WIFTV CRAFT Q&A

2:00 PM, October 5, 2020

Make-Up Design with  Norma Patton-Lowin

Host: Carleen Kyle

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Date: Monday October 5, 2020

Time: 2pm

You can watch it here

Biorgrapy: Norma Patton-Lowin

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Born in London, England, Norma Hill-Patton learned her craft at the world-renowned BBC TV, which is famous for holding the highest of industry standards worldwide. Here Norma was trained extensively not just in makeup, but also in hair styling, prosthetics application and wig-making. Norma worked for 11 years on major BBC productions such as THE CLEOPATRAS, I, CLAUDIUS, and FRENCH AND SAUNDERS, the last two of which both received a British Academy Award for Make-up.

Norma then went on to a freelance career and found herself in constant demand for commercials, photo shoots, rock videos, and feature films. Having worked in Africa on many shoots, she earned the affectionate label of the “African Queen”, working on the iconic movie OUT OF AFRICA. She also designed both hair & make up on MISTER JOHNSON & BRIDE OF THE WIND, for which she is particularly proud.

Norma moved to Vancouver, Canada in 1993 and continued to work in feature films. She has established a career as one of the most sought after Makeup Designers in the film industry. Some of the most recognizable films she has worked on include three of the X-MEN franchise and the second movie in the immensely popular Twilight franchise, NEW MOON, where she designed the show’s look. And more recently on the teen favourites, EVERYTHING EVERYTHING and MIDNIGHT SUN.

Since 2003, Norma has had the very real privilege of working with, and continues to be, the Personal Makeup Artist to HALLE BERRY. Films include most recently BRUISED, KINGS, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, KIDNAP, THE CALL, X-MEN, FRANKIE AND ALICE, THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE, PERFECT STRANGER, THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD and CATWOMAN. Norma received the CNOMA Award for her makeup work with Halle on this film. And joining her on the CBS television thriller “Extant” filmed LA.

Some of Hollywood’s other top movie stars Norma is credited with include: JESSICA BIEL, BRADLEY COOPER, SAM ROCKWELL, SETH ROGEN, BRUCE GREENWOOD, ROBERT PATTINSON, AARON ECKHART, AL PACINO, SIR BEN KINGSLEY, SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, ETHAN HAWKE, SALMA HAYEK, REESE WITHERSPOON, PIERCE BROSNAN, ANNA PAQUIN, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, GARY OLDMAN, KATHY BATES, JON HAMM, ELLEN BARKIN, HUGH JACKMAN and JENNIFER LAWRENCE among many others.

Norma has been influenced greatly by her late husband Richard to always trust what’s coming next will be the right place to be. She is inspired daily by her musician, fitness guru, entrepreneur son Spencer.

She and her cameraman husband Nick whom she married in 2018 happily reside in Vancouver BC. Most recently, Norma wrapped two seasons of the highly popular ABC series A MILLION LITTE THINGS and will travel to Montreal this fall to join Ms. Berry for another film.

With this vast career she brings with her a million little stories!