Jan Sewell

Make-up, Hair & Prosthetics Designer

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Jan Sewell has won a BAFTA Award for her hair and make-up work and has been nominated a further five times. Her most recent nomination came for 2015’s The Danish Girl, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander. As well as receiving a BAFTA nomination, her work on the film also earned her dual Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Award nominations in 2016.

Some of the other films that Ms Sewell has worked on as Make-up Designer or Make-up and Hair Designer include: Alejandro Amenábar’s historical epic Agora, starring Rachel Weisz, for which she won a Goya Award; Everest, directed by Baltasar Kormákur and starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin; Richard Ayoade’s The Double, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska; and Lee Tamahori’s The Devil’s Double, starring Dominic Cooper in a dual role, on which she acted as the Make-up, Hair and Prosthetics Designer.

Upcoming films include Benedict Andrews’s Una, adapted by David Harrower from his acclaimed play, starring Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn, and Bridget Jones's Baby.

Film

ProductionCompanyNotes

TOMB RAIDER
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

2018

GK Films / MGM / Warner Bros.

Dir: Roar Uthaug
Prod: Gary Barber, Graham King

BREATHE
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

2017

The Imaginarium Studios

Dir: Andy Serkis
Prod: Jonathan Cavendish

BRIDGET JONES'S BABY
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

2016

Working Title Films / Universal Pictures

Dir: Sharon MacGuire
Prod: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward

UNA
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

2016

Jean Doumanian Productions / Film4

Dir: Benedict Andrew
Prod: Maya Amsellem, Patrick Daly, Jean Doumanian

EVEREST
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

2015

Working Title Films / Universal Pictures

Dir: Baltasar Kormákur
Prod: Nicky Kentish Barnes, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Baltasar Kormákur, Brian Oliver, Tyler Thompson

MISS YOU ALREADY
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

2015

S Films

Dir: Catherine Hardwicke
Prod: Christopher Simon

THE DANISH GIRL
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

2015

Working Title Films

Dir: Tom Hooper
Prod: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Anne Harrison, Tom Hooper, Gail Mutrux

* Nominee: Best Hair & Make-up, BAFTA 2016
* Nominee: Best Hair & Makeup, Critics' Choice Awards 2016
* Nominee: Best Period and/or Character Make-up (Features), Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Guild Awards 2016
* Nominee: Best Period and/or Character Hair Styling (Features), Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Guild Awards 2016

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

2014

Working Title Films

Dir: James Marsh
Prod: Lisa Bruce, Tim Bevan

* Nominee: Best Hair & Make-up, BAFTA 2015
* Nominee: Best Period and/or Character Makeup (Features), Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Guild Awards 2015
* Nominee: Best Period and/or Character Hair Styling (Features), Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Guild Awards 2015
* Winner: Outstanding British Film, BAFTA 2015
* Nominee: Best Film, BAFTA 2015
* Nominee: Best Film, Academy Awards 2015

THE RIOT CLUB
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

2014

Blueprint Pictures / Film4

Dir: Lone Scherfig
Prod: Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin

A LONG WAY DOWN
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

2014

Wildgaze Productions / Film4

Dir: Pascal Chaumeil
Prod: Finola Dwyer

THE DOUBLE
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

2013

Alcove Entertainment

Dir: Richard Ayoade
Prod: Amina Dasmal, Robin C. Fox

* Official Competition, BFI London Film Festival 2013

WORLD WAR Z
2ND UNIT MAKE-UP & HAIR SUPERVISOR

2013

Plan B / Paramount Pictures

Dir: Marc Forster
Prod: Jeremy Kleiner, Dede Gardner and Colin Wilson

RED 2
KEY MAKE-UP & HAIR SUPERVISOR

2013

DC Entertainment

Dir: Dean Parisot
Prod: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian

TRAP FOR CINDERELLA
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

2013

Forthcoming Productions

Dir: Ian Softley
Prod: Robert Jones

LES MISERABLES
MAKE-UP ARTIST

2012

Working Title Films

Dir: Tom Hooper
Prod: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Cameron Mackintosh

I, ANNA
HAIR AND MAKE-UP DESIGNER

2012

Embargo Films

Dir: Barnaby Southcombe
Prod: Chris Simon
With Charlotte Rampling and Gabriel Byrne

