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BAFTA to host costume design masterclass in Hong Kong with Lindy Hemming

29 April 2016
The Orange British Academy Film Awards in 2009BAFTA/James Kennedy

Award-winning costume designer will be sharing her insights at an event in association with Swarovski, on Thursday 19 May.

Hong Kong, 29 April 2016: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that it will be hosting a masterclass in Hong Kong with Oscar-winning and multi-BAFTA-nominated British costume designer, Lindy Hemming, in association with Swarovski, on Thursday 19 May. The event is part of BAFTA’s ongoing activity to encourage cross-cultural learning and creative collaboration between the UK and China.

Lindy Hemming is an esteemed costume designer with a distinguished career that spans several decades. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Lindy began her career in theatre, designing costumes for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre before working almost exclusively in film. She is recognised for her BAFTA-nominated work on films such as The Dark Knight, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Porterhouse Blue, and received the Oscar for Best Costume Design for Topsy-Turvy in 1999.  In addition to this, she has worked on five James Bond films over an 11 year period, styling both Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig in their roles as Bond (Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day and Casino Royale).

At the masterclass, Lindy Hemming will share her insights with an audience of local industry professionals and university students from a range of disciplines, including costume design, make-up artistry and cinematography.

Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said: “During Lindy Hemming’s long and illustrious career, she has brought to life some of the most iconic and best-loved characters in film – from The Dark Knight and Batman Begins, to Paddington and Casino Royale and Harry Potter & The Chamber Of Secrets. She will share her industry knowledge and craft insights, helping us to foster the creative and cultural exchange between the UK and Asia that BAFTA is committed to advancing.”

Event details:

BAFTA Masterclass on Costume Design with Lindy Hemming, in association with Swarovski

Thursday 19 May at The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Hong Kong

19.30 Champagne Taittinger reception

20.00 Event starts

21.30 Post-event networking and refreshments

For further information, please contact :

Tim Fung at FleishmanHillard (Hong Kong)

T +852 2586 7892

E [email protected]  

Eleanor Pickering at BAFTA (London)

T +44 (0) 20 7734 0022

E [email protected]