Sian Richards – An Inspirational Makeup Artist

Sian Richards - An Inspirational Makeup Artist

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Born in England, Sian Richards is the daughter of the renowned makeup artist ‘Hu Richards.’ Sian at the tender aged of two was on her first movie set, by the time she was six years old Sian knew that it was her destiny to follow in her fathers footsteps and to one day become a makeup artist.

After completing formal makeup training in London, Sian’s first makeup job was making corpses for Granada TV’s ‘Prime Suspect 1’ since then Sian has worked on an impressive number of television shows and feature films.

Sian is passionate about her makeup artistry, makeup is in her blood, mix that with a lot of tremendous hard work whilst remaining true to your dreams these are the qualities of a great makeup artist.Sian now lives in Los Angeles and divides her time between LA and London and this year Sian has worked on the film ‘New Year’s Day’ as the personal makeup artist to Halle Berry, the cast also includes well known celebrities Robert De niro, Hillary Swank, Katherine Heigi, Ashton Kutcher, Michelle Pfeiffer, Alyssa Milano, Jessica Biel.

‘The Grief Tourist’ as personal makeup artist to the wonderful Melanie Griffith, the cast also includes the celebrities Pruitt Taylor Vince, Michael Cudlitz.

And the film ‘Movie 43’ as head of makeup with a cast which includes Richard Gere, Kate Winslet and Kristen Bell.

To see more examples of Sian’s makeup career in film and television click on the links below.

2011 New Year’s Eve (personal makeup artist: Halle Berry) (post-production)

2011 The Grief Tourist (personal makeup artist: Melanie Griffith)

2011 Movie 43 (makeup department head) (post-production)

2009 Tired of Being Funny (short) (makeup department head) (completed)

2010 Dirty Girl (makeup department head)

2010/1 The Family Tree (makeup department head)2009 Mother and Child (makeup department head)

2008 The Human Contract (makeup department head)

2008 Downloading Nancy (personal makeup artist: Maria Bello)

2007 Viva Laughlin (TV series) (makeup department head – 4 episodes)

2007 The Jane Austen Book Club (makeup department head)

2007 Exes & Ohs (TV series) (key makeup artist – 1 episode)

2006 Apocalypto (special makeup effects artist – uncredited)

2006 Alex Rider: Stormbreaker (additional hair designer, additional makeup designer)

2006 Running Scared (hair designer, key makeup artist: New York/New Jersey, makeup designer)

2005 Goal! (hair designer, makeup designer)

2005 The Upside of Anger (hair designer, makeup designer)

2004 Stories of Lost Souls (hair designer – segment “Standing Room Only”, makeup designer – segment “Standing Room Only”)


2004 Seed of Chucky (chief hair designer, chief makeup designer, on-set makeup effects)

2004 Finding Neverland (hair stylist – uncredited)

2004/5 Standing Room Only (short) (hair designer, makeup designer)

2003 Silent Witness (TV series) (hair designer – 8 episodes, 2003) (makeup designer – 8 episodes, 2003)

2002 Live from Baghdad (TV movie) (hair supervisor: Morocco)

2002 The Jury (TV mini-series) (hair designer) (makeup designer)

2001 Superintendent Winter (TV series) (hair designer: London – 2 episodes, 2001) (makeup designer: London – 2 episodes, 2001)

2001 Christmas Carol: The Movie (hair designer, makeup supervisor)

2000 The Queen’s Nose (TV series) (makeup designer – 1 episode)

2000 Dark Realm (TV series) (key makeup – 1 episode)

1999 Everybody Loves Sunshine (chief makeup artist, hair designer – uncredited)

1997 The Full Monty (hair stylist supervisor – uncredited, makeup supervisor – uncredited)

1997 Sharpe’s Justice (TV movie) (hair stylist, makeup artist)

1997 Sharpe’s Revenge (TV movie) (hair stylist, makeup artist)

1996 On Dangerous Ground (TV movie) (hair stylist supervisor, makeup supervisor)

1992 A Touch of Frost (TV series) (hair stylist) (makeup artist)

1992 Wuthering Heights (hair stylist, makeup artist)

1991/2 Robin Hood (TV movie) (hair stylist, makeup artist)

1991 Prime Suspect (TV movie) (prosthetic makeup artist)

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