Sunday, October 17, 2021

‘Bridgeton’ hair and makeup designer Mark Pilcher dead at 53

by Kate Feldman
from New York Daily

News “Bridgeton,” who just weeks ago won an Emmy, hair and makeup designer Mark Pilcher, died of COVID-19 on Sunday.

He was 53 years old.

His family and friends said in a statement that Pilcher had been double vaccinated and had no underlying health conditions.
“Mark Pilcher’s passing is beyond words,” tweeted “Bridgeton” creator Shonda Rhimes. “I will forever be fascinated by the incredible hairstyle and makeup work that she brought to ‘Bridgeton.’ My heart goes out to the ones we love because we lost her too soon.”

Phoebe Danever, who starred as Daphne Bassett in the Netflix regal drama, said she was “at a loss for words.”

“Mark was so passionate about his work and so talented. Not even a month ago he won his first Emmy Award,” tweeted Nicola Coughlan, who played Penelope Featherington.

“It is a tragedy that he has been cut short when he still had so much to do. Please also use this as a reminder that COVID is still a very real and present threat, please get vaccinated and Wear a mask to protect yourself and others.”
Last month Pilcher won a Creative Emmy for Outstanding Duration and/or Character Hairstyles.

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Prior to “Bridgeton,” she was nominated for an Oscar for her work on “Mary Queen of Scots,” the 2018 film starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.

Pilcher began her career in theater on the West End in shows such as “The Company” and “Sunset Boulevard”, then made her TV and film debut, including “Downton Abbey”.

His family said, “Glamorous and extraordinary, he brought his own flair and style to every design.” “Never limited in his thought process for his creations, he pushed boundaries and created work that had never been realized before.”

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