We shall fight them on the beaches … in our white t-shirts
Neve Campbell as Princess Elizabeth disguised as a Wren … you need to see the movie really!
Christian Slater as Churchill … while channelling his inner John McClane
Touching the Void was shot entirely on location in the French, Italian and Swiss Alps, while some of the wide shots were filmed in Peru
One of the earlier stages of frostbite makeup. It was important to get the chapped lips to look as realistic as possible
Final Stages of Joe Simpson’s Make-Up
This was the final stage of Joe Simpson’s make-up; frostbite, snow blindness, sunburn and malnutrition. It was a privilege to work on Touching the Void, which is one of the most inspirational books I’ve ever read
Climb Every Mountain
I carried most of the makeup in a rucksack up and down the side of a mountain, for touch-ups during filming
Feel The Burn
Stage Two of the makeup – a lot of sunburn and dehydration. It was a tough shoot!Feel The Burn
Simon Yates looking haunted after his character cut the rope to send Joe Simpson plummeting into a crevasse
In this scene Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique) is pumping iron in the gym
Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique
Jennifer Lawrence was brilliant as Mystique – and incredibly patient, as it took six hours to apply the full body makeup for her character
We pre-painted all the pieces before application. This scene was shot in the Fox Studios in LA
There was a great vibe and really good energy on this project – thanks mainly to the fact that it was an all-girl team!
Mystique in the X-Jet
X-jet interior scenes were shot at Longcross in the UK, while exteriors were filmed on Jekyll Island in Georgia, USA
Mystique in her X-Suit
The X-Jet Suit was made from leather and Teflon, so very stiff – but Jennifer Lawrence was a real trooper
Malfoy at Kings Cross
Facial hair checks to ageing Malfoy just prior to a take on Platform Nine and Three Quarters
Tom Felton (Malfoy) had a forehead piece which held a receding hairline and we also plumped out his cheeks with nose-to-mouth pieces to aid ageing
Applying a chin piece to one of the Gringotts Bank goblins
Gringotts goblin bank staff
Gringotts Bank goblins
Close-up of a Gringotts Bank teller
Goblin Up Close
Up close with a Gringotts goblin
It took three to four hours to apply prosthetics and makeup to each Gringotts Bank Goblin
The Gringotts Bank Managers Will See You Now
Three of Gringotts Bank’s finest
Ron and Hermione in Disguise
Ron and Hermione don disguises to get into Gringotts
Applying prosthetics to Sammy Davis – wife of Warwick – prior to a presentation at the O2 Arena
Sammy Davis, Warwick Davis’ wife, is great fun and lovely to work with
Sammy Davis – being made up here for a presentation at the O2 Arena – also played a bank teller in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II
All smiles from Olivia Williams as the story ends on a high
Losing the Plot
Agatha Christie (Olivia Williams) undergoes hypnosis in a bid to reveal how and why she disappeared
Agatha Christie Real-Life Mystery
Olivia Williams as legendary whodunnit author Agatha Christie
Like Goths to a Flame
Three members of the terrorised school goth gang
Zero To Hero
Tuppence Middleton in her school uniform
Tuppence For Your Thoughts
Tuppence Middleton as Justine in this cult teen slasher movie
Easy Weasy Fuhrer
Anthony Sher’s Hitler suffers a hairstyle malfunction after he orders his barber Teasy Weasy to remove a grey hair – but ends up with a perm instead
Sir Anthony Sher – an unlikely (but brilliant) Hitler
Neve Campbell as Princess Elizabeth
Christian Slater had a blast making this movie … he was great fun to work with
Neve Campbell as Princess Elizabeth in the comedy satire Churchill – The Hollywood Years
Christian Slater’s profile … rather different from Sir Winston Churchill’s
Poster for cult noughts teen series Skins, shot on location in trendy Bristol
April Pearson – one of the Skins gang. Oscar-nominated Dev Patel also got his break in this landmark show
Nearly Famous Anna
Anna Brewster as Kate Sherman
Although the show didn’t attract huge ratings it won a devoted cult following among the 13-20 age group
Anna Brewster, one of the cast in Nearly Famous, which was compared to The OC and Skins when it came out in 2007
Reed All About It
Talulah Riley as Lila Reed
A close-up of Anna Brewster who played Kate Sherman, a young actress struggling to make her name without trading on the reputation of her famous father
Troubled Life of Riley
Talulah Riley as troubled young writer Lila Reed
Photo credit: Marcello Benfield
Photo credit: Sheila Rock
Laha Magazine 2
Photo credit: Marcello Benfield
Irish Tatler 2
Photo credit: Sheila Rock
Photo credit: Gino Spiro
Irish Tatler 3
Photo credit: Sheila Rock
I am a Jew!
