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Anna Karenina marks Sarah Greenwood’s eighth collaboration with director Joe Wright; these have included Focus Features and Working Title Films’ Pride & Prejudice and Atonement, both of which earned her Academy Award nominations. She won a BAFTA Award for her work on the latter, and shared an Evening Standard British Film Award for Technical Achievement. Their other projects together have been Focus’ Hanna; The Soloist; and the miniseries Nature Boy, Bodily Harm, and Charles II: The Power & the Passion (a.k.a. The Last King). She earned a BAFTA Award nomination for her work on the latter.
Her first BAFTA Award nomination was as production designer of Mike Barker’s miniseries The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, for which she won a Royal Television Society Award.
Ms. Greenwood’s other credits as production designer include Focus Features’ Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, directed by Bharat Nalluri, for which she was honored with a Hollywood Award; Robert Bierman’s Keep the Aspidistra Flying (a.k.a. A Merry War); Patrick Marber’s After Miss Julie, for the BBC; Sandra Goldbacher’s The Governess; David Kane’s This Year’s Love and Born Romantic; Tom Vaughan’s Starter for Ten, starring James McAvoy, Alice Eve, and Rebecca Hall; and Guy Ritchie’s two Sherlock Holmes movies, the first of which earned her an Art Directors Guild Award as well as a third Academy Award nomination.
After graduating with a BA from the Wimbledon School of Art, she designed extensively for stage productions and later joined the BBC as a designer. She has also designed for television commercials.