Ivana Primorac

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Ivana Primorac is a make-up artist and hairstylist. She began her career working in television after a job working for the BBC. Primorac later moved on to working in feature films, including Atonement, Sweeney Todd and The Reader. Primorac has earned various award nominations for her work.

Career[edit]

Primorac started working as a hair and make-up artist in television.[1] She wanted to work at the BBC, as she believed their training was the best and eventually got a job with the BBC-trained designers as a trainee.[1] Primorac moved on to working in feature films and she has worked on many films since the nineties, including Elizabeth, Gladiator, The Hours, Atonement, Sweeney Todd and The Reader.[1] While working on the 2000 film, Billy Elliot, Primorac graduated to hair and make-up.[1]

In 2009, Primorac donated her time to a television public service announcement promoting awareness of domestic violence. The announcement, titled Cut, starred actress Keira Knightley.[2] Commenting on her rise to prominence within the film industry, Primorac said "You can't become a makeup artist overnight."[3]

Recognition[edit]

Primorac has been nominated for five BAFTA awards for her work.[4][5][6][7] Primorac has attended the Academy Award's "bake-off" sessions for The Hours, Cold Mountain and Sweeney Todd.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film
1989 Djavolji raj
1990 Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
1991 Bernard and the Genie (TV)
Under Suspicion
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes: Shoscombe Old Place (TV)
The Full Wax (TV)
1992 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes: The Master Blackmailer (TV)
1994 Sister My Sister
Second Best
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes: The Mazarin Stone (TV)
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes: The Red Circle (TV)
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes: The Golden Pince-Nez (TV)
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes: The Three Gables (TV)
1995 A Midwinter's Tale
The Infiltrator (TV)
1996 Mary Reilly
Gulliver's Travels (TV)
1997 Spice World
1998 Elizabeth
Cousin Bette
Painted Angels
The Land Girls
1999 The Last Yellow
History Is Made at Night
A Kind of Hush
The War Zone
2000 Billy Elliot
Gladiator
2001 The Martins
Intimacy
2002 The Hours
2003 Cold Mountain
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Core
2004 The Libertine
Hotel Infinity
The Village
Animal Passions (TV)
2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2006 Goya's Ghosts
Breaking and Entering
2007 Sweeney Todd
Atonement
Wednesday
2008 The Reader
Bringing the Past to Life: The Making of Atonement
The Other Boleyn Girl
2009 10 Minute Tales: Perfect Day (TV)
10 Minute Tales: Through the Window (TV)
10 Minute Tales: The Three Kings (TV)
10 Minute Tales: Let It Snow (TV)
10 Minute Tales: Ding Dong (TV)
10 Minute Tales: Deep & Crisp & Even (TV)
2010 The Last Airbender
Brighton Rock (post-production)
2011 Hanna (post-production)
One Day
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
2012 Anna Karenina
2013 Labor Day
The Railway Man
2014 Grace of Monaco
The Imitation Game
2015 Steve Jobs
The Dressmaker

Awards[edit]

Year Award Film Result
2002 BAFTA Award for Best Makeup and Hair The Hours Nominated
(with Jo Allen and Conor O'Sullivan)
2003 BAFTA Award for Best Makeup and Hair Cold Mountain Nominated
(with Paul Engelen)
2005 BAFTA Award for Best Makeup and Hair Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Nominated
(with Peter Owen)
2007 BAFTA Award for Best Makeup and Hair Sweeney Todd Nominated
(with Peter Owen)
2007 BAFTA Award for Best Makeup and Hair Atonement Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Ivana Primorac on being a movie make-up artist". The Times. Times Newspapers Limited. 15 February 2008. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Keira Knightley stars in powerful domestic violence campaign for Women's Aid". Women's Aid Federation of England. 2 April 2009. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Ivana Primorac. Ivana Primorac Dishes the Makeup Secrets of 'The Reader' (FLV). Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Make Up and Hair 2003". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Bafta Film Awards 2003: The Winners". BBC News. BBC. 23 February 2003. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Make Up and Hair 2005". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Bafta Film Awards 2008: The winners". BBC News. BBC. 10 February 2008. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  8. ^ O'Neil, Tom (18 January 2009). "Can 'The Reader's' makeup wizard Ivana Primorac finally nab an Oscar nomination?". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 

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