HAIR & MAKEUP DESIGN
FOR FILM &TV
Most recently I worked as hair, make-up and prosthetic designer for ITV, Sony, Netflix, Sky TV and the BBC. I enjoy the creative process and leading teams of incredibly talented makeup artists that are both caring and effective.
I have designed many diverse and contemporary shows. But I also enjoy period and fantasy dramas. Over the years I have built up a considerable make up and wig stock and have developed good budgeting skills.
Apart from designing my own shows, I have also worked as make-up artist for other designers. For example, on Dune I looked after Oscar Isaac (laid on beard and wig) and in Downton Abbey after Shirley MacLaine (make up and wig work). Or I work on prosthetic make up team for Nick Dudman on Harry Potter or Connor O’ Sullivan on Antman. I sometimes make facial hair pieces and wigs, a discipline I also teach as guest lecturer for Creative Media Skills in Pinewood and at the Delamar Make up Academy in Ealing.
Here are a few actors/personalities I have made up:
Imelda Staunton, Mark Gattiss, Tom Conti, Paapa Essiedu, Oscar Issac, John Boyega, Martin Sheen, Meatloaf, George Best, James Purefoy, Juliette Stephenson, Joana Lumley, Richard Armitage, Leslie Sharp, Peter Vaughn, Shirley MacLaine, Ben Wishaw, Sharon Small among many others.