Lindy Hemming on American cinema, Wonder Woman and her Oscar win

Lindy Hemming is a Welsh costume designer. Being surrounded by her mother’s talent for art, she was immersed in design from a very young age.  However, her father persuaded her to follow a ‘worthwhile’ career, which led her to train as an orthopaedic nurse. Despite this, she quickly discovered her passion for costume design and enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she studied for 3 years.  She went on to design costumes for West End theatres, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre.

She is well-known for her Academy Award for Costume Design in the 1999 film Topsy-Turvy, but has worked on many other productions, including the James Bond franchise from GoldenEye (1995) to Casino Royale (2006).  Furthermore , she won Best Costume Design in a Fantasy Film for the Dark Knight at the Costume Designers Guild Awards, in 2008.  Other productions she has worked on include: Four Weddings and a Funeral, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Dark Knight Trilogy, and the recent Wonder Woman.  

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