Film and TV Fabrics and Costumes

Charles and Patricia Lester in Films, Television and Opera


Film Costumes and Fabrics:

The Wings of the Dove (1997) dir. Iain Softley, starring Helena Bonham Carter, Alison Elliot and Charlotte Rampling. Oscar nominated for costumes. Costume designer – Sandy Powell

Belle du Seigneur (2012) dir. Glenio Bonder, starring Natalia Vodnianova and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Costume designer – Magdalena Labuz

Morris: A Life with Bells On (2009) dir. Lucy Akhurst starring Derek Jacobi, Harriet Walter, Greg Wise, Naomie Harris, Sophie Thompson. Costume designer – Alexandra Mann

The Ten Commandments (2006) dir. Robert Dornhelm, starring Omar Sharif, Padma Lakshmi and Claire Bloom. Costume designer – Ann Hollowood

These Foolish Things (2005) dir. Julia Taylor-Stanley, starring Anjelica Huston and Lauren Bacall. Costume designer – Frances Tempest

Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001) dir. Brian Henson, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Richard Attenborough. Costume designer – Ann Hollowood

Greenfingers (2000) dir. Joel Hershman, starring Helen Mirren and Clive Owen. Costume designer – Frances Tempest

Great Expectations (1998) dir. Alfonso Cuarón, starring Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hank Azaria and Robert De Niro. Costume designer – Judiana Makovsky

Hamlet (1996) dir. Kenneth Branagh, starring Julie Christie and Derek Jacobi. Costume designer – Alexandra Byrne

Grumpier Old Men (1995) dir. Howard Deutch, starring Jack Lemmon, Sophia Loren and Walter Matthau. Costume designer – Lisa Jensen

Caravaggio (1986) dir. Derek Jarman, starring Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry and Sean Bean. Costume designer – Sandy Powell
Taggart – British TV series.

Oprah Winfrey show.

Sweetheart Productions – Woody Allen’s film company


Opera Costumes:

Iris – Opera Holland Park – 1997

Iris – Opera Holland Park – 1998 (first ever repeat performance by popular request)

Iris – Alice Tulley Hall, Lincoln Centre New York – concert performance November 1998 for Teatro Grattacielo. The opera was performed to celebrate its 100th anniversary

Pearl Fishers – Opera Holland Park – 2002

Norma – Opera Holland Park – 2004

Cendrillon – London and Nottingham with Tom Hawkes

Viva La Mama – London and Nottingham with Tom Hawkes