C16 makeups: Gunpowder, Treason & Plot

Gunpowder, Treason & Plot

This low-budget mini-series followed the stories of the younger Mary (Clémence Poésy) from her return to Scotland to her abdication and then, in the second part, of her son James’s accession to the throne of England on the death of Elizabeth I.

English machinations,political and religios factionalism and outrage at her personal life lead to Mary’s flight to England.

But Elizabeth I regards Mary a dangerous rival for her own throne and a potential a rallying point for English Catholics.

The makeup

Penny Smith was the makeup designer; Sue Westwood & Gabi Cretan were the makeup artists; Steven Smith was the assistant makeup artist.