At SFS we always like to do things ‘PROP’erly and our next guest absolutely guarantees that we will do just that! Geek out, it’s Brian Muir!!
With a list of credits that include amazing films such as Star Wars, Thor 2, Alien, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Harry Potter movies The Order Of The Phoenix & The Half Blood Prince, Tomb Raider 1 & 2, Sleepy Hollow, Lost In Space, Willow, Krull, The Dark Crystal, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Temple Of Doom & Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View To A Kill, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies & Die Another Day. BLIMEY!!!
Brian is one of the most respected sculptors and artists in the film industry, has been working in film for over 48 years. In 1968, at the age of 16, he began his 4-year apprenticeship as a sculptor/modeller at Elstree Film Studios.
After completing his apprenticeship, Brian left the film industry. He honed his skills by working on many prestigious commissions in London i.e. Royal Coat of Arms for the Crown Court, plaque for Stock Exchange (unveiled by the Queen).
In 1976 Brian was asked to return to Elstree Studios to work on Star Wars and sculpted the now infamous Darth Vader. He also sculpted the Storm Trooper armour, Death Star Droid, CZ-3 and finishing work on C3-PO.
During his extensive 48 year career in the film industry Brian has worked on over 70 major movies listed on his website with a selection of impressive photographs.
When Brian came to realise there was a real interest in Star Wars and many of the other major movies he had worked on over the years, he wrote his autobiography ‘In the Shadow of Vader’ which has been well received and is currently on its 3rd print. He recently published the second and final part of his autobiography ‘Beyond the Shadow’ which is also proving to be a film fan favourite.