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New Year Honours: Chris Corbould heads film recipients


Story by Jack Foley

CHRIS Corbould, a special effects supervisor who has worked on many James Bond films and won an Oscar for his work on Inception, has been made an OBE for services to film in the New Year Honours list.

Hailing from Bookham in Surrey, Corbould has worked extensively within the special effects industry since 1980, when he secured work as a special effects assistant on Saturn 3.

He then proceeded to work on Superman II and Superman III as a special effects technician before beginning his work with 007 on 1985’s A View To A Kill.

He has since worked on Bond movies ranging from The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill to Casino Royale and last year’s Skyfall.

In doing so, he has also become a regular collaborator of Christopher Nolan’s, beginning with Batman Begins as special effects co-ordinator and then The Dark Knight, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

He went one better in 2010 when he won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects and VES Award for his work on Inception.

Since then, he has reunited with Nolan for The Dark Knight Rises and is currently working with him on Interstellar.

He will also serve as special effects supervisor on JJ Abrams’ Star Wars Episode VII.

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