Ever since she trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts, costume and production designer Catherine Martin forged a lasting professional - and eventually romantic - relationship with stage an...
Designed the costumes for "Australia"; earned an Academy Award nomination for Achievement in costume design
Designed sets and costumes for Luhrmann's stage production of "La Boheme"
Designed costumes and was the production designer for Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge!"
Created the sets for an Australian stage production of "Diary of a Madman," starring Geoffrey Rush
Adapted her set and costume designs for Luhrmann's Broadway adaptation of "La Bohème"; won a Tony nomination as Best Costume Designer
After graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts, began collaborating with Baz Luhrmann on "Lake Lost"
Raised in Lindfield, Australia
Feature debut as production designer and costume designer on Luhrmann's "Strictly Ballroom"
Debut as associate producer, "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet"; also served as production designer; was nominated for an Academy Award in the latter capacity
Ever since she trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts, costume and production designer Catherine Martin forged a lasting professional - and eventually romantic - relationship with stage and film director Baz Luhrmann. In fact, Martin worked almost exclusively with her Australian husband on most of his stage and feature projects, including theatre productions of "Lake Lost" (1988) and "La Boheme" (1990). Both Martin and Luhrmann made their feature debuts with "Strictly Ballroom" (1993), an adaptation of the director's stage play that launched his career while earning her considerable acclaim and award recognition. But it was her Oscar-winning work on Luhrmann's acclaimed avant-garde musical "Moulin Rouge" (2002) that earned Martin the most accolades and solidified her reputation as one of the top costume and production designers working in the business.