Jeremy’s chat with Andrew Hunt is our next podcast. Andrew is a highly experienced costume supervisor and it is fascinating to hear him talk about how he has honed his skills through many years of focus and dedication to the craft. After he finished his studies, Andrew’s early days as a costume dresser and standby, and then his gradual progression through the ranks to supervisor, have given him the ability and confidence to successfully manage costume teams and budgets all within the very demanding nature of today’s fast paced film and tv production sector.
Andrew trained at Mountview Theatre in design, stage management and technical theatre. In 1989 he started working as a dresser for the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon and as a costumier in the RSC Hire Wardrobe. During this time he designed a variety of theatre shows in London. In 1997, Andrew joined the teams of productions including Shakespeare in Love, Chocolat, Anna and the King and Gosford Park as a costume standby. Ten years later he was costume supervisor on productions that included Fast & Furious 6 , 7 & 9, The Huntsman Winter War, The Mummy and The Alienist.
Excerpt of Interview with Giles Gale