About me

My fascination (and obsession!) with Special Make-Up Effects began at the age of thirteen while watching An American Werewolf in London (with Rick Baker’s Oscar Winning make up FX!) after which I knew I wanted to make monsters!

Beginning my career on Clive Barker’s Nightbreed  in 1988 I laid the foundation for a body of work spanning over two decades on some of the world’s highest grossing blockbusters.

I’ve been a key prosthetics Designer to some of movie history’s most memorable characters. Harry Potter’s Lord Voldemort & Mad Eye Moody, Hugo Weaving’s Red Skull from Captain America: The First Avenger as well as numerous characters for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones , Danny Boyle’s Sunshine, Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow, Stardust, The Mummy, The Fifth Element and The DaVinci Code. More recently I supervised the practical creature effects on the Irish comedy horror Grabbers and worked on the Brad Pitt blockbuster World War Z.

2013 was another great year for me having worked on The Wachowski’s Jupiter Accending, Universal’s reboot of Dracula Untold, Game of Thrones season 4, and Ron Howard’s Heart of the Sea

As well as winning accolades for my make-up effects work I’ve also written & directed 4 short films and have won numerous awards for them, but Prosthetics is still my passion and with my Shaune Harrison Academy opening this year (May 2014 in Manchester) exciting times lie ahead…

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