Brian Ian Muir, one of the most respected sculptors and artists in the film industry, has been working in film for over 48 years. In 1968, at the age of 16, he began his 4-year apprenticeship as a sculptor/modeller at Elstree Film Studios.
After completing his apprenticeship, Brian left the film industry. He honed his skills by working on many prestigious commissions in London i.e. Royal Coat of Arms for the Crown Court, plaque for Stock Exchange (unveiled by the Queen).
In 1976 Brian was asked to return to Elstree Studios to work on Star Wars and sculpted the now infamous Darth Vader. He also sculpted the Storm Trooper armour, Death Star Droid, CZ 3 and finishing work on C3PO.
When Brian came to realise there was a real interest in Star Wars and many of the other major movies he had worked on over the years, he wrote his autobiography 'In the Shadow of Vader' which has been well received and is currently on its 3rd print.