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Harrison Ellenshaw

Harrison Ellenshaw was born on July 20, 1945 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA as Peter Ellenshaw. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Ghost (1990). See full bio »
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 1999-2000 Xena: Warrior Princess (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 3 episodes)
- Punch Lines (2000) ... (visual effects supervisor: US)
- Them Bones, Them Bones (1999) ... (visual effects supervisor: US)
- Animal Attraction (1999) ... (visual effects supervisor)
 1996 Escape from L.A. (executive producer: BVVE)
 1994 Cabin Boy (matte artist: Buena Vista Visual Effects)
 1993 Wilder Napalm (visual effects supervisor)
 1993 Dave (visual effects supervisor: Buena Vista Visual Effects)
 1992 Honey I Blew Up the Kid (visual effects supervisor: Buena Vista Visual Effects)
 1990 Ghost (visual effects technical consultant)
 1990 Dick Tracy (visual effects producer)
 1989 Millennium (visual effects consultant)
 1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (visual effects supervisor)
 1986 Captain EO (Short) (special visual effects supervisor)
 1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes (special effects consultant)
 1982 TRON (visual effects supervisor)
 1980 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (matte painting supervisor: miniature and optical effects unit)
 1980 The Watcher in the Woods (designer: final sequence)
 1979 The Black Hole (matte artist)
 1978 The Cat from Outer Space (matte artist - as P.S. Ellenshaw)
 1978 Big Wednesday (matte artist - as P.S. Ellenshaw)
 1977 Pete's Dragon (matte artist - as P.S. Ellenshaw)
 1977 The Making of 'Star Wars' (TV Movie documentary) (matte artist - uncredited)
 1977 Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (matte artist - as P.S. Ellenshaw)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (matte artist: miniature and optical effects unit - as P.S. Ellenshaw)
 1976 The Shaggy D.A. (matte artist - as P.S. Ellenshaw)
 1976 Gus (matte artist - as P.S. Ellenshaw)
 1976 The Man Who Fell to Earth (special photographic effects - as P.S. Ellenshaw)
 1976 No Deposit, No Return (matte artist - as P.S. Ellenshaw)
 1974 The Castaway Cowboy (matte artist - as P.S. Ellenshaw)
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P.S. Ellenshaw

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After he began receiving recognition for his work, he changed his professional name to "Harrison" (after his birthplace, Harrisburg), to avoid being confused with his famous father. See more »

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