Steve Begg… make that Doctor Steve Begg (!) who cut his teeth on Gerry Anderson productions like Terrahawks, and has gone on to be one of the best-known visual FX supervisors in the world (working as FX supervisor on most of the recent James Bond films) has received an honorary doctorate!
Steve, who received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering from Glasgow Caledonian University, has been in the film industry for nearly 30 years, working on visual effects for television shows, commercials and major feature films, amassing a list of credits including Aliens, Tomb Raider, Batman, Kingsman and Casino Royale, Skyfall and Spectre.
During his speech at the awards ceremony, Steve revealed how he grew up in an Edinburgh council house “a million miles away from Hollywood”. However, he wasn’t deterred from his ambition and taught himself the basics of animation and visual effects which laid the foundations of his career.
He said: “Never give up on your end goal. I didn’t, and now I’m doing what I always dreamed of.”
Congratulations Steve! We’re all very proud of you!