2004 finally saw production begin on the big screen adaptation of Douglas Adam’s sci-fi classic The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy directed by Garth Jennings.
Working with Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, Brian performed hands and various other limbs for the Vogon Soldiers, Bureaucrats and Minions. He also worked in the full body costumes for the Vogon Minions.
During the shoot Brian was asked to perform several other creatures including a Lycra clad Space Bee Keeper (which was cut from the final movie) and he had the singular honor of being The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal! This involved a prosthetic piece (sculpted by Nigel Booth) over his face, turning his mouth into the creature’s eye socket. Prosthetic eyelids were then attached to his lips and an eyeball was popped into his mouth which he ‘puppeteered’ with his tongue! To see this and several other of Brian’s various characters in the film click HERE.