Christine Blundell is one of the British film industry’s most celebrated and in-demand make-up designers. Her film credits include Vera Drake, Finding Neverland, Sunshine, Hippie Hippie Shake and The Boat That Rocked.
Luckily I was never trained as a hairdresser... so I'd already learned so many mistakes, and how to achieve looks without doing it the 'formula' way.
In the full BAFTA Guru video, the Script Factory’s Briony Hanson talks to Christine about how she built an award-winning career in the film industry. She describes her early work as a salon hairdresser, retraining as a make-up artist and winning critical acclaim for Mike Leigh’s Topsy-Turvy.
Hear her discuss the reasoning behind make-up and hair choices and the differences in approach needed - from recreating a period look in Vera Drake to preparing to a troop of dancing clowns in Topsy-Turvy and working in space for Danny Boyle’s Sunshine.