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Mike Tucker (III)

Mike Tucker is an award winning Welsh Visual Effects Designer who began his career with the BBC Visual Effects department in the mid 1980's. Known primarily for his work in the field of miniature effects, he set up his own company, The Model Unit, in 2005. In addition to his effects work, he is also known for writing children's fiction, including a... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Atonement
Atonement Visual Effects
(2007)
Closed Circuit
Closed Circuit Visual Effects
(2013)
Doctor Who
Doctor Who Visual Effects
(2005-2017)
Last Day of the Dinosaurs
Last Day of the Dinosaurs Visual Effects
(2010)

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 2017 Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (TV Series) (cloud tank supervisor - 1 episode)
- Impossible Planet (2017) ... (cloud tank supervisor)
 2005-2017 Doctor Who (TV Series) (model unit supervisor - 15 episodes)
- Thin Ice (2017) ... (model unit supervisor: The Model Unit)
- The Time of the Doctor (2013) ... (model unit supervisor: The Model Unit - uncredited)
- The Day of the Doctor (2013) ... (model unit supervisor: The Model Unit - uncredited)
- Cold War (2013) ... (model unit supervisor: The Model Unit - uncredited)
- The Satan Pit (2006) ... (model unit supervisor)
  Red Dwarf (TV Series) (visual effects assistant - 32 episodes, 1988 - 1997) (visual effects designer - 3 episodes, 1992 - 1997) (model effects supervisor - 1 episode, 2016)
- Twentica (2016) ... (model effects supervisor - uncredited)
- Nanarchy (1997) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- Epideme (1997) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- Beyond a Joke (1997) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- Blue (1997) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
 2012 Aircrash Confidential (TV Series documentary) (model unit supervisor - 5 episodes)
- 737 Tailfin Mystery (2012) ... (model unit supervisor - uncredited)
- Take Off (2012) ... (model unit supervisor - uncredited)
- Poor Maintenance (2012) ... (model unit supervisor - uncredited)
- Pilot Fatigue (2012) ... (model unit supervisor - uncredited)
- Autopilot Error (2012) ... (model unit supervisor - uncredited)
 2011 Atlantis: End of a World, Birth of a Legend (TV Movie) (model unit supervisor)
 2010 Last Day of the Dinosaurs (TV Movie documentary) (model unit supervisor) / (special effects producer)
 2009 Clash of the Dinosaurs (TV Mini-Series documentary) (model unit supervisor - 4 episodes)
- Perfect Predators (2009) ... (model unit supervisor - uncredited)
- Generations (2009) ... (model unit supervisor)
- Extreme Survivors (2009) ... (model unit supervisor)
- The Defenders (2009) ... (model unit supervisor)
 2009 Moonshot (TV Movie) (model workshop supervisor)
 2004-2009 Meet the Ancestors (TV Series) (model unit supervisor - 3 episodes)
- Billy and the Fighter Boys (2009) ... (model unit supervisor)
- Nelson's Forgotten Heroes (2009) ... (model unit supervisor)
- The Hunt for Darwin's Beagle (2004) ... (model unit supervisor)
 2008 Human Body: Pushing the Limits (TV Series documentary) (model unit supervisor)
 2008 Primeval (TV Series) (model unit supervisor - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.5 (2008) ... (model unit supervisor)
 2006 Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction (TV Movie) (miniature effects supervisor)
 2006 Surviving Disaster (TV Series) (miniature effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- Munich Air Crash (2006) ... (miniature effects supervisor)
 2005 Extraterrestrial! (TV Movie documentary) (miniature effects supervisor)
 2005 Equinox Special: Britain's Tornados (TV Movie documentary) (visual effects supervisor)
 2005 Hiroshima (TV Movie documentary) (miniature effects supervisor)
 2004 Timewatch (TV Series documentary) (miniature effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- The Lost Heroes (2004) ... (miniature effects supervisor)
 2003 Horizon (TV Series documentary) (miniature effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- Last Flight of the Columbia (2003) ... (miniature effects supervisor)
 2001 I Was a Rat (TV Mini-Series) (visual effects supervisor - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... (visual effects supervisor)
 2001 Empires: Egypt's Golden Empire (TV Series documentary) (visual effects - 3 episodes)
- The Last Great Pharaoh (2001) ... (visual effects)
- Pharaohs of the Sun (2001) ... (visual effects)
- The Warrior Pharaohs (2001) ... (visual effects)
 2000 Brand Spanking New Show (TV Series) (miniature effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... (miniature effects supervisor)
 1998 Aquila (TV Series) (model unit supervisor - 1 episode)
- End of an Eyrie (1998) ... (model unit supervisor - uncredited)
 1998 Microsoap (TV Series) (video effects)
 1995-1998 Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde (TV Series) (visual effects assistant - 53 episodes)
- Mrs. Rocket and the Mermaid Potion (1998) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- Fangs (1998) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- Which Witch? (1998) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- Half Half Term (1998) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- With a Smile and a Song (1998) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
 1997 Extreme Machines (TV Series documentary) (model unit supervisor - 1997)
 1997 The Phoenix and the Carpet (TV Mini-Series) (visual effects assistant - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1997) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
 1997 Raging Planet (TV Series documentary) (visual effects - 2 episodes)
- Tidal Wave (1997) ... (visual effects)
- Hurricane (1997) ... (visual effects)
 1993 Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (TV Short) (visual effects)
 1992 Casualty (TV Series) (visual effects assistant - 1 episode)
- Cascade (1992) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
 1990 Hyperland (TV Movie documentary) (visual effects assistant)
 1990 Screen Two (TV Series) (visual effects assistant - 1 episode)
- 102 Boulevard Haussmann (1990) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
 1986-1989 Doctor Who (TV Series) (visual effects assistant - 34 episodes)
- Survival: Part Three (1989) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- Survival: Part Two (1989) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- Survival: Part One (1989) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- The Curse of Fenric: Part Four (1989) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- The Curse of Fenric: Part Three (1989) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
 1988 Sophia and Constance (TV Series) (visual effects assistant - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1988) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- Episode #1.5 (1988) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
 1987 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series) (visual effects assistant - 1 episode)
- Wind Power (1987) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
 1986 The Singing Detective (TV Mini-Series) (visual effects assistant - 1 episode)
- Skin (1986) ... (visual effects assistant)
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Has had uncredited roles as Camille in Red Dwarf, and as a Dalek operator in the 2013 Doctor Who Xmas Special. See more »

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