Colin Arthur


Born in Guildford (South Great Britain) in 1943. Raised in a family of artists, his father is a painter and his mother a sculptor, studied at the Guildford School of Art. From a young age she began to work in the sculpture workshop of Madame Tussaud, with her mother Dorothy.
His first contact with the cinema is with the film, 2001. space odyssey (1968) when makeup artist Stuart Freeborn was looking for a sculptor to help him in the creation of the prehistoric men.
From then on, he focused his work in the world of cinema working as makeup artist. His experience as sculptor is fundamental for his specialization in the creation of makeup effects and fantastic creatures on films such as Clash of the Titans (1981), The Endless Story (1984), or Red Sonja (1986). Colin introduces his mother, the sculptor Dorothy Artur-Dealtry into the world of cinema, collaborating with Colin on the modeling work of creatures like Falkor the luck dragon.
In the 90s Colin focused his work in Madrid, Spain where he opened a special effects workshop (dream factory) getting a Goya award to the best special effects for the movie La Grieta / Edless descent (1989)

Colin Arthur applying make up prosthetic pieces to Neil McCarthy (Calibos) for Clash of the Titans


Calibos makeup

Colin was also responsible for the Minaton suit on the film Sinbad and the eye of the Tiger (1977)

minaton copia minotaur


2016 Stop over in Hell (special makeup effects artist)
2015 Vampyres (special makeup effects artist)
2014 Wax (special makeup effects artist)
2014 La cañada de los ingleses (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
2003 El elefante del rey (Short) (special effects coordinator)
2003 El espantapájaros (Short) (special makeup effects artist)
2002 Semana Santa (special effects coordinator)
2002 Hable con ella (animatronics)
2000 Sexy Beast (special effects makeup)
1997 Abre los ojos (special effects)
1997 Passion in the Desert (special effects supervisor: Jordan)
1995 La niña de tus sueños (special effects)
1995 Hermana, pero ¿qué has hecho? (special makeup effects artist – uncredited)
1992 La mansión de los Cthulhu (special makeup effects artist)
1991 El robobo de la jojoya (special effects coordinator – as Collin Arthur)
1990 La seducción del caos (TV Movie) (special effects supervisor)
1991 Chernobyl: The Final Warning(TV Movie) (makeup artist)
1990 Las edades de Lulú (prosthetics supervisor – uncredited)
1990 La grieta (special makeup effects)
1988 The Deceivers (makeup assistant)
1988 Al filo del hacha (special effects makeup artist)
1987 Devil´s paradise (special makeup)
1987 Great Performances (TV Series) (makeup artist – 1 episode)
- Monsignor Quixote (1987) … (makeup artist)
1986 Allan Quatermain and the Lost city of Gold (special makeup effects artist)
1985 KingDavid (makeup artist)
1984 Neverending story(special effects makeup supervisor)
1982 Das zweite Gesicht (makeup artist)
1982 Der Fan (special makeup effects artist)
1982 Conan, the barbarian (special effects makeup)
1981 Clash of the titans (masks)
1981 Christine F (makeup artist)
1981 Cattle Annie and Little Britches (makeup artist)
1980 The Apple (makeup artist)
1980 The Blood of Hussain (makeup department head)
1980 The Martian Chronicles (TV Mini-Series) (makeup artist – 3 episodes)
1979 Zulu Dawn (makeup chief)
1978 The Class of Miss MacMichael (makeup artist)
1978 Slavers (makeup artist)
1978 The four feathers (TV Movie) (makeup artist)
1977 Simbad and the eye of the tiger (makeup artist)
1977 The iron cross (makeup supervisor)
1976 The Song Remains the Same (Documentary) (makeup effects artist)
1976 Diversions (makeup artist)
1976 Albino (makeup artist)
1975 El great McGonagall (assistant makeup artist)
1974 The Man Who Couldn’t Get Enough (makeup artist)
1974 Keep It Up, Jack (makeup artist)
1974 The iron mask (special makeup)
1974 Vampyres (makeup artist)
1973 Secrets of a Door-to-Door Salesman (makeup artist)
1973 Horror en el hospital (makeup supervisor)
1973 Charley-one-eye (makeup artist)
1972 The Ragman’s Daughter (makeup artist)
1971 Dulcima (assistant makeup artist)
1968 2001: A Space odyssey (special effects makeup artist – ape masks, uncredited)