Mini Bio (1)
Nick Dudman and his team have created the make-up effects and the magical animatronic creatures in the "Harry Potter" films, garnering BAFTA Award nominations for the first four of the series to date.
Dudman got his start working on the Jedi master "Yoda" as a trainee to famed British make-up artist Stuart Freeborn, on Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). After apprenticing with Freeborn for four years, Dudman was asked to head up the English makeup laboratory for Ridley Scott's Legend (1985). He subsequently worked on the makeup and prosthetics for such films as Mona Lisa (1986), Labyrinth (1986), Willow (1988), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Batman (1989), Alien³ (1992) and Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), among others.
In 1995, Dudman's career path widened into animatronics and large-scale creature effects when he was asked to oversee the 55-man creature department for the Luc Besson film The Fifth Element (1997), for which he won a BAFTA Award for Visual Effects. Since then, he has lead the creatures/make-up effects departments on several blockbusters, including Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns (2001) and consulted on the Costume effects for Batman Begins (2005). Dudman recently designed the animatronics for Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men (2006).
In 2007, he was awarded a special achievement Genie by the Canadian Academy for Make-up on Beowulf & Grendel (2005).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: NICK DUDMAN