Today’s chat between Jeremy and Ray Holman reveals a fascinating insight into Ray’s very successful career as a British costume designer.
Ray has worked in all genres of entertainment but as we will discover his greatest achievements are in the world of TV. For many years now, consistently high-ranking quality TV dramas that are broadcast all over the world, have featured Ray’s costume designs. His artistic input and collaborative process has led top level directors and producers to repeatedly bring him on board to their productions, presenting him with many amazing creative opportunities.
Ray’s skill in all genres of design, combined with his experience in pulling together the right combination of staff, mean everyone on board knows exactly what is required of them and throughout the process invariably produce their best work. For entry level juniors at the start of their career, Ray’s process offers them incredible opportunities to learn on the job, something he is passionate about.
Ray studied theatre design at the prestigious Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff and then trained at BBC Wales where he was subsequently taken on as a full-time member of staff.
After going freelance he specialised in costume design for television through various genres.
His CV includes Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi and creature design along with costumes for Theatre.
Currently he is attached to The Pact and Doctor Who where he works with local colleges and training schemes to offer work experience and trainee opportunities in his costume departments.
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