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A series of interviews covering every aspect of the costume process including Angels work, training, our customers and working in the Industry. The aim of these is to inform and entertain and to give insights into the costume industry and the workings of the world’s largest costume house .

A series of interviews covering every aspect of the costume process including Angels work, training, our customers and working in the Industry. The aim of these is to inform and entertain and to give insights into the costume industry and the workings of the world’s largest costume house .


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A series of interviews covering every aspect of the costume process including Angels work, training, our customers and working in the Industry. The aim of these is to inform and entertain and to give insights into the costume industry and the workings of the world’s largest costume house .






Angels Behind the Seams, Review of the Year 2020

This week’s episode is the final one we are releasing this year and Jonathan, Jeremy and Richard discuss what has happened over this strangest of times and how costume has changed this year. We answer some of the questions we have been sent in and look at what’s to come in 2021. We hope you have enjoyed the podcasts this year - we certainly have been enjoying them and learning more about the interviewees and this great industry of ours and we look forward to introducing our more episodes...


Behind the Seams, an Interview with Philip Goldsworthy

Phil (Goldy) Goldsworthy’s CV reads like a list of the epic films made by UK crew of the last 20 years. Beginning your film work on Fifth Element is a pretty good start for any one and as you will hear, Phil has been involved in most of the large crowd productions (although not apparently Gladiator) since then. What is not so well known is that prior to his involvement with Fifth Element he had co won Young Engineer of Great Britain – and we have the footage to prove it from back in the day...


Behind the Seams, an Interview with Matt Price

Matt Price is a British Costume Designer who has been working in the industry for 20 years. His chat today with Jeremy examines the journey he has takento where he is today. Matt always had a passion for photography which led to studying Theatre Designat Saint Martin’s and upon graduationhe started his career as a costumier in the contemporary department at Angels under the leadership of Richard Davies. Seven years later he left Angels to become a freelance costume designer as he found...


Behind the Seams, an Interview with Howard Burden

Howard Burden is a highly respected Costume Designer who has been working in the industry for over 30 years. In his conversation with Richard, Howard looks back at his career from Wimbledon college to the BBC days to his highly successful career as a freelance designer. Along the way Howard has worked on some iconic TV series including Dr Who, Red Dwarf, Poldark and Wurzel Gummidge. A great believer in the strength of the team, he see his role as a collaborative one – he is equally at home...


Behind the Seams, an Interview with Sarah Bowern MBE

Sarah Bowern is a highly-respected costume supervisor in the UK and internationally. She explores with Jonathan how her experiences as a design student in the Young Vic wardrobe department gave her the technical insights to embark on a career that spans the NT, RSC and West End, amongst others. This journey led to a role as Costume Production Manager at the ENO, where she is currently Deputy Head of Costume. Her creative and leadership skills - combined with recent efforts to mobilise teams...


Behind the Seams, an Interview with Amy Roberts

Amy Roberts is a four times BAFTA winner and Emmy Award winning British Costume Designer. Throughout her career Amy has garnered a fantastic reputation for her eye for detail, design ideas and approach to all her work. She has worked in TV, Theatre and Film, beginning her career working at the BBC and worked on productions including Dr Who, Play for Today, The Tale of Beatrix Potter, The Legend of King Arthur and An Englishman Abroad. Richard and Amy have a long established relationship...


Behind the Seams, an Interview with Emma Wright

Emma Wright is a senior Angels costumier. Her conversation with Jeremy charts the progress of her career, from joining the intern programme to becoming a highly-regarded member of the renowned civilian costume department. Balancing work with family life, Emma derives huge satisfaction from her daily interactions within the vast Angels collection. She juggles the complex requirements of visiting design-teams with the logistics of ensuring that all selected costumes and accessories are...


Behind the Seams, an Interview with Estelle Cleary

Estelle is chief cutter in the ladies' making department at Angels. Born and educated in France, she commenced her costume training at the Paris Opéra. Upon arrival in the UK, she continued honing her skills within the British costume industry. At Angels, she and her team of makers have developed an essential and growing aspect of the company - creating costumes for the most successful designers working in the industry today.


Behind the Seams, an Interview with Jane Marcantonio

The interview this week is Jeremy’s chat with Jane Marcantonio, Costume Supervisor for Strictly Come Dancing. Jane has worked on Strictly for 10 years and her and her team help to create all the looks for the performers every week on the show. She studied Design & Applied Arts specialising in Fashion, at Edinburgh College of Art and graduated with a BA Hons after graduating Jane started working on films and worked her way to be Supervisor working on projects including The Jacket, Mansfield...


