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Marion Lee

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Since completing my first Makeup Qualification over 20 years ago, my main focus has been working in the TV and Film arena. However, I have always been happy and willing to work in other areas whenever possible. And because of this I can also add Commercial, Editorial, Photographic and Event Work to my repertoire.


Starting out at Channel 9 in Adelaide, I worked on Children's shows such as Here's Humphrey, whilst also working on the Local and National News, Light Entertainment & Sporting Events such as A Current Affair, Today Show, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Australian Grand Prix and Test Series Cricket. And always being conscious of the importance of up to date training combined with my love of the industry and arts, I also completed a Diploma in Art and Certificate in Hairdressing during my years working at Channel 9.


Gradually I moved into the freelance world. And I have worked for many of the major networks on jobs such as Fox Footy (Foxtel), The Project  (Network 10) and House Rules  (Seven network) most recently.


I also started working on Drama Series TV and Film, Firstly completing all of McLeod's Daughters, Series 1-8.  Since then I have worked on a number of series including Bed of Roses, The Slap, Beaconsfield and recently ANZAC Girls for the ABC. Some Films I’ve completed include, award winning 100 Bloody Acres, Oranges and Sunshine, The Boys Are Back and Beautiful Kate and the ever popular, Red Dog.


I’ve worked with some of Australia’s top Makeup and Hair artists/ designers and their teams, both in Adelaide and interstate. But I am also able to achieve this high standard on my own when the opportunity presents itself. I pride myself on delivering professionalism and confidentiality to any production I work on and believe that my depth of experience and knowledge across Hair, Makeup and Special Effects will add value to any future job. However I'm flexible and open to new ideas, as I believe it can only further improve my skills, which keeps me motivated to continue to expand my horizons in this industry and be an asset to any team I am a part of. 











Visual Showreel












The Babadook

Director: Jennifer Kent

2013 Australian

Lead Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall



H.O.D. Tracy Philpot

100 Bloody Acres

Directors: Colin and Cameron Cairnes

2012 Australian

Lead Cast: Angus Sampson, Damon

Herriman, Anna McGahan



H.O.D. Fiona Rees-Jones

Red Dog         

Director: Kriv Stenders 


2010 Australian

Lead Cast: Josh Lucas, Rachel Taylor



H.O.D Tracy Philpot


Oranges and Sunshine

Director: Jim Loach

2010 U.K / Australia

Lead Cast: Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham



H.O.D Tracy Philpot


The Boys Are Back    

Director:  Scott Hicks                                                                                      

2008 U.K. / Australia

Lead Cast: Clive Owen, Erik Thomson, Emma Booth


Key Makeup/Hair

H.O.D. Fiona Rees-Jones


Last Ride                    

Director:  Glendyn Ivin                                                                                  

2008 Australian   

Lead Cast: Hugo Weaving, Tom Russell


H.O.D. Fiona Rees-Jones


Beautiful Kate                       

Director: Rachel Ward                                                                                                                   

2008 Australian

Lead Cast:  Rachael Griffith, Bryan Brown, Ben Mendelsohn


H.O.D. Tracy Philpot


Broken Hill  

Director:  Dagen Merrill                      

2008 Australian / U.S.            

Lead Cast:  Alexa Vega, Timothy Hutton, Rhys Wakefield, Luke Arnold


Makeup/Hair Dailies

H.O.D. Suzie Warhurst                     

Lucky Miles                   

Director:  Michael James Rowland

2006 Australian

Lead Cast:  Kenneth Moraleda, Rodney Afif, Don Haney


Makeup/Hair Dailies

H.O.D. Fiona Rees-Jones


Look Both Ways

Director:  Sarah Watt                                     


2004 Australian

Lead Cast: William McInnes,

Justine Clarke, Anthony Hayes


Makeup/Hair Dailies

H.O.D. Tracy Philpot



Travelling Light               

Director: Kathryn Millard                                                               

2002 Australian

Lead Cast: Pia Miranda, Sacha Horler


Makeup/Hair Assistant

H.O.D. Fiona Rees-Jones



Television - Series






2013 Mini Series, Drama

Lead Cast: Georgia Flood, Anna McGahan,

Laura Brent, Caroline Craig, Antonia Prebble.



