Tommie Manderson

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Tommie Manderson (13 September 1912 – 28 January 2015) was an English make-up artist. She was the head of make-up at the BBC from the late 1950s to the early 1960s, during which time she worked on numerous television dramas, including An Age of Kings, A for Andromeda, and the 1963 adaptation of Hedda Gabler starring Ingrid Bergman. She was also noted for preparing Queen Elizabeth II for the first televised Royal Christmas Message in 1957.[1]

Manderson later served as make-up supervisor on a number of theatrical films, including Ridley Scott's Alien, Bill Forsyth's Local Hero, Roland Joffé's The Killing Fields and The Mission, Euzhan Palcy's A Dry White Season, and Jim Sheridan's The Field. She also did make-up on films such as John Cassavetes' Husbands, Alan Parker's Bugsy Malone, James Ivory's Quartet, and Ron Howard's Willow.[2] She received BAFTA Award nominations for her work on The Killing Fields and the 1987 mini-series adaptation of Porterhouse Blue. She also received a Special Achievement Award from the London Critics' Circle Film Awards in 1988.[3]


  1. ^ "The Times Obituaries: Tommie Manderson". The Times. Retrieved 2015-04-10.
  2. ^ "Tommie Manderson". Retrieved 2015-04-10.
  3. ^ "Tommie Manderson Awards". Retrieved 2015-04-10.

External links

  • Tommie Manderson on IMDb
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