As the credits roll at the end of the period two premiere of “Bridgerton,” you may perhaps observe a card dedicating the episode to the memory of Marc Pilcher. Whilst you could not realize his identify ideal off the bat, Pilcher was instrumental in creating the vivid visible globe of “Bridgerton” and environment the tone we all know and love.
Pilcher was the hair and make-up designer for the initially period of the Netflix collection, making distinct looks for the figures and for the whole heightened, Regency-romance environment. In truth, he and the relaxation of the “Bridgerton” hair and make-up team received the Emmy for exceptional period of time and/or character hairstyling at the 2021 Imaginative Arts Emmys. His résumé prolonged about two many years and integrated get the job done on lots of noteworthy projects, from “Downton Abbey” (both equally the Tv series and the initial movie) and the reside-motion “Natural beauty and the Beast” to several Star Wars videos and considerably far more. In 2019, he was nominated for an Oscar for most effective make-up and hairstyling for his do the job on “Mary Queen of Scots.”
Tragically, Pilcher died from COVID-19 in Oct 2021, just weeks following accepting his Emmy for his function on “Bridgerton.”
“It is with the deepest of hearts we validate that Marc Elliot Pilcher, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winning hair and makeup designer/stylist, passed absent right after a struggle with COVID-19,” his family and buddies stated in a statement to Variety. “Glamorous and extravagant, he brought his aptitude and model to just about every layout. Never minimal in his believed method for his creations, he pushed boundaries and established get the job done never ever recognized before.”
Time two of “Bridgerton” pays tribute to its visionary designer, and lots of of the solid and crew took to social media to honor their late pal and colleague when the information broke as well.
“So heartbroken by the decline of Marc Pilcher, the excellent and visionary Hair and Make-up designer for Bridgerton Time 1,” Nicola Coughlan wrote on Instagram along with a selfie of Pilcher and a collage of his patterns from time one. “Marc was so passionate about his do the job and so immensely proficient. Not even a month in the past he gained his initial Emmy award. It really is a tragedy that he’s been taken so young when he experienced so much still to do.”
Pilcher’s enormous contributions to cinema and tv will not be forgotten.