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John Richardson (Behind The Scenes)

By: Anders Frejdh
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Miniatures, model effects, special effects and visual effects supervisor on nine James Bond films

Special effects maestro John Richardson is a lovely and modest man in real life, something all guests at FSWL's James Bond festival got to experience in September 2014.

As the son of British special effects veteran Cliff Richardson (1905-1985), John followed the footsteps of his famed father and entered the film industry in the 1960's.

During his time in the business, Richardson has worked on more than 100 films (incl. nine James Bonds and six Harry Potter films) and a couple of television series and earned numerous nominations for various awards. Six nominations for an Academy Award (won one for Aliens), nine nominations for a BAFTA Award (won for both Aliens and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2) and 11 nominations (one for Moonraker) for a Saturn Award (won for Starship Troopers).

James Bond filmography:
2002: Die Another Day (model effects supervisor)
1999: The World Is Not Enough (miniatures)
1997: Tomorrow Never Dies (miniatures)
1989: Licence to Kill (special visual effects supervisor)
1987: The Living Daylights (special visual effects supervisor)
1985: A View to a Kill (special effects supervisor supervisor)
1983: Octopussy (1983) (special effects supervisor)
1979: Moonraker (1979) (special effects supervisor)
1967: Casino Royale (special effects)

An interview with John about his work on the Harry Potter series:

Check out John Richardson's profile on IMDB for more information about his amazing career in the film business.

Editor's note:
In 2012, FSWL did a long interview with John Richardson about his work on the Bonds. The piece will be published at a later date.

Photos below:
John Richardson with Kristina Wayborn in Stockholm 2014. Photo by Cawa Media. © From Sweden with Love.

This article written and published by Anders Frejdh in October 2014.



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