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Don Homfray (1935–2012) was a BAFTA-winning production designer for the BBC.

Homfray was born at Codsall, Staffordshire, in 1935. He studied architecture at Wolverhampton Polytechnic and then worked for the BBC as a production designer in Birmingham, Cardiff and London.

Homfray was awarded a BAFTA for his work on the 1972 BBC production of War and Peace, and was nominated for his work on Germinal (1970) and Vienna 1900 (1973).[1]

He designed seven of the plays in the BBC Television Shakespeare series: Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 (1979), Henry V (1979), Hamlet (1980), A Winter's Tale (1981), The Merry Wives of Windsor (1982) and The Comedy of Errors (1983).

He retired in the mid-1990s and went on to take a degree in History from the University of East Anglia. He died on 12 January 2012.[2]


  1. ^ Gill Ducker Don Homfray obituary, The Guardian, 23 March 2012
  2. ^ Harris M. Lentz III, Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2012 (Jefferson, North Carolina, 2013), p. 134.