Having been one of the U.K.’s most respected and sought-after art directors for many years, Rogue One - A Star Wars Story was Neil’s first role as Production Designer. He was previously supervising art director on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Solo - A Star Wars Story followed shortly after working alongside Ron Howard. Neil then joined forces again with Stuart Craig on Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. He has recently finished Disclaimer - an Apple TV series coming out next year, directed by Alfonso Quarón.
Neil Lamont entered the Art Department as an art department assistant in 1980 working for his father, Peter Lamont, on For Your Eyes Only. Through talent and hard work he quickly rose through the department to become Supervising Art Director on Goldeneye.
He has worked on the industry’s biggest movie franchises from Star Wars to Harry Potter to James Bond. He was Supervising Art Director on all eight of the Harry Potter films, winning the Art Director’s Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and winning the Art Director’s Guild Award for Contribution to Cinematic Imagery with all eight of the films. Lamont was also supervising art director on Michael Apted’s The World Is Not Enough.
Other notable credits as supervising art director include Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow; Michael Hoffman’s Gambit; Jeremiah Chechnik’s The Avengers; Richard Attenborough’s In Love and War and Danny Cannon’s The Young Americans.
With a career spanning nearly 30 years, Neil has been a constant talent in art departments throughout the industry, with his many other credits including, Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Enemy at the Gates; James Cameron’s Titanic; Anthony Minghella’s The English Patient; Kenneth Branagh’s Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; Stephen Herek’s The Three Musketeers; Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall; and John Glen’s License to Kill.