H.O.D. Fiona Rees-Jones

Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures

Ten Network


2013 Children’s Series

Remy Brand, Charles Mayer, Tiffany Lyndall- Knight, Stanley Browning, Emily Bagg, Mavournee Hazel



H.O.D Tracy Philpot


Better Man


2013 Mini Series, Drama

Lead Cast: Remy Hii, David Wenham,

Bryan Brown, Claudia Karvan



H.O.D. Kirsten Veysey


Nine Network                                                                 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Makeup/ Hair                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  H.O.D. Fiona Rees-Jon

2012 Mini Series, Drama

Lead Cast:  Shane Jacobson, Lachy Hulme, Sacha Horler, Michala Banas, Cameron Daddo


H.O.D. Fiona Rees-Jones

The Slap


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Makeup/ Hair

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                H.O.D. Kirsten Veysey

2011 Mini Series, Drama                      

Lead Cast: Jonathan LaPaglia, Sophie Lowe, Melissa George, Alex Dimitriades, Essie Davis, Blake Davis, Lex Marinos, Sophie Okonedo



H.O.D. Kirsten Veysey

Bed of Roses Series 3

ABC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Makeup/ Hair Assistant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                H.O.D. Ian Lou

2010 Series, Drama

Lead Cast: Kerry Armstrong, Julia Blake, Hannah Mangan-Lawrence, Jay Laga'aia


Makeup/Hair Assistant

H.O.D. Ian Loughnan




2009 Series, Comedy

Lead Cast: Adam Zwar, Paul Denny


Makeup/Hair Assistant

H.O.D. Heather Ross

The Fairies

Seven Network                               

2009 Series, Children’s

Lead Cast: Ruth Fallon, Candice Moll



H.O.D. Fiona Rees-Jones

McLeod’s Daughters Series 1-8  

Nine Network                                                  

2001-08 Series, Drama

Lead cast include: Bridie Carter, Lisa Chappell, Aaron Jefferies, Myles Pollard,

Sonia Todd, Rachael Carparni, Simmone Jade MacKinnon, Abi Tucker               



H.O.D. Fiona Rees-Jones

H.O.D. Suzie Warhurst

H.O.D. Jodee Lenaine –Smith


Here’s Humphrey

Nine Network

1991-98   Series, Children’s

Lead cast include: Joni Combe, Emily Branford

Makeup Designer



Television - Current Affairs, Sport & Light Entertainment


House Rules (S.A.)

Seven Network


2013 Reality


The Project (S.A.)

Ten Network

2013 Current Affairs


Fox Footy (S.A.)



2012-13 Sporting Event


National Nine News

Nine Network (S.A.) 


1990-2012   Current Affairs


A Current Affair                                 Nine Network


1994-2009   Current Affairs


Seven News & Today Tonight                Seven Network


2009- 2010   Current Affairs


Hey Hey It’s Saturday                       Nine Network (S.A.)


1991& 93 Light Entertainment


Australian Grand Prix                       Nine Network

1993-95 Sporting Event






Personal to Jennifer Hawkins

For Myer - (SA) 2009 &10


Personal to Natalie Bassingthwaite in “Rouge Traders” opening act for Kelly Clarkson Concert –  (SA) 2005


Personal to Johnny Cash and Waylong Jennings

For Highwaymen Concert –   (SA) 1991


SA tourism

The Australian Census

Crime stoppers SA


Work cover

Savings & loans


Woman’s Weekly

Woman’s Day

Who Magasine

New Idea

Adelaide Magasine




Hairdressing Certificate 3


Certificate in Makeup Artistry and Technology


Diploma of Art


Certificate in Management


Matriculation certificate