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Karen Purvis

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Karen Purvis

Karen is a freelance senior mould maker and life caster working in film and TV. She started her career as a MUA in fashion and beauty, but was drawn to the world of animatronics and special effects, joining the legendary Jim Henson’s Creature shop where she established herself as a mould maker and silicone technician. More recently Karen has run her own workshop and specialises in creature FX and prosthetics. She also teaches small workshops and is writing a book on careers in the FX industry. She has worked on such projects as ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘X-Men: First Class’, ‘My Week with Marilyn’, ‘Prometheus’, ‘The Counsellor’ for Creatures Inc., ‘Star Wars’ ep. Vl, Vlll, and lX: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, ‘The Last Jedi’, ‘The Rise of Skywalker’, and ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ with Neal Scanlan, and ‘Maleficent – Mistress of Evil’ for David White. Karen will be on the ‘Glue Like a Girl’ panel presented by PAM: look out for stage schedules near the event to find out when and where to see it!