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Doctor Who?
by Stuart Bray
morning) so you get to
Local resident Stuart Bray
chatting quite a lot. I was
curious to know why New
gives us an insight into his
Malden was mentioned
unusual job...
a couple of times in Little
Britain. David explained
Although I was raised on a
how he used to be involved
diet of fantasy and horror
with The Green Theatre in
movies like Legend, Labyrinth,
his early career, and that it
The Dark Crystal, Fright Night and American
was a fun in-joke to include.
Werewolf in London - I never really thought I
would get to actually work on stuff like that.
At the moment, I’m choosing to work less
on movies. The days are long and take me
On my 21st birthday, that’s exactly what
away from home which was great when I
happened. I had gone to the Wimbledon
was twenty five, but now I have two young
College of Art, and during the summer break
children, I needed to slow down a bit. I take
of my second year, a company in Shepperton
on smaller jobs, and teach makeup effects for
Studios needed somebody to help make some
a few makeup schools, as well as running my
skins for a film called Mary Reilly. I wasn’t
own workshops and writing articles. But I’ll be
sure what that entailed, but I got the job, and I
haven’t really stopped working since.
Stuart’s website can be found at
It’s a strange job because it sits somewhere
between makeup artist, and special effects
If you have an unusual
technician. I basically make bits of rubber that
fit a person’s face and blend in, involving a lot
job why not email me
of skills that are not apparent when looking at
the finished work.

Typically, you start the process by taking casts
of the actors face or body, sculpt, and then

make moulds so you can create flesh-like

versions from foam and silicone. Then there
is the makeup aspect which involves applying
it directly onto the performer and colouring

PJ Turner ND.Arb

26 Effingham Lodge
, S
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it to match the skin. Also I make props, rigs
t, Kingston, Surrey K

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and effects-usually anything that has to look
Phone: 020 8T54r6ee F 9888 Emellingail:

like skin and do something horrible like bleed, Stump Grinding/Removal
explode or pulsate.
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As I’m freelance, I go from job to job and work
alone or as part of a team all over the place. I
Hedge Maintenance
have been very lucky, and worked on a lot of
big TV shows and films (most of which were
Fully qualified Arborists
shot here in the UK) like Saving Private Ryan, £5 Million Liability Insurance
The Mummy, Harry Potter, Shaun of the Dead,
Local Authority Approved
Dr Who and Stardust.
Free Quotations and Advice
On Stardust I got to work with Michelle Pfeiffer, Email:
who has an extensive ‘old-witch’ makeup
and David Walliams, who plays a ghost with
020 8393 3222
a massive burn on one side of his body. Big
makeups like that can take three or four hours
020 8546 9888
to apply (usually starting at silly o’clock in the
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