Donald Mowat is one of the industry’s most sought-after makeup artists. As makeup department head on such films as ‘Prisoners’, ‘The Fighter’, ‘8 Mile’ and ‘Repo Men’ Donald’s skill and professionalism have kept him in constant demand for the last twenty-five years.
Accomplished in every genre of film and television – straight and corrective makeup, period drama and special effects – his awards include a Primetime Emmy, a Saturn award, a Hollywood Makeup Artists Guild award and two Gemini awards; Donald also a Daytime Emmy, two further Saturn and three more Makeup Artists Guild nominations.
Recent projects include Sam Mendes’ ‘Skyfall’ as personal makeup for Daniel Craig and Head of Department on Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Prisoners’ , with Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard and Paul Dano. Latest projects are as Head of Department on Wim Wenders’ ‘Everything Will Be Fine’ (3D), with James Franco, Rachel McAdams and Charlotte Gainsbourg; ‘Nightcrawlers’ with Jake Gylenhaal; and Anton Corbijn’s film ‘Life’, a 1950s period UK co-production with Robert Pattinson.
Donald is currently in pre-production on Denis Villeneuve’s new film ‘Sicario’.