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Illamasqua Interviews Christine Cant

We caught up with film and TV hair and make-up designer Christine Cant for her thoughts on the industry, the past eras of make-up that stand out for her and much much more…

Christine has worked as part of the make-up team for top TV Shows such as The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh, Brass Eye, The Royle Family and many more!

Sweeping up a BAFTA TV Award in 1990 for Best Make-up for ‘Agatha Christie: Poirot’ (1989) she was also nominated for a BAFTA TV Award in 2005 for Best Make-up & Hair Design for ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ (1992).



If you could time travel, which era would you go back to? Or would you travel to the future?
‘I would quite like to be an Egyptian lady because they loved colour. All the roman statues we see are all marble and monochrome but these people used colour! It was great, they painted faces!’

If you could be part of a tribe, what tribe would you join and why?

‘Again, quite ancient things. There is a book called Illustrated Skin. The way these people used clay and stuck feather straight on to themselves was just brilliant. People are so constrained by fashion and what other people will think of them and they get labelled because of the way they look… I hate that. I think people should be able to express themselves and do what they think looks good and what makes them feel good.’



Thank you to the wonderful Christine Cant for this interview. To see more of Christine, click here for her BAFTA interview as she talks through and shares her 30 years in the industry.

Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

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