Tom McInerney is the chief makeup artist for the Netflix series Vikings. I can’t think of another show on television where the story is told through makeup.
We know when characters are going into battle through their warpaint, dramatic eyeliner tells us that Floki is the pagan heart of the show and the characters age throughout the series thanks to extremely clever aesthetics.
For our first bloke interview on Head Ovary Heels, we interviewed Irishman Tom McInerney. He talks about his past experience on Michael Hirst’s The Tudors, battle scenes on Vikings and everything he’s learned from the women in his profession.