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, two BAFTA nominations, a Saturn award, a Hollywood Makeup Artists Guild award and two Gemini awards. He was awarded the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to film and charity and a 2018 Sovereign’s Medal For his volunteer work for BAFTA LA’s Education-Mentor program. Donald is a member of IATSE, AMPAS & BAFTA and has Canadian, US & British citizenship.

Selected credits


date
production
director / producer/ production company
feature films:
2019
LITTLE THINGS
John Lee Hancock / Mark Johnson / Warner Bros.
(Makeup Dept. Head / Designer)
cast: Jared Leto, Rami Malek
2019
DUNE
Denis Villeneuve / Legendary Entertainment
(Makeup Dept. Head/ Make Up Hair & Prosthetics Designer)
cast: Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Zendaya, Charlotte Rampling. Josh Brolin
2019
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
Jon Watts / Kevin Feige, Amy Pascal / Sony Pictures
(Personal: Jake Gyllenhall)
2018
VELVET BUZZSAW
Dan Gilroy / Jennifer Fox / Netflix
(Makeup Dept. Head / Designer)
cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Toni Colette, Tom Sturridge, Bill Mangnussen, Zawe Ashton
2018
FIRST MAN
Damien Chazelle / Universal Pictures
(Makeup Dept. Head / Designer)
cast: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clark
2017
THE 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
2017
BLADE RUNNER 2049
Denis 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
2017
STRONGER
David Gordon Green / Bold Films
(Hair & Makeup Designer / Makeup Department Head)
cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson
2015
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
Tom 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
2015
SPECTRE
Sam Mendes / Barbara Broccoli / MGM
(Personal: Daniel Craig)
2015
SICARIO
Denis Villeneuve / Basil Iwanyk, Molly Smith / Thunder Road Pictures
(Makeup Dept. Head)
cast: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal
2014
NIGHT CRAWLER
Dan 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
2013
PRISONERS
Denis 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
2012
SKYFALL
Sam Mendes / Barbara Broccoli / MGM
(Personal: Daniel Craig and stunt/photo doubles)
Nominated: Best Makeup - Saturn Awards, 2013
2011
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
David Fincher / Cean Chaffin / Sony Pictures
(Personal: Daniel Craig; Special Makeup: Rooney Mara)
2011
DREAM HOUSE
Jim Sheridan / Mike Drake (LP) / Morgan Creek
(Makeup Dept. Head)
cast: Daniel Craig, Elias Koteas, Sarah Gadon, Martin Csokas
2011
COWBOYS & ALIENS
Jon Favreau / Basil Grillo (UPM) / Dreamworks
(Personal: Daniel Craig and stunt/photo doubles)
2010
THE FIGHTER
David O. Russell / Jeff Waxman (LP) / Relativity
(Makeup Dept. Head)
cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Mark Wahlberg, Melissa Leo
2010
CASINO JACK
George Hickenlooper / Bill Marks (LP) / Bagman
cast: Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Kelly Preston, Spencer Garrett
2010
REPO MEN
Miguel Sapochnik / Mike Drake (LP) / Universal Pictures
(Makeup Dept. Head)
cast: Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Alice Braga
Nominated: Best Makeup - Saturn Awards, 2011
2008
MAX PAYNE
John Moore / Tom Karnowski (LP) / 20th Century Fox
cast: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Olga Kurylenko, Chris O'Donnell
2007
SHOOTER
Antoine Fuqua / Ric Kidney (LP) / Paramount Pictures
(Personal: Mark Wahlberg)
2006
THE DEPARTED
Martin Scorsese / G. Mac Brown (LP) / Warner Bros.
(Personal: Mark Wahlberg)
2006
THE SENTINEL
Dir: Clark Johnson / Bill Carraro (LP) / 20th Century Fox
cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Eva longoria, Martin Donovan
2006
INVINCIBLE
Ericson Core / Ezra Swerdlow (LP) / Disney
(Personal: Mark Wahlberg)
2005
THE PERFECT CATCH aka FEVER PITCH
Farrelly Brothers / Marc Fischer (LP) / 20th Century Fox
(Personal: Jimmy Fallon)
2005
ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13
Jean-Franois Richet / Don Carmody (LP) / Focus
cast: Ethan Hawke, Maria Bello, John Leguizamo, Gabriel Byrne
2004
TAKING LIVES
D.J. Caruso / Alan Blomquist (LP) / Warner Bros.
