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Martin David William Childs MBE (born 1 July 1954), is a British production designer. He won the 1998 Academy Award for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (jointly with Jill Quertier) for Shakespeare in Love,[1] and was nominated at the 74th Academy Awards for his work on the film Quills.[2] He has also been nominated once for the Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design, and three times for a BAFTA Award for Best Production Design.

Martin Childs
Born (1954-07-01) 1 July 1954 (age 65)
Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, UK
OccupationProduction designer
Years active1985-present

In the New Year Honours 2002, Childs was appointed as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire[3] for his services to the film industry as a production designer.


Production Designer of


  1. ^ "The 71st Academy Awards (1999) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. AMPAS. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  2. ^ "The 73rd Academy Awards (2001) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on 24 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  3. ^ "No. 56430". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2001. p. 14.

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