Made in Italy aka The Long Way Round
Role: Director & Screenplay Writer
Start: 01 May - June 2019 Montalcino
The Hot Zone (TV mini series)
Role: Trevor Rhodes
Start: 13 Sep - 21 Dec 2018 TO/S.Africa
Release: 27-29 May 2019 NAT GEO 9/8C
Role: Edwin Jarvis
Start: 10 Aug 2017 - 12 Jan 2018
Release: 26 April 2019 worldwide
The Rook (TV Series)
Role: Dr. Andrew Bristol
Start: 19 Jul - 21 Sep 2018 London
Release: 30 June 2019 8PM ET/PT STARZ
Role: Captain Drey
Start: 15 June - 02 July 2018 Wales
Release: Summer 2019
Kevin (Probably) Saves The World: #1.12
Role: English Muffin (voice)
Release: 16 Jan 2018 (ABC)
Homeland Season 07 (TV series)
Role: Thomas Anson
Start: 17 Nov 2017 - 23 Mar 2018
Release: 11 Feb 2018 (SHO)
Das Boot (TV series)
Role: Philip Sinclair
Start: 31 Aug 2017 - 18 Feb 2018
Release: 23 Nov 2018 on SKY (Germany)
Role: Adam Bird
Start: 12 June - 09 July 2017 Vilnius
Start: 17 May - 08 June 2017
Release: 14 May 2019
Role: Colonel Winnant
Start: 23 May - 02 Sept 2016
Release: May 2017
Chicken/Egg (short film)
Director & Screenwriter
Start: April 2016
Release: Feb 2017 Film Festivals
Enemy of Man
Hoping to shoot at the end of 2019
Shooting: Summer 2019 Belgium
The Last Draw of Jack of Hearts
Role: attached with Josh Hartnett
No Man's Land
Role: attached with Bart Ruspoli directing
Egregor (Also called The Last Egregor)
Role: attached (unconfirmed) with Franziska Petri
Production: 22 March 2017 - Winter 2018 Ukraine
Release: France Ukraine Canada
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7 business rules to build your best-ever body [James D'Arcy, ideal celebrity client]
05 January 2018 By Joe Warner, Editorial Director,
To view the full interview, go to IronLifeMag.com (This covers where James D'Arcy is mentioned only.)
Take charge of your muscle-building mission by treating your better-body aspirations just like you would your own business, says Nick Mitchell, CEO of the world’s only global personal training gym business, Ultimate Performance
What’s building your best-ever body got in common with building a global business from scratch? More than you think, if you believe the words of Nick Mitchell, a one-time amateur bodybuilder who gave up a lucrative career in the City to launch Ultimate Performance, the world’s first global PT gym business.
Unlike many personal trainers who enter the industry fresh out of school or college, Mitchell had a very successful business career before he threw it all in to turn his life-long passion into his day-to-day business. He had previously been a lawyer, an investment banker and a corporate headhunter, and then set up his own head-hunting company, which he eventually sold to focus his business – and life – on helping people to get into the shape of their lives.
He opened his first Ultimate Performance personal training gym in the City of London in 2009 after cutting his teeth as a PT in the East End’s legendary bodybuilding gym MuscleWorks.
In the following years he has become one of the most successful personal trainers on the planet and his business has been transformed into a global enterprise with state-of-the-art gyms in LA, Sydney, Marbella, Amsterdam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai to name but a few, with plans in the pipeline to open dozens more across the globe.
As a former bodybuilder, Nick applied the same principles to building a successful business as his did to building a bigger, stronger and leaner body. Indeed, he believes that the two objectives have many things in common, including the need for laser-sharp focus, a never-quit mentality and the willingness to work harder than anyone else. That, he believes, is what made UP achieve its unique position as the world’s first global personal training gym brand.
Finally, if you’re an aspiring personal trainer, we asked Mitchell a question that often seems to be of paramount importance for many younger PTs.
IL: Your Ultimate Performance gyms have hosted a wide array of well known faces, from British sports stars such as James Haskell, Mike Tindall and Anthony Joshua, bodybuilding and strength world luminaries like Dorian Yates, Ben Pakulski, Charles Poliquin and Christian Thibaudeau, through to actors such as Cath Tyldesely, Gemma Atkinson, James D’Arcy, and Olivia Coleman. Is it important to be seen as a celebrity trainer?
NM: My first dabble with “celebrity training” was a brief stint with Peter Andre for an aborted Men’s Health cover project. Despite losing body fat Peter couldn’t hack his clothes getting tighter as he thought it might make him look fatter on TV. That experience underlined my suspicion that those who get hooked on being seen as “celebrity trainers” are really missing the big picture.
People think because somebody personal trains one celebrity they must be doing very well or know what they are doing. This is often not the case, and they just end being a slave to celebrities running around after them. It doesn’t make sense to drop an entire client base for one or two celebrities.
The way that any trainer should work with a celebrity, unless we’re talking megastars such as Madonna who can make your career (Tracy Anderson), is to remember that they are just as important as any other client. They have to keep their appointments and they should treat you as a trusted adviser, not a gym babysitter or personal servant.
We work a number of the cast of Coronation Street who have brutal schedules, so our added value is much more than getting them in shape: it’s keeping them healthy and able to operate at a consistently high level. We have guys like James D’Arcy (Dunkirk, Marvel’s Agent Carter) who keep it low key and work with us so that they have great control over their bodies depending upon the part that they are playing. James is very disciplined when he wants to be, that’s the ideal celebrity client! The worst so-called celebrity client is pretty much always the reality TV person. I had a positive experience working with Made in Chelsea‘s Oliver Proudlock for a book project, but the rest that we’ve seen have been awful – a mix of disrespectful, lazy and in one case a cheat who did a runner on his fees. The final point is that I’d pretty much always steer clear of someone whose claim to fame is being a celebrity trainer. It cheapens what is a serious, life affirming profession when done at its best.
For more on Nick Mitchell and Ultimate Performance click here.
And a testimonial from their UP brochure: