Janet Lawson - Fight Director


Janet Lawson is the first female President of the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat.

Fight arranging work includes: Spring Awakening for Dundee Rep/ Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, The Wonderful World of Dissocia for Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Haevnorhele - short film, Wake Up - music video for Glasgow band 100 Fables, Hamlet for Folksy Theatre, Stain for Tartan Spartan, Jenufa for Scottish Opera and Ipheginie in Tauris for Byre Opera.

She is a BASSC Certified Teacher and is the stage combat teacher at Acting Coach Scotland acting studio in Glasgow and through her company, Stage Fight Scotland runs classes and workshops at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and at drama schools, youth and community groups throughout Scotland. She has also taught in China, Tenerife, the USA and Germany. In August 2016, she was on the teaching faculty of the World Stage Combat Conference held in Toronto, Canada and was made an honorary Fight Director with Fight Directors Canada.

She was a member of the stunt team for Season 6 of the TV series Vikings and plays Mrs Hinzmann in the Scottish Christmas Zombie Musical Anna and the Apocalypse, due for release in December 2018.