Peter Elliott (II)

Actor | Miscellaneous Crew | Special Effects
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KNOWN FOR 
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) | The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) | Congo (1995)
AKA 
Elliott W. Cane | Peter Elliot
BORN 
1956 (age 61)
HEIGHT 
5' 4" (1.63m)

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Past Film & Video (27 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (8 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Life of Rock with Brian PernThe Life of Rock with Brian Pern (TV Series) Danson (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
  • Primary photo for Red DwarfRed Dwarf (TV Series) Chimp (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for The Mighty BooshThe Mighty Boosh (TV Series) Ivan The Russian Bear / Bollo / Chi Chi the Panda (5 episodes, 2004)  Less 2004 5
    • Hitcher (Jul 6, 2004) Ivan The Russian Bear  Less
    • Electro (Jun 29, 2004) Bollo  Less
    • Charlie (Jun 22, 2004) Chi Chi the Panda  Less
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  • Primary photo for Walking with CavemenWalking with Cavemen (TV Series) Various hominids (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for ChimeraChimera (TV Mini-series) Claimant (2 episodes, 1991), Primate Consultant (1 episode, 1991)  Less 1991 3
  • Primary photo for The Case-Book of Sherlock HolmesThe Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (TV Mini-series) Great Ape (1 episode, 1991)  Less 1991 1
  • Primary photo for NightingalesNightingales (TV Series) Terence Oblong (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for First BornFirst Born (TV Mini-series) Mary (3 episodes, 1988)  Less 1988 3
Self (6 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
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CommercialsCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Pepsi *
  • Golden Grahames *
  • Macdonalds *
  • Cadbury's Chocolate Fingers *
  • Bene Nuts *
  • Sony Camcorder *
  • Tescos *
  • Universal Port Aventura *
  • Crodino (7 year campaign) *
  • Egg Credit card *
  • Continental tyres *
  • Cadbury's Creme eggs *
  • Strongbow *
  • Perrier *
  • Audi *
  • Imode *
  • citroen *
  • Mazda *
  • Green Peace *
  • TDK *
  • And Many more approximately 200 *
TheaterCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • The Hairy Ape * – Actor Octagon theatre
  • The Tempest * – Calaban Andy Hayes Bristol Old Vic
FilmCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Quest for Fire * – Movement Director/actor Jean Jacques Annaud 20Centry Fox
  • Greystoke * – Movement Director/Silver Beard Hugh Hudson Warner Bros
  • Return To OZ * – Wheeler/ Tic Toc Walter Murch Disney
  • Clan of the Cave bear * – movement Director Michael Chapman PSO
  • Link * – Movement Director/Actor Richard Franklin EMI
  • Missing Link * – Only Actor David Huges National geographic/Universal
  • Kong Lives * – King Kong John Guillerman De Laurentis
  • Harry and the Hendersons * – Movement consultant William Deere Amblin Productions
  • Gorillas in the Mist * – Movement Director/Actor Warner Bros
  • Ship wrecked * – Actor/ Gorilla Nils Guap Disney
  • Congo * – Movement Director/Actor Frank Marshall Paramount
  • The Island of Doctor Moreau * – movement Director/Actor New Line Films
  • Fierce Creatures * – Movement Director/Actor Robert Young Universal
  • Buddy * – Buddy Caroline Thompson Sony/Hensons Productions
  • Instinct * – movement Director/Creature performance coordinator John Turtletaube Disney
  • Brotherhood of Wolves * – CGI Animation director Metropolitan films
  • Tooth * – The Easter Rabbitt Ed Namour Red Bus Films
  • The Omen * – Gorilla movement director and performer John More 20th Century Fox
  • Where The Wild Things Are * – Creature Performance coordinator Warner Bros
  • Nutcracker * – Movement director endplayed Gielgud HCCmedia Andre Konchaloswaky
  • Project Nim * – Nim James Marsh Red Box films
  • Jack The Giant Killer * – Movement Director for motion capture Giants Bryan Singer New Line cinema
  • Snow White and the Huntsman * – Movement director for Dwarfs and played Troll Rupert SandersUniversal Pictures
  • Tarzan 3D * – Movement Director and played Constantine Films
  • Hallow * – Movement Director Corin Hardy
  • Alice through the looking Glass * – Movement for back ground animal characters James Bobin for Walt disney
  • The Huntsman * – Dwarf movement director Cedric Trojan for Universal Pictures
  • Year of the Monkey * – Coco chimp lead character vladimir Blazevski For Punk Films
  • War Planet of the Apes Game * – Moment Director and played Khan tribe leader Imagiati Studios
  • THE NUN * – Movement director for demonic Nuns and Daniel Corin Hardy New Line
TelevisionCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • First Born * – Movement Director/Actor Philip Saville BBC
  • Nightingales * – actor channel 4
  • Saturday Night at the Movies * – actor Adrian Sibley LWT
  • Chimera * – movement Director Lawrence Gordon Clark LWT
  • Little Red Ridding Hood (Roald Dahl) * – The Wolf Donald Sturrock BBC
  • Noahs Ark * – Gorilla John Irvin Hallmark
  • Apeman * – Consultant/Actor Tomato films/BBC
  • The Biggest Step * – Co Director Fox Television
  • The Mighty Boosh * – Gorilla, Panda, Wolf BBC 3
  • The First Human * – Austrolopithicus Susannah Ward National Geographic
  • Toumia * – Movement Director/Actor Pierrie Stien National Geographic

