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Ruth Myers (born 1940) is a British costume designer. She has received two Academy Award nominations as well as two BAFTA nominations and has won an Emmy Award for costumes. In 2008 she received the Career Achievement Award at the Costume Designers Guild Awards.

Ruth Myers
Born1940 (age 78–79)
Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK
OccupationCostume designer
Years active1967-present
Spouse(s)Richard Macdonald

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CareerEdit

Ruth Myers grew up in Manchester and attended the St. Martin's School of Art in London. Early in her career, she sewed sequins for Anthony Powell while also working as an assistant to Sophie Devine (costume designer for classic English films). Myers then turned to theatre and low-budget films such as the 1967 comedy Smashing Time. Upon being persuaded by Gene Wilder, Myers moved to the U.S .and worked with him on the films The World's Greatest Lover, The Woman in Red, and Haunted Honeymoon.[1]

Ruth Myers was the costume designer on the film The Russia House, notable for the costumes and splendid clothing worn by Roy Scheider.[2]

Myers acted as costume designer for the 2002 film The Four Feathers,[3] the 2006 film Monster House and the 2008 film City of Ember (which were both directed by Gil Kenan).[4] She worked with Kevin Spacey in the films L.A. Confidential and Beyond the Sea. For the latter production, she used textiles from the 1950s and 1960s and ultimately designed 65 outfit changes for Spacey that appear in the film. The actor, who portrayed singer Bobby Darin, had to wear a wide range of costumes as a reflection of his life's journey, from bright suits to his signature red sweater.[5]

In 2008 Myers received the Career Achievement Award at the Costume Designers Guild Awards.[1] In 2011 she designed the costumes for the supernatural teen drama film Vampire Academy.[6] The following year, Myers oversaw costume design for the television miniseries Hemingway & Gellhorn.[7] Myers' efforts earned her a nomination in the outstanding made-for-television movie or miniseries category at the Costume Designers Guild Awards.[8]

Ruth Myers is the proprietor of Ruth Myers Costume Design[9]

Award historyEdit

Oscar nominationsEdit

Both are in the category of Best Costumes.

Emmy nominationsEdit

Both are for costumes.

BAFTA nominationsEdit

Both are for Best Costume Design.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Lacoste Career Achievement in Film Award". Costume Designers Guild. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  2. ^ "IMDB".
  3. ^ "The Four Feathers". Daily Variety. 11 September 2002. Archived from the original on 17 November 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2014. (subscription required)
  4. ^ Chang, Justin (10 October 2008). "City of Ember". Daily Variety. Archived from the original on 25 March 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2014. (subscription required)
  5. ^ Molineaux, Sam (10 January 2005). "Beyond the Sea". Daily Variety. Archived from the original on 16 November 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2014. (subscription required)
  6. ^ Harvey, Dennis (11 February 2014). "Film Review: 'Vampire Academy'". Variety. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Nicole Kidman 'has the perfect figure'". The Sydney Morning Herald. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  8. ^ King, Susan (17 January 2013). "'Argo,' 'Skyfall' among nominees for Costume Designers Guild Awards". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Ruth Myers Costume Design".
  10. ^ "The 64th Academy Awards (1992) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. AMPAS. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
  11. ^ "The 69th Academy Awards (1997) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 30 March 2014.

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