Bafta-winning hair and make-up artist, Paul Gooch, has worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest names during his 32 year career in the industry, including the likes of Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Emily Blunt.

In recent years, Paul has brought his industry expertise to the hair and beauty brand, Umberto Giannini, in his position as Senior Artistic Director - creating products to care for and enhance the natural beauty of all hair types.

Since progressing from college, Paul joined the BBC as a hair and make-up apprentice. After 13 years with the corporation he went freelance as a make-up & hair artist, working on films including Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland and further works by the legendary Tim Burton.

Paul now brings his 32 years of experience to The Iver Academy in his role as our resident Creative Consultant, where he’ll be teaching the art of Hollywood-quality hair and make-up to students on our film, TV and theatre make-up and hair courses

Les Miserables
The Kings Speech
Dark Shadows

Selected Film Credits

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Make-up & hair designer, 2016

Alice through the Looking Glass

Key make-up & hair artist, 2015

Into the Woods

Make-up & hair artist for Emily Blunt, 2013

Jupiter Ascending

Crowd make-up & hair supervisor, 2013


Make-up & hair designer, 2012

Les Misérables

Make-up & hair artist for Anne Hathaway, 2012

John Carter of Mars

Make-up & hair artist for Dominic West, 2012

Dark Shadows

Hair designer & make-up artist, 2012

Wolf Man

Hair & make-up artist for Emily Blunt, 2010

Easy Virtue

Hair & make-up artist, 2008

The King’s Speech

Hair & make-up artist for Helena Bonham Carter, 2010

Gulliver’s Travels

Hair & make-up artist, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

Make-up & hair designer UK shoot/hair designer USA shoot, 2010


Hair & make-up artist, 2006

The Da Vinci Code

Hair & make-up artist, 2006

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Hair & make-up artist, 2005

High Heels & Low Lifes

Hair & make-up designer, 2001

Band of Brothers (TV series)

Hair & make-up artist, 2001

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Hair & make-up artist, 1999

An Ideal Husband

Hair & make-up artist, 1999