WARNING: Contains gory photographs!
The severed head was created by the NT Props Department for the 2018 production of Macbeth staged on the Olivier theatre which starred Rory Kinnear in the title role. The Props Department collaborated with London based company FBFX and used state-of-the-art scanning technology, which has never been used by the team before, to take a 3D scan of Kinnear’s head. This created a digital skin which was then printed into a 3D object. A silicone mould was taken from the 3D printed object and a polyurethane cast was made. The head was then brought to life with fibre glass eyes inserted into the sockets, individual fibre glass teeth planted into the mouth, skin tones painted to resemble Kinnear’s flesh, latex veins sculpted and painted to dangle from the neck and individual strands of hair punctured into the skin to form hair and a beard by the Wigs, Hair & Make-Up Department.
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