Cliff Wallace brings the experience of a high profile, 30-year career with him and we’re delighted to have him giving advice in Portfolio Surgery and exhibiting work in the Monster Mash Exhibition.
Cliff is a leading industry figure and has worked with many of Hollywood’s best directors, contributing some very significant work to the big and small screens including over 70 movies as a special effects make-up artist. He started out in 1986 on Clive Barker’s ‘Hellraiser’, with subsequent highlights including being animatronic supervisor for Steven Spielberg’s ‘Warhorse’, a lead creature designer for Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Hellboy II: The Golden Army’ and a prosthetics designer for Sir Ridley Scott’s ‘Black Hawk Down’ and ‘Kingdom of Heaven’. More recent work includes Brad Pitt war drama ‘Fury’, Afghan war minefield drama ‘Kajaki The True Story’, ‘The Forest’ and ‘Assassin’s Creed’.
A longtime collaborator with director Danny Boyle, Cliff helped redefine the zombie movie with ‘28 Days Later’ and also created the mind-bending effects for Boyle’s movie ‘Trance’, as well as supplying effects for the director’s national theatre production of ‘Frankenstein’.
He has worked on many TV series including ‘Doctor Who’ and the medical drama ‘Critical’, as well as numerous award-winning commercials and his startling promo work includes landmark videos for The Aphex Twin, Massive Attack, Robbie Williams and the Manic Street Preachers amongst others.
Cliff is also a highly regarded fine artist, exhibiting sculptures at numerous galleries throughout the UK, Europe and the United States since 2009. He was a museum curator at The Makeup Artist Magazine Tradeshow for ten years and curated an exhibition of work by the world’s leading make-up effects artists for the Cologne Art Fair. He is the author of numerous magazine articles for Amazing Figure Modeller and Makeup Artist Magazine, has written short fiction for Fear and Frighteners magazines and published his fantasy novel, The Third Realm in 2012.