Laura Viana da Silva

Makeup Artist Female London, England, United Kingdom
Mayhem # 425337

About Me
I've recently worked on the 1st & 2nd Series of Da Vinci's Demons (directed by David S Goyer - Batman, Superman, Blade films)
BBC TV series of Poldark
ITV series of Home Fires
I work all over europe and have an agent in Portugal & London. But also travel worldwide, working on top photoshoots

I'M VERY SELECTIVE WHO I TEST WITH BUT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME  - I've worked with top clients such as -Macdonalds -Ikea -Swatch - Renault - Intel - Nintendo - Vodaphone ++++++ and glossy magazines such as ELLE, Lux woman, Vogue Portugal, Allure, Cosmopolitan,  & top models flown in from around the world.

Any enquiries can contact me for half and full day rates.
I've worked on commercials for companies all over the world, such as KFC, Nintendo, Macdonalds, Vodaphone, Barclays europe, Renault, Suzuki, and many many more.....Photo shoots in Brazil, shoots for Cleo magazine in Sydney, Mens Health in Holland, Lingerie catalogues in Hong Kong..etc..etc..

Working in makeup and hair/wig industry for the last 20+ years and based in the UK and Portugal after training at the London College of Fashion.
I love sharing any inivative ideas. I have worked in fashion, tv, film, publicity, print, live shows, and theatre, I've also worked on 'Fleming' shown in January 2014 for Sky Altantic and filming in Budapest, 'Crimson Petal and the White' for BBC2 shown in April, that starred Richard E Grant and Gillian Anderson and others..and before that, on 'Love Never Dies' in the West End.

I have previously worked with the world-famous 'Chris Tucker' for The Phantom of the Opera in the West end of London, those people who don't know - he created the make up for the film 'The Elephant Man' and I also worked on many famous musical productions, i.e Miss Saigon etc..The films I have worked on in the UK include 'Young Adam' with Ewan McGregor, and Man to Man with Joseph Fiennes.
I have currently been working with Mens Health, JFK, Egoista, LAF, Jolie magazines and am currently appearing in Estetica Viva magazine this month's April Issue. Also, I was head hunted to work at the Complexions International Canada Makeup school in Toronto and was a visiting lecturer at Birmingham University.  I also specialised in making beards and moustaches for film, television and theatre while living in Lisboa.

I have MAC product support for every beauty or fashion editorial I have published and also use Dermalogica products as I have their product support also.

Professional Experience

Egoista magazine
M8 music magazine  -front cover
Repertoire magazine - front cover
Scene magazine - front cover
The Sun
The Daily Telegraph
Arizona Films
BBC Scotland
BBC London
Cameron Mackintosh Ltd
Chrysalis Televison
Clear Channel Productions
Donmar Warehouse theatre
Filmes do Tejo film company
Final Cut/Acier productions
Granada Studios
Hanway Films
Made in Lisbon productions
Miss Delores productions
Nick Page Productions
Production Services Portugal
Soulkitchen productions
Sync productions
Tangerina Azul
TVI tv channel
The Royal Albert Hall
Waterside produtions

Carlos Desirat (USA)
Films/ Theatre /Television

*'Laco' Breast Cancer Awareness/Fashion publicity (Make-up and hair)
*'Barral' commercial (Make-up and hair supervisor)
*'Renault' commercial (Supervisor of Hair)
*'Frize' commercial (Make-up and hair supervisor)
*'Canon' commercial (Make-up Supervisor)
*'MacDonalds' commercial (Make-up Supervisor).
*'Norma' opera - Bellini -Gulbenkian foundation(Wig Mistress and Supervisor).
*'Fame' Tivoli theatre, Lisbon (Make-up Supervisor)
*'Exponoivas' - Biggest Bridal Catwalk show in Portugal (Supervisor of Hair)

*'Modelo' supermarket commercial (Supervisor of hair and make-up))
*'Jolie' German high-fashion magazine, fashion shoot (make-up artist)
* 'Intel' Documentary with the Prime Minister of Portugal. (Supervisor of hair and make-up)
* 'Tagus Beer' commercial (Supervisor of hair and make-up and maker of facial postiche)
*`Microsoft' worldwide publicity (Supervisor of hair and make-up)
*'Amalia' - feature film (Postiche maker for the film and hairstylist of styles of the 1950's.
* 'Nintendo' commercial  for French television (Supervisor of hair and make-up)
*`KFC' commercial for UK television(Supervisor of hair and make-up)
*`Siminn mobile phone´commercial for Iceland (Supervisor of make-up,hairstyles,wigs,haircuts and maker of facial postiche)
*`Christophe Mae/Warner Music/Filmes do Tejo´Belle Demoiselle´music video (Supervisor of hairstyles and make-up)
*`Suzuki´publicity/Filmes do Tejo (Supervisor of make-up and hair)

*'James Villas Holidays/Portugal Produtions´ commercial for UK television (Supervisor of hair and make-up)
*Vodafone Publicity (Supervisor of make-up and hair)
*'Four - Espirito dos Elementos'-Casino Estoril - biggest in Portugal (Make-up Designer).
*'TMN' commercial for mobile phones. (Supervisor of make-up).
*'Voce na Televisao' (Daytime programme on channel SIC, Portugal) (Make-up artist)

*'Miss Saigon' UK tam tour (Supervisor of hair,wigs,haircuts and make-up - styles from the 70's).
*'Coronation Street' (Make-up Artist and hairstylist).
*'Man to Man' feature film with Joseph Fiennes and Kristen Scott-Thomas (Make-up Artist, hairstylist with wig styles from the 1870).

*'MTV Music Awards' (Scotland) (Hair and make-up).
*'The King and I' UK tour (Wig mistress, responsible for haircuts,make-up and facial postiche).
*'Monarch of the Glenn' series (BBC Scotland) (Make-up artist and hairstylist).

*'Young Adam' film with Ewan McGregor (Make-up artist and hairstylist).
*'Kismet Road Hospital' tv drama series (Supervisor of make-up, hairstyles, special effects, haircuts and facial hair).

*'Dream' feature film (Make-up Artist).
*La Cage aux Folles' Personal make-up artist to Ms Julie Goodyear MBE

*'Phantom of the Opera' UK tour, musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Supervisor of make-up) - also wig assistant in the earlier years.
*'Dr.Doolittle' musical (Make-up artist to Phillip Schofield for press publicity in London).
*'An Evening with Ira Gershwin' - BBC television Royal Albert Hall (Hairstylist).
*'The Glass Menagerie' (Wig stylist to Zoe Wannamaker -style -1930's)
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Da Vinci's Demons series 1 & 2 (Starz USA)
Fleming (Sky Atlantic)
The Crimson Petal and the White
Astra Opel
Barral moisturiser
Canon publicity
Casino Estoril - Portugal
EDP Electricity Publicity campaign
Grao Vasco wine publicity posters
Ikea publicity campaign
Intel publicity with prime minister
Irn Bru poster campaign
Laco breast cancer publicity campaign
MacDonalds commercial and poster
Matinal milk publicity
Media Markt computers publicity
Microsoft worldwide publicity
Modelo supermarket commercial
Moviflor publicity
Nintendo commercial for France
Optimus mobile phone publicity
Renaut Megane commercial
Siminn mobile phone commercial
Swatch publicity campaign
Suzuki publicity campaign
The Royal Bank of Scotland
TMN mobile phone publicity
Zona Music



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