Tim started his career with Jim Henson in New York working on Sesame Street. He was one of the forerunners of animatronic design and is still in great demand today.
His many credits include several Muppet movies, as well as Dinosaurs, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Return to OZ, Fierce Creatures, Walking with Dinosaurs, Spitting Image, Dr Who and the inimitable Howard the Duck.
Most famous of all is his character Admiral Ackbar in both Star Wars- Return of the Jedi (with his famous line “It’s a Trap!”) and The Force Awakens. He also appears as “Shollan” – the white Calamari in “Rogue One”.
As well as several movie projects, Tim has recently been working with his old friend Paul Zerdin, winner of America’s Got Talent 2015, on new puppets for his show.
You can find out more about Tim and his work at: www.admiralackbar.co.uk
For more information, interviews or images please contact:
Kimberley Hornby Tel: +44 (0)1604 373700 / 07851610573