Peter Ellenshaw

Peter Ellenshaw

Born: 24 May 1913
Died: 12 February 2007
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy Award winning special effects creator and matte designer Peter Ellenshaw was born on this day in 1913.

He began his career in matte painting with the films Things to Come (1936) and Black Narcissus (1947) before moving to Hollywood where he worked on the film Quo Vadis (1951).

Ellenshaw is best known though for his work with Disney, in particular their first live action film Treasure Island (1950), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) and especially the film Mary Poppins (1964) for which he won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

He received three further Academy Award nominations during his career. Best Set Decoration for Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) and The Island at the Top of the World (1974) and Best Visual Effects for The Black Hole (1979).

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