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Brian Ian Muir, perhaps one of the most respected sculptors and artists in the industry has been working in film for over 40 years in a career spanning since 1968.

As a teen Brian started a 4 year apprenticeship in woodwork and sculpture design at the Associated British Production Corporation (Elstree Studios), talent and clearly gifted Brian at the age of 20 was hired by Bradfords, London, UK where he was instructed to design a Coat of Arms for the Crown Court and a Plaque for the New London Stock Exchange, which was unveiled by the Queen of England.

During his time at ABPC, Brian was commissioned to work on a number of films, including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Willow and more.

Brian then went on to form his own design company (Elstree Design and Construction) which he ran successfully for over 10 years, in which he was responsible for the modeling of countless films, such as the James Bond series.

Brian has created many recognizable characters, sets and props for adverts, TV, film and out of industry work. He is perhaps most famous for his work on Star Wars as the sculptor of 'Darth Vader's helmet'.

In 2009 Brian wrote his autobiography 'In The Shadow Of Vader' which has been rated with 5 stars on online shopping store, Amazon for over 2 years. It tells the story of Brians time in the film industry.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: LWS

Trivia (4)

Responsible for sculpting the original Darth Vader mask in 1976 for Star Wars (1977) from reference artwork by Ralph McQuarrie, Norman Reynolds and John Mollo.
Regular attendee at Star Wars fan conventions.
Designed the robots in the 'Hamlet Cigar Advert'.
Created the Harrods Fish Display.

Personal Quotes (1)

Although I had a secure job and was told that it may only be 6 weeks work on Star Wars, I felt it was worth the risk as I would be back doing the work I loved. As it turned out I was on the production for 5 months and the gamble certainly paid off!

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