Suzi Battersby


Prosthetic Makeup Artist
& Founder of Red Girl

Suzi is a multi-skilled prosthetics designer and technician who has worked across film, TV and theatre for 10 years. She is the founder and lead creative at Red Girl, an innovative prosthetic makeup effects studio in North West London. She is based in London and works in many countries around the world.

Suzi trained at London College of Fashion graduating with First Class honours in BA (Hons) Technical Effects for Performance, and furthered her sculpting skills completing courses at the London Atelier of Representational Art and The Sculpture School. From early in her career, she has worked for some of Europe's leading effects companies across all specialisms within prosthetics and creature effects setting herself apart as a particularly accomplished and versatile artist. Through extensive self-study and technical development at her own company, Suzi continues to perfect and further advance industry processes and materials.

Over the years, Suzi has been a part of BAFTA winning and Oscar and Emmy award nominated teams, and has made prosthetics for actors including Gillian Anderson, Jared Leto, Timothy Spall, Geoffrey Rush, Michael Fassbender, Matt Smith, and Rebecca Ferguson. Her work can be seen on such films as Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant and J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens as well as on TV productions including Holby City and Doctor Who for the BBC, and National Geographic's biopic drama series Genius.

Working across a variety of productions in key roles has given Suzi a wealth of experience as an excellent problem-solver delivering high-quality results, often under pressure. As well as film and TV, she has created work for major stage productions for Shakespeare's Globe, English National Opera, the Royal Opera House and on Broadway, as well as for commercials, music videos and fashion shoots. Suzi has also been a guest lecturer for the MA in Shakespeare Studies at Shakespeare's Globe for the past 4 years.

Recently Suzi has been designing prosthetics for Sex Education (Season 3) and Inside No.9 (Series 6), and has also been heading up the Prosthetics Department on Holby City (Series 22).

Full Credits

Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster
Alien Covenant poster
Doctor Who poster
The Journey poster
Mowgli poster
Genius poster
The Kid Who Would Be King poster
Holby City poster
Lovekvinnen poster
Dead Snow 2 poster
Typewriter poster


UVFF20 AWARDS - The History of Nipples

IBFF20 Awards - The Complex

FINALIST WETA Workshop Costume & Film Section
World of WearableArt Awards™ 2013


If you would like to get in contact with Suzi please visit Red Girl

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