AN AWARD-winning film and TV stuntman will be appearing at an Oswestry cinema this month as part of a roadshow of events to promote his new autobiography.

Justin Pearson, who lived in Wem and across Shropshire, has just published his autobiography, Rolling With The Punches, spilling the beans on his 20-plus years in the industry.

Oswestry's Kinokulture is showing One Way To Denmark on January 20, followed by question-and-answer sessions with Justin, hosted by BBC Radio Shropshire’s movie show presenter Carl Jones.

The three-time Screen Actors Guild award winner will also be meeting fans and signing copies of his new book at both venues.

Justin is one of the UK’s most in-demand action men. From huge franchises such as Star Wars, James Bond, Harry Potter, Fast & Furious and Pirates of the Caribbean to cult TV shows like Game of Thrones, his CV is a sparkling list of the world’s biggest productions.

“I’ve been fortunate to travel all over the world with my work, experience many different cultures and meet some incredible people,” says Justin, who was raised in Church Stretton, schooled in Ludlow, and now lives in Shrewsbury.

“After 20-plus years in this wonderful and sometimes wacky business, it’s fair to say I’ve experienced my fair share of highs, lows, and unpredictable twists.”

In the book, he talks about the time that A-lister Tom Hardy left him bloodied and dazed by smashing him in the face with a knuckleduster, and the day a prop misbehaved during an action scene with X-Men star Michael Fassbender, with painful consequences.

He also reveals what it is like working with other movie legends including Johnny Depp, Daniel Craig, Natalie Portman – and some of his adventures in and around Shropshire.

Justin recalls some of his many brushes with danger, whether driving fast cars, freefalling off rooftops, or setting himself on fire.

He says: “When people ask me about my job, I often get asked ‘Isn’t it really dangerous? Don’t you get scared?’

“Of course there are risks, but you should never underestimate the degree of planning, and health and safety awareness, on set.

“I’d like to think that, through my story and my experience, I can now impart some of the knowledge I’ve gained in the stunt industry over the past two decades to the next generation."

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