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Geoffrey Portass

Geoffrey Portass is known for his work on Highlander (1986), Hellraiser (1987) and Nightbreed (1990). See full bio »

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Known For

Highlander Makeup Department
Hellraiser Makeup Department
Nightbreed Special Effects
Lifeforce Makeup Department


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 2006 The Green Green Grass (TV Series) (prosthetics designer - 1 episode)
- Testing Times (2006) ... (prosthetics designer - as Geoff Portass)
 2003 Children of Dune (TV Mini-Series) (special makeup effects artist - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... (special makeup effects artist - as Geoff Portass)
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... (special makeup effects artist - as Geoff Portass)
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... (special makeup effects artist - as Geoff Portass)
 2001 Messiah (TV Mini-Series) (prosthetics supervisor - 2 episodes)
- The Reckoning (2001) ... (prosthetics supervisor - as Geoff Portass)
- The First Killings (2001) ... (prosthetics supervisor - as Geoff Portass)
 2000 24 Hours in London (special makeup effects artist)
 1993-1996 Dr. Terror's Vault of Horror (TV Series) (makeup designer - 35 episodes)
- The People Under the Stairs (1996) ... (makeup designer)
- Nothing But the Night (1996) ... (makeup designer)
- The Asphyx (1996) ... (makeup designer)
- The House of Seven Corpses (1996) ... (makeup designer)
- The Serpent and the Rainbow (1994) ... (makeup designer)
 1992 The Vault of Horror (TV Movie) (makeup designer)
 1988 The Lair of the White Worm (special makeup effects designer - as Geoff Portass)
 1988 Hellbound: Hellraiser II (special makeup effects artist - as Geoff Portass)
 1987 Hellraiser (special makeup effects workshop supervisor - as Geoff Portass)
 1986 Highlander (makeup effects technician)
 1985 Lifeforce (prosthetic and makeup effects)
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 1990 Nightbreed (special effects)
 1988 The Unholy (creature crew: additional special effects unit - as Geoff Portass)
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 2017 Worm Food: The Effects of the Lair of the White Worm (Video documentary short)
 1989 The Media Show (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #4.4 (1989) ... Himself (as Geoff Portass)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Senior lecturer in Prosthetic make-up, London College of Fashion

Alternate Names:

Geoff Portass

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A short time after graduating from art school in 1982, Geoff left his portfolio on a London tube train, never to see the evidence of three years special effects make-up again. It took him another three years to build up a portfolio again and break into the business.

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