C16 makeups: Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I

This ITV mini-series tells the story of the older Elizabeth I (Helen Mirren) and what may, or may not have been, her affair with the much younger Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, which ended with the latter’s beheading.

At the time Mary (Barbara Flynn) was nearing the end of her long imprisonment in England, which ended with her execution.

The makeup

Fae Hammond was makeup designer; Su Westwood, Gemma Richards & Jane Hope-Kavanagh were hair & makeup artists.