About

Tara McDonald graduated from Brushstroke, Shepperton Studios in 1996. She has worked consistently over the past 22 years in film and television. Tara has worked with many highly acclaimed directors such as Pawel Pawlikowski, James Marsh, Ken Loach, Sally Potter, Stephen Poliakoff and Michael Winterbottom.

Born in Ireland, Tara moved to London in 1992. She began her career working as a make up assistant at the London Studios on various sports, arts, political and light entertainment shows.

In 2003, Tara designed her first feature film- the BAFTA award winning My Summer of Love. Tara has since designed the hair and make up on numerous high end television dramas including Poliakoff’s Close to the Enemy and most recently Summer of Rockets for BBC Two.

Film credits include Working Title’s King of Thieves, Dad’s Army, Submarine and Ginger & Rosa.

In 2018, Tara completed filming on Michael Winterbottoms’s feature film Greed.

Tara is currently in prep on BLITHE SPIRIT. Principal photography commences mid June on this 1937 set film starring Judi Dench, Isla Fisher and Dan Stevens.




Tara is represented by Madeleine Pudney at United Agents.

E Mail: mpudney@unitedagents.co.uk

Tel: 020 3214 0800