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

recent work
  • * 2007 Nutcracker
    Dir: Andre Konchaloswsky for Vnesheconombank, HCC Media Group.
    Movement Director and played Gielgud.

    2008 Wolfman
    Dir: Joe Johnston for Universal Pictures.
    Movement workshops.

    2010 A UN PELO DALLA VICTORIA (La prima sitcom del gorilla)
    Dir: Ermino Percoco for Crazy Factory.
    Played lead role of the Gorilla, one of the writers.

    2010 Project Nim
    Dir: James Marsh. Red Box Films, passion Pictures, BBC Films.
    Played Nim for reconstruction footage.

    2011 Jack The Giant Killer
    Director: Bryan singer for New Line Cinema.
    Movement Director for motion capture giants.

    2011 Snow White and the Huntsman
    Dir: Rupert Sanders for Universal Pictures.
    Movement Director for Dwarfs, Good Fairies, and played the Troll (Motion Capture)

    2012 Tarzan
    Dir: Rhienhard Kloos for Constantine Films.
    Movement director for motion capture for all actors. Gorilla movement choreographer and played Kerchak and Taug.
    2013 The Hallow
    Dir: Corin Hardy
    Creature casting, movement director, on set creature performance coordinator.

    2014 Alice Through The looking Glass
    Dir: James Bobin: For Walt Disney Pictures
    Movement of some background animal characters.

    2015 The Huntsman
    Dir: Cedric Nicolas Troyan for Universal Pictures.
    Movement Director for Dwarfs and Goblin King.

    2016 The Year of the Monkey
    Dir: Vladimir Balezski
    Dir: Vladimir Blazevski For Punk Films.
    Playing Coco the Chimp lead role.

    2016. War Planet of the Apes Video Game.
    Dir: Steve Kniebly For The Imaginati Studios

    2017 The Nun.
    Dir: Corin Hardy. For New Line Cinema
    Ape actor casting, movement director, on set creature performance coordinator and Played Khan head of Tribe..
RESUME DETAILS
  • * 45 GLOUCESTER AVENUE
    LONDON NW1 ENGLAND
    TEL:00 44 (0)20 7267 0759
    MOBILE:00 44 (0)777 555 8233
    E-mail: mrlink@hotmail.com

    PETER ELLIOTT

    DIRECTOR/MOVEMENT DIRECTOR/ACTOR

    Peter Elliotts unique talent and expertise in his field, is unrivalled in
    the film industry. His pioneering work on films such as 'Greystoke: The
    Legend of Tarzan' 'Gorillas in the Mist' 'Hitch hikers guide to the Galaxy' to name but a few, transformed the now very complex world of SFX costumes
    and his ability to breathe life into these creations is legendary. His
    involvement with every aspect of the process - from planning,
    storyboarding, casting, training the artistes to choreographing, acting and
    directing, indicates an extraordinary versatility.

