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BAFTA Hosts Masterclass With BAFTA-Nominated Make Up Designer Naomi Donne In Hong Kong

9 November 2015
Event: BAFTA and M.A.C Cosmetics present a Make-Up Masterclass with Naomi Donne at The Peninsula, Hong KongDate: Monday 9th November 2015Venue: The Peninsula, Hong KongBAFTA/James Goldman


Hong Kong, 9 November 2015: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), supported by M.A.C Cosmetics, hosted two masterclasses today with BAFTA-nominated hair and make up designer Naomi Donne, who demonstrated her artistry at The Peninsula Hong Kong.

In front of an audience of make up artists from across Asia, Ms Donne showed off some of the looks she created for three hit films: Cinderella, Chocolat, and the current Bond blockbuster Spectre. She then discussed her craft and career with an audience that included leading figures in the Chinese film industry.

Naomi Donne is a British-born, BAFTA-nominated make up designer with an impressive body of work from a career that spans over 30 years. In addition to the films mentioned above, Ms Donne has worked on many critically-acclaimed hits including The Royal Tenenbaums, Philomena and Bond films Quantum of Solace and Skyfall.

The masterclasses are part of BAFTA’s ongoing programme in China that aims to encourage creative collaboration between the UK and Asia by bringing together talented individuals from the film, television and games industries to share their skills and expertise.

The EE British Academy Film Awards takes place on Monday 14 February 2016 and will be shown on Youku in China. Nominations are announced on 8 January 2016.       

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Host for the first session in Hong Kong is Ryuko Lau, Senior Artist, M.A.C Cosmetics Hong Kong, with Naomi Donne at the masterclass.

Host for the second session in Hong Kong is Mariayah Kaderbhai, Film Programme Manager at BAFTA, with Naomi Donne at the masterclass.

Naomi Donne shares some of her secrets withthe audience.

Naomi Donne with a model representing a look from the film Chocolat.

Naomi Donne with a model representing a look from the film Cinderella.

Naomi Donne with a model representing a look from the film Spectre.


Naomi Donne takes questions from the audience.


Naomi Donne takes a photo with all three models, recreating looks from the films Chocolat, Spectre and Cinderella.


Naomi Donne with Raffaella Cornaggia, Vice President/General Manager, M.A.C Asia Pacific and Au Yin Chan, Senior Training Director, M.A.C Asia Pacific.

Naomi Donne with Tian Macleod Ji, BAFTA Scholar. 


Naomi Donne with masterclass attendees. 



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For further information about BAFTA’s activities in Hong Kong, please contact:

Niyi Akeju at BAFTA (UK)
T 020 7292 5865
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Tim Fung at FleishmanHillard (Hong Kong)
T +852 2586 7892
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Lei Hu at FleishmanHillard (Hong Kong)
T +852 2586 7893
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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – featuring workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes – in the UK, USA and Asia; it offers unique access to the world’s most inspiring talent and connects with a global audience of all ages and backgrounds. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. To access the best creative minds in film, television and games production, visit For more, visit

About BAFTA in Asia
Since 2013, BAFTA has worked with partners in mainland China and Hong Kong to deliver masterclasses and international scholarships and engaging world-renowned, award-winning filmmakers, actors and craftspeople to take part, including Johnnie To, Duncan Kenworthy, Eddie Redmayne and Lois Burwell. Through such events and initiatives, BAFTA promotes a spirit of open, creative collaboration between the UK and China and encourages cross-cultural exchange.

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