Melanie Lenihan

Hair & Makeup Designer

Melanie’s background comfortably encompasses feature film, television drama, live action and commercials, which has handed her the tools to create anything from immaculate glamour to gruesome dead bodies. Melanie easily jumps between features and television with recent credits including ITV hit drama ‘BLACK WORK, Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY’ and the upcoming action thriller ‘AMERICAN ASSASSIN’ starring Dylan O’Brien & Michael Keaton. Truly talented in the arts of Prosthetic Makeup, she has travelled all over the world changing faces.

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Selected credits

dateproductiondirector / production company
as Hair and Makeup Designer / Key Hair & Makeup
feature films:
2016SOLISCarl Strathie / GSP Studios
2016AMERICAN ASSASSIN (Key Hair & Makeup) Michael Cuesta / CBS Films
2015GRIMSBY (Key Hair & Makeup)Louis Leterrier / Big Talk Productions
2015GLOVES OFFSteven Nesbit / MoliFilms Entertainment
2014URBAN AND THE SHED CREWCandida Brady / Blenheim Films
2014LONG TIME COMINGSteve Nesbitt / North South Films
2014IDENTICALSSimon Pummell / Hot Property Films
2012PETER - A PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLERSkip Kite/Sanjay Kumar / Praslin Pictures
2015BLACK WORKMichael Samuels / Mammoth Screen
2015AMERICAN ODYSSEY (Key Hair & Makeup)Peter Horton / Fabrik Entertainment for NBC
2013SILENT WITNESS XVIIVarious Directors / BBC
2012WHITECHAPEL IIIJohn Strickland / Carnival Films
2011THE BANDLee Otway / Porcelain Films
as Prosthetic Makeup Designer
feature films:
2016THE HABITSimeon Halligan / Not a Number
2015EXTREMISSteve Stone / Green Screen Productions
2012EK THA TIGER (Prosthetic Makeup Artist)Kabir Khan / Fantastic Films
2012BEST LAID PLANS (Prosthetic Makeup Artist)David Blair / Moli Films
2011HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: I & II (Prosthetic Makeup Artist)David Yates / Warner Bros.
2013JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL (Prosthetic Makeup Artist)Toby Haynes / BBC America
2011ANONYMOUS (Prosthetic Makeup Artist)Various Directors / RTE
as Makeup Supervisor / Makeup Artist
2016PEAKY BLINDERS (crowd supervisor)Various Directors / Tiger Aspect Productions
2016JERICHO (crowd supervisor)Various Directors / ITV Studios
2016BRIEF ENCOUNTERS (crowd supervisor)Various Directors / CPL Productions
2013GAME OF THRONES III (Makeup Artist – Morocco)Various Directors / HBO
2013HOLBY CITY (Hair & Makeup Supervisor)Various Directors / BBC
2012THE SYNDICATE (Makeup Artist)Various Directors / Rollem Productions