Originally from Scotland I moved to London in 2003 to study at London College of Fashion on the BA (Hons) Make Up for the Performing Arts.  I was delighted to receive a 2:1 honours degree in 2006.  After graduation I initially completed a UK musical theatre tour, where I was head of make up and prosthetics for Beauty and the Beast.  I returned to London in 2007 and since then have worked within Theatre, Opera, TV and Film.


I have worked on several West End musicals such as Hairspray, The Sound of Music and Grease and on plays including Chariots of Fire and The National Theatres 1 Man & 2 Governors.  My Opera credits span 7 years of freelancing at The English National Opera; including supervising the 2012 production of The Flying Dutchman. .  I have been lucky enough to work under several prominent Wigs and Make up Designers including Richard Mawbey, Carol Hancock and Campbell Young.    


My Film experience includes working main team on Oscar nominated Guardians of the Galaxy, on The Infiltrator where I was looking after Diane Krugers wig and Retreat where I looked after Jamie Bell.  I designed a feature in 2014 Slapper and Me staring Ian Glen, Genevive Gaunt, Luke Newbury and Leslie Sharpe.  I was lucky enough to have excellent team of make up artists working in my department and great dailies helping on our large crowd days. I have also worked extensivley as a daily on features including Star Wars, Cinderella, Fury, Pride, Fast & Furious 6, Belle, Snowwhite & Huntsman, Dark Shadows, and 47 Ronin.  


My TV experience includes working for BBC, HBO, Sky 1, Sky Atlantic and ITV.  I designed a TV mini series starring Nick Offerman calleed The Whisky Tales and headed up NBC's Parks & Recreation uk content. My other TV credits include The last Panthers, Larkrise to Candleford, Pixelface and dailys on Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, 24 Live Another Day, Poirot and Parades End.  I have also worked on entertainment TV shows such as Stars in Their Eyes, Take Me Out & Dancing on Ice.


Alongside my TV & Film work I'm fortuate enough to work regularly within commercials for companies including Tesco, Toshiba, Nokia and McDonalds.


I strive to keep my skills current and expand my product knowledge by attending various make up seminars and completing vocational training such as Airbrushing and Bodypainting etc..

Catriona Johnstone

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Catriona Johnstone                07818640967                cat@catrionajohnstone.co.uk