Jan Roelfs

Production designer
A gifted Dutch production designer, Jan Roelfs is noted for his decade-long collaboration with fellow designer Ben Von Os. Beginning in 1983, the pair collaborated on over 25 films, most notably several for British ... Read more »
Born: in Netherlands

Filmography

Art Department (40)

Child 44 2015 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Hoffman's Hunger 2014 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

47 Ronin 3D 2013 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Fast & Furious 6 2013 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Dark Blood 2012 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Get Him to the Greek 2010 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

My Own Love Song 2010 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Lucky Ones 2008 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

I'm Not There 2007 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Lions for Lambs 2007 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Hunting Party 2007 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

World Trade Center 2006 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Alexander 2004 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Bad Company 2002 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

S1M0NE 2002 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Flawless 1999 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Astronaut's Wife 1999 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Gattaca 1997 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Grotesque 1997 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Juror 1996 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

1,000 Roses 1994 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Little Women 1994 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Orlando 1993 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Baby of Macon 1993 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Drowning By Numbers 1991 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Eline Vere 1991 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Prospero's Books 1991 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Alissa in Concert 1990 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Sailors Don't Cry 1990 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Sailors Don't Cry 1990 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover 1990 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Vincent & Theo 1990 (Movie)

art direction(Netherlands) (Art Director)

Laura Ley 1989 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

No Potatoes 1989 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

A Zed and Two Noughts 1988 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Shadowman 1988 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Havinck 1987 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Blond Dolly 1986 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Zjoek 1986 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

In de Schaduw Van de Overwinning 1984 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)
Producer (1)

Miss Minoes 2011 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

A gifted Dutch production designer, Jan Roelfs is noted for his decade-long collaboration with fellow designer Ben Von Os. Beginning in 1983, the pair collaborated on over 25 films, most notably several for British director Peter Greenaway, including "A Zed and Two Noughts" (1985), "Drowning By Numbers" (1988), "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" (1989) and "Prospero's Books" (1991). For each of those films, Roelfs and Van Os worked closely with the director, choosing particular color schemes and creating the ornate and sumptuous visuals. They also scored with Robert Altman's "Vincent & Theo" (1990), which included many recreations of Van Gogh's paintings. For "Orlando" (1993), which required creating sets for several time periods ranging from the Elizabethan age to the 18th Century to modern times, the duo shared an Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration. Beginning in 1994, the pair began to accept projects independently. Roelfs went on to create the Americana look for Gillian Armstrong's remake of "Little Women" (1995) and earned a second Academy Award nomination for his futuristic design for "Gattaca" (1997).

Milestones

1997

Received second Academy Award nomination for his futuristic designs for "Gattaca"

1994

Was production designer on Gillian Armstrong's remake of "Little Women"

1993

Garnered Oscar nomination for his work on "Orlando"

1991

Teamed again with Greenaway for "Prospero's Books"

1990

Served as one of the art directors for Robert Altman's "Vincent & Theo"

1989

Third film with Greenaway, "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover"

1988

Designed Greenaway's "Drowning By Numbers"

1985

First garnered attention with his production design for "A Zed and Two Naughts", directed by Peter Greenaway

1984

First worked with Ben Von Os on "Naughty Boys"

Trained to be an interior designer

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