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Michael O'Connor (costume designer)

Michael O'Connor (born 27 October 1965) is an English costume designer.

Michael O'Connor
Born (1965-10-27) 27 October 1965 (age 53)
Years active1993-present

Life and careerEdit

O'Connor was born in London, England. He began his training in theatre, as a dresser at the Old Vic in London. After this, he worked in a costume house for six years before deciding to go freelance.[1]

In 1993, he began work as a wardrobe supervisor on such films as The House of the Spirits and Emma, before becoming an assistant costume designer. In this role, he worked on various films, including Oscar and Lucinda, Quills, Proof of Life and was also associate costume designer on the film version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

After working as costume designer on several minor British films, he came to prominence with his work on Tom Brown's Schooldays, a TV movie for ITV. He then worked on his most high-profile film up until then, the film version of Giles Foden's bestselling novel, The Last King of Scotland. He then worked on Brick Lane as well as Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day.

He came to the attention of the film industry in 2009, when he received the Academy Award for Best Costume Design,[2] the BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design[3] as well as the Satellite Award for Best Costume Design[4] for The Duchess.

In 2014, he started working on costumes for Tulip Fever.[5]


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  2. ^ "1981". | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 31 March 1981. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-17. Retrieved 2012-02-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-17. Retrieved 2011-11-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Tulip Fever". (Norwich Cathedral). Archived from the original on 16 July 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014.

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