Some Film & TV Projects

Scroll down to see some recent & past projects & Click on the images to open a larger window to see more of each specific Project

'The Terror' Ship locked in ice
'The Terror' Ship locked in ice

More pictures available after the Series has been released in March 2018

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'The Terror' Ship locked in ice
'The Terror' Ship locked in ice

More pictures available after the Series has been released in March 2018

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'THE TERROR'
Production Designer
One Season only

Set mainly in the Arctic in the 1880s it is the story of a real expedition to the Arctic. The 10 episodes are based on a story by Dan Simmonds but adapted to episodic Television for AMC.

The Terror was a ship in Her Majesty's Navy & together with her sister ship The Erebus they set sail to discover the North West Passage until things went terribly wrong.

All sets were built in warehouses & 

studios in Budapest plus some locations were filmed in Croatia.

Due for release in March 2018.

Sir Malcolm's Great room
Sir Malcolm's Great room

Built as part of a composite set at Ardmore studios in Ireland

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Sir Malcolm's Great room
Sir Malcolm's Great room

A moment from the series

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Death of Vanessa
Death of Vanessa

Built in a warehouse close to Ardmore studios. This set also revamped into an underground sewer

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Sir Malcolm's Great room
Sir Malcolm's Great room

Built as part of a composite set at Ardmore studios in Ireland

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'PENNY DREADFUL'
Production Designer
3 SEASONS
2 Emmy Nominations
Bafta Award & BFDG Award

Set in London in the 1890s it is an amalgamation of most of the well know Victorian Horror characters plus some new ones. The production was made completely in Ireland with sets at Ardmore studios & some locations in and around Dublin. The second season required a backlot set for the streets of Soho, which was also adapted to be other parts of London & adapted again for the 3rd season as Chinatown. 

Vatican Palace Wedding.
Vatican Palace Wedding.

One of many revamps & redresses of a composite set built on stage at Korda studios, Budapest

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Vatican Palace Wedding.
Vatican Palace Wedding.

One of many revamps & redresses of a composite set built on stage a Korda studios, Budapest

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Another Palace stairway
Another Palace stairway

One of many revamps & redresses of a composite set built on stage a Korda studios, Budapest

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Vatican Palace Wedding.
Vatican Palace Wedding.

One of many revamps & redresses of a composite set built on stage at Korda studios, Budapest

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'THE BORGIAS'
Production Designer
SEASON 2 & 3, SEASON 1
as Supervising Art Director
2 Emmy Nominations


Set in the 15th Century The Borgias is a story of corruption & power within the Vatican & Italy, with various City states vying for power but ultimately controlled by the Borgia Pope. The production was made entirely in Hungary with most sets being constructed at Korda studios including a large backlot set which comprised sections of Rome, Naples, Florence & adapted to be various other cities too.

Exterior Alamut Palace
Exterior Alamut Palace

Part of a huge composite set covering several acres Built on location in a small town outside Marrakesh.

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Exterior Alamut Palace
Exterior Alamut Palace

Part of a huge composite set covering several acres Built on location in a small town outside Marrakesh.

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Ostrich race
Ostrich race

A moment from the preparation for filming the scene.

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Exterior Alamut Palace
Exterior Alamut Palace

Part of a huge composite set covering several acres Built on location in a small town outside Marrakesh.

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'PRINCE OF PERSIA'
Supervising Art Director
Morocco


My role was to organise, oversee & help realise the massive set constructions we had to build in Morocco, as well as make sure everything worked for our allocated budget.

The project was based in Marrakesh but had sets & locations outside of Marrakesh in the Atlas Mountains, Ourzazate, Hait Benhadou, & Erfoud in the far south.

Another part of the job was coordinating with the UK sets that needed to be constructed & also the set decorating department.

Paddle steamer in the Movie
Paddle steamer in the Movie

A moment from the Movie of the Paddle steamer at sea.

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Exterior cafe terrace
Exterior cafe terrace

A moment from the movie. Location in Cartagena dressed & repainted & tiled floor added.

