Nick Allder was born on February 23, 1943 in Eton, Buckinghamshire, England as Nicholas John Allder. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Braveheart (1995) and Léon: The Professional (1994). See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Braveheart
Braveheart Special Effects
(1995)
Léon: The Professional
Léon: The Professional Special Effects
(1994)
Alien
Alien Special Effects
(1979)

Filmography

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 2016-2017 Medinah (TV Series) (special effects supervisor - 20 episodes) (pre-production)
- Day After Death (2017) ... (special effects supervisor)
- When Darkness Falls (2017) ... (special effects supervisor)
- Letting Go (2017) ... (special effects supervisor)
- Haraviei (2017) ... (special effects supervisor)
- A Place Called Home (2017) ... (special effects supervisor)
 2016 The Colectiv Disaster (Documentary) (special effects supervisor)
 2015 The Wave (special effects coordinator)
 2015 Sons of Liberty (TV Mini-Series) (special effects supervisor - 3 episodes)
- Independence (2015) ... (special effects supervisor)
- The Uprising (2015) ... (special effects supervisor)
- A Dangerous Game (2015) ... (special effects supervisor)
 2014 The Keeping Room (special effects supervisor)
 2013 The Zero Theorem (special effects supervisor)
 2013 Charlie Countryman (special effects supervisor)
 2012 6 Bullets (special effects)
 2012 One in the Chamber (special effects supervisor)
 2012 The Devil Inside (special effects supervisor)
 2011 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (special effects supervisor)
 2011 A Princess for Christmas (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 2011 Assassination Games (special effects supervisor)
 2010 The Whistleblower (special effects supervisor: car accident sequence)
 2009 Gletscherblut (TV Movie) (special effects supervisor)
 2007 The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising (special effects coordinator)
 2007 The Company (TV Mini-Series) (special effects supervisor - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... (special effects supervisor)
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... (special effects supervisor)
- Episode #1.1 (2007) ... (special effects supervisor)
 2007 Blood and Chocolate (special effects director)
 2005 An American Haunting (special effects coordinator)
 2005 The Cave (special effects director)
 2004 Hellboy (special effects supervisor)
 2003 Underworld (special effects supervisor)
 2003 Shanghai Knights (special effects supervisor)
 2002 Blade II (special effects supervisor)
 2001 Behind Enemy Lines (special effects technician)
 2001 Just Visiting (special effects supervisor: UK)
 2001 The Monkey King (TV Series) (special effects crew)
 2000 Highlander: Endgame (special effects)
 1999 The Criminal (special effects supervisor)
 1999 Cleopatra (TV Mini-Series) (senior technician - 2 episodes)
- Part 1 (1999) ... (senior technician - as Nick Alder)
- Part 2 (1999) ... (senior technician - as Nick Alder)
 1998 Lost in Space (special effects supervisor)
 1997 The Fifth Element (special effects supervisor)
 1996 Muppet Treasure Island (special effects)
 1995 Braveheart (chief special effects)
 1994 MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1994 Léon: The Professional (special effects supervisor - as Nicky Allder)
 1994 MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1993 Shuttlecock (special effects)
 1992 City of Joy (special effects supervisor)
 1990 A Chinese Ghost Story II (special effects)
 1989 Leviathan (mechanical effects supervisor)
 1988 The Rescue (special effects)
 1987 The Princess Bride (special effects supervisor)
 1986 Solarbabies (special effects supervisor)
 1985 The Jewel of the Nile (special effects supervisor)
 1985 Legend (special effects supervisor)
 1984 Top Secret! (special effects supervisor)
 1984 Lace (TV Mini-Series) (special effects - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (special effects)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (special effects)
 1983 The Keep (special effects supervisor)
 1982 Cosmic Princess (TV Movie) (lighting cameraman)
 1982 The Sender (special effects)
 1982 The Final Option (special effects supervisor)
 1982 The Return of the Soldier (special effects)
 1982 Conan the Barbarian (special effects supervisor)
 1981 Nighthawks (special effects: London)
 1980 The Sea Wolves (special effects)
 1980 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (mechanical effects supervisor: production and mechanical effects unit)
 1980 The Bed (Short) (special effects)
 1979 Alien (special effects supervisor)
 1978 The Medusa Touch (special effects supervisor - uncredited)
 1978 Destination Moonbase-Alpha (TV Movie) (lighting cameraman - as Nick Alder)
  Space: 1999 (TV Series) (lighting cameraman - 24 episodes, 1976 - 1977) (special effects director - 24 episodes, 1975 - 1976)
- The Dorcons (1977) ... (lighting cameraman)
- The Immunity Syndrome (1977) ... (lighting cameraman)
- Devil's Planet (1977) ... (lighting cameraman)
- Dorzak (1977) ... (lighting cameraman)
- The Seance Spectre (1977) ... (lighting cameraman)
 1976 Alien Attack (TV Movie) (special effects director)
 1976 Journey Through the Black Sun (TV Movie) (special effects director)
 1975 NBC Special Treat (TV Series) (lighting cameraman - 1 episode)
- Into Infinity (1975) ... (lighting cameraman: special effects)
 1973 Yellow Dog (special effects)
 1969 Moon Zero Two (special effects photography)
 1969 Battle of Britain (assistant: Glen Robinson - uncredited)
 1968 A Twist of Sand (special effects)
 1966 Khartoum (special effects: second unit - uncredited)
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