Sandy Powell

Costume designer
Sandy Powell received her training at London's Central School of Design and began her career creating costumes for fringe theater productions and for The Cholmondeleys, a London dance company. She earned critical praise ... Read more »
Born: 04/06/1960 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (42)

Carol 2015 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Cinderella 2015 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Hugo 2011 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Shutter Island 2010 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Tempest 2010 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Young Victoria 2009 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Other Boleyn Girl 2008 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Departed 2006 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Mrs. Henderson Presents 2005 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Aviator 2004 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Sylvia 2003 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Far From Heaven 2002 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Gangs of New York 2002 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Felicia's Journey 1999 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Miss Julie 1999 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The End of the Affair 1999 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Hilary and Jackie 1998 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Shakespeare in Love 1998 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Butcher Boy 1998 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Velvet Goldmine 1998 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Wings of the Dove 1997 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Michael Collins 1996 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Rob Roy 1995 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Being Human 1994 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Interview With the Vampire 1994 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Orlando 1993 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Wittgenstein 1993 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Edward II 1992 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Crying Game 1992 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Shadow of China 1991 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Miracle 1991 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Pope Must Diet 1991 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

For Queen & Country 1989 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Killing Dad 1989 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Last of England 1989 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Venus Peter 1989 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Aria 1988 (Movie)

("Louise") (Costume Designer)

Stormy Monday 1988 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Freefall 1987 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Caravaggio 1986 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Didn't You Kill My Brother? 1986 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)
Actor (2)

Edward II 1992 (Movie)

Seamstress (Actor)

Biography

Sandy Powell received her training at London's Central School of Design and began her career creating costumes for fringe theater productions and for The Cholmondeleys, a London dance company. She earned critical praise with her first screen designs for Derek Jarman's "Caravaggio" (1986), which were based on that 16th Century artist's paintings. Powell forged a close working relationship with Jarman that encompassed "The Last of England" (1987). "Edward II" (1991) and "Wittgenstein" (1993). The designer's work has been divided between meticulously recreating period clothing to creating contemporary fashions. Powell earned an Academy Award nomination for the costumes for "Orlando" (1993) which included Elizabethan, Victorian and modern designs. She tread similar ground with "Being Human" (1994), an anthology film set in five different time periods (from the Bronze age to modern day). Since the early 1990s, Powell has been the designer of choice for director Neil Jordan, providing the contemporary fashion for "The Crying Game" (1992), the lavish 18th Century clothing in "Interview With the Vampire" (1993) and the stylings of Ireland in the 20s for "Michael Collins" (1996).

EDUCATION

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

Left before completing her degree, due to offers of work

Milestones

2009

Designed the period costumes for "The Young Victoria"

2008

Created the 16th century costumes for "The Other Boleyn Girl"

2006

Third collaboration with Scorsese, "The Departed"

2005

Designed the costumes for "Mrs. Henderson Presents"; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design

2004

Re-teamed with Scorsese to design the costumes for the biographical drama, "The Aviator"

2003

Created the period costumes for "Sylvia"

2002

Designed the period costumes for Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York"; received an Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design

2002

Second collaboration with Todd Haynes, "Far from Heaven"

1999

Re-teamed with Jordan for "The End of the Affair"

1998

Designed the contemporary look of "Hilary and Jackie"

1998

Won first Oscar for designing the period costumes for "Shakespeare in Love"

1998

Created the glam rock costumes for Todd Haynes' "Velvet Goldmine"; earned third Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design

1997

Designed the look for "The Wings of the Dove"; earned second Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design

1996

Fourth collaboration with Jordan for "Michael Collins"

1994

Designed the costumes for Neil Jordan's feature version of "Interview With the Vampire"

1993

Final film with Jarman, "Wittgenstein"

1992

Designed costumes for "Orlando"; received first Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design

1992

Re-teamed with Neil Jordan for "The Crying Game"

1991

First screen collaboration with Neil Jordan, "The Miracle"

1988

Created the contemporary look for Mike Figgis' "Stormy Monday"

1986

Feature debut as a costume designer and first collaboration with Derek Jarman, "Caravaggio"

Began career designing for fringe theater and dance productions

Bonus Trivia

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"I couldn't do a project if it was all just fantastic costumes and a rubbish script. I couldn't be bothered to give it my time." - Sandy Powell quoted in Time magazine, Feb. 22, 1999

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