Christine Blundell’s Amazing Career
Christine first got involved in hair and make up when styling bands in the late ‘70s and working in a salon in Kensington Market. She went on to open her own hairdressing salon, which she ran successfully for 4 years and then embarked on an intensive three-month make-up course. After completing the course, Christine worked on Phantom of the Opera doing prosthetics and went on to work for LWT, gaining invaluable experience on sketch shows and TV films.
Her first feature with Mike Leigh was Life is Sweet, which marked the beginning of a long and successful working relationship that has spanned more than 20 years and produced 10 features including Secrets and Lies, Topsy Turvy, Vera Drake, Happy-Go-Lucky, Another Year and…
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Small Classes / One Unique Course / Family Spirit & True Aftercare
The Christine Blundell Make-up Academy is the only Make-up school in the UK run by an Oscar & BAFTA winning Make-up Designer actively working in the industry. All our Tutors currently work as professional Film, TV & Theatre Make-up Artists & Designers. Now in its 14th year, our Academy nurtures a true Family spirit & Aftercare and we only run one Make-up course at any one time, with the maximum class size of 14 students. In addition, all our graduates are given the opportunity to join Christine on set, gaining valuable experience after completing their course.
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When you join our family you benefit not only from Christine Blundell’s years of experience in theatre and films, but also from the vast network of media and entertainment contacts she has nurtured, many of whom will be teaching you.
In addition, all our courses are run in small groups, allowing us to focus well on each individual student. All our graduates are given the opportunity to join Christine on set, thus allowing them to gain valuable experience after completing their course.
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5 Star Reviews & High Praises From Our Students & Graduates
Since graduating from CBMA Andrea Lance Jones has given me some great opportunities to work in the crowd room such as Transformers, Christopher Robin and the Fast And The Furious. I have also had the privilege to work with Melanie Lenihan on Hope Gap…. an amazing experience and so grateful. I am looking forward to seeing what this year brings in 2019 I wish to thank CBMA the makeup academy for creating a new pathway to my career. Thank you Petar, I will pop in for a coffee soon, Look forward to see you soon.
Jordan was brought in very last minute as our initial MUA became progressively less responsive to our emails then disappeared completely 3 days before the shoot. Jordan was wonderful and cool with a good attitude and did a really good job on the hair and make up design. When she could not get two of the days off work she found us another MUA to cover who was just as professional. We would definitely work with either of them again and would recommend them highly to others.
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Since leaving my course in 2012, I have been lucky enough to dip my toe in all genres but the majority of my work over the last few years has been in theatre, I started out as a swing on We Will Rock You, in the West End and from there I got work on the Edinburgh leg of Lion King (tour), where I relocated back to Scotland and since have worked on various productions with Scottish Opera, worked on the Mamma Mia (tour) and last year finished a years contract covering maternity with Birmingham Royal Ballet, where we toured the UK, America and Japan.
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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:...
If you have missed Christine's Live chat with "Darkest Hour" & "The Crown" Designer Ivana Primorac, you can now watch it in full here. Thank you so much to Ivana for sharing her time with us!
In case you missed our Live video chat with Daniel Phillips, here is your chance to watch the full interview on our Blog page. Daniel is one of the leading UK film Hair & Makeup Designers today, with over 70 credits to his name.