Some years ago, Don Jack was honoured to be commissioned to illustrate priceless treasures from the British Museum collection.
Now (in 2021), there’s a movie about the Sutton Hoo Burial.
‘The Dig’ is beautifully simple—a revelation, in fact.
It’s not the first time Don Jack has had such a tenuous brush with Hollywood.
For example, Don’s music was up for consideration for use in Loch Ness starring Ted Danson and Joely Richardson, Don’s artwork for Wet Wet Wet was inextricably linked to Four Weddings and a Funeral by Richard Curtis featuring Hugh Grant. But it was meeting Dave Prowess, the actor who portrayed Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, that helped cement Don’s relationship with the silver screen.
Shortly after that encounter, The Scottish Museum of Movie Magic was established. The principal, one borrowed from the BM, to acquire and preserve items of significant social or cultural interest, would be applied to Hollywood props and costumes. Over twenty years, the museum now has one of the largest privately-owned collections of original, screen-used movie props and costumes in Europe. Now providing blockbuster exhibitions to museums across the globe, clients include The National Trust, Titanic Belfast, National Museum of Scotland, the Rosemary Clooney Museum Kentucky, Sharjah International Book Fair among many. Don is also honoured to have contributed to the Director’s Fund of the National Museum of American History – Smithsonian to preserve, protect and display the original movie props from The Wizard Of Oz.