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 which comes across well in the conversation, Amy discusses what it was like working at the BBC in the 1970s and 80s and the reputation that her peers at the BBC had.  Amy had already established herself as a designer of note when as a freelance she started working in feature films, in Theatre as well as continuing her TV work on productions such as Brassed Off, The Virgin Queen, Swallows and Amazons and Oliver Twist.

Today Amy is probably best known as the designer for Seasons 3 and 4 of the Crown, (with Season 5 due to begin next year) a challenge that she has comfortably risen to, being able to design the costumes for large set piece scenes such as the Investiture of Charles as Prince of Wales and Diana and Charles wedding as well as the more intimate scenes of Royal family life.

Amy has built up an incredible team around her, one that she feels supports her as much as she supports them and to her the team are an essential part of what makes a great production.   A thoroughly nice person she is a pleasure to work both for and with.

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