Nick Kellington

Nick Kellington is one of the UK’s principle Creature Performers. Nick is the performer inside the terrifying skeksis, SkekMal The Hunter’s bodysuit on The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, working alongside Kevin Clash who puppeteers SkekMal’s face via an RC unit. The was no hand-puppet version of this character so 95% of the time you see The Hunter, you are seeing Nick’s performance in the suit. Nick is also a core member of Neal Scanlan's Creature FX Team on the new Star Wars films, appearing in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on the Falcon as Klaud, along with the aliens Amuncie Tidian, Dellso Prin and a party going Bounty Hunter on Pasaana. Nick was also on the team that puppeteered the Vexis Snake and puppeteered a tiny worm that was watching the puppet show with the Aki-Aki children on Pasaana. In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Nick played the popular Space Monkey door gunner, Bistan and appeared in Star Wars: The Last Jedi as hippo-esque alien playboy Snook Uccorfay in the Canto Bight sequence. On the UK’s number 1 children’s channel, CBeebies, Nick plays Dispy in the current Teletubbies reboot, is the children’s bedtime favorite Igglepiggle on In the Night Garden as well as puppeteering the teeny tiny Pontipines, and the orangutan guitarist Tang on the musical show ZingZillas. Nick was the choreographer and Tom movement artist for the animated adventure series Tree Fu Tom and is one of Will Singalot’s Merry Men on Gigglebiz (a rare sighting as a human!). He was also a Lead Puppeteer on Strange Hill High, a fully rod-puppet based show on CBBC. Nick was also a Sontaran Warrior in David Tennant’s Dr Who, plays Mr. Beach the sandy hero of the commercials, the bear creature performer for the BBC drama Our Zoo, the Neanderthal performer for the BBC documentary Neanderthals Meet Your Ancestors and The Beast in Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s film Slaugterhouse Rulez."
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