Stop motion animation filmmaker best known for his work on the Wallace and Gromit film series. He also co-directed the 2000 hit comedy Chicken Run.
He attended the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.
An animated version of himself appeared on an episode of a 2011 episode of The Simpsons entitled "Angry Dad: The Movie."
He grew up with a sister named Janet.
Mel Gibson provided a voice for one of the lead characters in 2000's Chicken Run.