Derek Meddings

Active - 1966 - 1997  |   Born - Jan 15, 1931   |   Died - Sep 10, 1995   |   Genres - Action, Fantasy, Adventure, Spy Film, Children's/Family

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Derek Meddings directed special-effects sequences for many large-budget films of the '70s, '80s, and early '90s. His most acclaimed work can be seen in Superman: The Movie (1978) and the James Bond thriller Moonraker (1979), both of which won him special industry awards. Meddings also worked on Tim Burton's Batman (1980) and The Neverending Story III (1994). Meddings was working on a new James Bond movie, Golden Eye, when he passed away.

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