This new series sees cricketing legend and ultimate bloke Freddie Flintoff try his hand at some of the most extreme sports and challenges on offer around the world. But, ever the competitive sportsman, he won't be trying anything out without turning it into a competition so he's also enlisted other athletes who retired at the top of their game to see if they can beat him.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Freddie Flintoff vs the World - Steven Seagal - Netflix
Steven Frederic Seagal (; born April 10, 1952) is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter, director, martial artist and musician. Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan. A 7th-dan black belt in aikido, he began his adult life as a martial arts instructor in Japan; becoming the first foreigner to operate an aikido dojo in the country. He later moved to Los Angeles, California, where he had the same profession. In 1988, Seagal made his acting debut in Above the Law. By 1991, he had starred in four successful films. In 1992, he played Navy SEALs counter-terrorist expert Casey Ryback in Under Siege. During the latter half of the 1990s, Seagal starred in three more theatrical films and the direct-to-video film The Patriot. Subsequently, his career shifted to mostly direct-to-video productions. He has since appeared in films and reality shows, including Steven Seagal: Lawman, which depicted Seagal performing his duties as a reserve deputy sheriff. Seagal is a guitarist and has released two studio albums (Songs from the Crystal Cave and Mojo Priest), and performed on the scores of several of his films. He has worked with Stevie Wonder and Tony Rebel, who both performed on his debut album. He has also been involved in a line of “therapeutic oil” products and energy drinks. In addition, Seagal is known as an environmentalist, an animal rights activist and as a supporter of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. He is also known for his outspoken political views and support of Vladimir Putin. Seagal once referred to Putin as “one of the great living world leaders”. He is a citizen of the United States, and more recently, Russia and Serbia. Seagal has been accused of various crimes including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and the illegal trafficking of females for sex.
Freddie Flintoff vs the World - Music - Netflix
In addition to acting and aikido, Seagal also plays the guitar. His songs have been featured in several of his movies, including Fire Down Below and Ticker. Among his “extensive” collection include guitars previously owned by “the Kings”; Albert, BB and Freddie, as well as Bo Diddley, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix. In 2005, he released his first album, Songs from the Crystal Cave, which has a mix of pop, world, country and blues music. It features duets with Tony Rebel, Lt. Stichie, Lady Saw, and Stevie Wonder. The soundtrack to Seagal's 2005 film Into the Sun features several songs from the album. One of his album tracks, “Girl It's Alright”, was also released as a single in several countries alongside an accompanying music video. Seagal's second album, titled Mojo Priest, was released in April 2006. Subsequently, he spent summer 2006 touring the United States and Europe with his band, Thunderbox, in support of the album.
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