On Sunday, Sandy Powell will make historical past when she is handed the BAFTA Fellowship. Awarded for excellent contribution to movie, the humanities charity’s highest honour has by no means earlier than been given to a fancy dress designer. Born in Brixton, 62-year-old Powell has labored with everybody from Sally Potter to Scorcese, Derek Jarman to Todd Haynes (Carol is among the most visually beautiful movies). Having been nominated for each the BAFTA Award and the Academy Award for Greatest Costume Design 15 occasions, she is probably the most nominated costume designer in historical past, after Edith Head. Let’s hope she has time for a spot of mantlescaping subsequent week, to create house alongside her three Oscars for the BAFTA Fellowship award.
In addition to all of the high-ranking administrators, the Oscar-winning costume designer has collaborated with among the greatest names within the appearing world, together with: Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore, Janelle Monáe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Olivia Colman, Colin Firth and Invoice Nighy. Phew. And been lucky sufficient to be invited onto the That’s Not My Age podcast. I beloved speaking about her profession and philanthropic work – the podcast was recorded in 2020 when Powell was elevating funds for Prospect Cottage and the charity Refuge. It was contact and go for a time, as she’s in fixed demand and perennially busy however I used to be actually impressed by Sandy Powell’s professionalism and willingness to work round her schedule to make the podcast occur. At one level she even provided to come back spherical to That’s Not My Age Mansions after a costume becoming with Olivia Coleman…
On being nominated for the BAFTA Fellowship, Powell stated, ‘I’m massively flattered to obtain the BAFTA Fellowship and particularly proud to be the primary Costume Designer. I’m fortunate in that I really like what I do and have been extraordinarily lucky to have collaborated with among the most gifted and inspirational individuals within the trade each behind and in entrance of the digicam. I stay up for many extra years to come back.’
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