(Makeup Dept. Head)
cast: Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland, Olivier Martinez, Marie Josee Croze, Paul Dano
2003
THE HUMAN STAIN
Robert 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
2002
THE ITALIAN JOB
F. Gary Gray / Jim Dyer (LP) / Paramount Pictures
(Personal Makeup Artist: Mark Wahlberg)
2002
8 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
2001
HEIST
David Mamet / Scott Ferguson (LP), Josette Perrotta (LP) / Warner Bros.
(as Makeup Supervisor)
cast: Gene Hackman, Danny Devito
2001
ROCK STAR
Stephen Herek / Mike Fottrell (LP) / Warner Bros.
(Personal: Mark Wahlberg)
2001
PLANET OF THE APES
Tim Burton / Dick Zanuck, Matt Birch (LP) / 20th Century Fox
(Personal: Mark Wahlberg)
2000
THE PERFECT STORM
Wolfgang Petersen / Duncan Henderson (LP) / Warner Bros.
(Personal: Mark Wahlberg)
2000
FREQUENCY
Gregory Hoblit / Bill Carraro (LP) / New Line Cinema
(Makeup Dept. Head)
cast: Dennis Quaid, James Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell
2000
THE YARDS
James Gray / Kerry Orent (LP) / Miramax Films
(Makeup Dept. Head)
cast: Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Faye Dunaway, James Caan, Ellen Burstyn
1999
THREE KINGS
David O. Russell / Gregory Goodman (LP) / Warner Bros.
(Personal: Mark Wahlberg)
Nominated: Best Contemporary Makeup - Hollywood Makeup Artists & Hair Stylist Guild Awards, 2000
1999
THE CORRUPTOR
James Foley / Bill Carraro (LP) / New Line Cinema
cast: Mark Wahlberg, Chow Yun-Fat, Brian Cox
1999
GLORIA
Sidney lumet / G. Mac Brown (LP) / Columbia Pictures
(Personal: Jeremy Northam)
1997
MIMIC
Guillermo del Toro / B.J. Rack (LP) / Miramax Films
cast: Jeremy Northam, Giancarlo Giannini, Charles S. Dutton
1996
FLY AWAY HOME
Carroll Ballard / John M. Eckert (LP) / Columbia Pictures
cast: Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany
1996
HARRIET THE SPY
Bronwen Hughes / Nava Levin (LP) / Nickelodeon Movies
cast: Michelle Trachtenberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Eartha Kitt
1995
MARGARET'S MUSEUM
Mort Ransen / Claudio Luca (LP) / Tele-Action
cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Kate Nelligan (period makeup)
television:
2021
MOON KNIGHT
Various / Marvel Studios for Disney+
(Makeup, Hair & Prosthetics Dept. Head)
cast: Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, May Calamawy
2009
COP HOUSE pilot
Brett Ratner / Fox
(Makeup Dept. Head)
cast: Joanna Garcia, Scott Caan, Tony Hale, Curtiss Cook
2006
PRAIRIE GIANT: THE TOMMY DOUGLAS STORY
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
1998
THE SLEEP ROOM mini-series
Anne 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
1994
MILLION DOLLAR BABIES mini-series
Christian Duguay / Cinar Films - CBC
cast: Beau Bridges, Roy Dupuis, Kate Nelligan, Ginette Reno, Celine Boniere (Period makeup)
1991
ENCHANTMENT: MARK TWAIN & ME
Daniel 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
1987
CAPTAIN POWER & THE SOLDIERS OF THE FUTURE series
Various / Mattel Inc.
cast: Tim Dunigan, Jessica Steen
Nominated: Outstanding Achievement in Makeup - Daytime Emmy Awards, 1988