The Trustees of Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation work to ensure that Ray’s outstanding contribution to film and popular culture lives on.

Vanessa and Ray Harryhausen

“Growing up around Dad’s fabulous creatures was just everyday life for me. I even had the T-rex Gwangi in my doll’s pram! Today I am passionate about protecting his collection and legacy for future generations.” – Vanessa Harryhausen (Trustee)


Vanessa Harryhausen

Vanessa Harryhausen is a Trustee of the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation, and is Ray’s daughter. Vanessa grew up around her father’s films and creations, being on set for all of his film from ‘The Valley of Gwangi‘ until ‘Clash of the Titans‘. Vanessa later became a Trustee of the Foundation, and is passionate about […]

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John Walsh

John Walsh is a double BAFTA and double Grierson-nominated filmmaker, best-selling author and founder of Walsh Bros Ltd, one of the UK’s top 100 production companies. John met Ray Harryhausen as a film student to make a documentary about his life and work. Today, John is a Trustee of the Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation […]

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Randy Cook

Randall William Cook is an Advisor to the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation. He is an American special effects artist who has worked on a number of celebrated films, including ‘The Gate’, ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. At the suggestion of animation director Bob Clampett, in 1975 Cook applied for and was […]

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Caroline Munro

Caroline Munro is an Advisor to the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation, having previously served on the Board of Trustees. One of Caroline’s most memorable roles is that of the female lead, Margiana, in Ray Harryhausen’s ‘The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad’ (1973). During filming, she developed a friendship with the Harryhausen family which lasts to […]

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Connor Heaney

Connor Heaney is the Foundation’s Collections Manager, and deals with the day-to-day care of Ray’s archive. His responsibilities include the cataloguing, digitisation and conservation of the collection, as well as promoting the awareness of Ray’s work and legacy through worldwide exhibitions and events. Alongside administering and managing the Foundation’s physical archive and database, Connor is […]

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TC Trustees Limited, Registered Company Number SC407382, is also a Trustee of the Foundation