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Jenny Beavan

Jenny Beavan
Born 1950 (age 64–65)
London, England
Occupation costume designer
Years active 1978 — present
Spouse(s) Ian Albery
(m. ?–1995; 1 child)

Jenny Beavan (born 1950 in London, England) is a British costume designer. She has won an Academy Award and has been nominated eight times, most recently for The King's Speech. Beavan also received a Tony Award nomination for Best Costume Design for the play Private Lives.


  • Career 1
  • Personal life 2
  • Academy Award nominations 3
  • Selected filmography 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Jenny Beavan is known for her work on

External links

  1. ^ a b c Macdonald, Moira (19 February 2011). King's Speech' costume designer Jenny Beavan brings history to life"'".  
  2. ^ a b c d Dam, Julie K.L (6 March 2000). "Fit for a King".  
  3. ^ a b c Stewart, Victoria (21 June 2010). "Jenny Beavan explains how to succeed as a costume designer".  
  4. ^ "Jenny Beavan".  
  5. ^ "Jenny Beavan". Retrieved 18 September 2014. 


Selected filmography

The Academy Awards has recognised Beavan's costume work nine times, with her winning the Academy Award for Best Costume Design once for A Room with a View:[5]

Academy Award nominations

She is a graduate of the London-based Central School of Art and Design.[3]

Beavan's father was a cellist, her mother a violinist.[2] She credits them for instilling a strong work ethic.[3] She has a sister and one daughter, Caitlin,[2] a theatre producer born in 1985. They worked together on the West End theatre production of Third Finger Left hand at Trafalgar Studios in 2013.

Personal life

She has frequently worked with John Bright, who runs the costume-rental house Cosprop, and credits him with educating her as she was starting out her career. She said she was helped by "just listening to him and learning from him, learning the history and the politics of clothing".[1] Since then, the two have collaborated on more than ten films together and have shared six Academy Award nominations.[1]

This began her long relationship with Merchant Ivory productions. [4][3][2]

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