Simon worked in television for many years, principally with the BBC in London and Bristol. He specialised in special make-up effects, sculpting many original effects for 'Casualty' - which was a ground-breaking show at the time. The show won the BAFTA award for best make-up in 1992, and Best Design Team award from the Royal Television Society in 1993.

burns victim

burns victim

 

foam stomach on mould

 

burns victim, gelatine chest piece

burns victim, gelatine chest piece

 

Jaundiced stomach in foam latex

 

babies in box

Jelly babies for 'The Medics' with inflating chests for breathing effect

BCU stitching on face

Close-up stitching on Lisa Coleman for 'Casualty'

bloods arm

Gelatine arm overlay with blood bag for samples

Simon is currently doing make-up for independent films and theatre shows. Recent credits include: Grand Guignol at Edinburgh Fringe 2015 (knitting needle in eye), A Fool's Game, Scareycrows, Frankenstein (Feb 2016).

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© Matt Austin 2015

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© Matt Austin 2015

Photoshoot prototype for Frankenstein (Four of Swords theatre company) 2015

Photoshoot prototype for Frankenstein (Four of Swords theatre company) 2015 © Matt Austin 2015

Scareycrows (2015) Dir. Lucy Townsend. Fingers for severing in-shot.

 

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