Tim Harvey

Production designer, Art director, Scenic designer
An award-winning production designer who honed his craft on British TV productions in the 1970s and 80s, Tim Harvey has worked almost exclusively with Kenneth Branagh in features. He first garnered attention and an Emmy ... Read more »

Filmography

Art Department (25)

Sleuth 2007 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

As You Like It 2006 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Magic Flute 2006 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

I'll Be There 2002 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Last Orders 2001 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Love's Labour's Lost 2000 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

A Midwinter's Tale 1996 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Hamlet 1996 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Othello 1995 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein 1994 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Much Ado About Nothing 1993 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Peter's Friends 1992 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Dead Again 1991 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Secret Life of Ian Fleming 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Voice of the Heart 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Henry V 1989 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Fortunes of War 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Bleak House 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Production Designer

The Aerodrome 1982 (Movie)

production design (Production Designer)

Pennies From Heaven 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Production Designer

The Pallisers 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Scenic Artist

Coins in the Fountain (TV Show)

Production Designer

I, Claudius (TV Show)

Production Designer

Nancy Astor (TV Show)

Art Director

Summer's Lease (TV Show)

Production Designer
Actor (1)

Beneath Alcatraz 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An award-winning production designer who honed his craft on British TV productions in the 1970s and 80s, Tim Harvey has worked almost exclusively with Kenneth Branagh in features. He first garnered attention and an Emmy for recreating Victorian England in the sumptuous BBC production "The Pallisers" (shown in the USA on PBS' "Masterpiece Theater" in 1977). The following year, Harvey's designs of ancient Rome for the miniseries "I, Claudius" also earned him an Emmy as well as a BAFTA Award. He continued to create detailed period settings for such acclaimed productions as "Pennies From Heaven" (1979), "Nancy Astor" (1984) and "Bleak House" (1985). Harvey first met Branagh while creating the World War II-era European settings for "Fortunes of War" (1987).

When Branagh made his feature directorial debut, he tapped Harvey as production designer, beginning a collaboration that, to date, has encompassed six features. The designer has displayed his versatility and talent with such diverse settings as the battlefields and castles of "Henry V" (all built on a soundstage on a low-budget), the glamorous period and slightly seedy contemporary Los Angeles of "Dead Again" (1991) and the rustic Tuscany settings of "Much Ado About Nothing" (1993). For "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" (1994), he not only recreated urban London settings but also the fantastical laboratory in which the Creature was formed. Harvey has excelled in settings for Shakespearean adaptations, notably Oliver Parker's "Othello" (1995), which featured Branagh as Iago, and Branagh's complete version of "Hamlet" (1996). The latter included lavish 19th Century interiors, replete with mirrors, and dark, snowy exteriors. For his efforts, Harvey was nominated for an Oscar.

Milestones

1996

Was production designer on Branagh's "Hamlet"; won Oscar nomination

1995

Designed Oliver Parker's film version of "Othello"; Branagh co-starred

1989

Feature debut as production designer, Branagh's "Henry V"

1987

Served as production designer for the British miniseries "Fortunes of War" (aired in USA on PBS' "Masterpiece Theater" in 1988); first met actor-director Kenneth Branagh

Began career as art director and scenic designer for British TV productions like "The Pallisers" and "I, Claudius"

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