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
MAKE-UP ARTIST TO JENNIFER LAWRENCE & KEVIN BACON

2011

Fox London

Dir: Matthew Vaughn
Prod: Bryan Singer

THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE
MAKE-UP, HAIR AND PROSTHETICS DESIGNER

2011

Corsan

Dir: Lee Tamahori
Prod: Michael John Fedun

THE WHISTLEBLOWER
MAKE-UP, HAIR AND PROSTHETICS DESIGNER

2011

Barry Films

Dir: Larysa Kondracki
Prod: Robert Bernacchi

Make-up artist to Rachel Weisz, Vanessa Redgrave & David Strathairn

THE DEBT
KEY MAKE-UP ARTIST

2011

Marv Films/ Miramax Films

Dir: John Madden
Prods: Kris Thykier, Eduardo Rossoff, Matthew Vaughn

Make-up artist to Sam Worthington & Tom Wilkinson

AGORA
MAKE-UP DESIGNER

2010

Mod Producciones

Dir: Alejandro Amenábar
Prod: Fernando Bovaira

Chief Make-up with Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Michael Lonsdale and Oscar Isaac

WILD TARGET
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

2010

Wild Target Ltd

Dir: Jonathan Lynn
Prod: Martin Pope

SURF'S UP
PRESS & PUBLICITY

2007

Sony Pictures Animation

Dir: Ash Brannon, Chris Buck
Prod: Chirs Jenkins

Make-up & hair for Jeff Bridges

MADE OF HONOR
UK MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

2008

Columbia Pictures

Dir: Paul Weiland
Prod: Neal H. Moritz

UK with Michelle Monahan and Patrick Dempsey

THE OXFORD MURDERS
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

2008

Amaranth Films / Tornasol

Dir: Alex de la Iglesia
Prod: Rosa Romero, Gerardo Herrero

RUN, FAT BOY, RUN
PERSONAL MAKE-UP AND HAIR TO THANDIE NEWTON

2007

New Line

Dir: David Schwimmer
Prods: Sarah Curtis, Alexa L.Fogal, Joseph Infantolino, Robert Jones

SEVERANCE
MAKE-UP, HAIR AND PROSTHETICS DESIGNER

2006

Dan Films

Dir: Christopher Smith
Prod: Julie Baines

ALPHA MALE
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

2004

Xingu Films

Dir: Dan Wilde
Prod: Trudie Styler and Damien Jones

CREEP
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

2004

Dan Fims / Pathe

Dir: Christopher Smith
Prod: Julie Baines

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO HAROLD SMITH?
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

1999

October Films / Intermedia / West Eleven Films

Dir: Paul Hewitt
Prod: David Brown

ROSEANNA'S GRAVE
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

1997

Hungry Eye Trijbits / Spelling Films International

Dir: Paul Weiland
Prods: Alison Owen, Paul Trijbits, Dario Poloni

WIND IN THE WILLOWS
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

1996

Allied Filmmakers / Columbia Pictures / Pathe

Dir: Terry Jones
Prod: Jake Eberts, John Goldstone

ANTONIA'S LINE
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

1995

Bard Entertainments Ltd

Dir: Marleen Gorris
Prods: Hans de Weer, Nino Lombardo

* Winner: Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards 1996
* Nominee: Best Film not in the English Language, BAFTA 1996

CAPTIVES
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

1994

BBC Films

Dir: Angela Pope
Prod: David M Thompson

THE HOUR OF THE PIG
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

1993

BBC Films

Dir: Lesley Megahey
Prod: David M Thompson

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE SONG OF LUNCH
HAIR & MAKE-UP DESIGNER

2010

BBC

Dir: Niall McCormick
Prod: Pier Wilkie

* Nominee: Best Single Drama, RTS Awards 2010

POIROT - "MRS MCGINTY'S DEAD" &
"CAT AMONGST THE PIGEONS"

