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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 Visual Effects
(2007)
Aladdin Special Effects
(2019)
Red Dwarf Visual Effects
(1988-2017)
(2018)

Filmography

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  Squadron 42 (Video Game) (senior visual effects technician: Imaginarium Studios) (announced)
  Firestorm (TV Movie) (miniature effects supervisor) (post-production)
 2019 Doctor Who: Terror of the Vervoids (Special Edition) (Video) (miniature effects)
 2019 Good Omens (TV Mini-Series) (model unit supervisor - 1 episode)
- The Very Last Day of the Rest of Their Lives (2019) ... (model unit supervisor: The Model Unit)
 2018 Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (senior visual effects technician: Imaginarium Studios)
 2018 2036 Origin Unknown (miniature effects supervisor)
 2017 Doctor Who: Shada (Video) (model unit supervisor)
  Red Dwarf (TV Series) (visual effects assistant - 32 episodes, 1988 - 1997) (visual effects designer - 3 episodes, 1992 - 1997) (model effects supervisor - 2 episodes, 2016 - 2017)
- Cured (2017) ... (model effects supervisor - uncredited)
- 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)
 2017 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)
 2013 Closed Circuit (model workshop supervisor)
 2012 Aircrash Confidential (TV Series documentary) (model unit supervisor - 6 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)
  Raging Planet (TV Series documentary) (model unit supervisor - 4 episodes, 2009) (visual effects - 2 episodes, 1997)
- Volcano (2009) ... (model unit supervisor)
- Floods (2009) ... (model unit supervisor)
- Hurricane (2009) ... (model unit supervisor)
- Tornadoes (2009) ... (model unit supervisor)
- Tidal Wave (1997) ... (visual effects)
 2009 Moonshot (TV Movie) (model workshop supervisor)
 2008 Human Body: Pushing the Limits (TV Series documentary) (model unit supervisor - 4 episodes)
- Sensation (2008) ... (model unit supervisor)
- Brain Power (2008) ... (model unit supervisor)
- Strength (2008) ... (model unit supervisor)
- Sight (2008) ... (model unit supervisor)
 2008 Primeval (TV Series) (model unit supervisor - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.5 (2008) ... (model unit supervisor)
 2007 Atonement (miniature effects model unit supervisor: The Model Unit)
 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)
  Timewatch (TV Series documentary) (miniature effects supervisor - 1 episode, 2004) (model unit supervisor - 1 episode, 2003)
- The Lost Heroes (2004) ... (miniature effects supervisor)
- Britain's Greatest Hoax (2003) ... (model unit supervisor - uncredited)
 2004 The Brighton Bomb (TV Movie documentary) (miniature effects supervisor)
 2004 Meet the Ancestors (TV Series documentary) (model unit supervisor - 3 episodes)
- The Hunt for Darwin's Beagle (2004) ... (model unit supervisor)
- Billy and the Fighter Boys (2004) ... (model unit supervisor)
- Nelson's Forgotten Heroes (2004) ... (model unit supervisor)
 2003 The Search for the Loch Ness Monster (TV Movie documentary) (model unit supervisor - uncredited)
 2003 Horizon (TV Series documentary) (miniature effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- Last Flight of the Columbia (2003) ... (miniature effects supervisor)
 2002 The Battle of Hood and Bismarck (Documentary) (miniature effects supervisor - uncredited)
 2002 Wild New World (TV Mini-Series documentary) (model unit supervisor - 2 episodes)
- Ice Age Oasis (2002) ... (model unit supervisor - uncredited)
- Land of the Mammoth (2002) ... (model unit supervisor - uncredited)
 2002 Ted and Alice (TV Mini-Series) (senior visual effects technician - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... (senior visual effects technician - uncredited)
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... (senior visual effects technician - uncredited)
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... (senior visual effects technician - uncredited)
 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 Tornado (TV Series documentary) (miniature effects supervisor - 3 episodes)
- Touchdown (2000) ... (miniature effects supervisor)
- Awesome Force (2000) ... (miniature effects supervisor)
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... (miniature effects supervisor)
 2000 Extreme Machines (TV Series documentary) (miniature effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- Disasters at Sea (2000) ... (miniature effects supervisor)
 2000 Brand Spanking New Show (TV Series) (miniature effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... (miniature effects supervisor)
 1999 Dark Ages (TV Series) (visual effects assistant - 1 episode)
- The End of the World (1999) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
 1998-1999 Microsoap (TV Series) (model unit supervisor - 13 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1999) ... (model unit supervisor)
- Episode #2.5 (1999) ... (model unit supervisor)
- Episode #2.4 (1999) ... (model unit supervisor)
- Episode #2.3 (1999) ... (model unit supervisor)
- Episode #2.2 (1999) ... (model unit supervisor)
 1999 Twister Week (TV Mini-Series documentary) (model unit supervisor - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... (model unit supervisor)
 1998 Aquila (TV Series) (model unit supervisor - 1 episode)
- End of an Eyrie (1998) ... (model unit supervisor - uncredited)
 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 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 999 International: Missing in Action (TV Movie documentary) (model unit supervisor)
 1994 Red Dwarf: Smeg Ups (Video) (visual effects)
 1993 Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (TV Short) (visual effects)
 1992 Spacevets (TV Series) (visual effects assistant - 13 episodes)
- The Final Conflict (1992) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- The Jaws of Destruction (1992) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- Dying for the Loo (1992) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- Slaves of the Emperor (1992) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
- The Teeth of the Storm 2 (1992) ... (visual effects assistant - uncredited)
 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)
 1985-1988 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (visual effects - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 17 March 1988 (1988) ... (visual effects)
- Episode #22.42 (1985) ... (visual effects)
 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)
 1985 Tomorrow's World (TV Series documentary) (visual effects assistant - 1 episode)
- Star Wars Special (1985) ... (visual effects assistant)
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One of a handful Special/Visual effects technicians to have worked on both the 20th Century Doctor Who series and the 21st Century Doctor Who TV series. Others include Colin Mapson, Mat Irvine, Steve Lucas, Alan Marshall, Paul McGuinness and Melvyn Friend. See more »

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