Ann Roth

Costume designer
A veteran costume designer, Ann Roth had amassed more than twenty Broadway credits before entering films with George Roy Hill's "The World of Henry Orient" (1964). Over the past four decades, she has developed a close ... Read more »
Born: 10/30/1931 in Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (121)

Ricki and the Flash 2015 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

While We're Young 2015 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Lullaby 2014 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Way, Way Back 2013 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Hope Springs 2012 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Political Animals 2012 (Tv Show)

Costume Designer

Safe 2012 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

A Little Bit of Heaven 2011 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 2011 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Last Night 2011 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Mr. Popper's Penguins 2011 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Rabbit Hole 2010 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Resident 2010 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Julie & Julia 2009 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Doubt 2008 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Mamma Mia! 2008 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Reader 2008 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

What Just Happened? 2008 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Evening 2007 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Margot at the Wedding 2007 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Freedomland 2006 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Good Shepherd 2006 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Closer 2004 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Stepford Wives 2004 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Village 2004 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Cold Mountain 2003 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Adaptation 2002 (Movie)

Clothing Designer(for Ms. Streep) (Costume Designer)

Changing Lanes 2002 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Signs 2002 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Costume Designer

The Hours 2002 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Chains of Love 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Wardrobe

Heartbreakers 2001 (Movie)

(for Sigourney Weaver) (Costume Designer)

Shadow of the Blair Witch 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Costume Designer

Someone Like You 2001 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Finding Forrester 2000 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Burkittsville 7 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Costume Designer

What Planet Are You From? 2000 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Random Hearts 1999 (Movie)

Kristin Scott Thomas' clothing designer (Wardrobe)

The Out-Of-Towners 1999 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Hush 1998 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Primary Colors 1998 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Siege 1998 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

In & Out 1997 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Before and After 1996 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Birdcage 1996 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The English Patient 1996 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Just Cause 1995 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Sabrina 1995 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Guarding Tess 1994 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Wolf 1994 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Dennis the Menace 1993 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

A Stranger Among Us 1992 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Consenting Adults 1992 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

School Ties 1992 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Class of the 20th Century 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Wardrobe

The Mambo Kings 1992 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Regarding Henry 1991 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Everybody Wins 1990 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Pacific Heights 1990 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Postcards From the Edge 1990 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Q&A 1990 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Bonfire of the Vanities 1990 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Family Business 1989 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Her Alibi 1989 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

January Man 1989 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Biloxi Blues 1988 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Funny Farm 1988 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Stars & Bars 1988 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Unbearable Lightness of Being 1988 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Working Girl 1988 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The House of Blue Leaves 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Costume Designer

Heartburn 1986 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Morning After 1986 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Jagged Edge 1985 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Maxie 1985 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Sweet Dreams 1985 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Slugger's Wife 1985 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Places in the Heart 1984 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Silkwood 1983 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Survivors 1982 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The World According to Garp 1982 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Blow Out 1981 (Movie)

(Nancy Allen) (Costumes)

Honky Tonk Freeway 1981 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Only When I Laugh 1981 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Rollover 1981 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

9 to 5 1980 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Dressed to Kill 1980 (Movie)

(Costumes)

The Island 1980 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Hair 1979 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

California Suite 1978 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Coming Home 1978 (Movie)

(Wardrobe)

Coming Home 1978 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Promises in the Dark 1978 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Goodbye Girl 1977 (Movie)

(Wardrobe)

The Goodbye Girl 1977 (Movie)

(Costumes)

The Silence 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Costume Designer

Independence 1975 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Nunzio 1974 (Movie)

(Costumes)

The Day of the Locust 1974 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Happy Hooker 1974 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Klute 1971 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

They Might Be Giants 1971 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Valachi Papers 1971 (Movie)

costume design (Costume Designer)

The Owl and the Pussycat 1970 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Pursuit of Happiness 1970 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Midnight Cowboy 1969 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Pretty Poison 1968 (Movie)

costume design (Costume Designer)

Sweet November 1968 (Movie)

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Up the Down Staircase 1967 (Movie)

(Costumes)

A Fine Madness 1965 (Movie)

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The World of Henry Orient 1963 (Movie)

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A Good Sport (TV Show)

Costumes

Angels in America (TV Show)

Costume Designer

O Pioneers! (TV Show)

Costume Designer

Roanoak (TV Show)

Costume Designer

The Rivalry (TV Show)

Costume Designer

Wit (TV Show)

Costume Designer

Biography

A veteran costume designer, Ann Roth had amassed more than twenty Broadway credits before entering films with George Roy Hill's "The World of Henry Orient" (1964). Over the past four decades, she has developed a close collaboration with director Mike Nichols both on stage and in features and is responsible for creating some of cinema's most seminal looks. From the contemporary looks of "Pretty Poison" (1968) and "The Owl and the Pussycat" (1970) to the mid-20th century sophistication of "The Mambo Kings" (1992) and "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999) to the outlandish costumes of "The Birdcage" (1996), Roth's designs have been exceptional examples of historical and social accuracy in costuming.

