I was Russell Crowe's body double for Les Miserables filming in Bath
A stuntman who spends much of his time in Somerset stood in as Russell Crowe's body double while filming the scene for the new film adaptation of Les Miserables.
Paul Kennington, pictured, who has a house in Frome, has been working in the industry for more than ten years and in that time has featured in more than 100 TV programmes and movies, including the new James Bond film Skyfall.
He jumped off Grand Parade into the River Avon on Sunday night, recreating the scene where the character Inspector Javert commits suicide by jumping into the River Seine.
Mr Kennington, whose other film credits include The Phantom of the Opera, a number of the Harry Potter films and The Da Vinci Code, became a stuntman after stints as a professional photographer and scuba diver. He regularly speaks about his experiences at corporate events and has given talks at Frome Community College.
His website says: "He is in constant demand throughout the film and television industry and his record of excellence and safety is unsurpassed, earning him the trust of directors, co-ordinators and actors, achieving excellent results with every performance."