Chris Corbould

Christopher Charles Corbould, OBE (/ˈkɔːrbld/; born 1958) is a British special effects coordinator best known for his work on major blockbuster films and the action scenes on some 11 James Bond films since the early 1980s. He has also worked extensively on the Superman and Batman film series on digital effects and stunts. Corbould has been awarded two Honorary Doctorates from Southampton Solent University in December 2009 and University of Hertfordshire in 2011.[1] In 2011, he won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 83rd Academy Awards for his work on Inception.[2] He is the brother of special effects supervisors Neil Corbould and Paul Corbould.

In March 2011, Corbould went on trial for breaching health and safety regulations regarding the death of stunt technician Conway Wickliffe during production of The Dark Knight in 2007.[3] He was found not guilty, with the incident ruled as an accident.[2]

Corbould was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2014 New Year Honours for services to film.[4]

In 2015, Corbould was credited with Guinness World Records for the "Largest film stunt explosion" ever in cinematic history for Spectre.[5]

Special effects filmographyEdit

Year Film Role
2022 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness special effects supervisor
2018 Christopher Robin Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
2015 Spectre special effects supervisor - Guinness World Records for the "Largest film stunt explosion".
2012 Skyfall special effects supervisor
2012 The Dark Knight Rises special effects supervisor
2012 John Carter special effects supervisor
2011 X-Men: First Class special effects supervisor
2010 Inception Won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects and VES Award
2008 Quantum of Solace special effects coordinator
2008 The Dark Knight Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
2006 Casino Royale miniature effects supervisor, special effects supervisor
2005 Batman Begins special effects coordinator
2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life special effects director
2002 Die Another Day special effects supervisor
2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider special effects supervisor
2000 102 Dalmatians special effects coordinator
1999 The World Is Not Enough special effects supervisor
1999 The Mummy special effects supervisor
1998 Firestorm special effects coordinator
1997 Tomorrow Never Dies special effects supervisor
1996 The Ghost and the Darkness special effects supervisor
1995 GoldenEye special effects supervisor
1994 Interview with the Vampire special effects floor supervisor
1993 Shadowlands special effects supervisor
1993 The House of the Spirits special effects technician
1993 Son of the Pink Panther special effects senior technician
1992 Chaplin special effects technician: London
1992 Alien 3 senior special effects technician
1992 Far and Away special effects senior technician: Ireland
1991 Hudson Hawk special effects technician
1991 Highlander II: The Quickening special effects floor supervisor (uncredited)
1990 Nightbreed special effects supervisor
1989 Licence to Kill special effects supervisor: second unit
1988 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen special effects technician: UK (as Chris Cobould)
1988 Willow senior special effects technician
1987 The Living Daylights special effects
1986 Link senior special effects technician
1986 The Delta Force special effects
1985 Lifeforce special effects crew
1985 A View to a Kill special effects technician (uncredited)
1984 Supergirl special effects technician
1983 Krull special effects technician
1983 Superman III special effects senior technician
1981 Condorman special effects technician
1980 Superman II special effects technician (uncredited)
1980 Saturn 3 special effects assistant


Coat of arms of Chris Corbould
Within a Circlet of Guitar Necks and Headstocks the latter upwards Or stringed and pegged Argent a Pure Spanish Horse salient Argent unguled Or.
Or a concentric Gurges dancetty throughout Vert over all two Loops of 35-milimetre Film one issuant in chief and in the dexter interlaced with one issuant in the sinister and in base proper.
Honesty, Integrity, Passion [6]


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  2. ^ a b "Stunt expert cleared in Batman cameraman death trial". BBC.
  3. ^ "Oscar winner on trial over Batman stunt death". BBC.
  4. ^ "No. 60728". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2013. p. 10.
  5. ^ Rachel Swatman (10 November 2015). "Latest Bond adventure Spectre sets record for Largest film stunt explosion ever - watch incredible clip". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  6. ^ "The arms and crest of Christopher Corbould". Royal College of Arms.

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