his family.

And the Wrekin Housing Trust's Judge Meadows, on the site of Oswestry's former leisure centre, is perfect, he said.

“I’ve always been active – even as a child I was giving my parents heart attacks by jumping out of trees and springing off cliff faces,” said Lee, who grew up near Ruyton-XI-Towns.

“With my wife and children I go out all the time doing anything from potholing to mountaineering. When my eldest daughter was four years old she climbed Snowdon with us, and she went up the North side of Tryfan last year.

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He said his love for adventure was fuelled as a boy when he joined the Air Cadets, part of the 1165 squadron in Oswestry.

“Learning to fly aircrafts was so exciting – I will never forget my time with the 1165 squadron,” he said.

“After leaving school I worked with a group called Knights of the Damned that do live jousting displays at various shows around the country. I now work freelance as a stuntman and I also do a lot of Bollywood films. I was the stunt co-ordinator on Judwaa 2 and I try and use local people and get them involved in the films as well.”

At his recent wedding, Lee couldn't resist riding up to Oswestry Registry Office on horseback.

He said: “After we were married the both of us went together on the horse up to Whittington Castle.

“It was a day we will never forget and just a few days after the ceremony we were given the keys to our new home. It is the perfect start to our married life.”

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.

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