Brian Morris

Production designer
Born and raised in England, production designer Brian Morris has demonstrated a versatility, moving easily from stylized musicals to period films to more contemporary fare. He began his career with the Royal Shakespeare ... Read more »
Born: in Lancashire, England, GB

Filmography

Art Department (28)

5 Flights Up 2015 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

My One and Only 2009 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Firewall 2006 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Wimbledon 2004 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Catch the Sun 2002 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Unfaithful 2002 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Bedazzled 2000 (Movie)

(London) (Production Designer)

The Insider 1999 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Boxer 1997 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Evita 1996 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Sabrina 1995 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Road to Wellville 1994 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Damage 1992 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights 1992 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Commitments 1991 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Last Boy Scout 1991 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Jacob's Ladder 1990 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

A World Apart 1988 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Homeboy 1988 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Angel Heart 1987 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Another Country 1984 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Hunger 1983 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Pink Floyd The Wall 1982 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Quest for Fire 1982 (Movie)

(Scotland/Kenya) (Production Designer)

Yanks 1979 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Full Circle 1976 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Flame 1975 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)
Actor (1)

Maude (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Born and raised in England, production designer Brian Morris has demonstrated a versatility, moving easily from stylized musicals to period films to more contemporary fare. He began his career with the Royal Shakespeare Company before moving to film and TV. His earliest feature credits include the art direction on two Richard Loncraine films, "Flame" (1974) and "Full Circle" (1977). He graduated to full-fledged production designer with John Schlesinger's World War II-era drama "Yanks" (1979). After creating the pre-historic world of Jean-Jacques Annaud's "Quest for Fire" (1981), Morris began a long-term association with Alan Parker with his striking design for the rock'n'roll musical "Pink Floyd The Wall" (1982). Among his other more notable credits are the 30s-era "Another Country" (1984), with its pastoral views of British private schools, Parker's "Angel Heart" (1987), which created an ominous contemporary New Orleans and Adrian Lyne's "Jacob's Ladder" (1990), in which the designer created a nightmare world.

Alternating between detailed period pieces ("Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights" 1992; "The Road to Wellville" 1994) and contemporary dramas and comedies ("Damage" 1992; "Sabrina" 1995), Morris has gained respectful reviews and a reputation as one of the cinema's more premiere designers. He earned an Oscar nomination for Parker's "Evita" (1996), in which he recreated Peronist Argentina on location in Buenos Aires and Budapest, Hungary.

EDUCATION

Manchester Art College

Manchester

Cetral School of Arts and Crafts

Milestones

1996

Won Oscar nomination for his production design on "Evita", directed by Parker

1982

Initial screen collaboration with Alan Parker, "Pink Floyd The Wall"

1979

First feature credit as production designer, John Schlesinger's "Yanks"

1977

Served as art director on Loncraine's "Full Circle"

1974

Early screen credit for art direction on "Flame", directed by Richard Loncraine

Began career as an assistant designer with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Became a designer for British TV

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