People

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)

Trustees

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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Simon Mackintosh

Simon Mackintosh is a Trustee of the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation. Simon is a solicitor at Turcan Connell, where he is Chairman of the Partnership. He has a long-standing involvement with the Harryhausen family and the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation, and brings specialist knowledge of charity law and related matters to the Board […]

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John Walsh

John Walsh is a trustee of the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation. He is a double BAFTA nominated filmmaker whose work focuses on social justice giving a voice to otherwise unheard contributors. After graduating from the London Film School, John founded his own film production company, Walsh Bros Ltd, which became one of the UK’s […]

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Advisors

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. Caroline’s career began with roles in Smoke Over London, G.G. Passion and Casino Royale. Shortly after these one of her photo ads got a screen test and a one year contract at Paramount where she […]

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Staff

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