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Donald Mowat is one of the film industry’s most sought-after make-up artists. He has served as make-up department head and designer on such films as The Fighter, 8 Mile, Sicario, Nightcrawler, Prisoners, Nocturnal Animals, Stronger, Blade Runner 2049, and as personal make-up artist to Daniel Craig on Skyfall and Spectre. Recent work includes First Man (directed by Damien Chazelle, starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy), The Darkest Minds (directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, staring Amandla Stenberg), Velvet Buzzsaw (directed by Dan Gilroy, starring Jake Gyllenhaal) & Spiderman Far from home (directed by Jon Watts, starring Jake Gyllenhaal)
With a career that spans over 30 years, Donald is a long time member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, IATSE Local 706, Hollywood Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild and Local 798 New York, Local 873 Toronto.
Donald has received numerous awards and recognition for his make-up work, including most recently BAFTA, SATURN and MUAHS Award nominations for his work on Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 (2018). His other honours include a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award nomination; a MUAHS Award win for Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals (2017); Saturn and MUAHS Award wins for Prisoners (2014); a Special Achievement Gemini Award for CBC’s The Sleep Room (1998) and a Primetime Emmy Award win for Enchantment – Mark Twain and Me (1991-1992)
Donald has also worked with numerous magazines, GQ, Hunger, Empire, Esquire & Rolling Stone as well as working on advertising campaigns with Omega & Cartier.