Local stuntman destined for Hollywood success

Fintan Walsh

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Fintan Walsh

Stuntman, Garry Brickman. Picture: Adrian Butler
LIMERICK could see Hollywood fame in years to come, as local stuntman and actor plans to move to LA with his martial arts skills, writes Fintan Walsh.

LIMERICK could see Hollywood fame in years to come, as local stuntman and actor plans to move to LA with his martial arts skills, writes Fintan Walsh.

After a humorous two-minute short film with Tallafornia’s Jay Abbey and a career of movie extras, Knocklong’s Gary Brickley has set it in stone that he will be, one day, moving to LA to pursue an acting career with his mixed martial arts.

Regarding the video featuring the Tallafornia actor, he said: “I got the part from contacts I built over the years. Me and my friend Simon Lynch, who is a boxer went up to shoot the film for the day. It took around two or three hours in total. We kind of made up our scripts along the way, which made it funnier.”

Gary claimed that he is the only person in Ireland to be in the martial arts-entertainment field. He told the Leader that famous sports figures have admired his work on Youtube.

“I am now in contact with some of LA’s best martial arts people. They have told me that if I can make it to the top in Ireland, I can make it over there, because I am the only Irish person to be doing something like this. In order to make this work, I have been taking up acting and I have been working with Nigel Mercier,” he explained.

Brickley, who works out five hours a day and six times a week, said people sometimes get the wrong idea of self-defence sports and that “it’s all about discipline”. He added that it’s important to stick to a good routine to succeed.