Mike Loades – Credits

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DIRECTOR

Time Commander – 9 x 2-minute VTs Lion Televison for BBC
Total War: Rome II – Trilogy

The Throwing War
Legionary Kit
Perils of Empire

Lion TV for Creative Assembly
Medieval Technology Park Japp Films for Middelaldercentret
Whitman Mission North Shore Productions
For National Park Service, Whitman Mission Visitor Center
USS Constellation – Battling For Freedom Indigo Films for History Channel
The Hunt For Lincoln’s Assassin Indigo Films for Nat Geo Channel
The Plot To Kill Jesse James Indigo Films for History Channel
The Plot to Kill Reagan Indigo Films for History Channel
Archery – Its History and Forms Running Wolf Productions  (video)
Blow by Blow Guide to Swordfighting Running Wolf Productions (video)

2ND UNIT DIRECTOR  (1st unit director on pick-up shoot)

Warrior Queen – Boudica Indigo Films for History Channel

 



PRESENTER/HOST

Going Medieval 2 hour special for Lion Televison for H2 2012
Weapon Masters 10 x 60 Halfyard Productions for Discovery Channel 2008
Weapons That Made Britain 5 x 60 Lion Television for Chan. 4  2004

 



SPECIALS

Warrior Game
On screen presenter providing interactive information to Crusades video game.
BBC Interactive website 2007
Time Commanders x 2 series
On screen pundit and commentator for battle tactics game show.Also for the 2016 series, I wrote and directed 3 x 2-minute films per episode about warrior types and their weapons.
Lion Television for BBC 2   2004 / 2005 / 2016
Tournament
On screen Jousting expert and trainer teaching 4 novices to joust.
Wall to Wall TV for Chan. 4/Disc. 2002
Chariot Queen
On screen chariot expert leading team to reconstruct and field trial an Iron Age British chariot.
BBC T.V. 2001

Shiltron

INTERVIEWEE/HISTORICAL WEAPONS EXPERT/MILITARY HISTORIAN

The History of the Horse Equus productions for Canadian TV – 2016
Chinese Chariots Revealed Lion Television for PBS NOVA – 2016
The Celts BBC – 2015
Secrets of the Great Wall Lion Television for Channel 4 – 2014
Neanderthal Apocalypse Storyhouse Productions for History – 2014
Ancient Impossible Wild Dream Films for H2 – 2014
Terracotta Warriors Lion TV for Nova and Channel 4 – 2013
Building Pharaoh’s Chariot TV6 for Nova – 2012
Mankind Decoded Nutopia H2 – 2012
The Varrus Disaster E1 for History Canada – 2012
Mankind: The Story of All of Us Nutopia for History – 2012
Viking Apocalypse Lion Television for Nat Geo 2011
True Stories – Braveheart Blink Films- for Smithsonian Channel / Channel 5 2011
Medieval Fight Book Wild Dream Films for Nat.Geo. Channel – 2011
True Stories – Pirates Blink Films- for Smithsonian Channel / Channel 5 2010
The Real Robin Hood Herzog for THC 2010
The Japanese Bow Parthenon Entertainment for Nat Geo 2008
Mystery Files – Robin Hood Parthenon Entertainment for Nat Geo 2008
Ancient Discoveries x 4 Wild Dream Films for THC  2008
Ramses Atlantic Productions for Nat Geo  2008
Lost Treasures x 3 Planet X Television for Granada TV  2008
Weapons Connections Flashback TV for Disc. Military History 2006
Last Voyage of Columbus LionTelevision for THC 2006
Ancient Discoveries x 2 Wild Dream Films for History Chan 2006
Digging For The Truth JMW Productions for History Chan 2006
Lost Worlds – Athens Super City Atlantic Productions for History Chan 2006
Modern Marvels – Barbarian Tech Actuality Films for THC 2006
The Crusaders Lost Fort BBC – Timewatch 2005
China’s First Emperor Lion Television for Discovery 2005
Lost Treasures X4 Planet X Television for Granada TV  2005
Helen of Troy Lion Television for Chan 4  2004
Guns, Germs and Steel Lion Television for Nat Geographic   2004
Peasant’s Revolt Spire Films for Chan 4  2004
King Arthur Automat Pictures 2004
Ancient Surgery Cicada Films for Chan 4 2004
Clash of the Generals Shine Television for Discovery 2004
Britain’s Finest  X 2 Lion Television for Chan 5  2003
Machines That Time Forgot Windfall Films for Chan 4 2002
Tales of the Bow Alba Communications for Discovery 2002
Royal Deaths and Diseases Lion TV for Chan 4 2002
King Harold Spire Films for Chan 4 2002
Castle Lion TV for Chan 4 2002
Boudica Spire Films for Chan 4   2001
Meet The Ancestors BBC T.V. 2000
Celtic Myths X 4 Electric Sky for Hist. Channel  2000
Spilt Blood Carlton TV 1999
Gladiators BBC TV 1999
Warhorse  X 3 Sunstone Films for The Hist. Channel 1998
Deadly Duels Michael Hoff Prods for Disc. Channel  1996
Crusades x 2 BBC TV 1995

