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Morag Ross previously teamed with Hyde Park on Hudson star Bill Murray on Sofia Coppola’s Academy Award-winning Lost in Translation, also for Focus Features, on which she was key hair and make-up artist; and on Andy Garcia’s The Lost City.
She was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, and studied at Glasgow School of Art, graduating with a B.A. Hons. Ms. Ross then spent several years with the BBC’s make-up department in London.
Her freelance career since then has included designing make-up and/or hair for, among other feature films, Derek Jaman’s Caravaggio, Edward II, and Wittgenstein; Mike Leigh’s High Hopes; Mel Smith’s The Tall Guy; Neil Jordan’s The Crying Game, Interview with the Vampire, and The Butcher Boy; Milcho Manchevski’s Before the Rain; and Alan Rickman’s The Winter Guest.
Ms. Ross has won two BAFTA Awards, for her work on Sally Potter’s Orlando, starring Tilda Swinton, and Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator; she has also been BAFTA-nominated for her work on Mr. Scorsese’s Hugo and Ang Lee’s Sense and Sensibility. In 2008, she was honored with the BAFTA (Scotland) Awards’ Craft Award.