Nick Park was born in Preston, Lancashire in 1958. He became interested in animation whilst still at school and started making films in his parent's attic at the age of 13. One of his earliest works entitled "Archie's Concrete Nightmare" was shown on BBC Television in 1975.
Nick completed a BA degree in Communication Arts at Sheffield Art School in 1980 and in the same year went on to study animation at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield. While at the film school Nick began work on "A Grand Day Out". In February 1985 Nick joined Aardman Animations and it was here that he completed "A Grand Day Out" in 1989. The film won the BAFTA award for Best Short Animated Film in 1990 and was nominated for an Academy Award in the same year. While employed at Aardman Animations, Nick has worked as Director and Animator on numerous projects, including pop promos, title sequences and inserts for children's television.
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