Jill Sweeney

Hair and Makeup designer


Though known for period work (Misbehaviour, for which she won a BIFA this year, Swallows and Amazons, Cider With Rosie etc) Jill’s also worked in fantasy, comedy and horror, as well as on contemporary dramas in features and TV alike. Directors hire her again and again, and producers value a department head who runs her team well. Based in Gloucestershire, Jill’s happy to work anywhere in the world.

Selected credits


dateproductiondirector / production company
as Hair and Makeup Designer
feature films:
2020
THE BEAST MUST DIE
Dome Karukoski / Scott Free Productions for Britbox
2019
MISBEHAVIOUR
Philippa Lowthorpe / Pathe UK
Winner: Best Makeup and Hair Design - BIFA Craft Awards 2021
2016
SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS
Philippa Lowthorpe / BBC Films
2016
AWAY
David Blair / Flare Film for Netflix
2013
THE LIST
Klaus Hüttmann / Cabin Fever Films
2002
24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE
Michael Winterbottom / Revolution Films
2001
THE PAROLE OFFICER
John Duigan / DNA Films
television:
2020
THE OFFENDERS
Stephen Merchant / Big Talk Productions
2019
PALE HORSE
Leonora Lonsdale / Mammoth Screen for BBC1
2018
DOCTORS (12 episodes)
various directors / BBC
2017
A CHRISTMAS CAROL GOES WRONG
Richard Boden / BBC Studios
2017
THE OTHER ONE
Dan Zeff / Cave Bear Productions for BBC2
2017
THREE GIRLS
Philippa Lowthorpe / Studio Lambert for BBC1
2016
ROVERS
Craig Cash / Jellylegs for Sky One
2016
REG
David Blair / LA Productions for BBC
2016
COMEDY PLAYHOUSE
Craig Cash / BBC
2015
ALL AT SEA (Series 2)
Delyth Thomas, Paul Riordan, Tracey Rooney / CBBC
2015
AFTER HOURS
Craig Cash / Jellylegs for Sky One
2015
CIDER WITH ROSIE
Philippa Lowthorpe / BBC
2015
CAR SHARE
Peter Kay / BBC
2014
COMMON
David Blair / BBC Drama for BBC1
2011-13
THE CAFƒ
Robin Sheppard, Craig Cash / Sky
2013
THE WRIGHT WAY
Dewi Humphreys / BBC Drama for BBC1
2013
PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS 'SNODGRASS'
David Blair / Warp Films for Sky Arts
2012
PANTO!
Christine Gernon / Lola Entertainment for ITV
as Hair and Makeup Supervisor
feature films:
2018
HELLBOY
Neil Marshall / Summit Entertainment
as Key Hair & Makeup
television:
2017
THE MINIATURIST
Guillem Morales / The Forge Ent. for BBC
As Hair & Makeup Artist
feature films:
2018
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
Josie Rourke / Focus Features
2018
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
Marc Forster / Walt Disney Studios
2014
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
James Marsh / Working Title Films
2011
HUGO
Martin Scorsese / Paramount Pictures
2008
THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL
Justin Chadwick / Columbia Pictures