updated: 02/07/2008

celebrity fakeovers: Kathryn Thomas

Anonymous is an Irish celebrity ‘fakeover’ show, hosted by Jason Byrne, which has now run for four seasons. Since showing in Ireland the format has been distributed internationally by Eyeworks. It is claimed that options on the format have been sold in twelve countries. So far local variants have screened in Spain and Germany; if anyone has information on any new Anonymous franchises in the pipeline, please email themakeupgallery.

Irish TV presenter Kathryn Thomas, was transformed into Thomas Kay, a rather lecherous old man. She spent the first part of her day as Thomas trying to chat up girls, and buying porn and women’s lingerie. Then she had to try and fool two fellow TV personalities Pamela Flood – who was herself transformed for the second season of Anonymous – and Lorraine Keane.

Hybrid FX were responsible for Samantha’s transformation; the makeup was applied by Mike Stringer with assistance from Mark Kilburn. The prosthetics were sculpted by Dawn Whitehead-Binns. Makeup application images to follow.