British production designer Michael Pick died in London on August 27, 2018. Pickwoad was the
visionary behind the look of Doctor Who TV series for the last seven
years, has was 73 Pickwoad was the son of actor William Mervyn – who appeared
in the 1966 Doctor Who story The War Machines and the theatre
designer Anne Margaret Payne Cooke. He began his career in the 1970’s as an Art
Director before going on to be a Production Designer in the ‘80s – one of his
earliest film projects was 1987’s cult classic Withnail & I,
starring Paul McGann. In 2010 Pickwoad became only the second person to become
the second person to helm Doctor Who‘s art department since the series
returned in 2005, replacing Edward Thomas.Michael was the production designer
on the Euro-western Doctor Who episode ‘A Town Called Mercy’ filmed in Almeria,
Spain’s Fort Bravo in 2012.
Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1946 I have a BA degree in American History from Cal St. Northridge. I've been researching the American West and western films since the early 1980s and visiting filming sites in Spain and the U.S.A. Elected a member of the Spaghetti Western Hall of Fame 2010.