Melanie Pickup known as Mel is an Artist and Designer for her own Accessories and Art business.
She got her break with Star Wars at one of her Art shows that was on in Dubai whilst she was living there, She was asked to come along for a secret casting and 2 days later she got the Creature Character part of 'Athgar Heece' whilst they filmed in Abu Dhabi.
Mel lived in Dubai for 8 years with her Husband who was also a 'Jakku scavenger' in The Force Awakens before making her move back to the UK in Early 2016 after the birth of her 2nd Child. She spent the first 6 months setting up her business before entering the world of Acting.
Star Wars was Mels first 'Taste' of the Film world, which she found it to be the most amazing and humbling experience being involved in something so iconic. She also loved being a Creature Character as you can become something so different to yourself. Athgar had very limited visuals and the costume was heavy which had its challenges in 45 degree heat, but this all added to the overall experience for the love of Creature acting.
Mel's photo gallery is HERE.
*** You can purchase autographs directly from Mel by following this LINK to her autograph shop. ***
If you would like to have Mel as a guest signer at your convention please fill out the contact form below and Mel will be in touch with you very soon .
Thank you !