Wollongong's Jake Bennett swapped mines for movies as a stuntman

Desiree Savage
By Desiree Savage
Updated September 25 2021 - 10:21pm, first published 10:05pm
MOVIE MAN: Stunt double, rigger and safety assistant Jake Bennett - above with Samuel Johnson on the set of Eden. Picture: Supplied

When Jake Bennett finished high school in Wollongong he didn't know what he wanted to do so took a job in a coal mine, but now he's rubbing shoulders with movie stars like the Hemsworths and Russell Crowe.

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Desiree Savage

Desiree Savage

Arts, Entertainment, Breaking News Journalist

I write about arts and entertainment, plus other bits and pieces in between at the Illawarra Mercury.