Who was Marc Pilcher?
Marc Pilcher, a hair and make-up artist from the United Kingdom who recently earned an Emmy Award for his work on Netflix’s Bridgerton, died of Covid-19 yesterday.
Pilcher’s death comes only weeks after he earned a Creative Emmy for his work on Netflix’s smash series Stranger Things.
His agency, Curtis Brown, confirmed to Variety that he was double-vaccinated and had no underlying health issues.
He was 53 years old. He was born in 1968.
Pilcher began his career in 1988, after graduating from college, by working in London’s West End theatrical scene, where he appeared in productions of Company, Sunset Boulevard, and Aspects of Love.
Pilcher began working as a hairdresser, stylist, and makeup artist in the film and television industries in the early 2000s, with clients including Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Shirley MacLaine, Ralph Fiennes, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Madonna, Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Williams, Kristen Scott Thomas, and Sir Ian McKellen, deadline.com reported.
Pilcher was nominated for an Academy Award in 2019 for his work on Mary Queen of Scots’ hair.
Is Marc Pilcher Married? Nothing was found about whether he was married.
Marc Pilcher died of Covid-19 yesterday. Pilcher was apparently double-vaccinated and had no underlying medical issues.
A statement read, “Glamorous and extravagant, he brought his flair and style to every design,”
“Never limited in his thought process for his creations, he pushed boundaries and created work never realised before.”
Nicola Coughlan, Bridgerton‘s Penelope Featherington, confirmed his death on Instagram, writing, “So heartbroken by the loss of Marc Pilcher, the brilliant and visionary Hair and Makeup designer for ‘Bridgerton’ Season One. Marc was so passionate about his work and so tremendously talented. Not even a month ago he won his first Emmy award.”
“It’s a tragedy that he’s been taken so young when he had so much yet to do. Please also use this as a reminder that Covid is still a very real and present danger, please get vaccinated and mask up to protect yourself and others.”
“My heart goes out to his friends and family, especially to his wonderful team Lynda, Lou, Adam, Hollie, Tanya and Claire.”
“He loved and cared for you all so much and my heart goes out to you all. Rest in Peace Marc.”
So heartbroken by the loss of Marc Pilcher, the brilliant and visionary Hair and Makeup designer for Bridgerton Season One.
Marc was so passionate about his work and so tremendously talented. Not even a month ago he won his first Emmy award. pic.twitter.com/xax3BDYuU9
— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) October 4, 2021
We are saddened to report that makeup designer Marc Pilcher, who just last month won an #Emmy for his work on #Bridgerton, has passed away due to complications from COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/gcgP9WNQeZ
— /Film (@slashfilm) October 4, 2021