Behind the Seams, an Interview with James Clutton

James has worked as an independent producer of plays, musicals and opera over the course of an immensely successful career. He now helms Opera Holland Park and has made it London’s premier summer opera festival. The event has gained enormous respect from critics, performers, and audiences for its unique and hugely accessible brand of opera. He discusses how he works with the costume designer and why they are such an integral part to the productions OHP puts on. What comes across is that...


Behind the Seams, an Interview with Ian Fulcher

Ian like several of our interviewees did not study costume at University, instead he gained his degree in Fashion Design, Marketing and Manufacturing at the University of Huddersfield before he went onto set up his own fashion label. Ian has worked throughout the industry in several roles including Assistant Designer and Costume Supervisor forging great relationships along the way that have stood him in good stead as his career has evolved. Ian is passionate about what he does and believes...


Behind the Seams, an Interview with Annie Symons

Annie Symons is a British costume designer who brings a unique artistic approach to the many films and TV productions she’s been associated with over the past 40 years. Her perspective has been embraced by many innovative directors including Derek Jarman, John Maybury, Steven Poliakoff and Terence Davies. Her award-winning work includes ‘Worried About The Boy' (BAFTA), The Crimson Petal And The White (RTS) and Great Expectations (Emmy). Jonathan and Annie chat about their close and...


Behind the Seams, an Interview with Alex Fordham

Richard’s interview explores his coming into costume with a History degree at Bermans and Nathan’s, and how his love of history, art, music and European cinema has been invaluable in working with different briefs. A firm believer that a broad range of interests and references inform creative decisions, he has been able to offer whoever he works with a thorough grasp of period costume and the worlds that they come from. As an Assistant Designer, he has also developed the vital relationships...


Behind the Seams, an Interview with Nat Turner

After doing a foundation course Nat trained at Central Saint Martins in performance design. After graduating he worked for six years at Angels, but went freelance in 2005. Since then he has worked internationally with many talented people on projects ranging from the smallest short film to the biggest of US blockbusters. Nat believes very passionately that the details matter in costume and that even the smallest one can have a huge impact on the final look, he loves to get lost in his...


Behind the Seams, an Interview with Sinéad Kidao

She has now successfully progressed to designing her own productions, working with directors including Joe Wright on an episode of the cult TV phenomenon ‘Dark Mirror’; Steve McQueen on the upcoming TV drama ‘Small Axe’; and her current collaboration with the actress Emily Mortimer on her directorial debut ‘The Pursuit of Love’. Her chat with Jonathan focuses on her journey from Trinity College Dublin to the costume design training at RADA, exploring how these formative experiences helped...


Behind the Seams, an Interview with Suttirat Anne Larlarb

Suttirat knew from an early age that she was heading for an artistic career. The opportunities afforded by outstanding academic institutions including Stanford and Yale enabled her to realise a unique artistic process of storytelling through visual presentation. She explains how her endeavour is to root everything in close observation of both environment and character, creating a heightened visceral experience for her audiences. The substance of a project always informs the style. This is...


Behind the Seams, an Interview with Daniel Angel

Daniel started as a junior costumier in 1994, under the guidance of senior members of staff, and quickly learned how to effectively utilise the stock. Immersing himself in every aspect of the costuming process has impressed on Daniel the importance of teamwork and collaboration. Early on, he understood how to balance the vision of designers with the constraints of deadlines and budgets. Today, having absorbed and refined these skills, Daniel is proud to fill the role of Head of Costume,...


Behind the Seams, an Interview with Robert Jones

Art, architecture and storytelling are among Rob's passions, and given his meticulous attention to detail, he particularly thrives on seeking out fresh design techniques to lend aliveness and vitality to his process. His repeat collaborators include Trevor Nunn, Gregory Doran, David McVicar and Josie Rourke, working at renowned venues such as the NT, the Donmar, the Metropolitan Opera, and the RSC, where he serves as an Associate Artist. Rob and Jonathan chat fondly about their recent...


Behind the Seams, an Interview with Annie Hardinge

Annie is a multi award-winning British costume designer. Her career started at the BBC, where over a period of 15 years she developed a unique niche collaborating with the sharpest comedy brains to create iconic characters including ‘Black Adder’, ‘The Royle Family’, ‘The IT Crowd’ and ‘Little Britain'. Upon leaving for a freelance career, the relationships forged at the BBC propelled her to fresh challenges and new artistic heights.


Behind the Seams, an Interview with Matt Lucas

Exploring his career from the mid-1990’s - including the comedy sensation for which he's best known: ‘Little Britain’ - Matt describes the costuming process as one of the most important aspects of realising his characters. His close collaboration with costume designers, in particular Annie Hardinge, whose interview with Richard is coming up soon, demonstrates the complexity and excitement of creating unforgettable characters with a true comedy genius.