Oscar nomination for Litlington make-up artist who worked on The Grand Budapest Hotel

PUBLISHED: 10:22 21 January 2015 | UPDATED: 10:22 21 January 2015

Mark won the Make Up and Hair award at last night's event

Mark won the Make Up and Hair award at last night's event

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A make-up artist from Litlington has been nominated for an Oscar.

Mark applying prosthetic makeup to Tilda Swinton - the work that saw him nominated for an Oscar gongMark applying prosthetic makeup to Tilda Swinton - the work that saw him nominated for an Oscar gong

Mark Coulier, who already has one Oscar gong for his work transforming Meryl Streep into The Iron Lady, has been nominated for this year’s Makeup and Hairstyling award along with colleague Frances Hannon for his work on The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Mark will attend next month’s awards ceremony in Los Angeles with his wife Amanda, who works for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

The 51-year-old has created make-up and prosthetics for 50 films in his illustrious career including blockbuster giants Harry Potter and Star Wars.

He said: “It’s great to have been nominated and it’s just as exciting as the first time. Just getting the nomination is enough.

“I got into the idea of being a make-up artist when I watched horror films as a young boy and thought it would be cool to do the make-up and prosthetics. It’s just been a very upwards slog, no big break in particular. Winning the Oscar was the highlight – my wife was winked at by George Clooney.”

About this year’s nomination, he joked: “Everybody in the village knows about it – although I carry the Oscar to the shops when I buy a loaf of bread which is a bit of a giveaway,”

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