2x 60MINS

2007

ITV1

Dir: Ashley Price
Prod: Caroline Russell

LEARNERS
1 x 75 MINS

2007

BBC Films

Dir: Francesca Joseph
Prod: Ruth Caleb, Luke Alkin

PRIMEVAL
6 x 60 MINS

2006

Impossible Pictures/ITV

Dir: Cilla Ware
Prod: Cameron McAllister

HUSTLE 3
6 x 60 MINS

2005

Kudos

Dir: Otto Bathurst, Colm Mcarthy
Prod: Lucy Robinson

WALLIS & EDWARD
1 x 90MIN DRAMA

2005

Company Pictures/ ITV

Dir: David Moore
Prod: Mark Pybus

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
2 x 60 MINS

2004

Mentorn/Channel 4

Dir: Peter Kosminsky
Prod: Simon Chinn

MESSIAH III
2x 90MINS

2004

BBC / Paramount TV
(Hair, Make-up & Prosthetics Designer)

Dir: David Drury
Prod: Sophie Gardiner

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS V

2003

BBC
(Hair, Make-Up & Prosthetics Designer)

Dir: Dewi Humphries
Prod: Jo Sargent

ALIBI

2003

AKA Pictures/ Wark Clements

Dir: David Richards
Prod: Judith Hackett

STRANGE
PILOT

2002

BBC
(Hair, Make-up & Prosthetics Designer)

Dir: Joe Ahearne, Simon Massey
Prod: Marcus Mortimer

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

2002

BBC
(Hair, Make-up Prosthetics Designer)

Dir: Tristram Shapiro
Prod: Jo Sargent

MESSIAH II - "VENGEANCE IS MINE"

2002

Paramount/ BBC

Dir: David Richards
Prod: Joshua St Johnston

LENNY HENRY IN PIECES

2001

BBC
(Hair, Make-up & Prosthetics Designer)

Dir: Ed Bye
Prod: Lucy Robinson

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

2001

BBC
(Hair, Make-up & Prosthetics Designer)

Dir: Bob Spiers, Chris Gurney
Prod: Jonathan Llewellyn

WAKING THE DEAD

2001

BBC
(Hair, Make-up & Prosthetic Designer)

Dirs: Various
Prod: Joy Spink

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

2000

Zenith/ AKA Pictures

Dir: David Richards
Prod: Hilary Bevan Jones

THE CAR MAN
AN EROTIC BALLET

2000

Adventures in Motion Pictures

Dir: Matthew Bourne

MIRRORBALL

2000

BBC

Dir: Adrian Edmondson
Prod: Various

FRENCH & SAUNDERS XMAS SPECIAL

1999

BBC
(Hair, Make-up & Prosthetic Designer)

Dirs: Various
Prods: Various

* BAFTA nomination

BIG CAT

1998

BBC
(Hair, Make-up & Prosthetic Designer)

Dir: Richard Spence
Prod: Ruth Caleb

FRENCH & SAUNDERS XMAS SPECIAL

1998

BBC
(Hair, Make-up & Prosthetic Designer)

Dir: Edgar Wright
Prod: Janice Thomas

* BAFTA Nomination

SEX AND CHOCOLATE

1998

BBC

Dir: Gavin Miller
Prod: Sophie Clarke-Jervoise

JANE EYRE

1996

BBC

Dir: Robert Young
Prods: John Smithson, David Thompson

THE AFFAIR

1995

HBO/BBC

Dir: Paul Seed
Prods: John Smithson, David Thompson

SAIGON BABY

1995

BBC

Dir: David Atwood
Prod: Josh Golding

QUEEN OF THE EAST

1994

Tiger Aspect

Dir: Mark Chapman
Prod: Greg Brenman

WHITE GOODS

1994

Meridian/ Select TV

Dir: Robert Young
Prod: Tony Childs

FRENCH & SAUNDERS

1993

BBC
(Hair, Make-up & Prosthetic Designer)

Dir: Various

* BAFTA Award Winner, 1993

FRENCH & SAUNDERS

1990

BBC
(Hair, Make-up & Prosthetics Designer)

Dirs: Various

* Nominated: BAFTA
* Winner: RTS Awards

NOT A PENNY MORE . . . NOT A PENNY
LESS

1989

BBC
(Hair, Make-up & Prosthetics Designer)

Dir: Clive Donner
Prod: Jacqueline Davis

* Emmy Nomination

LENNY HENRY
SKETCH SHOW WITH VARIOUS ARTISTS

1987

BBC
(Hair, Make-up & Prosthetics Designer)

