Nick Park

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  • Birth Name: Nicholas Wulstan Park
  • Birth Place: Preston, Lancashire, England
  • Profession: Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Animator
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Fast Facts

  • Made his first short at age 13 after his dad gave him a camera.
  • At 15, directed an animated short that played on British television.
  • Worked on Peter Gabriel's award-winning music video for "Sledgehammer."
  • Became a Commander of the British Empire in 1997.
  • On October 10, 2005, a fire destroyed many of the clay models created for his films.
  • Nearly missed accepting an Oscar in 2006 after being locked out of the theater.
  • Frequently wore ties made out of cardboard to the Oscars.

Awards

  • 1994, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Short Animation: Winner
  • 2009, Oscar — Best Short Film, Animated: Nominee
  • 1993, Oscar — Best Short Film, Animated: Winner
  • 2006, BAFTA Film Awards — The Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year: Winner
  • 1995, Oscar — Best Short Film, Animated: Winner
  • 1990, Oscar — Best Short Film, Animated: Nominee
  • 1990, Oscar — Best Short Film, Animated: Winner
  • 1990, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Short Animated Film: Winner
  • 2001, BAFTA Film Awards — The Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year: Nominee
  • 2009, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Short Animation: Winner
  • 1996, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Short Animation: Winner
  • 1990, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Short Animated Film: Nominee
  • 2005, Oscar — Best Animated Feature Film: Winner
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour): Nominee
  • 2006, Producers Guild Awards — Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Pictures: Winner

Relationships

  • Mary Cecilia Ashton — Mother
  • Roger Wulstan Park — Father
  • Janet — Sister

College

  • Attended Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Institute of Art, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; National Film and Television School, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England (Animation, 1985)

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  • Birth Name: Nicholas Wulstan Park
  • Birth Place: Preston, Lancashire, England
  • Profession: Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Animator

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