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Working paddle steamer
Working paddle steamer

Paddle wheel detail after re-painting & ageing

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Paddle steamer in the Movie
Paddle steamer in the Movie

A moment from the Movie of the Paddle steamer at sea.

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'LOVE IN THE TIME
OF CHOLERA'
Supervising Art Director


Based in Cartagena de Indias in Colombia we had to build sets, re-build & dress locations & build a 40 metre Paddle steamer that had to be fully sea worthy. My role was supervising all the construction & location hunting & consequent builds & dressing as well as making sure it all worked for the budget. The Paddle steamer was built onto an existing Tug boat which was used for pushing Oil barges up & down the Magdalena river. The modifications meant involving marine architects & engineers to make sure the tug was capable of carrying the extra superstructure we were adding.

Exterior Varden high angle view
Exterior Varden high angle view

A massive settlement built into an existing quarry that required a huge amount of re-landscaping to make the set belong to the location.

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Exterior Varden high angle view
Exterior Varden high angle view

The set was built from mainly a wooden structure & coated in plaster & mud & then painted.

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Waterfall Model
Waterfall Model

Based on this model this ravine set was built in composite with the Interior Varden cave outside the stage door. The waterfall hiding the secret entranceway to the cave. The waterfall was also constructed & had a flow of around 6,000 litres per second

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Exterior Varden high angle view
Exterior Varden high angle view

A massive settlement built into an existing quarry that required a huge amount of re-landscaping to make the set belong to the location.

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'ERAGON'
Supervising Art Director

Based in Budapest with interior set builds at Fot studios & location builds around Budapest plus a major set build in a quarry close to the Slovakian border.

My second film with the Production Designer Wolf Kroeger who is extremely demanding of his team. Using all local construction companies but supervised by UK Heads of Department & a UK Construction Manager.

I was responsible for helping find locations, finishing the sets on time & on budget & to a high quality of finish & overseeing the design & execution of plans & sketches & coordinating with the Set Decorating department.

Interior Babylon palace
Interior Babylon palace

Built in the 007 stage at Pinewood studios. It occupied around two thirds of the stage & was built from the tank floor to the lighting grid.

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Interior Babylon palace
Interior Babylon palace

Built in the 007 stage at Pinewood studios. It occupied around two thirds of the stage & was built from the tank floor to the lighting grid.

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King Darius' Chariot
King Darius' Chariot

Built completely from scratch with sculpted fibre glass panels of fish scales & wheel decorations etc & painted with powdered gold & burnished to a high shine

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Interior Babylon palace
Interior Babylon palace

Built in the 007 stage at Pinewood studios. It occupied around two thirds of the stage & was built from the tank floor to the lighting grid.

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'ALEXANDER'
Supervising Art Director

Based at Pinewood studios with some sets also at Shepperton studios plus large location builds in Morocco & work in Thailand. I was overall in charge of around 50 people in the Art Department & overseeing the construction of the massive sets. The Supervisor's role is to also liaise with Production, help schedule the shooting around set builds & re-vamps & make sure everything is delivered on time & on budget.

I had to travel between studios & foreign locations to check in with the various Art departments we had set up plus help find locations suitable for the various scenes.

Reign. Interior French Palace
Reign. Interior French Palace

Set built & remodelled at a location in Tullamore, Ireland

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Reign. Interior Mary's bedroom
Reign. Interior Mary's bedroom

Set built & remodelled at a location in Tullamore, Ireland

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Young Sherlock Holmes
Young Sherlock Holmes

Interior of an Egyptian temple built on stage at Elstree studios

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Reign. Interior French Palace
Reign. Interior French Palace

Set built & remodelled at a location in Tullamore, Ireland

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'OTHER FILMS'
Various roles


Some photos of a few other films & Tv series that I have worked on.

  

'Reign', Designer

'Home of the Brave', Designer

'Love Actually' S.A.D.

'Just Visiting', A.D.

'Band of Brothers', A.D.

'A Far off Place', A.D.

'Frankenstein' A.D.

'Sphere' A.D.

'Empire of the Sun', Asst. A.D.

'Jewel of the Nile' Asst. A.D.

'Young Sherlock Holmes',  Draft