Cliff Wallace is a leading industry figure whose 30-year career has seen him work with many of Hollywood’s best directors and contribute some very significant work to the big and small screens.
Since making his 1986 debut on Horror writer Clive Barker’s movie ‘Hellraiser’ Cliff has worked on over 70 movies as a special effects make-up artist, and worked with many of Hollywood’s finest directors. He was animatronic supervisor for Steven Spielberg’s ‘Warhorse’ and a lead creature designer for Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Hellboy II: The Golden Army’. He was a prosthetic designer for Sir Ridley Scott’s war movie ‘Black Hawk Down’ and his epic Crusades movie ‘Kingdom of Heaven’.
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’.
Recent work includes the Brad Pitt Second World War drama ‘Fury’, Afghan war minefield drama ‘Kajaki The True Story’ and the forthcoming horror movie ‘The Forest’. He is currently working on ‘Assassin’s Creed’.
He has worked on many TV series including the BBC’s long running Sci-Fi franchise ‘Doctor Who’ and the medical drama ‘Critical’, as well as numerous award-winning commercials.
His startling promo work includes landmark videos for The Aphex Twin, Massive Attack, Robbie Williams and the Manic Street Preachers amongst others.
Since 2009 he has exhibited sculptures at numerous galleries throughout the UK, Europe and the United States. 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.