Dir: Geoff Posner

* Nominee: RTS Awards

Short Films

ProductionCompanyNotes

BLACKADDER BACK & FORTH
MAKE-UP AND HAIR DESIGNER

1999

Tiger Aspect / Blackadder Films

Dir: Paul Weiland
Prod: Sophie Clarke-Jervoise

Commercials

ProductionCompanyNotes

ESSELUNGA

2016

Independent

Dir: Chris Columbus

GILLETTE

2016

Nice Shirt Films

Dir: Kai Scohonrath

JAGUAR

2014

Smuggler

Dir: Tom Hooper

VODAFONE RED 'KISS'
Nominated for ‘Best Make-Up, Hair & Prosthetics’, Craft Awards 2013

2013

Academy Films

Dir: Frederic Planchon

PREMIER INN

2010

Weilands

Dir: Paul Weiland

Prudential

2009

Gerard de Thame Films

Dir: Gerard de Thame

Go Compare

2009

Generator Films

Dir: Graham Rose

BBC Local Radio

2009

Red Bee Media Ltd

Dir: Vince Squibb

SKY +

2009

Home Corp

Dir: Saul Dibb

Premier Inn

2009

Weilands

Dir: Paul Welliand

Walkers x 2

2008

Weilands

Dir: Paul Weiland

Walkers/Comic Relief

2006

Paul Weiland Film Company

Dir: Paul Weiland

Cadburys

2006

Knucklehead

Dir: Joe Roman

Iraq Week

2006

Channel 4

E4 Generic - "Epod"

2009

Channel 4

Dir: Neil Gorrange

Walkers

2004

Paul Weiland Film Company

Dir: Paul Weiland

McDonalds Happy Meals - "Snow",
"Gardening" & "Dog"

2004

Bliss Films

Dir: Betsan Morris-Evans

E4 Chinese Generic

2004

Channel 4

Dir: Neil Gorrange

Splinter Cell

2004

Bliss Films

Dir: Jim Weedon

Nike

2004

Gorgeous Enterprises

Dir: Tom Carty

About A Child
BBC Promo

2004

BBC Broadcast

Dir: Toby MacDonald

Walkers

2004

Paul Weiland Film Company

Dir: Paul Weiland

Mini

2004

Gerard de Thame Films

Dir: Gerard de Thame

Argos

2003

Paul Weiland Film Company

Dir: Paul Weiland

With Richard E. Grant

SAINSBURY'S

2003

Paul Weiland Film Company

Dir: Paul Weiland

Nike - "Keep The Ball Alive"

2003

Revolver c/o Lucky Strike Prods

Dir: Steve Rogers

Moaam Stripes - "OJ" & "Cupboard"

2003

Therapy Films

Dir: James Howarth

Argos - "Malibu Banjo'", "Easter
Egg Vouchers" & "Shorts"

2003

Paul Weiland Film Company

Dir: Paul Weiland

Walkers - "Sensations"

2003

Paul Weiland Film Company

Dir: Paul Weiland
With Tara Palmer-Tompkinson

Walkers - "Bollywood"

2003

Paul Weiland Film Company

Dir: Paul Weiland

MFI - "Famous Names"
with Lenny Henry

2003

Stark Films

Dir: Jeff Stark

Tesco mobile - "Price Checks"

2003

Paul Weiland Film Company

Dir: David Garfath

British Telecom - "Lice"

2003

Paul Weiland Film Company

Dir: Vince Squibb

Sainsbury's - "Baby", "Bets",
"Forfeit" & "Sonny & Son"

2002

Paul Weiland Film Company

Dir: Richard Clark

Doritos - "Charcoal Briquettes",
"Tears" & "Slumped"

2002

Paul Weiland Film Company

Dir: Paul Weiland

Walkers - "Squares"

2002

Paul Weiland Film Company

Dir: Paul Weiland

Tate & Lyle

2000

Paul Weiland Film Company

Dir: Mike Stevenson
With Gary Rhodes

Promos

ProductionCompanyNotes

BUSTED
music video

2003

Pagan Productions Ltd

Dirs: Max & Dania