Donald Mowat

Makeup Designer

Donald Mowat is one of the industry’s most sought-after makeup artists. As makeup department head on such films as ’Sicario’, ‘Nightcrawler, ‘Prisoners’, ‘The Fighter’, ‘8 Mile’, the ‘Bladerunner’ sequel and upcoming films ‘First Man’ and ‘The Darkest Minds’, as well as personal to Daniel Craig on ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Spectre’, 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, his awards include a Primetime Emmy, a Saturn award, a Hollywood Makeup Artists Guild award and two Gemini awards. Donald is a member of IATSE, AMPAS & BAFTA and has Canadian, US & British citizenship.

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Selected credits

dateproductiondirector / producer/ production company
feature films:
2019SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (Personal: Jake Gyllenhall)
Jon Watts / Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal / Sony Pictures
2018VELVET BUZZSAWDan Gilroy / Jennifer Fox / Netflix
cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Toni Colette, Tom Sturridge, Bill Mangnussen, Zawe Ashton
2018FIRST MANDamien Chazelle / Universal Pictures
cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clark
2017THE DARKEST MINDS (Hair & Makeup Designer / Makeup Department Head)Jennifer Yuh Nelson / 21 Laps Entertainment
cast: Gwendoline Christie, Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Harris Dickinson, Patrick Gibson
2017BLADE RUNNER 2049Denis Villeneuve / 16:14 Entertainment
cast: Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas
Nominated: BAFTA Film Award - Best Make Up/Hair
Nominated: Saturn Award - Best Make-up
Nominated- Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards - Best Period and/or Character Makeup
2017STRONGER (Hair & Makeup Designer / Makeup Department Head)David Gordon Green / Bold Films
cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson
2015NOCTURNAL ANIMALSTom Ford / Focus Features
cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Armie Hammer Aaron Taylor Johnson, Ellie Bamber
Winner - Hollywood Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards - Best Contemporary Makeup
Nominated, BAFTA Film Award - Best Make Up/Hair
2015SPECTRE (Personal: Daniel Craig)Sam Mendes / Barbara Broccoli / MGM
2015SICARIODenis Villeneuve / Basil Iwanyk, Molly Smith / Thunder Road Pictures
cast: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal
2014NIGHT CRAWLERDan Gilroy / Jennifer Fox / Bold Films
cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton
Nominated: Best Contemporary Makeup -Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards, 2015
2013PRISONERSDenis Villeneuve / Broderick Johnson / Warner Bros.
cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo
Winner: Best Contemporary Makeup - Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards, 2014
Winner: Best Makeup - Saturn Awards, 2014
2012SKYFALL (Personal: Daniel Craig and stunt/photo doubles)Sam Mendes / Barbara Broccoli / MGM
Nominated: Best Makeup - Saturn Awards, 2013
2011THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOODavid Fincher / Cean Chaffin / Sony Pictures
(Personal: Daniel Craig; Special Makeup: Rooney Mara)
2011DREAM HOUSEJim Sheridan / Mike Drake (LP) / Morgan Creek
cast: Daniel Craig, Elias Koteas, Sarah Gadon, Martin Csokas
2011COWBOYS & ALIENSJon Favreau / Basil Grillo (UPM) / Dreamworks
(Personal: Daniel Craig and stunt/photo doubles)
2010THE FIGHTERDavid O. Russell / Jeff Waxman (LP) / Relativity
cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Mark Wahlberg, Melissa Leo
2010CASINO JACKGeorge Hickenlooper / Bill Marks (LP) / Bagman
cast: Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Kelly Preston, Spencer Garrett
2010REPO MENMiguel Sapochnik / Mike Drake (LP) / Universal Pictures
cast: Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Alice Braga
Nominated: Best Makeup - Saturn Awards, 2011
2008MAX PAYNEJohn Moore / Tom Karnowski (LP) / 20th Century Fox
cast: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Olga Kurylenko, Chris O'Donnell
2007SHOOTERAntoine Fuqua / Ric Kidney (LP) / Paramount Pictures
(Personal: Mark Wahlberg)
2006THE DEPARTEDMartin Scorsese / G. Mac Brown (LP) / Warner Bros.
