Dan Frye

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Syracuse University


0121 604 1000


For over 35 years, I have been a make-up artist, prosthetic artist and effects technician in New York, where I am from, Los Angeles and London. Significantly, I worked on film and TV productions including Doctor Who, Terminator 2, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Resident Evil and Nightmare on Elm Street 5.

I've also done a fair amount of theatre work, working on productions including Matthew Bourne’s The Nutcracker, Wicked and Phantom of the Opera, and was a prop maker for the Royal National Theatre.

Since 2012, I have worked as a make-up teacher for The Iver Academy, Gorton Studio, Christine Blundell Make-up Academy, Brushstroke, Creative Media Skills and Titanic Creative Management (Belfast).

I have also worked as a visiting lecturer for the University of Bedfordshire, London College of Fashion, York College, Sheffield College, Crosskeys/Coleg Gwent and University Centre Grimsby.

I have undertaken masterclasses and events in Lisbon, Beirut, Malmö, Sweden, Glasgow and Taipei.


I teach sculpture and design, on-set skills, special effects and prosthetic make-up.

External engagements

I continue to teach occasional short courses.

Department of Creative Industries

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