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Roy Ashton (I) (1909–1995)

Australian-born Roy Ashton was the man behind Hammer's most famous monsters of the 1960's. In Britain from 1932, he attended the School of Arts and Crafts in London, and then spent five years with Gaumont British under the tutelage of a German make-up artist from Ufa. In 1942, Ashton qualified for a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, which... See full bio »

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Known For

The Pirates of Blood River Make-Up Department
The Devil-Ship Pirates Make-Up Department
Pickup Alley Make-Up Department
Tales from the Crypt Make-Up Department


Hide Hide Show Show Makeup Department (78 credits)
 1988 War and Remembrance (TV Mini Series) (makeup artist - 5 episodes)
- Part V (1988) ... (makeup artist)
- Part IV (1988) ... (makeup artist)
- Part III (1988) ... (makeup artist)
- Part II (1988) ... (makeup artist)
- Part I (1988) ... (makeup artist)
 1985 Murder Elite (makeup artist)
 1984 Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 1984 The Hit (makeup artist: London)
 1983 The Winds of War (TV Mini Series) (makeup artist - 3 episodes)
- Into the Maelstrom (1983) ... (makeup artist)
- Cataclysm (1983) ... (makeup artist)
- The Storm Breaks (1983) ... (makeup artist)
 1981 The Monster Club (make-up artist)
 1980 Little Lord Fauntleroy (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 1979 Unidentified Flying Oddball (makeup artist)
 1977 Candleshoe (makeup artist)
 1976 The Littlest Horse Thieves (makeup artist)
 1975 The Ghoul (makeup creator)
 1974 Persecution (makeup artist: Miss Turner)
 1974 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (makeup artist - 3 episodes)
- Diamonds on Wheels: Part 3 (1974) ... (makeup artist)
- Diamonds on Wheels: Part 2 (1974) ... (makeup artist)
- Diamonds on Wheels: Part 1 (1974) ... (makeup artist)
 1973 Diamonds on Wheels (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
 1973 The Vault of Horror (chief makeup artist)
 1973 The Creeping Flesh (makeup artist)
 1972/I Asylum (chief make-up)
 1972 Tales from the Crypt (chief makeup artist)
 1971 Kidnapped (makeup artist)
 1971 Hands of the Ripper (special makeup effects artist - uncredited)
 1970 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1969 The Body Stealers (makeup artist)
 1968 The Devil Rides Out (special makeup artist: Baphomet in Black Mass - uncredited)
 1966 Rasputin: The Mad Monk (makeup)
 1966 The Reptile (makeup)
 1966 Dracula: Prince of Darkness (make-up)
 1966 The Plague of the Zombies (makeup)
 1965 The Brigand of Kandahar (makeup)
 1965 The Secret of Blood Island (makeup artist)
 1965/I She (special effects make-up)
 1965 Die! Die! My Darling! (makeup artist)
 1965 Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (makeup artist)
 1964 The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (make-up artist)
 1964 The Gorgon (make-up artist)
 1964 The Devil-Ship Pirates (make-up artist)
 1964 The Evil of Frankenstein (makeup artist)
 1964 Nightmare (makeup artist)
 1963 The Old Dark House (make-up artist)
 1963 The Crimson Blade (make-up artist)
 1963 The Kiss of the Vampire (makeup artist)
 1963 Paranoiac (make-up artist)
 1962 The Damned (make-up artist)
 1962 Night Creatures (makeup artist)
 1962 The Phantom of the Opera (makeup artist)
 1962 The Pirates of Blood River (makeup artiste)
 1961 Cash on Demand (make-up artist)
 1961 Watch It, Sailor! (makeup artist)
 1961 The Curse of the Werewolf (makeup artist)
 1961 The Shadow of the Cat (make-up artist)
 1961 The Terror of the Tongs (make-up artist)
 1960 Passport to China (make-up artist)
 1960 The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (makeup artist)
 1960 The Brides of Dracula (makeup artist)
 1960 Never Take Candy from A Stranger (makeup artist)
 1959 The Stranglers of Bombay (makeup artist)
 1959 The Ugly Duckling (makeup artist)
 1959 The Mummy (makeup artist)
 1959 Yesterday's Enemy (makeup artist)
 1959 The Man Who Could Cheat Death (makeup artist)
 1959 The Hound of the Baskervilles (makeup artist)
 1958 Desert Patrol (makeup artist)
 1958 The Whole Truth (makeup artist)
 1958 Horror of Dracula (assistant makeup artist - uncredited)
 1958 Dunkirk (makeup artist)
 1957 The Curse of Frankenstein (assistant makeup artist - uncredited)
 1957 Pickup Alley (makeup artist)
 1957 Assignment Foreign Legion (TV Series) (makeup artist - 1 episode)
- A Pony for Joe Crazy Horse (1957) ... (makeup artist)
 1956 Fire Maidens of Outer Space (makeup artist)
 1955 Confidential Report (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1938 Old Bones of the River (assistant makeup artist - uncredited)
 1937 Oh, Mr. Porter! (assistant makeup artist - uncredited)
 1937 Doctor Syn (assistant makeup artist - uncredited)
 1937 Good Morning, Boys (assistant makeup artist - uncredited)
 1936 The Man Who Lived Again (makeup artist - uncredited)
 1936 Where There's a Will (assistant makeup artist - uncredited)
 1936 Nine Days a Queen (assistant makeup artist - uncredited)
 1936 Jack of All Trades (assistant makeup artist - uncredited)
 1935 Boys Will Be Boys (assistant makeup artist - uncredited)
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