“I am a Jew!” Omid Djalili in full cry in The Infidel
A wedding scene from The Infidel
Another scene from the wedding ceremony, The Infidel
A quiet moment – Richard Schiff, best known for his role in The West Wing – from The Infidel
Extra hair was hand-woven in to the henchmen’s beards to achieve more density
Meet The Family
The Nassir Family, The Infidel
Where Is Alice?
Gemma Arterton in the cult British psychological thriller The Disappearance of Alice Creed
The poster for ‘Alice Creed’
Eye See You
A close-up of Gemma’s smoky, smudged, teary eye makeup
Martin Compton and Eddie Marsan played the kidnappers responsible for The Disappearance of Alice Creed
Preparing the Cell
Eddie Marsan and Martin Compston take a break after soundproofing the ‘cell’ prior to their abduction of Alice
Alice is handcuffed in the padded room
Safe And Sound
Alice makes it out safe and well, apart from a few cuts and bruises
The Eyes of Alice
Another close-up showing the eye makeup applied to Gemma Arterton
Not Your Usual Witch
Each full body make-up on the witches was individually designed.
Bewitching Staying Power
When designing the make-up and prosthetics for the witches, we placed a lot of importance on the actresses’ comfort and the durability of the applications throughout long shoots. This was an all-girl team – actresses and makeup artists – and we forged a real bond. Despite being key prosthetic makeup artist, the actresses – Sarah Greene, Nicole O’Neill, Olivia Chenery and Charlotte Beckett – insisted on referring to me as ‘Head Witch’. It was a great experience, with some great tunes blasting out during the long makeup sessions.
Hecate in Full-Body Prosthetics
We specifically designed make-up and prosthetics for the witches which let them maintain their nimbleness.
The finished look to a one eye prosthetic. Scarring and specific make-up application made the look convincing.
Wolfman Test Makeup
A close-up look at the hair, make-up and prosthetic details on The Wolfman. On Season 2 it was decided we would refine the look. This was achieved by using human hair which matched Josh’s own.
Wolfman Attack Aftermath
Detailed disfigured prosthetics and make-up were applied to Stephen Lord’s Warren Roper to show the result of the Wolfman’s vicious attack.
Josh Hartnett Final Touches On Set
Applying the intricate finishing touches on Ethan’s pre hair-punched bald cap.
A pre hair-punched bald cap was applied on Josh Hartnett to give the illusion that Ethan Chandler’s hair was cut for the Season 2 finale.
Final Touches to The Wolfman
Applying the finishing touches on Josh Hartnett’s Wolfman.
Applying Beauty Makeup to The Witch
Applying makeup on one of the witches. The whole process takes about 7.5 hours including breaks. The process starts at about 2am, by wrapping the hair tightly before the silicone bald cap and prosthetics application. We finished with a beauty makeup, airbrushing and blood makeup into the wounds.
Decay Of The Dead
Final checks on Graham Butler’s Peter prior to his appearance as a decaying ghost to Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton).
Episode 6 of Season 2 showed the gradual transformation of Ethan Chandler into the Wolfman. The producers were so desperate to keep the character a secret that he was referred to on call sheets as ‘Brian’.
Vanessa Ives Prays – the Witches Appear
The pieces used on the witches were specifically designed to help preserve the actors’ modesty while also showing the uniquely designed branding and scarring for each character.
Peter Murray Back From The Dead
A close-up of Peter’s decaying facial make-up. Three appliances were used for the face and a pre-painted silicone piece for the chest and neck. The final makeup was airbrushed using a ‘spatter’ effect.
The Creature Working
The Creature working in his workshop at Putney’s Family Waxworks.
Beautiful Witch with Eva Green
Vanessa Ives is haunted by a witch during prayer. Even greater attention was paid to the precision of applied make-up and prosthetics because of the close-up shots.
To achieve the bald head look of The Vampire I wet-shaved Robert Nairnes head each day he was in makeup.
If Looks Could Kill
Seeing Red: Red contact lenses were worn by Robert Nairne to give the blood-thirsty look of The Vampire Creature.
The Creature applies make-up on himself to hide his ghastly appearance.
Primal and Bestial: The Vampire Creature (Robert Nairne) makes his debut … through a pile of corpses.
Episode 3 of season 1 ‘Resurrection’ featured a flashback to the Creature’s birth. I’m seen here behind the scenes, doing last minute blood make-up touch-ups.
Make-up and special effects application to show post-mortem hematoma and surgical sutures on Proteus’ hip to indicate the kind of autopsy experiments conducted by Frankenstein.
Birth of Proteus
A close-up of the applied make-up and prosthetics used to recreate cranial and spine surgical sutures on Proteus.
You Know the Drill
A small metal plate was inserted beneath the pre hair-punched silicone bald cap to protect Eva Green’s head for the drilling on the Trepanning scene.
