Ray Holman

I am a costume designer for film, television and theatre. I have worked on many productions mainly in the UK. But I have also worked abroad.
This website is an example of some of the work I’ve done, but not all. Please click on the photos in the CV page to see more

Should you require further details please take a look at my CV and also my about page, or contact me or my agent using the contact form.

On the BBC – What’s it like to be a Doctor Who costume designer?

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Broadchurch is over

So. This evening ITV are showing the final episode of Broadchurch, there will be no more. It’s the conclusion to this series’ crime with its many twists and turns and heartbreaking scenes. In the longer story of Broadchurch there will be closure on the story of The Latimer, many are bored with this story, but the aim was to show the long term effect on a family whose child was murdered. Rather than simply find the killer, throw him in prison and never explore the repercussions, we chose to explore them, show how it affects a family. How many families stay together undamaged after something like that? The costumes on Broadchurch are not there to show the grand talent of the costume designer. They are scruffy, real. They don’t conform and they have problems in the same way the people who wear them do. They are not neat, they don’t reference anything else but the thing they do is show you the emotional references for each character. Hardy’s suits and ties are so scruffy, he simply doesn’t care about the way he looks. Ellie’s clothes show that she’s from the town, they are not city slick, they reference the environment she grew up in. Even down to her walking boots and cagoule. It’s not about showing me off, it’s about believing the characters no matter how old and dishevelled and misfitting their clothes are. It’s about life continuing in all its colourful Britishness despite the crimes. The crimes don’t mean they all suddenly wear grey, life goes on no matter what even though the community is rocked occasionally. So in conclusion, it’s been an emotional 5 years, I know each character inside out and I […]

The Split. Variety.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/variety.com/2017/tv/news/sundance-tv-abi-morgan-the-split-bbc-1201960036/amp/

The next 15 months.

The deal is done for The Split. It’s a new six part series written by Abbi Morgan. Directed by Jess Hobbs, produced by Lucy Dyke and the executive producer is Jane Featherstone. Great scripts. Made by Sister Pictures for BBC1. All favourite people. The Split will film between June and October but I will start preparing in May and am researching now. So I’m having a small break before the next load of work starts. Time to rest and research. I go from The Split onto another project which I will talk about in a couple of months time. It’s all go.