Luciana Arrighi

Production designer, Costume designer, Set decorator
Born in Australia and professionally based in the United Kingdom, designer Luciana Arrighi has created beautiful and evocative film landscapes, working frequently with director Gillian Armstrong and the Merchant-Ivory ... Read more »
Born: in Australia

Filmography

Art Department (32)

The Lovers 2015 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Man Who Knew Infinity 2015 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Into the Storm 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Fade to Black 2008 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Being Julia 2004 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Possession 2002 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Importance of Being Earnest 2002 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Victory 2000 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Anna and the King 1999 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Jakob the Liar 1999 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream 1999 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Oscar and Lucinda 1997 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Surviving Picasso 1996 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Sense and Sensibility 1995 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Innocent 1995 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Only You 1994 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Remains of the Day 1993 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Howards End 1992 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Close My Eyes 1991 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Rainbow 1989 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Madame Sousatzka 1988 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Mrs. Soffel 1984 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Privates on Parade 1983 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Ploughman's Lunch 1982 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Return of the Soldier 1981 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

My Brilliant Career 1980 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Sunday, Bloody Sunday 1971 (Movie)

(Set Designer)

Women in Love 1969 (Movie)

set design (Set Designer)

Dante's Inferno (Movie)

(Production Designer)

My House in Umbria (TV Show)

Production Designer

My Zinc Bed (TV Show)

Production Designer

The Gathering Storm (TV Show)

Production Designer
Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (4)

The Rainbow 1989 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Privates on Parade 1983 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Starstruck 1982 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Ploughman's Lunch 1982 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Biography

Born in Australia and professionally based in the United Kingdom, designer Luciana Arrighi has created beautiful and evocative film landscapes, working frequently with director Gillian Armstrong and the Merchant-Ivory filmmaking team. An art director with stage and opera credits as well as her noted work on the silver screen, Arrighi got her start with the BBC, counting the BBC TV series "Omnibus" (which first teamed her with director Ken Russell on biopics of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Isadora Duncan, among her more memorable work efforts as a set designer. Not long after, Russell offered Arrighi her feature film debut, as set designer of the director's acclaimed 1970 feature "Women in Love". Twenty years later she reteamed with Russell as production designer for "The Rainbow" (1989), another D.H. Lawrence adaptation.

EDUCATION

studied painting and sculpture

Milestones

1999

Earned acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for her lush designs for the epic "Anna and the King"

1999

Worked with Michael Hoffman as production designer of the fantastical feature adaptation "William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream"

1999

Was production designer of the remake "Jakob the Liar", set in Nazi-occupied Poland

1997

Was production designer for the 1913-set Joseph Conrad adaptation "Victory"

1997

Created the award-winning production design of Gillian Armstrong's "Oscar and Lucinda"

1996

Worked as production designer on Merchant-Ivory's "Surviving Picasso"

1995

Teamed with director Ang Lee as production designer of the Jane Austen adaptation "Sense and Sensibility"

1994

Was production designer for the Italy-set romance "Only You"

1993

Reteamed with Merchant-Ivory as production designer for "The Remains of the Day"; received an Academy Award nomination

1993

Again collaborated with John Schlesinger, serving as production designer for his World War II-era drama "The Innocent"

1992

Won an Oscar for her production design contributions to the Merchant-Ivory feature "Howards End"

1991

Was production designer of "Close My Eyes"; originally aired on British TV and released theatrically in the USA

1989

Did first feature with Russell in twenty years, working as production designer and costuming the characters in "The Rainbow"

1988

Reteamed with Schlesinger, serving as production designer on "Madame Sousatzka"

1984

Paired again with Armstrong, as production designer and uncredited costume designer for "Mrs. Soffel"

1983

Worked as production designer and costume designer for Richard Eyre's "The Ploughman's Lunch"

1982

Served as costume designer as well as production designer on Michael Blakemore's musical satire "Privates on Parade"

1982

Was production designer of "The Return of the Soldier"

1982

Reteamed with Armstrong, designing costumes for "Starstruck"

1978

Was production designer of Gillian Armstrong's acclaimed feature "My Brilliant Career"

1970

Did set decoration for John Schlesinger's drama "Sunday, Bloody Sunday"

1968

Was the set designer of Russell's "Women in Love"

Worked extensively as a production designer for operas in Australia, Europe and the USA

Began her career as a set designer for the BBC; first worked with director Ken Russell on TV biopics for "Omnibus", including profiles of Isadora Duncan and Dante Gabriel Rosetti

Moved to England and worked odd design-related jobs

Born in Australia and raised there and in various international locales, including the French Riviera and the Far East

Worked with film director John Schlesinger on the opera "La Scala" in Milan

Worked as an assistant to a theater designer in Australia

Studied painting in Italy

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