(Personal: Mark Wahlberg)
2006THE SENTINELDir: Clark Johnson / Bill Carraro (LP) / 20th Century Fox
cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Eva longoria, Martin Donovan
2006INVINCIBLEEricson Core / Ezra Swerdlow (LP) / Disney
(Personal: Mark Wahlberg)
2005THE PERFECT CATCHFarrelly Brothers / Marc Fischer (LP) / 20th Century Fox
aka FEVER PITCH (Personal: Jimmy Fallon)
2005ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13Jean-Franois Richet / Don Carmody (LP) / Focus
cast: Ethan Hawke, Maria Bello, John Leguizamo, Gabriel Byrne
2004TAKING LIVESD.J. Caruso / Alan Blomquist (LP) / Warner Bros.
cast: Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland, Olivier Martinez, Marie Josee Croze, Paul Dano
2003THE HUMAN STAINRobert Benton / Ron Bozman (LP) / Miramax Films
cast: Anthony Hopkins, Jacinda Barrett, Ed Harris, Wentworth Miller, Harry Lennix
Nominated: Best Contemporary Makeup - Hollywood Makeup Artists & Hair Stylist Guild Awards, 2004
2002THE ITALIAN JOBF. Gary Gray / Jim Dyer (LP) / Paramount Pictures
(Personal Makeup Artist: Mark Wahlberg)
20028 MILE (as Makeup Supervisor)Curtis Hanson / Gregory Goodman (LP) / Universal
cast: Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer, Anthony Mackie
Nominated: Best Contemporary Makeup - Hollywood Makeup Artists & Hair Stylist Guild Awards, 2003
2001HEIST (as Makeup Supervisor)David Mamet / Scott Ferguson (LP), Josette Perrotta (LP) / Warner Bros.
cast: Gene Hackman, Danny Devito
2001ROCK STARStephen Herek / Mike Fottrell (LP) / Warner Bros.
(Personal: Mark Wahlberg)
2001PLANET OF THE APESTim Burton / Dick Zanuck, Matt Birch (LP) / 20th Century Fox
(Personal: Mark Wahlberg)
2000THE PERFECT STORMWolfgang Petersen / Duncan Henderson (LP) / Warner Bros.
(Personal: Mark Wahlberg)
2000FREQUENCYGregory Hoblit / Bill Carraro (LP) / New Line Cinema
cast: Dennis Quaid, James Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell
2000THE YARDSJames Gray / Kerry Orent (LP) / Miramax Films
cast: Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Faye Dunaway, James Caan, Ellen Burstyn
1999THREE KINGSDavid O. Russell / Gregory Goodman (LP) / Warner Bros.
(Personal: Mark Wahlberg)
Nominated: Best Contemporary Makeup - Hollywood Makeup Artists & Hair Stylist Guild Awards, 2000
1999THE CORRUPTORJames Foley / Bill Carraro (LP) / New Line Cinema
cast: Mark Wahlberg, Chow Yun-Fat, Brian Cox
1999GLORIASidney lumet / G. Mac Brown (LP) / Columbia Pictures
(Personal: Jeremy Northam)
1997MIMICGuillermo del Toro / B.J. Rack (LP) / Miramax Films
cast: Jeremy Northam, Giancarlo Giannini, Charles S. Dutton
1996FLY AWAY HOMECarroll Ballard / John M. Eckert (LP) / Columbia Pictures
cast: Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany
1996HARRIET THE SPYBronwen Hughes / Nava Levin (LP) / Nickelodeon Movies
cast: Michelle Trachtenberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Eartha Kitt
1995MARGARET'S MUSEUMMort Ransen / Claudio Luca (LP) / Tele-Action
cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Kate Nelligan (period makeup)
2009COP HOUSE pilotBrett Ratner / Fox
cast: Joanna Garcia, Scott Caan, Tony Hale, Curtiss Cook
2006PRAIRIE GIANT: THE TOMMY DOUGLAS STORY (as Makeup Supervisor)John Smith / Minds Eye Ent. - CBC
cast: Kristin Booth, Michel Theriault (Period & Age makeup)
Winner: Best Achievement in Makeup - Gemini Awards, 2006
1998THE SLEEP ROOM mini-seriesAnne Wheeler / Cinar Films - CBC
cast: Donald Moffat, Nicola Cavendish, Macha Grenon (Period & Age makeup)
Winner: Special Award for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup - Gemini Awards, 1998
1994MILLION DOLLAR BABIES mini-seriesChristian Duguay / Cinar Films - CBC
cast: Beau Bridges, Roy Dupuis, Kate Nelligan, Ginette Reno, Celine Boniere (Period makeup)
1991ENCHANTMENT: MARK TWAIN & MEDaniel Petrie / Walt Disney TV
cast: Talia Shire, Fiona Reid, Amy Stewart, R.H. Thompson (period makeup)
Winner: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Makeup for a Mini series or a Special - Emmy Awards, 1991/2
Winner: Best Makeup - CableACE Awards, 1993
1987CAPTAIN POWER & THE SOLDIERS OF THE FUTURE seriesVarious / Mattel Inc.
cast: Tim Dunigan, Jessica Steen
Nominated: Outstanding Achievement in Makeup - Daytime Emmy Awards, 1988