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Cornish armour appears in Clash of the Titans
Terry English
Over the last 40 years Terry's armour has featured in 50 movies

If you go and see the new Hollywood blockbuster Clash of the Titans then pay close attention to the armour worn by gods like Zeus and Apollo.

The special battle wear has been made by a man from Cornwall who is already well known for his talents in past productions.

Terry English from Hayle was given a very short time to bang it all together for the huge blockbuster.

'Clash of the Titans' comes to cinemas from Good Friday, 2 April 2010.

Sean Connery with Michael Parkinson
Sean Connery has worn Terry's designs in the past

Cornwall's Terry English has made armour for many of world's biggest stars, from Sean Connery to Russell Crowe.

With more than 40 years experience in the film industry, he continues to gather accolades from audiences and film-makers alike. His work has appeared in 50 films.

James Cameron's 'Aliens', Neil Jordan's 'High Spirits', Terry Gilliam's 'Jabberwocky' and Ridley Scott's 'Gladiator' have all featured the skills of Terry English.

The stars of the movies have also sung Terry's praises.

Milla Jovovich said: "I am honoured to wear your beautiful work."

Sean Connery said: "Cheers Terry, thank you for all your splendid work."

Terry's latest designs feature in the new blockbuster 'Clash of the Titans'. In the film the mortal son of the god Zeus embarks on a perilous journey to stop the underworld and its minions from spreading their evil to Earth as well as the heavens.

This 2010 remake stars Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes.

Terry had only eight weeks to put all the armoured costumes together.

"It was a lot of pressure. Not only was it short time, they were really complicated armours. Poseidon's got a sea shell look about it. I was literally doing 14 hour days on them.

"Then we spent three weeks at the studios fitting them, measuring the actors and adding bits to the armours."

Liam Neeson - Pic: AP Photo/Legendary Pictures /Warner Bros
Liam Neeson is one of the stars of Clash of the Titans

But it's not all been behind the scenes. Terry's even had the chance to appear in some of the movies.

"I have been in a few of them. I was in 'Excalibur'. It was a bit of a blink and you miss it part. I played the armourer, not a hard part really."

"It's always a stressful job because of the time factor, I think some people think the armour's hanging on a shelf somewhere."

While some people don't appreciate the hard work and time involved, others do.

John Boorman produced 'Excalibur'. Speaking of Terry's armour he says:

"Terry, you are magnificent. I couldn't have made the picture if you hadn't made the armour. My eternal thanks for your inspired work."

'Clash of the Titans' can be seen from Good Friday.




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