Birth of the Creature
Fresh surgical wounds were applied to The Creature before the addition of fake blood.
Proteus Post-Mortem Sutures
I cut Alex Price’s hair and shaved the T-area on his head for the prosthetic stitches to look more realistic.
Alex Price played Proteus, Dr Frankenstein’s second ‘son’. Alex is seen here with a recreation of a Y-incision using make-up and special effects.
Vanessa Ives sees Ethan Chandler in Wolfman form for the first time. Having killed prior to this scene, blood effects were added around Ethan’s mouth area.
Hecate, played by Sarah Greene, transforms in front of Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett). For this scene, we executed the practical make-up effects on Sarah while the Visual Effects department created the CGI effects for her exit through the mirror.
Putney’s Waxworks Museum
The Creature visits the fictional Putney’s Family Waxworks to seek work. The wax figures in this scene are both dummies and real actors.
Penny Dreadful – Creating The Creature
A short video about the creation of the Creature
Hecate Finishing Touches
Applying eye makeup to Sarah Greene, taking great care as she is wearing large contact lenses supplied by Eyeworks for Film.
Makeup Checks on Wes Studi
On the backlot at Ardmore Studios night-shooting the fight scene in which Kaetenay meets the Wolfman.
Kaetenay the Other Wolfman
A little pre-painting was required on the forehead piece. The rest of the makeup and colouring was done on the day of the shoot.
Airbrushing The Creature
Despite the early makeup calls, Rory Kinnear always maintained a good sense of humour. It was a pleasure to work with him on this makeup as he breathed so much life into the character which made it all the more rewarding.
Wolfman Season 3
The changes to the Wolfman for Season 3 included shorter hair, enhancing continuity – especially for the fight scenes.
On Location with The Creature
Final checks on The Creature – always making sure he is perfectly camera-ready for every scene.
Camera Tests on Wes Studi
Camera tests on Wes Studi, the other Wolfman
In Season 3 we re-visited this bald cap application. Under hypnosis, Vanessa Ives has a flashback to the asylum scene in the episode ‘Possession’. We needed to see 360 view of Eva Green’s head. I wrapped Eva’s own hair tightly to her head, giving the director greater flexibility.
Cry of the Ceature
The heart-rending moment The Creature regains his memory and realises he has a family he thought he’d lost
The Lupine Look
A close-up look at Josh Hartnett’s Wolfman after an attack.
Wolfman Final Touches
Applying finishing touches on Josh Hartnett after the loose laying of hair was applied to his face by chief makeup artist Enzo Mastrantonio. The facial hair is carefully blended with Josh’s own to maintain authenticity and continuity.
Wolfman Kills Sembene
A dramatic overhead shot of the aftermath of the Wolfman’s attack.
A Wolfman Attacks
Ethan Chandler’s first on-camera kill. In a strange twist, there was actually a full moon that night which added to the eerie atmosphere on set.
Hungry Like the Wolfman
Fake blood makeup effects application on the Wolfman for the sheep attack.
The Creature’s Makeup
Creature Comfort: Six pre-painted prosthetics are applied to The Creature. We nicknamed the front piece scar, which went from forehead to the crest of the cheekbone, the ‘Norwegian Coastline’ because of its shape. Fine veins were then painted freehand onto Rory’s face beneath the pale base airbrushed make-up to realise a more subtle look.
Eva Green Silicone Bald Cap
Good Girl Gone Bald: A silicone bald cap was applied to actress Eva Green for the trepanning scene, which shocked many viewers
Making a Werewolf
Pre-painted Werewolf ears and forehead pieces are applied to Josh Hartnett prior to the application of an airbrushed, light base make-up to match his skin
Raising the Dead
Like any birth, The Creature’s entrance to the world was bloody …
The Creature – Staying True to Shelley
The Creature’s look is meant to be the truest representation from the novel. The facial makeup consisted of six pre-painted prosthetic appliances. The prosthetics were pre-painted to save production time.
Death of The Vampire
Vampire fashion: Robert wore special ‘vampire pants’ which were glued on. He also wore specially designed vampire feet to make him comfortable.
The Vampire Appears
To create the Vampire’s face, red contact lenses and a seven-piece unpainted face prosthetics were applied to Robert. Fine veins were hand painted, followed by an airbrushed makeup base which illuminated beautifully on set.
The Werewolf in Season One’s Finale Grand Guignol
This was the first and only time we see the Werewolf in Season 1. A pre hair-punched forehead piece, false ears, loose laid hair, yellow contact lenses and fangs supplied by Fangs Fx were used to create the Werewolf’s look.
Dr. Frankenstein’s Creature
The whole makeup process on The Creature (Rory Kinnear) took about two and a half hours to apply.