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Nick Park Net Worth

Nick Park Net Worth is
$10 Million

Nick Park Biography

Nick Park net well worth: Nick Park can be an English director, article writer, and animator who includes a net well worth of $10 million. Nick Park was created in Preston, Engl, Lancashire and in December1958. He is most widely known for creating Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. He directed, created, and wrote the movies Chicken Run in 2000, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit in 2005, and the brief Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Loss of life in 2008. Recreation area directed, wrote, and animated the shorts Creature Comforts in 1989, Wallace & Gromit: A Grand DAY TRIP in 1989, Wallace & Gromit: THE INCORRECT Trousers in 1993, and Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave in 1995. Recreation area was the executive maker, creator, and did tone of voice work for the 2015 film Shaun the Sheep Film. Recreation area has won over 50 awards including four Academy Awards. He also offered as executive maker for it series Creature Comforts from 2003 to 2006, Shaun the Sheep since 2007, and Timmy Period from 2009 to 2012.


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Quick Facts

Full NameNick Park
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 6, 1958
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Animator
EducationSheffield Hallam University, National Film and Television School
NationalityBritish
SpouseMags Connolly
ParentsMary Cecilia Ashton, Roger Wulstan Park
SiblingsJanet Park
Instagramhttp://www.instagram.com/earlymanmovie
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Animated Feature Film, Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated), BAFTA Award for Best Short Animated Film, BAFTA Award for Best British Film, PGA Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures, British Academy Television Award for Best Short Animation, British Academy Television Award for Best Originality
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, European Film Award for Best Film, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form, Goya Award for Best European Film, People's Choice Award for Best European Film, Bodil Award for Best Non-American Film, British Academy Television Award for Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme, Robert Award for Best Non-American Film
MoviesCreature Comforts, A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave, Chicken Run, Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Contraptions, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Wallace and Gromit: a Matter of Loaf and Death, Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Collection, Jubilee Bunt-a-thon, Early Man, Heat Electric Commercials, Wallace & Gromit: The Aardman Collection 2, Wallace & Gromit: The Best of Aardman Animation
TV ShowsTimmy Time, Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention, Creature Comforts, Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Contraptions, Shaun the Sheep, Shaun the Sheep Championsheeps


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 In 2005, a fire at Aardman's Bristol warehouse has destroyed most of his artwork, sets, archives and his three Oscar statuettes won at the time.
2 Awarded CBE by HRH Queen Elizabeth II [November 1997]
3 Awarded honorary Doctor of Arts degree by Bath University, England, UK [October 1996]
4 The works of H.G. Wells, Rube Goldberg, and Heath Robinson are all his influences.
5 Nick Park said in an interview that Wallace & Gromit were the first characters he really put his heart into.
6 He is a big fan of the Ealing comedies, particularly The Ladykillers (1955) and The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), and the films of Alfred Hitchcock, with particular favourites being Rebecca (1940) and Rear Window (1954).
7 Awarded honorary Doctor of Arts degree by Bath University, England, UK. [October 1996]
8 25 November 1997) Awarded CBE by HM Queen Elizabeth II.
9 Two of the birds in Chicken Run (2000), Ginger and Rocky, were the names of pet chickens he had as a boy.
10 Supporter of Preston North End football club.
11 In a radio interview, he stated that he based his character Wallace, albeit quite loosely, after his own father, who was an incurable tinkerer. One of the most unusual items he built, completely from scratch, was a small trailer the family would take on trips to the beach. Nick Park described it as "a living room on wheels," complete with wallpapered interior walls and wooden furniture bolted to the floor.
12 In a radio interview, he said that Wallace's references to Wensleydale cheese in the film A Close Shave (1995) unintentionally saved a small British cheese maker from bankruptcy. Interest in the cheese was sparked by the film, and one of the few makers of that cheese suddenly found itself with numerous requests for the cheese, saving it from financial ruin.
13 He made international news when he lost the figures of Wallace and Gromit in New York City. The clay models were left in the back of a cab by mistake when Park visited New York on a promotion tour for the release of A Close Shave (1995). The original motorcycle and sidecar with Wallace and Gromit on-board were priceless and it would cost at least US$20,000 to replace them. Park appealed through the New York media for their return and this soon became a national and international news story; in the UK it was front page news and covered extensively on radio and television. They were returned 36 hours later when the cab driver read the news in the New York Post and decided to check his trunk. He was offered a reward of US$500 but refused to take it.
14 In 1986, he animated the dancing chickens in the Peter Gabriel music video Peter Gabriel: Sledgehammer (1986), which is considered to be one of the very best music videos ever made.
15 Nick Park was educated at Sheffield Hallam University (UK), formerly Sheffield City Polytechnic. This is where he started making the first Wallace and Gromit film.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1 Knitting is featured, and done properly (with correct movements and stitches) in all W&G and Chicken Run movies.
2 His characters have upper and lower jaws with differing curvature
3 His films always have some sort of machine that plays a major part in the film's climax.


