WFTV Midlands: Hair and Make-Up MasterClass

20th June 2019 18:30

Thursday 20 June | 6:30pm-8:30pm | The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, B9 4AA


Join WFTV Midlands for a Hair and Make Up Masterclass with Oscar nominated and multi-award winning film and television designer Veronica McAleer.



Would you like the inside track on what it takes to become an award winning make-up artist? Then why not come along to our Hair and Make-Up Masterclass and hear Veronica McAleer’s secrets.

Whether it’s designing hair and make-up for  contemporary dramas, wigs for  period films  or creating the albino monk  in ‘Da Vinci Code’ Veronica has done it all.

Veronica McAleer is an internationally acclaimed and Emmy award winning make-up and hair designer, who has worked with many of the biggest names in the business.

She will be talking about her life in the industry and revealing just what it takes to become an award winning designer. On the night, Veronica will also be giving some hair, make-up and prosthetic demonstrations. Plus one lucky attendee will be chosen to get a 1940s period style makeover!


Veronica trained at BBC Pebble Mill in 1984, after completing a hairdressing and beauty therapy course. She began working in the film industry in 1990, and has since worked on over 40 films and countless television programmes. She has personally designed hair and makeup for 15 feature films.

Veronica’s credits include Oscar nominations for Mrs Brown and Shakespeare in Love, an Emmy Award for The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, and a Royal Television Society Award for The Great Plague. She has also worked as Personal Hair and Make Up Artist for Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly and Colin Firth.

During her career she has worked with many household names, including James McAvoy, Michael Caine, Geoffrey Rush, Daniel Craig, Johnny Lee Miller, Damien Lewis, Ray Winstone, Andy Serkis, Anne Hathaway, Keira Knightley, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Judi Dench, Miranda Richardson, Minnie Driver, Julie Walters, Maggie Smith, Emily Watson, Lindsay Duncan, Heidi Klum and many more.

Having worked on a broad spectrum of film genre, Veronica’s knowledge is extensive. 

Today, she owns her own private makeup school  called MAKUP, The Academy for Film and Media Make-up, where she runs two schools a year. She is passionate about sharing her industry know-how with her students, encouraging talent, dedication and ambition through the highest standards of training.

Currently she has graduates working as trainees several projects including  ‘Game of Thrones’ the prequel, and a Marvel films being shot at Pinewood.



This opportunity is open to WFTV members, and prospective members.  If you are not already a member and would like to join, please click here. If you have any questions, please email 

Non-members, please sign-up via this link