Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean in 'Les Misérables'
Photo by Laurie Sparham ©2013 Universal Pictures Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean in 'Les Misérables'

On Feb. 10, the British Academy of Film and Television announced the winners for the 2013 EE British Academy Film Awards. Lisa Westcott won the award in the Make-Up and Hair category for her work on Les Misérables.

Westcott couldn’t attend the ceremony but received the exciting news from her son who was following a live blog. “Of course I was very pleased, it was a really tough shoot but I had the best team to help share the load,” she said via email.

Westcott, the make-up and hair designer on Les Misérables, previously won a British Academy Film Award for The Madness of King George (1996) and a British Academy TV Award for Wives and Daughters (2000), Our Mutual Friend (1999) and Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (1986). She was also nominated this year for the Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar, along with Julie Dartnell.

For more on Les Misérables, pick up the print and digital editions of Issue 100 of Make-Up Artist magazine, or follow this link. Return to for complete coverage of the 2013 Academy Awards.