Quotes

#Quote
1 [on the award-winning Peter Gabriel: Sledgehammer (1986) pop video] Part of the brief in a way was to look like a fourteen-year-old kid had made it in their attic and in a way that was the way it ended up because of the speed that we did it at. It bridged the gap between pop and fine art and it changed the face of pop videos that, I think. I don't think that's overstating it, I think it did.
2 Maybe I love Gromit because he's the dog I've never had. What dog could match him? He's the ideal. He doesn't bark, and he has your tea and dinner ready for you when you arrive home.
3 It's quite a challenge when most animated movies have fast-paced, wall-to-wall dialog and ours features a silent, plasticine dog. But I think people see Wallace and Gromit as something akin to an elderly couple. These two know each other so well. Nothing can split them apart.
4 Plasticine was available when I was a teenager and started doing animation. I wanted to be like Disney, trying to film with plastic cels, but it was all too expensive. I didn't have enough money to buy cels, at least not enough to make more than four-and-half seconds of animation. But Plasticine was around, user-friendly and available to the masses. It was great because all you needed was camera, an Anglepoise lamp and a table. And you would make whatever you like come out of a blob of Plasticine.


Pictures

All Nick Park pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Winsor McCay Award Annie Awards For career contributions to the art of animation.
2009 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Short Animation A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008) Steve Pegram

Bob Baker
2006 Annie Annie Awards Best Character Design in an Animated Feature Production The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
2006 Annie Annie Awards Best Directing in an Animated Feature Production The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Steve Box
2006 Annie Annie Awards Best Writing in an Animated Feature Production The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Steve Box

Mark Burton
2006 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Steve Box
2006 Special Award Evening Standard British Film Awards For his contribution to British film.
2006 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Animated Picture The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Claire Jennings

Peter Lord

Carla Shelley

David Sproxton
2006 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Claire Jennings
2006 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Animated Feature Film of the Year The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Steve Box
2006 BAFTA Children's Award BAFTA Awards Best Feature Film The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Steve Box

Peter Lord

David Sproxton
2006 Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film BAFTA Awards The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Claire Jennings

David Sproxton

Steve Box

Mark Burton

Bob Baker
2005 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Animation The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Steve Box
2005 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Animated Film The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Steve Box
2003 Audience Award Sydney Film Festival Best Short Creature Comforts (1989)
2002 BAA British Animation Awards Best European Feature Film Chicken Run (2000) Peter Lord
2001 Peter Sellers Award for Comedy Evening Standard British Film Awards Chicken Run (2000) Peter Lord
2001 Festival Prize Krok International Animated Films Festival 30 Minute or Longer Category Chicken Run (2000) Peter Lord
2001 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Animated Picture Chicken Run (2000) Peter Lord

David Sproxton
2000 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Animation Chicken Run (2000) Peter Lord
1997 Grand Prize of the City of Portimão Algarve International Film Festival A Close Shave (1995)
1997 Audience Award Annecy International Animated Film Festival A Close Shave (1995)
1997 WAC Winner World Animation Celebration Best Stop-Motion Animation Produced by a Professional A Close Shave (1995)
1997 Audience Award Århus Film Festival A Close Shave (1995)
1996 Audience Award Anima Mundi Animation Festival Best Film A Close Shave (1995)
1996 Children's Jury Award Chicago International Children's Film Festival Animated Short Film or Video A Close Shave (1995)
1996 Animation Jury Award Chicago International Children's Film Festival Outstanding Directior A Close Shave (1995)
1996 Jury Award Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival Best Short A Close Shave (1995)
1996 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Animation

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1996 OIAF Award Ottawa International Animation Festival Animated Production Especially Produced for Television and Not Part of a Series A Close Shave (1995)
1996 Jury Award Palm Springs International ShortFest Best Animation A Close Shave (1995)
1996 Audience Award Palm Springs International ShortFest Best Animation A Close Shave (1995)
1996 Best Animation Tampere International Short Film Festival International Competition A Close Shave (1995)
1996 Internet Favorite Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films A Close Shave (1995)
1996 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Short Film, Animated A Close Shave (1995)
1996 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Animation A Close Shave (1995) Carla Shelley

