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 ‘Marcella’, 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
television:
2017MARCELLA Series 2Charles Martin / Buccaneer Media for ITV
2017THE VIRTUESShane Meadows / Warp Films
2017OVERSHADOWEDHildegard Ryan / Rollem Productions, BBC3
2015BLACK WORKMichael Samuels / Mammoth Screen
2013SILENT WITNESS XVIIVarious Directors / BBC
2012WHITECHAPEL IIIJohn Strickland / Carnival Films
2011THE BANDLee Otway / Porcelain Films
feature films:
2016SOLISCarl Strathie / GSP Studios
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 Ð A PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLERSkip Kite / Sanjay Kumar / Praslin Pictures
2012THE RISERowan Athale / Moli-Mischief Films
as Key Hair & Makeup
feature films:
2016AMERICAN ASSASSINMichael Cuesta / CBS Films
2016THE BROTHERS GRIMSBYLouis Leterrier / Big Talk Productions
television:
2015AMERICAN ODYSSEYPeter Horton / Fabrik Entertainment for NBC
as Prosthetic Makeup Designer
feature films:
2016THE HABITSimeon Halligan / Not a Number
2015IN EXTREMISSteve Stone / Green Screen Productions
as Prosthetic Makeup Artist
feature films:
2012EK THA TIGERKabir Khan / Fantastic Films
2012BEST LAID PLANSDavid Blair / Moli Films
2011HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: I & IIDavid Yates / Warner Bros.
television:
2013JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELLToby Haynes / BBC America
2011ANONYMOUSVarious 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 Ð Morocco)Various Directors / HBO
2013HOLBY CITY (Hair & Makeup Supervisor)Various Directors / BBC
2012THE SYNDICATE (Makeup Artist)Various Directors / Rollem Productions

Commercials include:
NIKE ‘EURO 16’, CADBURY’S WORLD, RSC & V FESTIVAL, HEART OF ENGLAND, ADIDAS, TJ HUGHES, SAFESTYLE UK, HOLIDAYS DIRECT, NORWOOD INTERIORS

Talent worked with includes Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Friel, Michael Keaton, David Suchet, Ricky Tomlinson, Dylan O’Brien, Catherine Tate, Robbie Williams, Mark Strong, Sienna Miller, Timothy Spall, Isla Fisher, Jonny Vegas, Keith Allen, James Nesbitt, Steven Berkoff, Richard Armitage, Bernard Hill, Rupert Penry-Jones, David Harewood, Sarah Parish, Emilia Fox, Joanna Page, Freema Agyeman, Vanessa Kirby Matthew McNulty, Salman Khan, David Beckham, Mohammed Ali, Maxine Peak and Beverly Knight.