Darren Longthorne

Prosthetics and Special FX Makeup


darren-longthorneDarren Longthorne is a sculptor, master mould maker, professional model maker and prosthetics designer working in film and TV. He’s supported and educated both students and colleagues throughout his career.

Starting off in theatres working as a stage technician, Darren soon progressed into film, TV and the advertising industry. His 25 years in the business has seen him achieve a phenomenal list of credits such as working with The English National Ballet at Covent Garden, Opera North and also with Cameron Mackintosh & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s backstage teams on Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables.

As for film and television, shows like Star Wars Attack Of The Clones, Wrath of the Titans, Granada TV’s Coronation Street, A&E, Blue Murder, BBC drama Bodies, CBBC’s Prank Patrol, Channel 4’s Shameless and the BBC’s Body Farm. More recently, Darren re-sculpted the Brit Award designed by Vivienne Westwood.

Specialist Areas


  • Sculpting
  • Prosthetics
  • Special FX
“I’m passionate about what I create …and I really feel my experience can be passed on to BAMM students.”Darren

Darren Discusses Special FX at BAMM