Ivor Beddoes


Ivor William Gilmour Beddoes (28 April 1909 – 14 March 1981) was a British matte painter, sketch and storyboard artist, costume and set designer, painter, dancer, composer and poet. He is best known for his film work, spanning more than thirty years, from Black Narcissus and The Red Shoes to Star Wars and Superman.
“I worked with Ivor Beddoes on Superman II. He was mostly known as a storyboard artist but did glass paintings from time to time. Ivor had been trained as a dancer and was a master of the ‘trick fall’. At film premieres and such events he delighted in apparently crashing full length to the floor and getting up laughing when shocked bystanders rushed to to help him.” Martin Body


Ivor Beddoes working on the Storyboard for Empire Strikes back


Beddoes painting on a glass shot for SupermanII

- Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (sketch artist)
- SupermanII (1980) (matte artist)
- Superman (1978) (illustrator)
- Gulliver’s Travels (1977) (titles)
- Star Wars (1977) (sketch artist, uncredited)
- The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) (sketch artist, uncredited)
- The Turning Point (1977) (sketch artist, uncredited)
- The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976) (sketch artist)
- Barry Lyndon (1975) (illustrator, uncredited)
- Sleuth (1972) (sketch artist, model maker, uncredited)
- Diamonds Are Forever (1971) (sketch artist) (uncredited)
- Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)  (sketch artist, uncredited)
- The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) (sketch artist and projections)
- Goodbye Mr. Chips (1969) (sketch artist, uncredited)
-The Mercenaries (1968) (sketch artist, uncredited)
- Great Catherine (1968) (sketch artist, uncredited)
-  Decline and Fall…of a Birdwatcher (1968) (sketch artist, uncredited)
- Attack on the Iron Coast (1968) (sketch artist, uncredited)
-  Inspector Clouseau (1968) (sketch artist, uncredited)
- The Dirty Dozen (1967) dir. Robert Aldrich (sketch artist, uncredited)
- Casino Royale (1967) (art director)
- Eye of the Devil (1966) (sketch artist, uncredited)
- Operation Crossbow (1965) (sketch artist, uncredited)
- Lady L (1965) (assistant art director on location in Scarborough, uncredited)
- The Early Bird (1965)  (sketch artist, uncredited)
- The Americanization of Emily (1964) (assistant art director, sketch artist,)
- A Shot in the Dark (1964) (assistant art director, sketch artist, uncredited)
- The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964) (sketch artist, uncredited)
- Murder Ahoy! (1964) (assistant art director)
- Doctor Strangelove (1964)
- First Men in the Moon (1964) (sketch artist, uncredited)
- The Long ships (1963) ( matte artist)
- The V.I.P.s (1963) (assistant art director) (uncredited)
- Haunting, The (1963) (sketch artist)
- The Devil Never Sleeps (1962) (sketch artist, uncredited)
- Nine Hours to Rama (1963) (sketch artist, set dresser, uncredited)
- The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961) (sketch artist) (uncredited)
- Cleopatra (1962)
- Gorgo (1961) (sketch artist, uncredited)
- Invasion Quartet (1961) (sketch artist, uncredited)
- Peeping Tom (1960) (assistant art director)
- Honeymoon (1959) (art director- matte painting)
- Seven Waves Away (1957) (sketch artist, uncredited)
- It’s a Wonderful World (1956) (sketch artist, uncredited)
- L’affaire des Poisons (1955) (Technicolor colour consultant, uncredited)
- Doctor in the House (1954) (color consultant)
- Attila (1954) (special matte effects)
- Mogambo (1953) (Technicolor colour consultant, uncredited)
- The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan (1953) (storyboards, uncredited)
- Moulin Rouge (1952) (Technicolor colour consultant and special painting)
- The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952) (sketch artist)
- Wild Heart, The (1952) (assistant art director)
- Tales of Hoffman (1951) (assistant designer)
- Gone to Earth (1950) (assistant art director)
- Elusive Pimpernel, The (1950) (assistant designer)
- Small Back Room, The (1949) (assistant art director)
- Red Shoes, The (1948) (special matte painting)
- Black narcisus(1947)(scenic asnd title artist)