DARKEST HOUR - Makeup Featurette - Now Playing Everywhere by Focus Features   6 months ago

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Meet the Oscar® Nominated Hair & Make-Up team Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, and Lucy Sibbick as they reveal the process behind Gary Oldman’s unrecognizable transformation into iconic British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

13 make-up tests, camera tests and rehearsals, 48 consecutive shooting days, five individual prosthetics created and applied daily, five wigs created over the span of production, and 3 hours 20 minutes of daily hair and make-up application resulted in more than 200 hours of chair time for actor Gary Oldman and over half his body weight in leftover prosthetics by end of production. Watch never before seen footage detailing the process.


Director: Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Hanna,” “Pride & Prejudice,” “Anna Karenina”)

Writer: Anthony McCarten (“The Theory of Everything”)

Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn