Christine Bateman is an extreme talent in the world of fashion and theatre. Best friend and makeup artist to Boy George, Christine is famous for being one of the industry’s most innovative and outrageous makeup designers since the dawn of the ‘New Romantics’.
Christine’s artistic talent was inspired and influenced during the 80’s and 90’s, partying at nightclubs like Blitz, Kinky Gerlinky and Taboo with Boy George and Steve Strange.They inspired the fashion cultures that consumed London and New York, later influencing the world beating designs of Alexander McQueen, Lucian Freud, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano, David LaChapelle and numerous other ‘nu-rave’ artists.
Christine is not only famous for her work in the fashion industry; she’s also been a glittering talent for many years in the genre of theatre, music videos, television and film. Christine has designed the makeup for productions including the West End hit Zorro, Rise of the Footsoldier, That’s What I Call Television, BBC drama W.S.H. and various tv shows such as Live at the Apollo, Favouritism and Julian Clary’s Showbiz Hissy Fits.
One of the many highlights of Christine’s illustrious career was to design the musical Taboo: The story of Boy George, for both Broadway and the West End; the cast has included Matt Lucas and Julian Clary. After such accolades, it was only natural she was invited to join the make-up artist team for Worried About The Boy – the BBC drama about Boy George’s early years.
Christine is a massive inspiration to any student wishing to pursue a career in the world of fashion and theatre. What a privilege it is, to have her at BAMM.