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110 - Nadia Stacey - HOPE

110 - Nadia Stacey - HOPE

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Nadia Stacey – Hair & Makeup Designer

Nadia trained at Yorkshire Television and gained experience as a trainee and Make-up Assistant in theatre, ballet and opera before gaining her first film job with Academy Award-winning Hair & Make-up Designer Lisa Westcott on Miss Potter (Dir: Chris Noonan), starring Renée Zellweger.

Nadia's first credit as Hair & Make-up Designer was on Paddy Considine's BAFTA-winning debut feature Tyrannosaur, and since that time she has gone on to design features including: Sightseers (Dir: Ben Wheatley); Pride (Dir: Matthew Warchus); Eddie the Eagle (Dir: Dexter Fletcher); The Girl with All the Gifts (Dir: Colm McCarthy); The Sense of an Ending (Dir: Ritesh Batra); Journeyman (Dir: Paddy Considine), for which she was nominated for a BIFA for Best Make-up & Hair Design; Beast (Dir: Michael Pearce); and Tolkien (Dir: Dome Karukoski). For her work on The Favourite (Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos), starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, Nadia won both a BIFA, a BAFTA and a European Film Award for Best Hair & Make-up, and the film itself was nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture.

Nadia's work can also be seen in features such as Official Secrets (Dir: Gavin Hood), The Secret Garden (Dir: Marc Munden), and The Father (Dir: Florian Zeller), which was nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture. Most recently that she has designed the hair and make-up on the following: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Dir: Jonathan Butterell) for which she was nominated for a BIFA award, the feature film adaptation of the Laurence Olivier-nominated musical; Cruella (Dir: Craig Gillespie), starring Emma Stone as the eponymous villain, which earned her nominations from the Critic's Choice Awards, the Hollywood Critic's Association Awards, the BAFTA's and the Academy Awards; True Things About Me (Dir: Harry Wootliff); Mothering Sunday (Dir: Eva Husson), starring Josh O'Connor, Odessa Young, Olivia Colman, Colin Firth and Glenda Jackson. Nadia has most recently designed the hair & makeup for the latest Snow White for Disney (Dir: Marc Webb), starring Rachel Zegler and Gal Godot, but the next opportunity to see her design is in Poor Things, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, starring Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo and Willem Dafoe, which is premiering at the 2023 Venice Film Festival.

Alongside her film work, Nadia designed the Hair & Makeup for television series, Devs – written, directed and created by Alex Garland – which aired in 2020.

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