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 longstanding association, and explore how Angels has supported Annie’s vision over the years.

Annie studied Fine Art at Hornsey, following which her formative experiences included the costume departments of local theatre companies and summer seasons with the National Youth Theatre. She later cut her teeth on many short films, commercials and music videos – the perfect starting-point from which to develop her craft.

Today, Annie feels that motherhood and the embrace of technological advancements within the industry are two factors that have defined her long, rewarding and satisfying career.


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