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Paul Corbould

Paul Corbould
Occupation Special effects supervisor
Years active 1980–present

Paul Corbould (/ˈkɔːrbld/) is a British special effects supervisor best known for his work on major blockbuster films such as Children of Men (2006), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013), and most recently Guardians of Galaxy (2014). He is a brother of Academy Award winning special effect supervisors Chris Corbould and Neil Corbould.

For his work in Guardians of Galaxy he achieved critical success and received his first Best Visual Effects nomination at the 87th Academy Awards which he shared with Stephane Ceretti, Jonathan Fawkner and Nicolas Aithadi.[1] He was nominated at the 68th British Academy Film Awards in same category with Stephane, Jonathan and Nicolas.[2]

Special effects filmography

Year Film Role
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron special effects supervisor
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy special effects supervisor
2013 47 Ronin special effects coordinator
Thor: The Dark World assistant special effects coordinator
2012 Skyfall special effects floor supervisor
The Borgias
special effects (TV Series)
John Carter assistant special effects supervisor
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger special effects supervisor
2010 The Wolfman
2008 Inkheart
Body of Lies
Mamma Mia!
2007 1408
2006 Children of Men
As You Like It
2005 V for Vendetta
Goal! The Dream Begins
Kingdom of Heaven special effects assistant supervisor
2004 Wimbledon special effects supervisor
King Arthur special effects senior technician
2002 Die Another Day senior special effects technician
2001 Black Hawk Down assistant special effects supervisor - as Paul Grant Corbould
Band of Brothers
floor leader and senior special effects technician - 2 episodes (TV Mini-Series)
2000 Gladiator floor supervisor
1999 Captain Jack special effects technician
Entrapment special effects floor supervisor: second unit
1998 Saving Private Ryan lead senior special effects technician
1997 The Peacemaker special effects technician: UK
Event Horizon special effects supervisor
1996 Gulliver's Travels (miniseries)
1994 Immortal Beloved (film) special effects assistant
Bermuda Grace special effects technician (TV Movie)
1993 Harnessing Peacocks special effects (TV Movie)
Special effects chief - One Episode (TV Series)
1992 The Blackheath Poisonings (miniseries) special effects technician
The Power of One special effects
1991 Let Him Have It special effects technician - as Paul Corbold
1990 The Rainbow Thief special effects technician
1989 Back Home (TV Movie) special effects technician
uncredited for TV Movie The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission
1988 The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission
1987 Withnail & I special effects
uncredited for TV Movie The Last Days of Patton
1986 The Last Days of Patton
1985 Steaming special effects
Jenny's War special effects - (TV Movie)
Space (miniseries) special effects
Murder with Mirrors special effects technician - uncredited (TV Movie)
1984 Amadeus special effects
1983 Superman III special effects - uncredited
The Hunger special effects
The Winds of War special effects - (TV Mini-Series)
1981 The French Lieutenant's Woman special effects - uncredited
1980 Hawk the Slayer special effects
The Elephant Man special effects - uncredited


Category Nominated Work Recipients Result
Academy Awards[3]
February 22, 2015
Oscars 2014
Best Visual Effects Guardians of the Galaxy Shared with:
British Academy Film Awards [4][5]
February 11, 2007
60th BAFTAs
Best Special Visual Effects Children of Men Shared with:
February 8, 2015
68th BAFTAs
Guardians of the Galaxy Shared with:
Visual Effects Society Awards
February 12, 2007
VES 2006
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture Children of Men Shared with:
February 4, 2015
VES 2014
Outstanding Visual Effects in an Effects Driven Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture Guardians of the Galaxy Shared with:
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards [6]
December 16, 2014
PFCS Awards 2014
Best Visual Effects Guardians of the Galaxy Shared with:
Saturn Awards[7][8]
July 26, 2012
38th Saturn Awards
Best Special Effects Captain America: The First Avenger Shared with:
June 26, 2014
40th Saturn Awards
Thor: The Dark World Shared with:
  • Jake Morrison
  • Mark Breakspear


  1. ^ "87th Academy Awards". Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ "BAFTA awards 2015:Special Visual Effects". 
  3. ^ "The 87th Academy Awards (2015) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. AMPAS. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ "60th BAFTAs Nominess". BAFTAs Organization. Retrieved February 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Film in 2015". BAFTA. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Phoenix Film Critics Society 2014 Award Nominations". Phoenix Film Critics Society. Archived from the original on February 6, 2015. Retrieved February 28, 2015. 
  7. ^ "RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and SUPER 8 lead Saturn Awards with 3 awards each". July 26, 2012. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Lead Saturn Awards Noms"

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