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Jacqueline Durran previously designed the costumes for Joe Wright’s Pride & Prejudice and Atonement. Both Focus Features/Working Title Films movies earned her Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominations. Pride & Prejudice additionally brought her a Satellite Award; Atonement also brought her a Costume Designers Guild Award nomination, and an Evening Standard British Film Award for technical achievement (shared with the film’s cinematographer and production designer).
She has also teamed with Joe Wright and Working Title on The Soloist; designed the costumes for Working Title’s Nanny McPhee Returns, directed by Susanna White; and designed the costumes for Focus and Working Title’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, directed by Tomas Alfredson. For her work on the latter, she was again a BAFTA Award nominee.
Her first feature as costume designer was Mike Leigh’s All or Nothing. She and Mr. Leigh have since collaborated on Vera Drake, for which Ms. Durran won the BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design; Happy-Go-Lucky; and Another Year.
Her other features as costume designer include David Mackenzie’s Young Adam and Sally Potter’s Yes.
Prior to those, Ms. Durran’s credits, as assistant costume designer, include Mike Leigh’s Academy Award-winning Topsy-Turvy; Simon West’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider; George Lucas’ Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones; and Lee Tamahori’s Die Another Day.