Shirley Russell

Costume designer, Production designer, Actor
Born: 03/11/1935 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (26)

Enigma 2002 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

I Dreamed of Africa 2000 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Fairytale - A True Story 1997 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Hope and Glory 1987 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Blood Red Roses 1985 (Movie)

costume design (Costume Designer)

The Bride 1985 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Razor's Edge 1984 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Wagner 1983 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Lady Chatterley's Lover 1982 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Reds 1981 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Return of the Soldier 1981 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Agatha 1979 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Cuba 1979 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Yanks 1979 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

News From Nowhere 1977 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Valentino 1977 (Movie)

costume (Costume Department)

Tommy 1975 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Mahler 1974 (Movie)

costume design (Costume Designer)

Savage Messiah 1972 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Boy Friend 1971 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Devils 1970 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Women in Love 1969 (Movie)

costume design (Costume Designer)

Dante's Inferno (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Gulliver's Travels (TV Show)

Costume Designer

Longitude (TV Show)

Costume Designer

Shackleton (TV Show)

Costume Designer
Art Department (1)

Agatha 1979 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Relationships

Jonathan Benson

Companion
together since c. 1982

Victoria Russell

Daughter

Ken Russell

Husband
married in 1957 separated on their 20th wedding anniversary in 1977 divorced in 1979

Alex Russell

Son

James Russell

Son

Toby Russell

Son

Xavier Russell

Son

Ken Russell Director

Husband
Directed the films "Women in Love" (1970), "Savage Messiah" (1972) and "Tommy" (1975), which his wife designed costumes for Married in 1956 Father of five of her children Divorced in 1978 Died on Nov. 27, 2011

EDUCATION

Walthamstow College of Art

met future husband Ken Russell

Royal College of Art

attended with Russell

Milestones

2002

Final credit, designing the costumes for the TV production "Shackleton", directed by Sturridge; aired in USA on A&E posthumously

2001

Final film as costumer, "Enigma"

2000

Created the various period costumes for the acclaimed TV miniseries "Longitude", helmed by Sturridge

2000

Designed the costumes for "I Dreamed of Africa"

1997

Returned to designing motion pictures with "Fairytale - A True Story", directed by Sturridge

1996

Came out of retirement at the urging of director Charles Sturridge who asked her to design costumes for the TV miniseries "Gulliver's Travels"; earned Emmy nomination

1987

Created the period look for the WWII-era drama "Hope and Glory"; last film work for a decade

1983

Did the costumes for the biographical miniseries "Wagner"

1981

Earned second Academy Award nomination for costume design for the epic "Reds", directed by and starring Warren Beatty

1979

Received first Oscar nomination for costumes for "Agatha"; also served as production designer

1978

Created the period costumes for Russell's two-part look at the Romantic poets, "Clouds of Glory"

1977

Last feature film with Russell, "Valentino"

1974

With Tim Goodchild, co-designed costumes for "The Little Prince", directed by Stanley Donen

1968

Garnered attention for designs for "Women in Love"

1966

Designed costumes for Russell's TV biography "Isadora Duncan, the Biggest Dancer in the World"

1963

Feature debut as costume designer, "French Dressing", helmed by Russell

1957

On honeymoon, posed for photo-essay about the Bronte family

"Retired" to France

Met future husband and collaborator Ken Russell at Walthamstow College of Art

Acted in short films "Amelia and the Angel" and "Peepshow", directed by Russell; also designed costumes and wigs

Worked as assistant at the Bath Costume Museum

In the 1970s, owned and operated a costume firm, "The Last Picture Frock"; eventually sold outfit to the costumier Angels

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