Having been interested in special effects make-up since the age of 7 (beginning with an obsession with Hammer films, Star Wars & Dick Smith) Stuart began work on a student film before leaving senior school & with contacts from this he went into his first job with Bob Keen on “Hellraiser” in 1986 as runner, trainee & general dogsbody.
Much freelancing ensued, working on other Image Animation films (“Waxwork”, “Hellraiser II”, “The Unholy” & “Lair Of The White Worm”) “Batman” & various commercials, mainly specialising in mouldmaking, ending up at spitting image on a semi-permanent basis.
He went to New Zealand in 1991, working on Peter Jackson’s “Braindead”, Jane campion’s “The Piano” & in a complete change of tac, an architectural mouldmaking job for the New Zealand government’s parliament library, heading up master mouldmaking of architectural pieces.
Returning to the UK, he got back to freelancing for various companies & more independent work for commercials, promos & shorts.
Over the past few years Stuart’s credits have included “The Madness Of King George”, “Saving private Ryan”, “From Hell”, “The Hours” (Bafta nominated- best make-up), “The Sin Eater”, “Shaun Of The Dead” & “Alexander”.
TV work includes “Men Behaving Badly”, “ultraviolet”, “The Tenth Kingdom”, “Strange” & “Messiah 3”. Promos for Edwyn Collins, Fatboy Slim, EMF &
Squarepusher. Ad & corporate clients include Coke, Lloyds Bank, Levi’s, Royal Bank Of Scotland, Always, London Underground & Wrigley’s (runner up- best make-up & prosthetics, BTAA Craft Awards 2004)