Nick Dudman is a multi award-winning special make-up effects artist with over thirty years experience in the film industry; working as the designer / supervisor on a huge range of successful motion pictures, including the entire Harry Potter series.
Dudman got his start in films working on the Jedi master Yoda, as a trainee to British make-up artist Stuart Freeborn, on the second in the Star Wars series - The Empire Strikes Back.
After apprenticing with Freeborn for four years on films such as Superman II and Top Secret!, Dudman was asked to head up the English make-up prosthetics shop for Ridley Scott’s Legend, applying Tim Curry’s “Darkness” make-up amongst others. Since then, he has worked on Mona Lisa, High Spirits, Willow, Interview With the Vampire, Batman (creating Jack Nicholson’s Joker) and Judge Dredd among many others.
In 1995, his career path widened into animatronics and large scale creature effects when he was asked to oversee the creature department for the Luc Besson film The Fifth Element, for which he won a BAFTA for best Visual Effects.
Since then he has supervised the creatures / make-up effects departments on a series of blockbusters including Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, The Mummy and The Mummy Returns.
Having completed the ten-year challenge of the Harry Potter franchise Nick is looking for yet more creative challenges, expanding his role to make most use of his unique experience...His latest work includes Paddington and Penny Dreadful, Showtime’s new gothic horror series.www.nickdudman.com