My name is Lars Carlsson (b. 1970) and I have been working as a makeup
artist and wigmaker professionally since 1989.
Before my professional
career started I worked with amateur theatre and local TV for four years in
my hometown of Borås, Sweden.
1989 I started my formal training as
an apprentice at the Gothenburg City Theatre in Sweden. After three months
of being an apprentice I was offered my first real job at Folkteatern in
The City theatre was my base and when I did other jobs I
was still always reporting back to my teacher there. In those first couple
of years I worked on many plays on the City theatre for example "Richard
III", "Nicholas Nickleby" and "Anna Karenina".
After six months in
Gothenburg I was offered to do the "Kurt Olsson's Christmas calendar" on
Swedish TV2 but at the same time I also worked on Folkteatern and did
"Markurells" and "Hack".
During these three years of training I made
"Den perfekta kyssen", "Kanelbiten" and "Folkungasagan" at Angereds Teater.
1992 my teacher gave me my "diploma" and considered me to be ready to stand
on my own legs.
1992 I started working on Stora Teatern in Gothenburg
and after a year I became a member of the permanent staff. I stayed there
While working on Stora Teatern (that 1994 changed into The
GothenburgOpera) I was working on at least five to seven productions every
"Falstaff", The Opera opening, "Aniara", "Butterfly", "The flying
Dutchman", " The marriage of Figaro", "Äppelkriget" and "Kristina from
Dufvemåla" (With Bjorn and Benny from ABBA), "Swedish Classics", " Hoffman",
"Boheme", "Carmen", "The magic flute", "Tannhauser", "The barber of
Seville", "The doll doctor", "MacBeth2", "Lulu", "Don Giovanni", "Christmas
tradition", "Der Rosenkavalier", "West side story", "A chorus line",
Cinderella" and "Die Valkure" and “The Beauty and the Beast” just to mention
2005 I was offered to take over the makeup and wig
department at Folkteatern in Gothenburg, Sweden and I now work there as head
of the department.
Since starting there I have done productions like:
"the Trial" by Kafka, "Vinst varje gång", "Kiki och Bozo" "Väx upp",
"Demokrat" and "Hemliga historier".
Since I took on my first steady
job in 1992 I have been taking a leave of absence every now and then to work
on productions on other places for example "Clockwork Orange" at Angereds
Teater, "Juloratoriet" at Folkteatern, a Lars Forsell project at Angered (5
stage plays), "The horrid murderer Hasse Carlsson" at Bohusläns Teater, "The
Rag doll" at Älvsborgs läns theatre, "Tomas Revy 1 and 2" at Lorensbergs
Teatern, "The Greedy" on Teater Paradiso in Forsvik, "The hunchback of Notre
Dame" in Hjo. "Woyzeck" at Teater Halland, "Medea" at Studion , "Three
siblings" at Atelier Teatern, The new years show in Borås 89-91, "Alla ska
bada" on Lorensbergs teatern, "Mater Nexus" on Folkteatern "Karius and
Baktus" and "The Jungle book" for Kultkompaniet and many, many more.
During three months in late 1996 I was working on the Intiman theatre in
Stockholm on "The Blue angel".
The Autumn of 97 I worked with the
Effectstudio in Stockholm and was a head mold
maker and foam runner on the
TV series "Riksorganet" for Swedish TV 1.
1998 I made Nanne
Gronwall's ears, makeup and wig for her Star Trek inspired look in the
Swedish Eurovision song contest.
I have made makeup and effects for
feature films such as Beyond, The portrait, Juloratoriet, The Precher.
Kommisarie Winter, The Wedding photographer, Sanningen om Marika, Pax and
In 2001 I made eight heads
for The Institute of child development, University of Minnesota who used
them for a study of infants memory.
Over the years I have also done
tons of TV and magazine adverts for Volvo, Sparbanken, Trygg Hansa, Funf
Krueter, Borås local buses, NK, ABB, KanJang and many, many more.
most of the productions mentioned above I have been in charge of make up
design or in the design team.
For many of the above productions I
have also been responsible for the budget.
On top of mentioned things
I have done literary tons of other theatre productions, commercials, rock
videos and TV programs.
I started my company Makeup-FX in 1990.
I have my own fully equipped studio in Gothenburg, Sweden.
I am a
very experienced lecturer and have held seminars and courses on places like
the Scandinavian Theatre Tradeshow, the Scandinavian Makeup artists
convention in Gothenburg, Sweden, the Media university in Skovde, Sweden,
the Felpham Collage in Sussex, England, the Light and makeup designers
convention in WeiHai, China, Congres LNE 2006 in
Bucharest, Romania and many more places.
Mobile +46 70 7340122
(Please note the time
difference before calling. Sweden is GMT+1. I sleep sometimes....)
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