My name is Lars Carlsson (b. 1970) and I have been working as a makeup artist and wigmaker professionally since 1989.
Before my professional career started I worked with amateur theatre and local TV for four years in my hometown of Borås, Sweden.
1989 I started my formal training as an apprentice at the Gothenburg City Theatre in Sweden. After three months of being an apprentice I was offered my first real job at Folkteatern in Gothenburg.
The City theatre was my base and when I did other jobs I was still always reporting back to my teacher there. In those first couple of years I worked on many plays on the City theatre for example "Richard III", "Nicholas Nickleby" and "Anna Karenina".
After six months in Gothenburg I was offered to do the "Kurt Olsson's Christmas calendar" on Swedish TV2 but at the same time I also worked on Folkteatern and did "Markurells" and "Hack".
During these three years of training I made "Den perfekta kyssen", "Kanelbiten" and "Folkungasagan" at Angereds Teater.
1992 my teacher gave me my "diploma" and considered me to be ready to stand on my own legs.
1992 I started working on Stora Teatern in Gothenburg and after a year I became a member of the permanent staff. I stayed there until 2005.
While working on Stora Teatern (that 1994 changed into The GothenburgOpera) I was working on at least five to seven productions every year.
"Falstaff", The Opera opening, "Aniara", "Butterfly", "The flying Dutchman", " The marriage of Figaro", "Äppelkriget" and "Kristina from Dufvemåla" (With Bjorn and Benny from ABBA), "Swedish Classics", " Hoffman", "Boheme", "Carmen", "The magic flute", "Tannhauser", "The barber of Seville", "The doll doctor", "MacBeth2", "Lulu", "Don Giovanni", "Christmas tradition", "Der Rosenkavalier", "West side story", "A chorus line", Cinderella" and "Die Valkure" and “The Beauty and the Beast” just to mention a few.
2005 I was offered to take over the makeup and wig department at Folkteatern in Gothenburg, Sweden and I now work there as head of the department.
Since starting there I have done productions like: "the Trial" by Kafka, "Vinst varje gång", "Kiki och Bozo" "Väx upp", "Demokrat" and "Hemliga historier".
Since I took on my first steady job in 1992 I have been taking a leave of absence every now and then to work on productions on other places for example "Clockwork Orange" at Angereds Teater, "Juloratoriet" at Folkteatern, a Lars Forsell project at Angered (5 stage plays), "The horrid murderer Hasse Carlsson" at Bohusläns Teater, "The Rag doll" at Älvsborgs läns theatre, "Tomas Revy 1 and 2" at Lorensbergs Teatern, "The Greedy" on Teater Paradiso in Forsvik, "The hunchback of Notre Dame" in Hjo. "Woyzeck" at Teater Halland, "Medea" at Studion , "Three siblings" at Atelier Teatern, The new years show in Borås 89-91, "Alla ska bada" on Lorensbergs teatern, "Mater Nexus" on Folkteatern "Karius and Baktus" and "The Jungle book" for Kultkompaniet and many, many more.
During three months in late 1996 I was working on the Intiman theatre in Stockholm on "The Blue angel".
The Autumn of 97 I worked with the Effectstudio in Stockholm and was a head mould maker and foam runner on the TV series "Riksorganet" for Swedish TV 1.
1998 I made Nanne Gronwall's ears, makeup and wig for her Star Trek inspired look in the Swedish Eurovision song contest.
I have made makeup and effects for feature films such as Beyond, The portrait,
Juloratoriet, The Precher. Kommisarie Winter, The Wedding photographer,
Sanningen om Marika, Pax and many more
In 2001 I made eight heads for The Institute of child development, University of Minnesota who used them for a study of infants memory.
Over the years I have also done tons of TV and magazine adverts for Volvo, Sparbanken, Trygg Hansa, Funf Krueter, Borås local buses, NK, ABB, KanJang and many, many more.
On most of the productions mentioned above I have been in charge of make up design or in the design team.
For many of the above productions I have also been responsible for the budget.
On top of mentioned things I have done literary tons of other theatre productions, commercials, rock videos and TV programs.
I started my company Makeup-FX in 1990.
I have my own fully equipped studio in Gothenburg, Sweden.
I am a very experienced lecturer and have held seminars and courses on places like the Scandinavian Theatre Tradeshow, the Scandinavian Makeup artists convention in Gothenburg, Sweden, the Media university in Skovde, Sweden, the Felpham Collage in Sussex, England, the Light and makeup designers convention in WeiHai, China, Congres LNE 2006 in Bucharest, Romania and many more places.
Mobile +46 70 7340122
(Please note the time difference before calling. Sweden is GMT+1. I sleep sometimes....)
References will be given on request