updated: 04/02/2003

mask tricks: Remington Steele

At the climax of the Remington Steele episode ‘Elementary Steele’ Remington is aghast as Laura tackles Miss Marple (Pearl Shear): but of course Laura is right and Miss Marple is quickly unmasked to reveal the bitter and twisted Agnes Fowler (Libby Boone).

This is a good example of the classic mask trick switching between two actresses. This is the method that is almost always used in impersonation disguises as seen so often in Mission Impossible.

Bron Roylance (latterly Pierce Brosnan’s personal makeup artist on a number of movies and best man at his wedding) was the makeup artist for this episode.