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Richardson, John 1946–

RICHARDSON, John 1946–

PERSONAL

Born in 1946, in England; son of Cliff Richardson (a special effects artist).

Career: Special effects artist.

Awards, Honors: Saturn Award nomination (with John Evans), best special effects, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 1980, for Moonraker; Academy Award, best visual effects, 1986, and Film Award (with others), best special visual effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1987, for Aliens; Saturn Award nomination, best special effects, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 1990, for Willow; Academy Award nomination, best visual effects, 1994, for Cliffhanger; Academy Award nomination, best visual effects, 1998, for Starship Troopers; Film Award nomination (with others), best achievement in special visual effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 2002, Saturn Award nomination (with others), best special effects, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 2003, both for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone; Visual Effects Society Award nomination, best models and miniatures in a motion picture, 2003, for Die Another Day; Saturn Award nomination (with others), best special effects, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 2003, Film Award nomination (with others), best achievement in special visual effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 2003, Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, best visual effects, 2003, all for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; Academy Award nomination (with others), best achievement in visual effects, 2005, Saturn Award nomination (with others), best special effects, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 2005, Film Award nomination (with others), best achievement in special visual effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 2005, all for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

CREDITS

Film Special Effects Artist:

Duffy, Columbia, 1968.

The Railway Children, Universal, 1970.

The Devils (also known as The Devils of London), 1971.

Straw Dogs, 1971.

Young Winston, 1972.

(England) The Day of the Jackal (also known as Chacal), 1974.

Mahler, 1974.

Callan (also known as The Neutralizer and This Is Callan), 1974.

Juggernaut (also known as Terror on the Britannic), United Artists, 1974.

Phase IV (also known as Phase Four), 1974.

The Little Prince, 1974.

Rosebud, 1975.

Rollerball, 1975.

Royal Flash, 1975.

Lucky Lady, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975.

The Omen (also known as Omen I, Omen I: The Antichrist, and Omen I: The Birthmark), 1976.

(United Kingdom) The People That Time Forgot, American International Pictures, 1977.

A Bridge Too Far, United Artists, 1977.

(Canada and New York) Superman (also known as Superman: The Movie), Warner Bros., 1978.

Escape to Athena, 1979.

Moonraker (also known as Ian Fleming's "Moonraker"), United Artists, 1979.

The Watcher in the Woods, Buena Vista, 1980.

Slayground, 1983.

The Living Daylights, United Artists, 1987.

License to Kill, (also known as Albert R. Broccoli's "Licence to Kill"), United Artists, 1989.

Enough, Sony Pictures Releasing, 2002.

Film Special Effects Supervisor:

Leo the Last, United Artists, 1970.

A Bridge Too Far, United Artists, 1977.

The People that Time Forgot, 1977.

Warlords of Atlantis (also known as Warlords of the Deep), Columbia, 1978.

North Sea Hijack (also known as Assault Force), Universal, 1980.

Five Days One Summer, Warner Bros., 1982.

Octopussy (also known as Ian Fleming's "Octopussy"), United Artists, 1983.

Slayground, 1984.

A View to a Kill (also known as Ian Fleming's "A View to a Kill"), United Artists, 1985.

Ladyhawke, 1985.

Aliens, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986.

Willow, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1988.

Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (also known as Cristobal Colon: el descrubrimiento), Warner Espanola, 1992.

(Ireland) Far and Away, United International Pictures, 1992.

Love Affair, 1994.

Bushwhacked (also known as Tenderfoots and The Tenderfoot), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995.

Starship Troopers, TriStar, 1997.

Deep Blue Sea, Warner Bros., 1999.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (also known as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone), Warner Bros., 2001.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Warner Bros., 2002.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (also known as Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The IMAX Experience), Warner Bros., 2004.

Film Work; Other:

Sound mixer, The Little Prince, 1974.

Mechanical effects and model supervisor, Raise the Titanic, VCL Communications, 1980.

Special sequence supervisor, North Sea Hijack (also known as Assault Force), Universal, 1980.

Special visual effects, The Living Daylights (also known as Ian Fleming's "The Living Daylights"), 1987.

Special visual effects, Licence to Kill (also known as Albert R. Broccoli's "Licence to Kill"), 1989.

Special effects designer, Highlander 2: The Quickening (also known as Highlander II: The Renegade Version, Highlander—Le retour, and Highlander 2), Republic Entertainment, 1991.

Creator of model and special effects, Aces: Iron Eagle III, New Line Cinema, 1992.

Special effects coordinator and creator of Jetstar model sequence, Cliffhanger (also known as Cliffhander—l'ultima sfida and Cliffhanger, traque au sommet), TriStar, 1993.

Special effects consultant (MatteWorld), Ghost in the Machine, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993.

Visual effects supervisor, Love Affair, Warner Bros., 1994.

Special effects consultant, Broken Arrow, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

Creator of miniatures, Tomorrow Never Dies, United Artists, 1997.

Creator of miniatures, The World Is Not Enough (also known as Pressure Point and T.W.I.N.E.), 1999.

Special effects coordinator, The Family Man, 2000.

Special effects coordinator, Enough, Columbia, 2002.

Creature coordinator, Men in Black II (also known as MIB2 and MIIB), Columbia, 2002.

Model effects supervisor, Die Another Day (also known as D.A.D.), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

Film Appearances:

Himself, Inside "Licence to Kill" (documentary short), 1999.

The Men Behind the Mayhem: The Special Effects of James Bond (documentary short), 2000.

Himself, Inside "The Living Daylights" (documentary short), 2000.

Himself, Inside "Octopussy" (documentary short), 2000.

Himself, Inside "Moonraker" (documentary short), 2000.

Himself, Inside "A View to a Kill" (documentary short), 2000.

Postman, Men in Black II (also known as MIB2 and MIIB), Sony Pictures Releasing, 2002.

Himself, Superior Firepower: The Making of "Aliens" (documentary), Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.

Himself, "Highlander 2": Seduced by Argentina (documentary), Artisan Entertainment, 2004.

Television Work; Series:

Design operative supervisor, Alleyn Mysteries (also known as Inspector Alleyn and Ngaio Marsh's "Alleyn Mysteries"), BBC (England), 1990.

Television Work; Movies:

Special effects supervisor, Treasure Island (also known as Devil's Treasure), TNT, 1990.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(Uncredited) Himself, The Omen Legacy (documentary), AMC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, "Aerial Action: The Danger Zone," Movie Magic, Disney, 1994.

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Richardson, John

John Richardson, 1796–1852, first Canadian novelist to write in English. He fought in the War of 1812 and later served with the British army in England, Spain, and Barbados. His most famous works are two frontier romances, Wacousta (1832) and The Canadian Brothers (1840), both about the Ottawa chief Pontiac. His own experiences furnished material for Personal Memoirs (1838), The War of 1812 (1842), and other vivid, historical works.

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