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Brian Smithies

Brian Smithies was born on December 5, 1941 in the Dominican Republic as Brian H. D. Smithies. He is known for his work on GoldenEye (1995), The Dark Crystal (1982) and Dune (1984). See full bio »

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Congratulations to Rachel Brosnahan on Her Golden Globes Nomination

Rachel Brosnahan garnered a Golden Globes nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy) for her role in the Prime Original series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." Check out the trailer for the show and browse our Golden Globes Guide for the full list of nominees.

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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GoldenEye Visual Effects
The Dark Crystal
The Dark Crystal Visual Effects
Dune Visual Effects
Aliens Visual Effects


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 2002 Die Another Day (senior modeller: model unit)
 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (senior modeller: motion control & model unit)
 1999 The World Is Not Enough (senior technician: model unit)
 1997 Tomorrow Never Dies (workshop supervisor: model unit)
 1995 GoldenEye (modeller head of department)
 1994 The NeverEnding Story III (visual effects art director)
 1987 The BFG (title pyrotechnic special effects)
 1986 Sky Bandits (model effects supervisor)
 1986 Aliens (miniature floor effects supervisor: visual effects unit)
 1985 Sweet Dreams (visual effects)
 1984 Dune (model unit supervisor)
 1983 Octopussy (model effects supervisor)
 1982 The Dark Crystal (director: miniature effects unit) / (special visual effects)
 1979 Dracula (models)
 1978 Superman (additional model effects)
 1968 Thunderbird 6 (model workshop)
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