Donald Mowat is one of the industry’s most sought-after makeup artists. As makeup department head/designer on such films as Sicario, Nightcrawler, Prisoners, The Fighter and 8 Mile and as personal makeup artist for Daniel Craig on Spectre and Skyfall, 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 beauty, character makeup, period drama, out of kit special effects/casualty – his awards include a Primetime Emmy, a Saturn award, two Hollywood Makeup Artists Guild awards and two Gemini awards. Donald was recently nominated for Nocturnal Animals for a BAFTA award and also has a Daytime Emmy, two further Saturn and five more Makeup Artists Guild nominations.
Upcoming theatrical releases include Stronger staring Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany and Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated Blade Runner sequel Blade Runner 2049 staring Ryan Gosling.
Donald is currently hair and makeup department head on Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s directorial debut for 20th Century Fox, The Darkest Minds.
Donald Mowat on the set of Stronger with Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany
Donald Mowat on the set ofSicario with Emily Blunt
Donald, with his transparent makeup satchel, depicted on the set of Wim Wenders’ Every Thing Will Be Fine shot in Canada in sub-zero temperatures.
Donald on the set of The Fighter with Amy Adams
Donald on the set of The Fighter with Mark Wahlberg