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 the eagerly awaited ‘Dune’, 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 thirty 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:
2019DUNE Denis Villeneuve / Legendary Entertainment
(Makeup Dept. Head/ Make Up Hair & Prosthetics Designer)
cast: Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Zendaya, Charlotte Rampling. Josh Brolin
2019SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Jon Watts / Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal / Sony Pictures
(Personal: Jake Gyllenhall)
2018VELVET BUZZSAW Dan Gilroy / Jennifer Fox / Netflix
(Makeup Dept. Head / Designer)
cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Toni Colette, Tom Sturridge, Bill Mangnussen, Zawe Ashton
2018FIRST MAN Damien Chazelle / Universal Pictures
(Makeup Dept. Head / Designer)
cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clark
2017THE DARKEST MINDS Jennifer Yuh Nelson / 21 Laps Entertainment
(Hair & Makeup Designer / Makeup Department Head)
cast: Gwendoline Christie, Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Harris Dickinson, Patrick Gibson
2017BLADE RUNNER 2049Denis Villeneuve / 16:14 Entertainment
(Makeup Dept. Head / Designer)
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 David Gordon Green / Bold Films
(Hair & Makeup Designer / Makeup Department Head)
cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson
2015NOCTURNAL ANIMALSTom Ford / Focus Features
(Makeup Dept. Head / Designer)
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 Sam Mendes / Barbara Broccoli / MGM
(Personal: Daniel Craig)
2015SICARIODenis Villeneuve / Basil Iwanyk, Molly Smith / Thunder Road Pictures
(Makeup Dept. Head)
cast: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal
2014NIGHT CRAWLERDan Gilroy / Jennifer Fox / Bold Films
(Makeup Dept. Head)
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.
(Makeup Dept. Head)
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 Sam Mendes / Barbara Broccoli / MGM
(Personal: Daniel Craig and stunt/photo doubles)
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
(Makeup Dept. Head)
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
(Makeup Dept. Head)
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
(Makeup Dept. Head)
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 CATCH aka FEVER PITCHFarrelly Brothers / Marc Fischer (LP) / 20th Century Fox
(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.
(Makeup Dept. Head)
cast: Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland, Olivier Martinez, Marie Josee Croze, Paul Dano
2003THE HUMAN STAINRobert Benton / Ron Bozman (LP) / Miramax Films
(Makeup Dept. Head)
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 Curtis Hanson / Gregory Goodman (LP) / Universal
(as Makeup Supervisor)
cast: Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer, Anthony Mackie
Nominated: Best Contemporary Makeup - Hollywood Makeup Artists & Hair Stylist Guild Awards, 2003
2001HEIST David Mamet / Scott Ferguson (LP), Josette Perrotta (LP) / Warner Bros.
(as Makeup Supervisor)
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
(Makeup Dept. Head)
cast: Dennis Quaid, James Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell
2000THE YARDSJames Gray / Kerry Orent (LP) / Miramax Films
(Makeup Dept. Head)
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)
television:
2009COP HOUSE pilotBrett Ratner / Fox
(Makeup Dept. Head)
cast: Joanna Garcia, Scott Caan, Tony Hale, Curtiss Cook
2006PRAIRIE GIANT: THE TOMMY DOUGLAS STORY (as Makeup Supervisor)John Smith / Minds Eye Ent. - CBC
(as Makeup Supervisor)
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