Karl Beattie

Karl Beattie

Director Of Photography, Director Of Antix

Born: 20th May, 1963
Karl Beattie started his career in television on the set of BBC’s live children’s show ‘Parallel 9’ as a camera assistant. He was quickly snapped up by an outside broadcast company, Visions, and trained there as a cameraman.

Karl has worked on some of the top television shows in Britain: ‘Gladiators’, ‘Blind Date’, ‘TFI Friday’, ‘Robot Wars’, Disney, Jim Henson and the World Music Awards to name but a few. His music credits speak for themselves: Madonna’s Frozen Video, Motown Mania, Sting, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Whitney Houston, Oasis, Blur, Pulp, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson to name but a few – and he’s no stranger to festivals either, working at Glastonbury, Reading, Phoenix and Brighton.

On a mission to experience the variety of television camera, he had gone as far as Bosnia and with a background in outside broadcast, he has amounted 1000s of hours of live broadcast in all television genre from sport to music, current affairs to light entertainment.

It was while working on a live show, BBC’s ‘City Hospital’, that Karl met Yvette Fielding. They were engaged within 6 weeks and married within 6 months. Both Karl and Yvette had wanted to start a production company to put their ideas into practice and so Antix Productions was born – and their first idea was ‘Most Haunted’.

Karl’s expertise does not only lie in television. He started Martial Arts training under the legendary Otsu Maeda Sensei at the age of 7 and is the current World Traditional Full Contact Martial Arts Champion. He won the title in 1994 and holds it to this day after knocking out the then undefeated champion Tiju Fukura. Karl has never been beaten and holds an impressive record of 85 official fights, 85 wins and 75 KO’s. He is the only person to take the title out of Japan and for his efforts has been awarded a Samuraiship, one of only eight honoured outside of Japan.

Karl brought this claim to the attention of the British media in 2004 and there has been much debate on the authenticity of this.  An article in the Japan Times stated however:

“The Office of the Imperial Household has told The Japan Times that it has no practice or system of granting such titles.

The samurai class ceased to exist 130 years ago, with the abolition of Japan’s feudal system at the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1868.

But some believe this shouldn’t deter Beattie from pursuing his claim.

“Samurai do exist,” says Vincent Perry from Gallery Samurai in Minami Aoyama.

“Some people are really serious about it and respect the samurai spirit. One of the reasons they buy (armor) is that they have respect for that way of life and want to become a samurai,” he says.”

7 thoughts on “Karl Beattie”

  1. I do think Most Haunted or a similar show should come back to our screens, but revamped with (no offense) completely new team members. New technology wouldnt go a miss, bur without Psychics. Let the people decide for themselves who or what dwells within the void. Where I come from and what belief I have, they are not refered to as ‘Ghosts’, they are known respectfully as something completely different. Good Luck MH

  2. i love watching Most Haunted with you yvette and the crew. i would like to know if you are doing any more Most Haunted as i am very interested in the paranormal and would like to go and spend a night in a haunted location.

  3. All i ever watched was most haunted i am lost without it i miss karl and yvetteand kath so much please bring me most haunted back soon please luv u all kazxx

  4. Karl, you are an amazing Man, Father & most of all Husband. Watching you over the years taking care of yvette in Most Haunted and your reality show with Yvettes opperation, her emotional times with her father, you asking her to marry you all over again and getting married as Elvis truly brought tears to my eye’s I did cry. Its realy so sad that Most haunted came to an end, please come back to our screens, your fans are missing you, Yvette & the whole team so much, no other paranormal show will ever compare. Keep being you, you crazy, funny guy. My husband Matt would love to share a drink with you. Take care, love to you & your Beautiful family. XXX

  5. can you tell me if karlbeattie got brother or sister they it did not say on Biographies i wonder wear he was born on in 1967 0r 1963 i want we bet about him you can e mail on aileenbrown42@yahoo.com . and i love the most huanted it is best progmme in world
    has yvette older or younger brother rick feilding is birthday 19th sept.

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