Okay, so it’s not a subject that most people are drawn to other than in a morbidly fascinated way, but for the vast majority of actors it comes as a bit of a relief that we can recreate them with such a high degree of realism that they no longer have to be the body on the slab!
Shot, stabbed, strangled and poisoned
Happily for us, the viewing public has seemingly inexhaustible appetite for detective and police stories, preferably with one or two murders to unravel. From simple shooting, stabbing and strangulations to rare diseases and toxins, we have expertly replicated dozens of fatal injuries and post-mortem effects on bodies of all ages, shapes and sizes.
For the last eight years we have been asked to work on the superb and highly acclaimed drama ‘Silent Witness’. Working alongside of some of the finest Forensic Pathologists in the UK, we have created burnt bodies, bog bodies, skeletons, decomposing bodies, mutilations, autopsies, prosthetics of every kind….the work has been varied and all encompassing, and never dull!
Skeletons and Bones
Of course once the flesh has gone, just the bones are left and Animated Extras director Pauline Fowler has a special fondness for working on skeletons. Scott and Bailey, Marcella, Unforgotten…all of them have benefitted from her little bony passion.
And of course, as well as all the humans, we cater for the four legged variety as well – from a full sized Mammoth skeleton, to a little wild hare decomposing in a mountain stream.