Jenny Beavan

Costume designer, Actor
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Born: 11/30/1949 in England, GB

Filmography

Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (47)

Child 44 2015 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Mad Max: Fury Road 2015 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Gambit 2014 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows 2011 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Return to Cranford 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Costume Designer

The King's Speech 2010 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Sherlock Holmes 2009 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Cranford 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Costume Designer

Defiance 2008 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Amazing Grace 2007 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Byron 2003 - 2006 (TV Show)

Costume Designer

The Black Dahlia 2006 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Casanova 2005 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Alexander 2004 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Timeline 2003 (Movie)

(Costume Department)

Armadillo 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Costume Designer

Possession 2002 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Gosford Park 2001 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Anna and the King 1999 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Metroland 1999 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Tea With Mussolini 1999 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Ever After 1998 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Lolita 1998 (Movie)

(for 1924 sequence/French unit) (Costumes)

Jane Austen's Emma 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Costume Designer

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre 1996 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Jefferson in Paris 1995 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Sense and Sensibility 1995 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Black Beauty 1994 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Swing Kids 1993 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Blackheath Poisonings 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Costume Designer

The Remains of the Day 1993 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Howards End 1992 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Impromptu 1991 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Bridge 1991 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

White Fang 1991 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Mountains of the Moon 1990 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

A Summer Story 1988 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Iolanthe 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Costume Coordinator

The Deceivers 1988 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Maurice 1987 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

A Room With A View 1986 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Bostonians 1984 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Jane Austen in Manhattan 1980 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Back Home (TV Show)

Costume Designer

The Fever (TV Show)

Costume Designer

The Gathering Storm (TV Show)

Costume Designer
Actor (1)

Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures 1978 (Movie)

Governess (Actor)

Relationships

Family
has a younger sister

Ian Albery

Husband
works primarily in theater separated in 1995

Caitlin Albery

Daughter
born c. 1985

Peter Beavan

Father
died in 1996

Molly Beavan

Mother
died in 1964

EDUCATION

Central School of Art and Design

1971

Milestones

2002

Created the costumes for "Possession", Neil LaBute's adaptation of the A.S. Byatt novel

2001

Nominated for eighth Academy Award as costumer of Robert Altman's "Gosford Park"

2001

Earned praise for costuming the Lindsay Duncan-Alan Rickman London stage revival of "Private Lives"; production transferred to Broadway in 2002

1999

Earned seventh Academy Award nomination for her lavish costumes for Tennant's "Anna and the King"

1998

Designed the ornate costumes for "Ever After", Andy Tennant's revisionist take on "Cinderella"

1998

Reteamed with Zeffirelli as costumer for the directors 1930s Italy set drama "Tea With Mussolini

1997

Costumed the cast of Philip Saville's "Metroland"; released theatrically in USA in 1999

1997

Picked up an Emmy for her period designs for TV miniseries "Jane Austen's Emma"

1997

Designed the costumes for the 1924 French sequence of Adrian Lyne's "Lolita"

1996

Worked with director Franco Zeffirelli as costume designer of "Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre"

1995

With Bright, designed the costumes for "Jefferson in Paris", another Merchant Ivory effort and Ang Lee's "Sense and Sensibility", the latter earning the pair another Oscar nomination (her sixth)

1994

Designed the costumes for Caroline Thompson's "Black Beauty"

1993

Designed the costumes for the prewar Germany-set "Swing Kids"

1993

Worked again with John Bright in Merchant-Ivory's "The Remains of the Day"; picked up fifth Oscar nod

1992

Reteamed with Bright and Merchant Ivory for "Howards End"; received fourth Academy Award nomination

1992

Designed the costumes for Syd Macartney's Victorian era drama "The Bridge"

1991

Collaborated with James Bright on the costume design for the snowbound adventure feature "White Fang"

1991

Returned to solo costume designing with work on James Lapine's 19th Century comedy-drama "Impromptu"

1990

Created clothing for The Disney Channel movie "Back Home"

1990

Along with James Bright, costumed the cast of Bob Rafelson's "Mountains of the Moon"

1988

Marked her first non-Merchant-Ivory features with work alongside James Bright as costume designer for Piers Haggard's "A Summer Story" and Nicholas Meyer's "The Deceivers"

1987

Reteamed with Bright to design the costumes for "Maurice", her sixth Merchant Ivory film; garnered third Academy Award nomination

1986

With Bright, designed the Oscar-winning costumes for Merchant Ivory's "A Room With a View"

1984

First of nine films (to date) co-designing with James Bright, Merchant Ivory's "The Bostonians"; received first Oscar nomination

1980

Designed costumes for the Merchant Ivory production "Jane Austen in Manhattan"

1979

Began association with Ismail Merchant and James Ivory working on Peggy Ashcroft's costumes for the British TV movie "The Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures"; also appeared in the film as a governess

1979

Assisted costumer Judy Moorcroft on "The Europeans", her first feature credit for Merchant Ivory

1973

Got start designing a hit production of the opera "Carmen" starring Placido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa

Worked as a costume designer for the Welsh National Opera, the Ballet Rambert, the Nederlans Dans Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company

Bonus Trivia

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Beavan on costuming "Gosford Park", quoted in the film's press kit (2001): "We talked in detail about every element of the costumes, down to what underwear the maids would be wearing. Robert Altman loves this detail: he wanted everything to be incredibly real without looking stagey or phony. To that end, I did a great deal of research and looked at original clothes from the 1930s that we then remade. Whilst there was a lot of inspiration for the upstairs characters, there was less available for the servants. They were not greatly photographed at the time, but we did have some wonderfully written records, by Nancy Astor's maid Rosina Harrison and by Lady Troubridge."

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