Michael Rose
1994 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Animated Film The Wrong Trousers (1993) Christopher Moll
1994 Cartoon d'Or Cartoon Forum, Europe The Wrong Trousers (1993)
1994 Audience Award Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival International Competition The Wrong Trousers (1993)
1994 Press Award Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival International Competition The Wrong Trousers (1993)
1994 Special Mention of the Jury Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival International Competition The Wrong Trousers (1993)
1994 Festival Prize Hiroshima International Animation Festival Category G - Longer Than 15 Minutes But Within 30 Minutes The Wrong Trousers (1993)
1994 Grand Prize Ottawa International Animation Festival The Wrong Trousers (1993)
1994 Audience Award Ottawa International Animation Festival The Wrong Trousers (1993)
1994 Golden Space Needle Award Seattle International Film Festival Best Short Film The Wrong Trousers (1993)
1994 Grand Prix Tampere International Short Film Festival The Wrong Trousers (1993)
1994 Grand Prize Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films The Wrong Trousers (1993)
1994 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Short Film, Animated The Wrong Trousers (1993)
1993 Jury Special Prize Valladolid International Film Festival Short Film The Wrong Trousers (1993)
1991 Special Jury Award Annecy International Animated Film Festival Creature Comforts (1989)
1991 Cartoon d'Or Cartoon Forum, Europe Creature Comforts (1989)
1991 Special Mention of the Jury Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival International Competition Creature Comforts (1989)
1991 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Short Film, Animated Creature Comforts (1989)
1990 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Animated Film A Grand Day Out (1989)
1990 Special Jury Prize Hiroshima International Animation Festival Creature Comforts (1989)
1990 Festival Prize Hiroshima International Animation Festival Category G - Longer Than 15 Minutes But Within 30 Minutes A Grand Day Out (1989)
1990 Jury Award Munich International Festival of Film Schools A Grand Day Out (1989)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Short Film, Animated A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008)
2009 The Annecy Cristal Annecy International Animated Film Festival A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008)
2009 Broadcasting Press Guild Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Best Comedy/Entertainment A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008) Steve Pegram

Bob Baker
2009 Cartoon d'Or Cartoon Forum, Europe A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008)
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour) Creature Comforts (2007) Kit Boss (executive producer)

Miles Bullough (executive producer)

Ellen Goldsmith-Vein (executive producer)

Peter Lord (executive producer)

David Sproxton (executive producer)

Peter McHugh (co-executive producer)

Jacqueline White (supervising producer)

Kenny Micka (producer)

Gareth Owen (producer)

Merlin Crossingham (director)

Dave Osmand (director)

Richard Starzak (supervising director)
2006 Cristal Annecy International Animated Film Festival Best Feature The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Steve Box
2006 Bodil Bodil Awards Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke-amerikanske film) The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Steve Box
2006 Audience Award European Film Awards Best European Film The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Steve Box
2006 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Steve Box (director/screenplay)

Bob Baker (screenplay)

Mark Burton (screenplay)
2004 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Comedy Programme or Series Award Creature Comforts (2003) Julie Lockhart

Richard Starzak
2001 Amanda Amanda Awards, Norway Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm) Chicken Run (2000) Peter Lord
2001 Bodil Bodil Awards Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke amerikanske film) Chicken Run (2000) Peter Lord (director)
2001 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best British Director Chicken Run (2000) Peter Lord
2001 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Debut Chicken Run (2000) Peter Lord
2001 Goya Goya Awards Best European Film (Mejor Película Europea) Chicken Run (2000) Peter Lord
2001 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Chicken Run (2000) Peter Lord (story/director)

Karey Kirkpatrick (screenplay)

Randy Cartwright (story)
2001 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards British Producer of the Year Chicken Run (2000) Peter Lord

David Sproxton
2001 Robert Robert Festival Best Non-American Film (Årets ikke-amerikanske film) Chicken Run (2000) Peter Lord (director)
2001 Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film BAFTA Awards Chicken Run (2000) Peter Lord

David Sproxton
2000 Annie Annie Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Feature Production Chicken Run (2000) Peter Lord
2000 European Film Award European Film Awards European Film Chicken Run (2000) Peter Lord

David Sproxton
1991 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Short Film, Animated A Grand Day Out (1989)
1990 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Animated Film Creature Comforts (1989) Sara Mullock

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Children's Jury Award Chicago International Children's Film Festival Animated Short Film or Video A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990 Grand Prize Ottawa International Animation Festival Creature Comforts (1989)


