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Hello! If you’re new here, welcome. If you’ve been here before, good to see you again.


Welcome to the world of Matthew Watson, a film, theatre and special effects makeup artist with a passion for transformation and bringing imagination to life.

Behind the scenes on After the Storm, 2020.
Photography by Rebecca Chapman.

As a student of the industry renowned Leeds City College, Matthew has been fortunate to explore all aspects of media makeup and work around Yorkshire alongside the Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University and theatrical production companies such as Northern Youth Theatre Company (NYTC), Yeadon Theatre Company (YTC), LIDOS and for five seasons with Halifax YMCA Pantomime Society.

No matter how complex a look may appear, Matthew approaches each task with the same two rules: keep it simple and keep it fun; because if you enjoy your work, you never have to work a day in your life.

Assisting Sabrina Tait for NYTC's production of Sister Act, 2018.
Photography by Chris Newton.

If you would like to get in touch with Matthew or have any questions for him, feel free to get contact him.


Thank you for stopping by! 

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