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Hair & Make-up Designer
Ivana Primorac has been BAFTA Award-nominated for Best Make-up and Hair five times, for her work on Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Sweeney Todd, both starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter; Anthony Minghella’s Cold Mountain, starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger; Stephen Daldry’s The Hours, starring Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman; and Atonement, also for Focus Features and Working Title Films, which marked her first collaboration with Anna Karenina director Joe Wright, followed by Focus’ Hanna.
Other films for which Ms. Primorac has been the hair and make-up designer include Jason Reitman’s upcoming Labor Day; also for Focus Features, Lone Scherfig’s One Day, starring Anne Hathaway opposite Jim Sturgess; Rowan Joffe’s Brighton Rock; Stephen Daldry’s Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and The Reader, starring Academy Award winner Kate Winslet; Justin Chadwick’s The Other Boleyn Girl; Anthony Minghella’s Breaking and Entering; M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender; and Milos Forman’s Goya’s Ghosts, starring Natalie Portman and Javier Bardem. The latter earned her a Goya Award nomination.
She has also worked on such films as Peter Jackson’s Academy Award-winning The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King; Laurence Dunmore’s The Libertine, starring Johnny Depp; M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village; Patrice Chéreau’s Intimacy;Stephen Daldry’s Billy Elliot; Ridley Scott’s Academy Award-winning Gladiator; Tim Roth’s The War Zone; Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth; Kenneth Branagh’s In the Bleak Midwinter (a.k.a. A Midwinter’s Tale); Nancy Meckler’s Sister My Sister; Chris Menges’ Second Best; and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, written and directed by Anna Karenina screenwriter Tom Stoppard.
Most recently, Ms. Primorac was the make-up designer on the Tony Award-winning revival of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman.