Christine Vidler


Christine has been working in the fashion and TV film industry for over 40 years. Since starting her career as a makeup & hair artist at the BBC, she has gone on to work with some of the most famous actors, actresses, models and sports personalities.

Together with her fashion, photographic and live events work, Christine has worked with a huge array of British & American celebrities including Kate Moss, David Beckham, Naomi Campbell, Dame Helen Mirren, Sir Roger Moore, George Clooney and Halle Berry. Her work has been featured in editorials for The Sunday Times & OK! Magazine.

Extremely passionate and knowledgeable on all aspects of TV, fashion & theatre techniques and standards, Christine has spent the past 20 years primarily focused on fashion productions & live television shows. Most notably, she spent 8 years as a makeup designer on The Clothes Show TV series and The Clothes Show Live exhibition, which took her all over the world on fashion shoots and catwalk shows including the New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks.

Alongside her prestigious freelance industry work, Christine also taught at renowned makeup school Greasepaint for over 16 years. She is an integral part of the teaching team at The Iver Academy, passing her invaluable insider knowledge and expertise onto students specialising in all aspects of fashion, television, film and theatre makeup and hair artistry.

To learn more about her journey into TV, fashion, and theatre makeup artistry, spend 5 Minutes With Christine in our blog.  Discover tips about breaking into the industry, the skills needed, the inspiration behind her work and more.

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Q&A: Christine Vidler

What inspired you to set up The Iver Makeup Academy? 

Ultimately, we all saw this as an amazing opportunity to bring together all of our skills and offer a comprehensive training programme within the most famous of film studios in the UK; Pinewood Studios. Between us all, we have worked within every aspect of makeup, hair and special effects, in all possible mediums, and we knew that anyone looking to start a career in the industry would really benefit from our combined knowledge and experience.

What skills and techniques can students expect to learn with you? 

We cover the basics of TV and media makeup and hair in our shorter courses. Students can take a module at a time and build up their skills this way if they do not want to take the longer courses all in one go. We offer comprehensive advanced modules for creating character makeups, special effects, prosthetics, modern and period hair, air-brushing and fashion that can all be booked as separate modules and we’ve planned our course structure to give students the flexibility to add on modules if they are not already covered in their chosen course. We hope this opens up the training opportunities to everyone.

How did you choose the teaching team for the new academy? 

We  have a number of high profile makeup and hair artists who act as consultants and experts, bringing the latest industry standards straight to the classroom. From fashion makeup artists to award winning film and television designers. The great thing for the students is that they are being introduced to designers who can then employ them once they have graduated.

How are you helping to support your students once they have graduated?

The agency gives all current and graduate students the chance to receive work opportunities. This service is free to all Iver Makeup Academy students. It is provided for as long as they need it.