Stuart Craig

Norman Stuart Craig OBE (born 14 April 1942) is a noted British production designer. He has also designed the sets, together with his frequent collaborator set decorator, the late Stephenie McMillan, on all of the Harry Potter films to date.

Stuart Craig
Norman Stuart Craig

(1942-04-14) 14 April 1942 (age 79)
EducationNorwich University of the Arts
OccupationProduction designer
Years active1967 - present
Spouse(s)Patricia Stangroom (1965-present)
AwardsBest Art Direction
1982 Gandhi
1988 Dangerous Liaisons
1996 The English Patient
Best Production Design
1980 The Elephant Man
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2016 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Life and careerEdit

At Potter author J. K. Rowling's request, he worked with Universal Creative team to design the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park. Rowling said in a December 2007 interview on the Potter podcast PotterCast, "The key thing for me was that, if there was to be a theme park, that Stuart Craig … would be involved. … More than involved, that he would pretty much design it. Because I love the look of the films; they really mirror what’s been in my imagination for all these years".[1]

He has been nominated for eleven Academy Awards, and has won three: in 1982 for Gandhi, in 1988 for Dangerous Liaisons, and in 1996 for The English Patient. He has been nominated for a BAFTA award fifteen times, including for the first six and last Potter films, and has won three times: in 1980 for The Elephant Man, in 2005 for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and in 2016 for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.[2]

Stuart Craig has been nominated for a BAFTA Award for consecutive six films in a row, viz. for consecutive first six Harry Potter films.

For his work on The English Patient, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2, Craig was nominated for an Art Directors Guild award and won the same for The English Patient and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.[2] The Guild has also honored Craig with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the awards ceremony on 16 February 2008.[3]


  1. ^ Anelli, Melissa, John Noe, Sue Upton (2007-12-23). "PotterCast 131: Rowling Along" (Podcast). PotterCast. Retrieved 2008-01-21.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ a b "Awards for Stuart Craig". IMDb. Retrieved 2008-01-21.
  3. ^ King, Susan (2008-01-11). "Art Directors Guild lists nominations and honors for Harryhausen, Craig". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-01-21.

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