LEAD BY FASHION

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Country Star Team

Juliet Johnson, Gary Rogers, Chloe Bayliss

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Wide of 'Lead By Fashion'
Wide of 'Lead By Fashion'

Beautiful scene at Himley Hall

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Lead By Fashion
Lead By Fashion

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Country Star Team
Country Star Team

Juliet Johnson, Gary Rogers, Chloe Bayliss

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LEAD BY FASHION - The film explores lifestyle and marriage within the eighteenth century depicting the importance of Hair and Makeup within everyday lives. The lead properties used within makeup caused scarring, boils and madness which alongside a new marriage and societies pressure to be perfect becomes an increasing struggle for the new Lady Marie when having her portrait painted. Servants within this era changed from a lady’s maid to a valet for the towering wigs became too heavy therefore requiring constant assistance to be held up to new incredible heights. Powder became such a point of status for taxes were added to control the unnecessary use of starch on hair and rooms added into properties to enable constant powdering was maintained.

The story started with an idea by Hair and Makeup wizards and team members Juliet Johnson and Chloe Bayliss and written by Alexander Keith. Shooting took place over two days at the amazing Himley Hall in Dudley, West Midlands.

Check out Himley Hall and park here - Himley Hall

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JAY BRYHAN

 

James Jaysen Bryhan is a midlands actor known for his roles as Lance Cooper in The Apostate: Call of the revenant and Shadow and Bone. He was nominated for The BEFFTA Awards for Best Actor after portraying the drug abuser Pikie, in, To the End of the Road after finishing his training in theatre and film work at the Birmingham Theatre School Bryhan won the Midlands Movie Awards 2020 for Best supporting actor for his role Agon in Shame my Name

 

Check out some of his amazing work here - https://www.macandjeal.com/james-jaysen-bryhan

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ELLIE JEFFREYS

 

Ellie has had a blast playing Marie in Lead by Fashion! She recently played the lead in Dr Who writer Keith Temple's award winning debut fantasy horror feature film Wyvern Hill, Fay in Blitz Spirit TV film (London Live, Sky TV) and Debra in Sinister Ministers TV series (Discovery Channel.)

https://www.spotlight.com/8459-0193-1042

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JOSEPH PHILLIPS

 

Good to work with Joe Phillips once again. Joe is a Shrewsbury based actor who is keen theatre actor who is now pushing himself into short films and features. A relatively new kid on the block who has already proved his skill and ability to adapt to various artistic mediums.. 

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WILL RICHARDSON

 

Will trained at the 'Guildford School of Acting' under the 'Andrew Lloyd Webber Scholarship' and 'Sir Michael Redgrave Bursary'.

 

For Film/Television, his credits include the role of Feral Boy in Robin Hood (Universal Pictures), Francis in Kitty Jay (Short Film), Alexander Moore in Father Brown (BBC) and Mr Bingley in Pride and Prejudice: Having a Ball (BBC Documentary).

 

Pre-Covid, Will had just completed a UK/Ireland tour playing the role of Enjolras in Les Misérables for Sir Cameron Mackintosh. After which he joined the company of Cinderella (Theatre Royal Plymouth) as Prince Charming working alongside well known comedian, Brian Conley. 

 

Other professional theatre credits include: Rum Tum Tugger in Cats (Asia Tour), Arviragus in Cymbeline (London Theatre), Rolf/Swing in The Sound of Music (International Tour) and Freddie in Chess (Union Theatre).

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/willrichardson__/

IMDB - https://m.imdb.com/name/nm0724812/