Deb Watson

Hair, Makeup & Prosthetics Designer

Originally from New Zealand, Deb’s career curve went sharply up with her work on five Peter Jackson films, including all of the LOTR trilogy, and her work – especially in prosthetics – has most recently been seen on the Sky-Amazon ratings-busting series ‘Britannia’. Now based in London, she has British and NZ citizenship and is available for work worldwide.

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Latest work: ‘Britannia’ series 2

Selected credits

dateproductiondirector / production company
as Hair & Makeup Designer
2019SHADOWPLAYMåns Mårlind, Björn Stein / BRON Studios
2017-18BRITANNIA Series 1 & 2 (and prosthetics designer)Sheree Folkson, Christoph Schrewe, Luke Watson, Susan Tully / Amazon Studios
2011BILLYPeter Burger / Comedia Pictures
2007THE MAN WHO LOST HIS HEADTerry Johnson / Greenlit Rights
as Hair & Makeup Supervisor
2016MARCO POLO Series 2various directors / Electus for Netflix
2010SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND (and prosthetics supervisor)various directors / Starz Originals
as Hair Stylist
2014MARCO POLO Series 1various directors / Electus for Netflix
feature films:
as Hair & Makeup Designer
2015BORN TO DANCETammy Davis / Random Films
2012THE MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE DYINGKirstin Marcon / Chocolate Fish Pictures
2009THE STRENGTH OF WATERArmagan Ballantyne / Filmwork
Nominated - New Zealand Film and TV Awards: Best Make-Up Design in a Feature Film
2007THE TATTOOIST (and prosthetics designer)Peter Burger / Daydream Productions
Nominated - New Zealand Film and TV Awards: Achievement in Make-Up Design in Film
2006THE GRUDGE 2Takashi Shimizu / Columbia Pictures
as Hair & Makeup Supervisor
2014THE DEAD LANDSToa Fraser / General Film Corporation
as Hair & Makeup Artist
2012THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEYPeter Jackson / New Line Cinema
2009UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANSPatrick Tatopoulos / Sketch Films
2005KING KONGPeter Jackson / Universal Pictures
as Prosthetics Makeup Artist
2003THE LORD OF THE RINGS: The Return of the KingPeter Jackson / New Line Cinema
2002THE LORD OF THE RINGS: The Two TowersPeter Jackson / New Line Cinema
2001THE LORD OF THE RINGS: The Fellowship of the RingPeter Jackson / New Line Cinema