Stolen from a castle as a child and missing out on his inheritance, Derek was forced to earn recognition the hard way. Training has been entirely within the industry over the last 30 years. His big break came with John Boorman’s personal request to design his multi award winning film ‘The General’ in 1999.

Since then Derek has hardly stopped for breath, working on a wide range of projects from Science fiction to Rural Ireland. His evocative style and flexibility ensures that he remains one of the busiest Production Designers in the industry.

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