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In 2020 I was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the RWCMD. I continue to have a rewarding relationship with both existing students and graduates and help with training and paid work experience as much as possible.

Sustainability and diversity are at the core of the approach to any production I do. We all want to achieve the Albert certificate and all my productions achieve this with a conscious effort from me and my teams.

I love it! I like designing costumes that range from the very best legal drama on the BBC with all it’s highly researched British Legal clothing to a crime drama involving the police and a murder story that captivates the world, to a children’s fantasy adventure series and the latest science fiction or period drama.

Whatever the project, if the script is a good one it will get my attention. I love working with writers, producers, executive producers, actors and guiding my team through the complexities of designing and of making a new production or even improving an existing series. It’s all so exciting, it’s hard work, I work my socks off, but ultimately it is stimulating and rewarding to see the finished thing on the screen. I try to expand my range and like to do a variety of different things. I love the collaboration and process most of all and knowing when you’ve achieved the vision of a writer or helped an actor with their performance through the costume design is wonderful. It’s just as stimulating to research the correct procedure and clothing for a military court martial as it is to research the behaviour of a particular time in history and how it affects the way people dressed.

Contemporary research is just as rewarding, looking at the way a gang on an estate will behave and how it affects the way they people dress is fascinating and looking for inspiration through fashion and street wear is incredibly rewarding

Among the broadcasters I have worked for are Disney +, the BBC Studios, Granada, Carlton, Yorkshire Television, Coastal Productions, Kudos, ITV Studios, HTV, Two Brothers Films, Sister Pictures, Little Door, Hartswood,  Sundance TV and AMC.

My credits include the TV series Wizards Vs Aliens, Silk, Law and Order UK, Fast Freddie the Widow and Me, Sarah Jane Adventures, Coma Girl, Sherlock(Pilot), Torchwood 1,2 and Children of Earth, Doctor Who (series 5 Matt Smith), Place of Execution and Sea of Souls. I have also designed three series of Broadchurch, Code of a Killer, Apple Tree Yard, Liar and The Split to add to my social conscience drama.
After designing series 9 of Doctor Who with Peter Capaldi, I am returning to design series 11 with Jodie Whittaker and having competed 3 series and three specials with Jodie I have moved away from Who in order to do some new things again.

I have since designed Wolf with Hartswood TV for the BBC and Jilly Coopers Rivals for Disney plus and ITV X through Happy Prince.

I was nominated for a Royal Television Society award for This is Personal-The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper in 2000 and won a Bafta Cymru best costume design for Torchwood in 2008. Also nominated for a Bafta Cymru Best Costume for Torchwood 2 in 2009 and 2010 also for Wizards Vs Aliens in 2013 and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2017 and have 7 BAFTA Cymru nominations.

In 2020 I was nominated for an award at the Costume Designers Guild in America for Best Contemporary Costume:Fleabag.

My filming kit ranges from warm up coats to rails and all other equipment (see facilities page) which I still have and use on the productions I design.

I have moved my  costume stock and kit to a new storage place on the outskirts of Cardiff which will give me more space and is also powered by green energy. See my facilities page for pictures of the store and stock

Should you require further details please contact me or my agent using the contact form.