ACTION ARRANGER/ FIGHT DIRECTOR

TV DOCUMENTARY

The Untold Invasion of Britain Lion Television for Channel 4 – 2009
Last Voyage of Columbus LionTelevision for The Hist. Chan. 2006
Ancient Discoveries Wild Dreams Films for Hist. Chan. 2006
Digging For The Truth JMW Productions for Hist. Chan. 2006
Timewatch -Headless Romans BBC 2006
Timewatch -The Crusaders Lost Fort BBC 2005
Helen of Troy Lion Television for Chan. 4  2004
Clash of the Generals Shine Television for Disc. 2004
Weapons That Made Britain  5 x 60 Lion Television for Chan. 4  2004
Britain’s Finest x 2 Lion Television for Chan. 5  2003
Machines That Time Forgot Windfall Films for Chan. 4 2002
Tournament Wall to Wall TV for Chan. 4  2002
Battlefield Detectives x 2 Granada TV  2002
Royal Deaths and Diseases  x 2 Lion TV for Chan. 4 2002
Robin Hood Spire Films for Chan. 4 2002
Great Battles II  Austerlitz Wark Clements for Disc. Chan. 2002
Great Battles II  Blenheim Wark Clements for Disc. Chan. 2002
Great Battles II  Bannockburn Wark Clements for Disc. Chan. 2002
Great Battles II  Naseby Wark Clements for Disc. Chan. 2002
Great Battles II  Agincourt Wark Clements for Disc. Chan. 2002
Mary Tudor Uden Associates for Chan. 5   2002
Arthur – King of The Britons BBC T.V.  2002
Attila The Hun Uden Associates for Chan. 5   2001
Vlad The Impaler Uden Associates for Chan.  5   2001
Ivan the Terrible Uden Associates for Chan. 5   2001
Boudica Spire Films for Chan 4   2001
African Burial Ground BBC T.V. 2001
Mysteries Arena Prods. for Tyne Tees T.V. 2001
Civil War x 4 Wark Clements for BBC T.V. 2001
Blood of the Vikings x 6 BBC T.V. 2001
Meet The Ancestors BBC T.V. 2000
Great Battles   Hastings Wark Clements for Disc. 2000
Great Battles   Bosworth Wark Clements for Disc. 2000
Great Battles   Marston Moor Wark Clements for Disc. 2000
Great Battles   The Boyne Wark Clements for Disc. 2000
Great Battles   Culloden Wark Clements for Disc. 2000
Great Battles   Waterloo Wark Clements for Disc. 2000
Celtic Myths x 4 Electric Sky for Hist. Chan. 2000
Spilt Blood Carlton TV 1999
Gladiators BBC TV 1999
Warhorse  x3 Sunstone Films  for T.H.C.  1998
Debateable Lands  x 4 Border TV 1997
Deadly Duels Michael Hoff Productions  for Disc.  1996
Crusades x 4 BBC TV 1995

VIDEO GAMES

Historical and action consultant on unannounced project Ubisoft 2012

THEATRE AND OPERA

“incredible sword fights choreographed by Mike Loades”
Spoonfed
(Capuletti March 2009)

“corking swordfights, courtesy of Fight Director Mike Loades, a man whose name should, by rights, be up there in lights…”
INTERMEZZO
(Capuletti March 2009)

I Capuletti e I Montecchi Royal Opera, Covent Garden, 2009
Carmen Royal Opera, Covent Garden 2009
Carmen Royal Opera, Covent Garden 2008
Carmen Royal Opera, Covent Garden 2006
La Forza del Destino Royal Opera, Covent Garden 2004
Simon Boccanegra Royal Opera, Covent Garden 2004
Die Meistersinger Royal Opera, Covent Garden 2002
I Masnadieri Royal Opera, Covent Garden 2002
Simon Boccanegra Royal Opera, Covent Garden 2002
Don Giovanni Royal Opera, Covent Garden 2002
Attila the Hun Royal Opera, Covent Garden 2002
I Capuletti e I Montecchi Royal Opera, Covent Garden 2001
Billy Budd Royal Opera, Covent Garden 2000
Les Contes d’Hoffmann Royal Opera, Covent Garden 2000
Die Meistersinger Royal Opera, Covent Garden 2000
Der Rosenkavalier Royal Opera, Covent Garden 2000
Romeo and Juliette Royal Opera, Covent Garden 2000
Otello Royal Opera, Covent Garden 2000
How the Other Half Loves Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster 1999
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster 1998
Neville’s Island Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster 1998
Cyrano de Bergerac Dukes Playhouse, Lancaster 1998
Figaro Royal Opera, Covent Garden 1997
Romeo and Juliet Imaginary Forces (tour) 1997
Peter Pan Montrose Prods, Tunbridge Wells 1996
Das Rheingold Royal Opera, Covent Garden 1996
May Games Shakespeare Globe, Southwark Fest. 1996
Twelfth Night Middlesborough Theatre 1996
Owen Wingrave Glyndebourne Festival Opera 1995
Gotterdammerung Royal Opera, Covent Garden 1995
Simon Boccanegra Royal Opera, Covent Garden 1995
Billy Budd Royal Opera, Covent Garden 1995
Twelfth Night What You Will Productions (tour) 1995
Siegfried Royal Opera, Covent Garden 1995
Das Rheingold Royal Opera, Covent Garden 1994
We Wove A Web In Childhood Duke’s Head Theatre, Richmond 1993
The Complete Ring Cycle City of Birmingham Touring Opera 1990

