BAFTA Scholarship awarded to our January 4 Month course student

We are extremely proud to announce that Alissa Harvey, who currently works as a Glow Guide for BECCA Cosmetics, has received this year’s BAFTA REUBEN Scholarship for a place at our January 2021 Four Month Film & TV Hair & Makeup course.

Alissa said: “Being awarded a scholarship from BAFTA feels so surreal. To be supported by such an amazing organisation is an honour, and has given me a real confidence boost. This opportunity will be invaluable in helping me prepare for my future and build my career in the film and television industry. I’m so excited for what the next year has in store, and everything I will learn from my mentor and the Christine Blundell Makeup Academy. Thank you BAFTA for believing in me!”

We are looking forward to welcoming Alissa to our Academy on the 4th January!

Christine’s Recent Interview with Warpaint magazine

She’s one of the most in-demand Film Hair & Makeup Designers in the business.  Along with an Oscar and BAFTA win and multiple BAFTA nominations, Christine Blundell has a massive body of work from The Full Monty to Casino Royale, Disney’s Aladdin to Paddington – as well as a 30-year partnership with director Mike Leigh.  She regularly has three movies on the go at any one time.  Combine this with her commitments as Principal of her eponymous school based in London’s Camden Town and you can see why her reputation for hard work goes before her.

Warpaint grabbed a gap in her schedule last year to talk movies and education.

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CB*MA graduates chat about their MUA careers so far

If you have missed our recent Live chat with our graduates Guy, Alex & Christina, here is your chance to listen to their complete interview online. Full of helpful insights , it is a must see for anyone who wishes to become a Makeup artists.

Theatre MUA work explained by our graduates Becky & Danielle

As a tribute to the UK Theatre industry & all of you who are currently out of work & with the hope that it will all go back to normal once these restrictions are lifted, you can now watch our full interview with Theatre MUAs & Wig assistants and our graduates Becky & Danielle & find out what it’s like to be working on “The Lion King” Musical.

Christine talks to “Mulan” Designer Denise Kum

If you have missed the live online chat, you can watch the whole interview here again & find out everything about research & prep & what it was like to design & work on the latest Disney film “Mulan”, due to be released in the UK later this year.

Interview with “1917” and Bond film Designer Naomi Donne

Christine Blundell, an Oscar & BAFTA winning Hair & Makeup Designer and CBM Academy Principal, talking to Naomi Donne, “1917” film Hair & Makeup Designer. With over 70 credits to her name & her amazing Theatre work on Broadway, Naomi Donne is one of the leading UK Hair & Makeup Designers today. We were so honoured to talk to Naomi the other week = Thank you so much to Naomi for sharing her time with us!

Designer Loz Schiavo about designing “Peaky Blinders”

If you have missed Christine’s Live Zoom session with Loz Schiavo, “Peaky Blinders” Hair & Makeup Designer, here is your chance to watch the online chat again – 2 Hair & Makeup Designers discussing their craft. Find out everything you wanted to know about “behind the scenes” happenings on “Peaky Blinders”!

Christine talks to BAFTA 2019 winner Nadia Stacey

If you have missed Christine’s Live Zoom session with Nadia, here is your chance to watch the online chat again – 2 Award winning Hair & Makeup Designers discussing their craft. Nadia Stacey, “The Favourite” Hair & Makeup Designer & 2019 BAFTA winner chats to Christine Blundell about her career and her work on “The Favourite”.