Speaker Bios

Maria Malone-Guerbaa

Maria Malone-Guerbaa is a London-based make-up artist originally from Limerick. She is known for her realistic transformations into A-list celebrities and animals. She has been spotlighted on several platforms including The Morning TV show, where she painted hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. Malone-Guerbaa has worked behind the scenes on the The Cut and Horrible Histories. She has also toured the U.K. working on the musical Evita with Bill Kenwright Productions.

Mark Coulier

Mark Coulier has won Academy Awards and BAFTAs for his work on The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Iron Lady. A veteran make-up artist, his work appears in films including both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, X-Men: First Class, AVP: Alien vs. Predator, Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones, The Fifth ElementNightbreed and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Siân Richards

Siân Richards is a single mother of two and an award-winning make-up artist. Richards has worked in every avenue that make-up demands, from editorial to special effects. She won The People’s Critics Choice Award for transforming Halle Berry in Cloud Atlas and was Emmy and 706 Guild Award nominated for her transformation of Queen Latifah into ’30s blues icon Bessie Smith. Richards was the personal make-up artist to Chadwick Boseman on Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and others. She wrapped Avengers 4 (Untitled) this year. She also has a successful brand called Siân Richards London.

Stuart Bray

Stuart Bray is a freelance make-up effects artist who has worked in film and TV since 1994. He specializes in all aspects of prosthetic make-up manufacturing, from design to sculpting, molding and application. His credits include Gladiator, Shaun of the Dead, Stardust and Doctor Who. He also runs a blog, teaches his own workshops and teaches at several make-up schools.
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