EDUCATION

Carnegie Institute of Technology

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania
school name later changed to Carnegie-Mellon University

Milestones

2003

Served as costume designer for drama "The Hours"; recieved an Oscar nomination for her achievements in costume design

1999

Reteamed with Minghella for "The Talented Mr. Ripley"; earned an Academy Award nomination for her efforts

1999

Was costume designer of "Random Hearts" and the modern-day remake of "The Out-of-Towners"

1998

Costumed "Primary Colors" for Mike Nichols; additionally worked as designer of "The Siege" and "Hush"

1997

Was costume designer of "In & Out"

1996

Designed the costumes for the Broadway revival of "Present Laughter"

1996

Won Best Costume Design Oscar for "The English Patient", directed by Anthony Minghella

1996

Was costume designer of the courtroom drama "Before and After" and Mike Nichols' "The Birdcage"

1995

Costumed the casts of "Just Cause" and "Sabrina"

1995

Designed Glenn Close's costumes in the fact-based NBC TV-movie "Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story"

1994

Designed the costumes for the Mike Nichols psychological horror thriller "Wolf" and the comedy "Guarding Tess"

1993

Was costume designer for the feature adaptation of "Dennis the Menace and outfitted Sigourney Weaver in "Dave"

1992

Costumed the casts of "The Mambo Kings", "A Stranger Among Us", "School Ties" and "Consenting Adults"

1992

Designed costumes for the Broadway production of "Death and the Maiden" starring Glenn Close and "A Small Family Business"

1991

Was costume designer for Mike Nichols' "Regarding Henry"

1990

Designed costumes for the features "Everybody Wins", "Q&A","Postcards From the Edge", "Pacific Heights" and "Bonfire of the Vanities"

1989

Was costume designer of the films "The January Man", "Her Alibi" and "Family Business"

1989

Was costume designer for Broadway's "Born Yesterday"

1988

Was costume designer for two features starring Daniel Day-Lewis: the striking drama "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" and the lighthearted comedy "Stars and Bars"

1988

Designed costumes for Mike Nichols' "Working Girl"

1986

Did costumes for Mike Nichols' "Heartburn" and dressed Jane Fonda in "The Morning After"

1986

Created clothing for the stage revival of "The House of Blue Leaves"; production transferred to Broadway

1985

Served as costume consultant on the PBS special "Roanoke"; earned Emmy nomination

1985

Was costume designer for Broadway revivals of "The Odd Couple", "Singin' in the Rain" and "Arms and the Man"; also did costumes for Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues"

1985

Costumed the casts of "The Slugger's Wife", "Jagged Edge", "Maxie" and "Sweet Dreams"

1984

Won first Oscar nomination for her designs for Robert Benton's "Places in the Heart"

1984

Designed costumes for the Broadway production of "Hurlyburly", directed by Nichols

1983

Made first feature film collaboration with Mike Nichols as costumer of "Silkwood"

1982

First designed costumes for Glenn Close in "The World According to Garp"

1981

Costumed Jane Fonda again in "Rollover"; additionally designed costumes for the films "Blow Out", "Honky Tonk Freeway" and "Only When I Laugh"

1980

Was designer of the mystery thriller "Dressed to Kill" and the comedy "9 to 5" (starring Jane Fonda)

1979

Did the costumes for the stage musical "They're Playing Our Song" on Broadway

1979

Won second Tony nomination for "The Crucifer of Blood", a Victorian England-set drama about Sherlock Holmes

1978

Costumed Fonda again in "California Suite"

1978

Designed the costumes for the Broadway run of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"

1977

Designed costumes for "Coming Home" (starring Jane Fonda) and Herbert Ross' "The Goodbye Girl" (script by Neil Simon)

1976

Garnered first Tony nomination for the revival of "The Royal Family"

1975

Designed the costumes for NBC's "The Rivalry", an adaptation of the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates

1975

Was costume designer of "Nunzio", "The Day of the Locust" and "The Happy Hooker"

1972

Costumed the cast of the fact-based Mafia crime drama "The Valachi Papers"

1970

Designed the costumes for "Klute", featuring Jane Fonda

1968

Was costume designer of "Midnight Cowboy"

1967

Costumed the high school-set drama "Up the Down Staircase"

1965

First collaboration with Mike Nichols, the Broadway production of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"

1964

First feature credit, "The World of Henry Orient"

1958

First stage credits, "Maybe Tuesday", "Make a Million" and "The Disenchanted"

Was costume designer of the Circle in the Square revivals "Present Laughter" (1982) and "Design for Living" (1984) , both directed by George C Scott

Raised in Pennsylvania

Bonus Trivia

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Costume designer Ann Roth on a recent costuming difficulty: "There was an actress on Broadway recently who was playing a Jew. So I produced a Star of David for her to wear and she said she would never wear something like that. I said 'It's not about what you would wear, sweetheart, but what your character would wear'. I hadn't heard that kind of thing for years--most actors these days will go a long way to nail their characters." --quoted in The London Times, February 14, 2000

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"That long period before shooting starts, when you're just sketching on your own, that's the part I love best. Irene Sharif [sic] once said that if you get 75 per cent of what you want on the screen, you're very lucky. I've been very lucky, most of all on 'The Day of the Locust', my all-time favorite. But that blue coat in 'Ripley', you get to see it only for a second, but I'm pretty proud of that, too." --Ann Roth quoted in the London Times, February 14, 2000

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