Make-up artist wins Oscar

Other work: Sidh Elder from 'Merlin' by Mark Coulier
Other work: Sidh Elder from 'Merlin' by Mark Coulier
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A multi award-winning make-up artist from Leyland has won an Oscar at this year’s ceremony.

Mark Coulier has walked away with the industry’s ultimate accolade for his work on The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep.

The 48-year-old father of two, who was born and brought up in Farington where his dad Ray still lives, had already received a Bafta for his work on the film about former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

The make-up, which involved attaching a full-face prosthetic with nose, cheeks and neck and hand painted lines and age spots, took a total of three hours each day to apply.

His award collection also include two Emmys, for the mini series Merlin and for Arabian Nights.

This latest award, for best make-up, is shared with Roy Helland, Meryl Streep’s personal make-up artist.