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Specialist profile: Chris Lyons and Fangs FX

Posted: 17 March 2014

Specialist profile: Chris Lyons and Fangs FX

Our 7-week courses feature a number of visiting specialists who are extremely accomplished practitioners, and teach introductory classes in the highly specialised areas they work in. These are subjects that are used within the field of prosthetics or in conjunction with prosthetics and make-up FX.

One of our regular specialists is Chris Lyons, whose company Fangs FX is renowned throughout the industry for their specialised character teeth and prosthetic dental effects. This is extremely technically and creatively skilled work and Chris is one of the very best in the business.

He and his team at Fangs FX have worked with a vast array of leading actors. In the last three years alone his film credits include X MEN: First Class, The Iron Lady, Skyfall, The Hunger Games, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Mandella: Long Walk to Freedom, Prometheus, Guardians of the Galaxy and Jupiter Ascending amongst a long list of others, and he was given a personal thank you in prosthetics designer Mark Coulier’s Oscar acceptance speech for his contribution to Mark’s make-up on Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady.

Chris’ classes at Gorton Studio are always fascinating and really informative; take a look at the images below including one of his session with the current 7-week course students in Chesham. He has done a huge amount of work with Millennium FX over the years, and the other pictures show some Doctor Who and Wizards Vs Aliens characters for which he created the dentures to complement the company's prosthetics.

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