Catherine Martin

Production designer, Costume designer, Set designer
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 ... Read more »
Born: 01/25/1965 in Lindfield, New South Wales, AU

Filmography

Art Department (6)

The Great Gatsby 2013 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Australia 2008 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Moulin Rouge 2001 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Romeo + Juliet 1996 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

La Boheme 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Strictly Ballroom 1993 (Movie)

(Production Designer)
Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (5)

The Great Gatsby 2013 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

81st Annual Academy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Costume Designer

Australia 2008 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Moulin Rouge 2001 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Strictly Ballroom 1993 (Movie)

Street Costumer (Costumer)
Producer (4)

The Great Gatsby 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Australia 2008 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Moulin Rouge 2001 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Romeo + Juliet 1996 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Baz Luhrmann

Husband
Married in January 1997

Angus Martin Actor

Father
Former professor and head of the French department at Sydney University

Claude Martin

Mother
French

EDUCATION

East Sydney Technical College

Sydney College of the Arts

1983

National Institute of Dramatic Arts

1988
Met future collaborator and husband, Baz Luhrmann

Milestones

2008

Designed the costumes for "Australia"; earned an Academy Award nomination for Achievement in costume design

2002

Adapted her set and costume designs for Luhrmann's Broadway adaptation of "La Bohème"; won a Tony nomination as Best Costume Designer

2001

Designed costumes and was the production designer for Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge!"

1996

Debut as associate producer, "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet"; also served as production designer; was nominated for an Academy Award in the latter capacity

1992

Feature debut as production designer and costume designer on Luhrmann's "Strictly Ballroom"

1990

Designed sets and costumes for Luhrmann's stage production of "La Boheme"

1989

Created the sets for an Australian stage production of "Diary of a Madman," starring Geoffrey Rush

1988

After graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts, began collaborating with Baz Luhrmann on "Lake Lost"

Raised in Lindfield, Australia

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