Recently Neill Gorton and long-time collaborator, makeup designer Vanessa White, were given the task of ageing legendary actor Pierce Brosnan to play World War II veteran Artie Crawford in The Last Rifleman, and here’s the fabulous result!
Prosthetic application by Morgan Kimber, Sarah O’Brien and Magda Kulig, moulds by Anthony Davies and silicone running by Samantha Di Giuseppe for our brilliant sister company, Millennium FX.
The shoot has just wrapped and Pierce shared these lovely pics of the makeup to celebrate, saying: “it’s a wrap, what a beautiful dream it all was. Thank you Millennium FX … Neill and Vanessa for creating the look of Artie Crawford. Thank you Sarah, Morgan and Stephan for every day making Artie real before my eyes each morning for two hours. A Meditation of patiences and precision, creation and transformation, you made me believe in Artie. Onwards, always onwards.”
Pierce’s character escapes from his care home in Northern Ireland and embarks on an arduous but inspirational journey to France to attend the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, finding the courage to face the ghosts of his past. This is bound to be an emotional watch, and we’re already looking forward to it!