    The challenge with 'Greystoke' was the ambitious one of putting the first
    realistic group of animals playing central characters on screen. At the
    press launch for 'Greystoke' Peter was asked to remain in costume. It is a
    tribute to his talents that the journalists present remained wary, not sure
    whether he was man or ape. Only when Peter grabbed a photographers light
    meter that was pushed in his face, threw it to the ground and jumped on it
    were they certain - to a man they retreated five paces!

    As a schoolboy, Peter excelled at many physical pursuits, competing at
    international level in boxing and martial arts and at national level as a
    gymnast and high diver. At sixteen, he formed his own acrobatic display
    team which drew large crowds from all over Europe.

    Peter then enrolled at the East 15 School of Acting and successfully
    completed a three year diploma course. He deliberately chose East 15
    because of its world-wide reputation as a method acting school and the
    scope of its curriculum. A heavy emphasis was placed on the physical side
    of acting, with clowning playing an important part, as well as
    comprehensive instruction in technique and classical theatre.

    After graduation, Peter obtained his Equity card and invaluable experience
    performing in a wide range of theatrical roles in and around London: from
    childrens theatre, Shakespeare, performance art, to a drunken acrobatic
    waiter in a can-can routine.

    Prior to auditioning for 'Greystoke' Peter did extensive research at London
    Zoo observing the movements and behaviour of the Apes. His research paid
    off and he began work on pre-production of the film. Warner Brothers
    recognised the potential of the work Peter was producing and were impressed
    enough to put the film on hold for a further two years retaining him alone
    from the forty successful applicants and appointing him head of research
    and development. He was flown to the U.S.A. to work in conjunction with one
    of Americas leading primatologists, Dr. Roger Foutts. His first task was
    to study the colony of chimpanzees at the University of Oklahoma, where
    Dr. Foutts was already working on Project Washoe, the chimp who could
    understand and speak sign language, but instead of trying to teach the
    chimps to understand humans, Peter decided to learn how to speak 'chimp'.
    This he achieved to such an extent that he became the first person ever to
    successfully integrate himself with the chimpanzee colony even being given
    a position in their hierarchy structure.

    When the film was brought back into production with Hugh Hudson directing,
    Peter was given complete control over finding and casting the actors to
    play the apes. He then worked with the art department designing a suitable
    rehearsal space, and started the process of training the actors and
    moulding them into a complex and totally realistic troupe of apes.
    Meanwhile Rick Baker was building the incredible costumes. The actors were
    highly believable without the suits but once Rick's suits and the actors
    were put together the results were all they had hoped for.

    Peter choreographed all the ape scenes. During shooting he played
    Silverbeard, Tarzans adopted ape father, and monitered all the movement and
    behaviour.

    With Darwinian logic, Peter's next project was to create early civilisation
    in Jean Jacques Annaud's classic, 'Quest for Fire' (1981). Again Peter's
    attention to detail made this an anthropologically convincing portrait of
    early man, as he instructed the cast on likely behavioural mannerisms,
    movement codes and social interactions.

    Since then Peter has expanded his knowledge of the film business working as
    a director, movement director, motion capture director, CGI animation
    director, actor, performer, teacher and choreographer. Bringing his unique
    style of work to bear on film after film. Whether it's totally realistic
    animal studies as seen in the critically acclaimed, 'Gorillas in the Mist'
    (1987), the last surviving Australopithecine apeman, in 'Missing Link'
    (1986) a diverse group of genetic mutants in 'The Island of Dr. Moreau'
    (1995) or range of weird and wonderful Aliens for Hitch Hikers Guide to the
    Galaxy (2004) to the complex costume characters in Where The Wild things
    are, with SpikeJonze, (not yet released). From troubleshooting problems
    whilst still in script stage, working alongside the SFX guys to achieve
    maximum production value, pre-production and casting, through stunts to
    post production and dubbing; be it character part, animal, alien or a not
    so sure, Peter continues to strive for, and achieve, a total believability
    in what he creates for the screen

    Tel/ +44 (0)20 7267 0759 Mobile: +44 (0)777 555 8233
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