FILM AND TV DRAMA

Trevor Island BBC 2006
Where The Heart Reigns Straightwire Films 2005
Broken Morning Goldcrest Films  2003
Blue Peter – The Quest II BBC TV 2002
Blue Peter – The Quest I BBC TV 2002
Blue Peter – Pirates film BBC TV  2001
Lost Kingdom Westmorland Films 1999

PRODUCTION

Indigo Films 2005 UK Producer for Boudica and USS Constellation shoots.
Lion Television 2004 Development Producer
Lion Television 2003 Associate Producer – Weapons That Made Britain
BBC TV   2002 Development Producer
Lion Television 2001 Development Producer
OR MEDIA 2000 Developing and researching series ideas
FLASHBACK TV 2000 Developing and researching series ideas
Electric Sky Ltd  1999 Developing and researching series ideas
Running Wolf Productions 1991/95 Directing, Producing and Distributing videos
Roxby Press  1990 Creating scenes, casting, props,costume for photo shoots
Brimmerstrong Ltd  1977-1978 Producer . Theme park project
Scaramouche Films Ltd  1973-1975 Associate Producer, based at Pinewood and Shepperton

TEACHING (STAGE COMBAT AND HISTORICAL FIGHTING SKILLS)

Previously taught full time courses at:
British and American Drama Academy (21 years)
Royal Opera House (Jette Parker Young Artists) (4 years)
Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (18years)
Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama (14 years)
East 15 Acting School (12 years)
London Theatre School (5 years)
Lee Strasberg Institute ( 4 years)
Arts Educational Schools (2 years)
The Drama Studio (2 years)
Richmond College (1 year)
The Royal Academy of Music opera course (3 years)
The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts ( 1 year)
British and European Studies Group (2 years)

Workshops
In both armed and unarmed  combat for actors, drama groups and re-enactment societies.
Also courses on Riding for Actors.

Workshop credits include:
The International Shakespeare Globe in London,
The Theatre High School in Oslo,
Akerhus Teaterverksted in Norway and the Paddy Crean International Workshop in Edinburgh.

BOOKS

The Longbow – Osprey Publishing – 2013
Swords and Swordsmen –Pen and Sword Books – 2010
Worldwide History of Warfare – Thames and Hudson 2009 – General editor and co-author
Building a British Chariot –  2001 – web published – author
Mindplan – Dorling Kindersley 1991 – Scene Director for photo sequences on body language.
I was there series:   The Bodley Head 1990
Knights – Scene Director for photo shoot. Historical Advisor. Co- author.
Ancient Egypt – Scene Director for photo shoot.  Historical Advisor.

MULTIMEDIA

BBC ONLINE 2001   Interactive web pages on chariot project and writing feature articles for web.

RADIO AND TV – TALKS, PROMOS AND INTERVIEWS

The Pat Thurston Show – KGO Newstalk AM810 Interview
Bay Sunday – CBS5 KPIX-TV 2011 Interview
Richard and Judy  Channel 4  2004 Interview
Midweek  BBC Radio 4   2004 Interview
Awesome Adventures  ABC TV 1999 Feature on medieval fighting techniques
The History Channel   1998 Promotional trailer for Warhorse series
Mark Stevens Show
BBC Radio Scotland 1998
Interview
Motormouth   TVS 1991 Feature on medieval armour
Town House Productions  1991
Inside The Past
Interview
Age to Age   BBC Radio 4 1989 Talk on Medieval Tourneys
(Pick of the week)

LIVE EVENTS

Bard and The Blade English Heritage 1998, 1999, 2000 – Shakespearen fight scenes
Border Reivers English Heritage 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Warriors Through The Ages Royal Armouries 1993 – Military Tattoo
Jousting Tournaments 1972 – 2006 – U.K., France, Japan

LECTURES, ARTICLES AND CONSULTANCIES

Lectures on arms and armour related subjects to various groups and societies.
One of a regular team of lecturers at The Wallace Collection, London.
Also lectured at The Royal Armouries and at The University of Aberdeen.
Lecture: “Staging fights for Opera” at the Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House.
Numerous articles on arms and armour published in magazines and journals.
Consultant on various experimental archaeology projects in U.K. and France.
Consultant on display of armour at The Wallace Collection, London.
Lecture to BBC Health and Safety on safety for historical action.
Consultant to HSE on safety for historical action.