Filmography

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shaun the Sheep 2 characters pre-production
Shaun the Sheep Movie 2015 characters created by
Shaun the Sheep TV Series based on characters by - 76 episodes, 2007 - 2014 original idea - 49 episodes, 2007 - 2010 based on an original idea by - 3 episodes, 2007 written by - 1 episode, 2009
BBC Proms 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention TV Series documentary created by - 5 episodes, 2010 creator - 1 episode, 2010
Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures: The Bogey Man 2009 Video Game characters: Wallace & Gromit
Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures: Muzzled! 2009 Video Game characters: Wallace & Gromit
Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures: The Last Resort 2009 Video Game characters: Wallace & Gromit
Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures: Fright of the Bumblebees 2009 Video Game characters: Wallace & Gromit
A Matter of Loaf and Death 2008 Short written by
Creature Comforts TV Series creator - 14 episodes, 2003 - 2005 created by - 12 episodes, 2005 - 2006
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005 based on characters created by / screenplay by
Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions 2002 TV Series short 1 episode
Chicken Run 2000 Video Game characters
Chicken Run 2000 original story
Wallace & Gromit Fun Pack 1996 Video Game based on characters by / creator
A Close Shave 1995 Short written by
Wallace & Gromit: The Aardman Collection 1994 Video characters
The Wrong Trousers 1993 Short characters / written by
Creature Comforts 1989 Short uncredited
A Grand Day Out 1989 Short written by

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas 2015 TV Short executive producer
Shaun the Sheep Movie 2015 executive producer
Timmy Time 2009-2012 TV Series executive producer - 37 episodes
Shaun the Sheep 2007-2010 TV Series executive producer - 48 episodes
Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention 2010 TV Series documentary executive producer - 6 episodes
Creature Comforts America 2007 TV Series executive producer
Creature Comforts 2003-2006 TV Series executive producer - 26 episodes
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005 producer
Chicken Run 2000 producer
Stage Fright 1997 Short executive producer

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Early Man 2018 attached filming
A Matter of Loaf and Death 2008 Short
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005
Chicken Run 2000
Wallace & Gromit: The Aardman Collection 2 1996 Video
Wallace & Gromit: The Best of Aardman Animation 1996 Video
A Close Shave 1995 Short
Wallace & Gromit: The Aardman Collection 1994 Video
The Wrong Trousers 1993 Short
Creature Comforts 1989 Short
A Grand Day Out 1989 Short

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Close Shave 1995 Short character animator
The Wrong Trousers 1993 Short animation
War Story 1989 Documentary short animator
Creature Comforts 1989 Short animator
A Grand Day Out 1989 Short animator
Pee-wee's Playhouse 1986 TV Series animator - 2 episodes
Babylon 1986 Short animator
Peter Gabriel: Sledgehammer 1986 Video short animator
Second Class Mail 1985 Short color artist

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shaun the Sheep Movie 2015 Nick Park (voice, uncredited)
The Simpsons 2011 TV Series Nick Park

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Grand Day Out 1989 Short photographed by

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heroes of Christmas 2015 Short inspiration
The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows 2015 Video special thanks / very special thanks
The Pirates! Band of Misfits 2012 thanks
Flushed Away 2006 special thanks
From the Big Bang to Tuesday Morning 2000 Short thanks
Kot v sapogakh 1996 Short grateful thanks: plasticine provided by
Second Class Mail 1985 Short lots of help

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Creator of Wallace & Gromit
Film '72 2005-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Interviewee
This Morning 2013 TV Series Himself
Just Dandy 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan 2011 Documentary Himself - Creator of Wallace & Gromit
The Big Picture 2011 TV Series Himself - Executive Producer
100 Greatest Toys 2010 TV Movie Himself (as Nick Park CBE)
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself - Oscar Winner, Animation
The Culture Show 2007-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
News Zero 2009 TV Series Himself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
The One Show 2008 TV Series Himself
Blue Peter at 50 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
All About 'Thunderbirds' 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Comics Britannia 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
British Film Forever 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Comedy Map of Britain 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
The British Comedy Awards 2006 Live 2006 TV Special Himself
The South Bank Show 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Animated Feature
How Wallace and Gromit Went to Hollywood 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Richard & Judy 2006 TV Series Himself
Breakfast with the Arts 2006 TV Series Himself
The 100 Greatest Family Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
El Magacine 2005 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 2000-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Best Ever Ads 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Rove Live 2005 TV Series Himself
Top 50 Greatest Celebrity Animals 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
'Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit': On the Set - Part 1 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Animation Nation 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments 2004 TV Special documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Films 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows 2001 TV Special Himself
I Love the 1990s 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The Panel 2000 TV Series Himself
Omnibus 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Poultry in Motion: The Making of 'Chicken Run' 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest TV Ads 2000 TV Special Himself
The Hatching of 'Chicken Run' 2000 TV Short documentary Himself
The Amazing World of Wallace and Gromit 1999 Video documentary short Himself
The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film
Limited Edition 1994 TV Series documentary Himself
The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film
Live & Kicking 1994 TV Series Himself
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bozzetto non troppo 2016 Documentary
Troldspejlet 1999-2015 TV Series Himself
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