Nicola Coughlan of Bridgerton pays tribute to ‘passionate’ crew member who died ‘suddenly’
The cast of Netflix’s Bridgerton mourns the ‘sudden’ death of hairstyle and beauty designer Marc Pilcher just two weeks before winning an Emmy for the series
Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan paid tribute to Marc Pilcher – the ‘mastermind’ behind Bridgerton’s hair and beauty – who passed away suddenly.
The 34-year-old actress recognized designer Marc’s “phenomenal visionary” for his work on the first season of the period drama, for which he received an Emmy just two weeks before his tragic death.
On Instagram, Nicola posted: “So heartbroken by the loss of Marc Pilcher, the brilliant and visionary hair and makeup designer for Bridgerton Season One.
“Marc was so passionate about his job and so talented. It wasn’t even a month ago that he won his first Emmy Award. It’s a tragedy that he was taken so young when he still had so much. to do.”
In the heartfelt Instagram post, the Derry Girls actress reminded her followers that Covid is still a “real and present danger” and urged them to do everything in their power to protect others.
She told her 1.2 million subscribers: “Please also use this as a reminder that Covid is still a very real and present danger, please get vaccinated and masked to protect yourself and others.”
She signed the post adding, “My heart goes out to her friends and family, especially to his wonderful team. He loved you and cared for you so much and my heart goes out to you all. Rest in peace Marc.”
Prior to joining Bridgerton, Marc also worked on the films Beauty and the Beast, Downton Abbey, Mary Queen of Scots, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
Some of her most beloved works are featured in Netflix’s adaptation of Bridgerton, based on American author Julia Quinn’s novel series set in early 19th-century England.
In an interview with Vogue in February, designer Marc opened up about how he found his inspiration for the drama.
He said, “First I research paintings and books from the era, then I like to add my slant on looks using influences from other eras and old Hollywood movies.
“I have a huge collection – I like to feed them off and mix them with my historical knowledge to create the right look.
“The Regency look was based on the shapes of ancient Greece.
“He then reappeared in the 1980s with the new romantic UK scene – I’m sure he will reappear, that beautiful Greek shape for women and carrots for men, and that use of makeup. “