Anya Hindmarch: Cascade


Another fun but edgy show with my team. Cascade featured an extraordinary display of, 55,000 cascading dominoes that magically triggered bags to rise from hidden locations. After we had installed the  animatronics we left the  dominos builders for 5 days until the day of the show. All was good until we almost had a  guest in … Continue reading Anya Hindmarch: Cascade

Lulu Guinness: Singing Handbag


Mechanical hand bag with singing bird, I had experts introduction into Victorian mechanical music boxes  at Automatomania in Scotland who also did the feathering. Electronics was by David Buckley in Manchester and the fantastic making off film below was by  Dee Koppang.

Anya Hindmarch: Pomp and Pleasure


  Another collaboration with Anya’s creative team and set construction by Diagon. This show had ten rooms with animatronic effects and influenced by pop-up books.  Movements controlled by my team of fifteen effects builders from behind the sets.

Alice in Wonderland


Made at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. In Alice in Wonderland Hedgehogs were famously uses as croquet balls. While the object of croquet is to hit the ball with the mallet, or in this case a flamingo, the hedgehogs spend a good deal of their time tapping their feet impatiently or shaking their heads at the … Continue reading Alice in Wonderland



Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure television programme, first broadcast on BBC One in September 2008,  loosely based on the Arthurian legends of the young wizard Merlin.

Demons ITV series


Coulier Harrison SFX Senior animatronic designer Fantastical drama series on ITV,  a contemporary spin on the legacy of Bram Stoker’s Dracula set above and beneath the streets of modern-day London with Philip Glenister and Mackenzie Crook.

Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets


Senior animatronics designer on creature effects team including work on the Basilisk and  the spiders, especially the one attacking the car.