Renny Krupinski is very much a renaissance man and a polymath with the highest credentials. He works as an Equity Registered fight director, fight co-ordinator, stunt co-ordinator and fight arranger for some of the most prestigious companies in the entertainment industry. His work in theatre, television and on film has won him many glowing reviews and plaudits from some of the leading directors and artistes in today’s profession. His regular work on television with award-winning mainstream companies producing the likes of Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, Rownd a Rownd, the BBC & CBBC as well as theatrically with The RSC, The National, Shakespeare’s Globe, The Young Vic, National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh Lyceum, Birmingham Rep, Theatr Clwyd, Sheffield Crucible, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Glasgow Citz, Oldham Coliseum, London’s West End and the multi-awarded and lauded film Tyrannosaur has allowed him to maintain his position at the very top of his profession. His attention to detail and his ability to tailor every trick, fight and stunt to the individuality of each situation, style, director and artiste brings an immediacy and vibrance to every production he works on. Renny’s long acting career has seen him win a Manchester Evening News Best Supporting Actor award for his performance as Wemmick in Greg Hersov’s production of Great Expectations at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, and being nominated as The Stage’s Best Actor at the Edinburgh Festival. He has played some of the most demanding Shakespearian roles in the canon.
He won The Dark Chat Best Director award for his production of his play Bare at The Edinburgh Festival. The same play won a coveted Scotsman Fringe First and a previous version won the Michael Elliott prize in the Mobil Playwriting Competition.
His play The Alphabet Girl received glowing reviews…so much so that it was nominated and subsequently won a Best Fringe Performance award in the 2015 Manchester Theatre Awards and then won the National Studio Theatre Award for Best Actress 2015. The Alphabet Girl was then produced at the Coliseum Theatre, Oldham in repertoire with Renny’s 2-hander Katie Crowder, in which he starred (with the hugely talented Ralph Casson) and directed to great acclaim.
His play D’Eon, the true and bizarre story of the Chevalier D’Eon de Beaumont – 18th century French spy, Prussian war hero, English diplomat, expert swordsman, outrageous drunk and transgender provocateur premiered in February 2018 at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester and received multiple glowing 5* reviews, a huge Twitter and Facebook endorsement and played to sold out houses. His new one-woman play, A Dangerous Woman, premiered at Hope Mill Theatre on 20th June 2018 and received a cheering ovation and then went on to play at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival where it received rave reviews and is now being produced in Athens for autumn 2019 as well as being optioned for a film treatment.
Renny is a completely independent fight teacher unaligned with any organisation, academy or society, concentrating purely on the teaching of knowledge for the next generation with his own unique expertise. He is a university lecturer in stage combat at Manchester Metropolitan University, has held positions of Chair with two leading teaching academies and was elected to serve on the British Actor’s Equity Stage Committee and the Equity Creative Team Specialist Committee, The Equity Register of Fight Directors and The Equity Register of Fight Directors Working Party.
Renny Krupinski’s technical skills are far-reaching and include: senior grade in Iwama style aikido, qualified fencing coach, wrestling, boxing, bare-knuckle fighting, rapier, smallsword, broadsword, knife, quarterstaff, falls, blood tricks, lifting and throws. Renny is a supremely experienced horseman with a practical working knowledge of horse drawn vehicles, horse archery, cavalry formation, jumps and dressage.
Constantly inventing new tricks, he is often imitated but never equalled. He brings a unique and complete theatrical stunt service to the international theatre scene. With over 40 years professional experience, every aspect of whatever you need is covered to achieve whatever is required expertly and safely with inspiration, innovation and highly-driven motivation.
Lloyds of London and the IUA have asked him to speak at their first lunch of the year at The America Square Conference Centre…a larger venue due to overwhelming demand. For more information please click here.
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