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|Born||Nicholas John Allder
February 10, 1943
Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
|Occupation||Film special effects artist|
|Spouse(s)||Susan Penning (m. 1980–1999)|
Nick Allder is an English special effects supervisor and coordinator. He started his career as an assistant camera operator and moved, after eight years, into special effects. He has won multiple awards, including an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for the science-fiction horror film Alien (1979), and a BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects for the science-fiction film The Fifth Element (1997). Allder has worked on the set of high-grossing films such as the epic space opera The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and the historical drama film Braveheart (1995).
Allder started his professional career as an assistant camera operator, making advertisements. After eight years, he moved on to special effects.
In addition to winning an Academy Award for Alien and a BAFTA Award for The Fifth Element, Allder was nominated for an additional Saturn Award for Best Special Effects for Alien and a BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects for the fantasy film Legend (1985) 
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