Dimitris Kafataris

Dimitris Kafataris is a creative working in the UK as an actor, armourer, and fight director. He holds a first-class BA Hons degree in Acting and Stage Combat from East 15 Acting School. His degree education included intensive training in all forms of armed and unarmed dramatic combat for theatre and film, including a vast array of swords, polearms, knives, shields, and firearms. After graduating he started working as a fight director with the approach ‘’Why do you fight?’’ driven by character choice and story circumstance. He has fight directed multiple stage productions across the UK, collaborated with different stage combat companies, and worked as a fight performer in both theatre and film specialising in firearms handling and tactical military movement. He then founded the theatrical firearms company TITANBORN, where he teaches actors how to use weapons for TV, Theatre, and Film. Before he entered the entertainment industry, he was an SF Green Berets Commando with the Cypriot military, where the correct and safe handling of firearms was an integral part of his military training which he applies to his work as a professional armourer. He is currently employed as a specialist firearms instructor teaching a range of Actors, Stage Managers, Directors and other Theatre professionals how to safely uphold the key procedures for weapons handling in theatre, film and television. His aim has always been to promote and be an advocate for a safe and secure environment for all parts of our industry. In 2021 The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes video game was released, featuring Dimitris as Salim Othman, one of the main characters of the game which he was the Motion Capture performance artist for. This involved the execution of stunts and fight sequences both unarmed and armed to create the fan favourite character Salim. Dimitris is a pioneer in his field as he is the first Greekcypriot actor to have worked as a fight director, armourer, and as a motion capture performer.


Dimitris Kafataris