Gary Oldman was unrecognisable as Winston Churchill in the Darkest Hour

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Gary Oldman was unrecognisable as Winston Churchill in the Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman was unrecognisable as Winston Churchill in the Darkest Hour

It was once said of film stars that their face was their fortune.

But now A-list actors must compete for parts in which their closest family wouldn’t recognise them.

Leading the charge has been Gary Oldman, who so convincingly disguised his looks to play Winston Churchill in the new film Darkest Hour.

Refusing to put on five stone to play the part, Oldman, 59, instead spent four hours in make-up every day, starting as early as 1.45am, to be transformed into the spitting image of the wartime Prime Minister.

He said of the experience: ‘It’s oddly liberating.

I liken it to wearing a Halloween costume: if you have ever worn a mask, you lose your inhibitions.’

Losing themselves in outlandish costumes may have been liberating too, for these household names – but can you put a name to the heavily made-up face?

Nicole Kidman doesn't look especially glamorous playing Detective Erin Bell in Destroyer

Nicole Kidman doesn’t look especially glamorous playing Detective Erin Bell in Destroyer

Kylie Minogue should be so lucky pictured here on set of Swinging Safari

Kylie Minogue should be so lucky pictured here on set of Swinging Safari

Can you believe this is Cher appearing in the sequal to Mamma Mia

Can you believe this is Cher appearing in the sequal to Mamma Mia

Keira Knightley appears in Disney's new version of The Nutcracker

Keira Knightley appears in Disney’s new version of The Nutcracker

Johnny Depp looks truly menacing playing gangster James Whitey Bulger in Black Mass

Johnny Depp looks truly menacing playing gangster James Whitey Bulger in Black Mass

Jennifer Saunders would shock her Absolutely Fabulous alter-ego in this costume

Jennifer Saunders would shock her Absolutely Fabulous alter-ego in this costume

Meryl Streep, pictured, has played the Iron Lady, and A Bag Lady and now is Into the Woods

Meryl Streep, pictured, has played the Iron Lady, and A Bag Lady and now is Into the Woods

Mackenzie Crook, pictured here plays Veran in the new series Britannia

Mackenzie Crook, pictured here plays Veran in the new series Britannia

Halle Berry in Cloud Atlas looks completely unrecognisable to her normal self

His Lordship wouldn't be too impressed with Lady Mary's latest outfit in Good Behavior

His Lordship wouldn’t be too impressed with Lady Mary’s latest outfit in Good Behavior

This Hollywood star looks divine appearing in Cloud Atlas alongside Doona Bae

This Hollywood star looks divine appearing in Cloud Atlas alongside Doona Bae

Joan Collins, pictured here in the forthcoming film Gerry is a long way from Dynasty

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