Oscar-winning and three-time BAFTA-nominated British costume designer Lindy Hemming joined BAFTA and an audience at The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong to discuss her career highlights. The event was held in association with Swarovski, which has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with the designer.
In front of an audience of local industry professionals and university students, Lindy Hemming talked through her creations for several films in the James Bond franchise, her long-standing collaboration with Mike Leigh, including the Oscar-winning Topsy-Turvy (1999), and her work on Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). She also discussed her iconic designs across numerous fantasy films including Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, for which she was BAFTA-nominated, and concluded by discussing her current work on Wonder Woman, which will premiere in 2017.
Earlier in the day, she visited a local school where she met and spoke with students preparing for their performance at a local festival, supported by arts education organisation, Shakespeare4All.
Lindy Hemming’s masterclass and school visit were part BAFTA’s aim to encourage creative collaboration between the UK and Asia by bringing together talented individuals from the film, television and games industries to share their skills and expertise.