Liz Burch is still one of my closest friends from TV. Great fun with a wicked sense of humour, I'm lucky to be able to call her my friend.
Julian McMahon from "The Power, the Passion" terrible show! He was a lovely guy to work with
It’s a tough job but someone has to do it. (Ahem)
I made myself up as the Phantom of the Opera for a fancy dress ball
Grant Bowler is one of the loveliest guys in the business. Good to see that he hardly EVER stops working.
Whilst this burned body wasn't featured, I still had to make him up completely in case the Director put him into a shot.
Makeup and Hair for a stage version of Sweet Charity. The 1960s is a dream period for makeup and hair!
Even Director's have to have their hair cut at some point. This is Russell Mulcahy, director of 'On The Beach'.
They were brave enough to show this dead family from 'On The Beach'
Massive headaches when the production calls for BIG locations. Flinders Street is always hard for the location managers.
Dear John McTernan and his wife Laurel. I worked with John on Cop Shop, loved his crazy sense of humour and we've been 'Christmas Card' buddies ever since. As I remember, Laurel danced in the Channel 9 ballet.
Bodies in baths aren't supposed to smile!
For Williamstown to become Anchorage, Alaska, the art dept. sprayed foam all over to make it look like snow and ice.
I enjoyed doing makeup and hair for theatre also. These were for a production of “Sweet Charity”
Stuntman Tom Coltraine had to have a nasty gash in his arm from a propeller. In reality it would probably take his arm off but this was for television remember!
Always up for a laugh on location, this fake coffin looked like the perfect place for a lay down during Cop Shop filming.
Dear friend Alex Papps in a makeup I designed for him for a pantomime in England.
A Cop Shop party. I was naughty and went as Lynda Stoner. Sorry Lynda.
I did a comedy with Mark Mitchell as Con the Fruiterer. They needed the back of Marika, his wife, for a 2 shot. Guess who fitted the costume?
Not sure why Peter O'Brien is getting the cream pie here. Perhaps it was his farewell from 'Flying Doctors'.
Looking up and thinking 'how far did he fall?' I probably tipped a bucket of fake blood over the concrete, knowing me!
With the wonderful Rebecca Gibney
A smashed up finger for a background shot
'Henderson Kids ll' was shot in Williamstown. A lovely cast
The very first show I worked on was Skyways for Crawford Productions. Although Channel 7 provided the Makeup Artists.
Cambridge Studios in South Melbourne were the home of Cop Shop for some time. Jeannie did wardrobe and I’m making up Peter Adams.
Paula Duncan was great fun to work with. I'm guessing this TV Week cover was to show off BIG hair?
A much younger Tom Burlinson from a Cop Shop episode I think.
Peter O'Brien has always been great fun to work with. Good to see he's still up there with the best of them.
I had to make up this trained dog to look like he’d been abandoned. Newspaper was TV Week or TV Scene I think.
Most people don’t realise that Neighbours began at Channel 7 for its first year.
The clip you see today bears little resemblance to the original clip. There was a big focus on Impulse and Sportsgirl (sponsors). Lots of editing now.
The 'mirror shot' in Locomotion.
The burned body in the forensic body bag. I'm not sure if all that work even made it on camera.
TV Week wanted Rebecca as Marilyn Monroe. We had great fun with the period look and wig.
Sadly, Bec didn't want to come back to normal.
Nadine and Alex were both lovely on 'Henderson Kids ll'. Alex is a very dear friend
We're just about to start filming 'Neighbours' at Channel 7.
Good fun with the cast and crew of 'The New Flying Doctors'.
“Boys from the Bush” Starred Englishmen and fabulous Aussie actors like Chris Heywood and Pat Thomson (deceased) Here I am in the makeup bus with Pat.
'On The Beach' starred Armand Assante from the States.
Rachel Ward was wonderful to makeup for 'On The Beach'.
Might have been 'bad taste shirt' day on 'On The Beach'
I was nominated for an award for my makeup work on "On The Beach". I was also put forward for an Emmy Award for my Makeup work on On The Beach.
Wendy Hughes and “State Coroner”. A death every week, what more could a makeup artist want!
Shane came to a nasty end on Cop Shop
Making up the oh-so-talented Sigrid Thornton.
Yet another car accident victim. I think this may have been a grizzy ending!