Award-winning costume designer will be sharing her insights at an event in association with Swarovski, on Thursday 19 May
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today 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.”
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 7292 5863
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Eleanor Pickering at BAFTA (London)
T +44 (0) 20 7734 0022
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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – featuring workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes – in the UK, USA and Asia; it offers unique access to the world’s most inspiring talent and connects with a global audience of all ages and backgrounds. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. To access the best creative minds in film, television and games production, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more, visit www.bafta.org.
About BAFTA in Asia
Since 2013, BAFTA has worked with partners in mainland China and Hong Kong to deliver masterclasses and international scholarships and engaging world-renowned, award-winning filmmakers, actors and craftspeople to take part, including Johnnie To, Zhang Yimou, Duncan Kenworthy, Eddie Redmayne and Lois Burwell. Through such events and initiatives, BAFTA promotes a spirit of open, creative collaboration between the UK and China and encourages cross-cultural exchange.
Swarovski delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, Swarovski designs, manufactures and markets high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones and created stones as well as finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. Now celebrating its 120th anniversary and run by the fifth generation of family members, Swarovski Crystal Business has a global reach with approximately 2,560 stores in around 170 countries, more than 25,000 employees, and revenue of about 2.33 billion euros in 2014. Together with its sister companies Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group. In 2014, the Group generated revenue of about 3.05 billion euros and employed more than 30,000 people. The Swarovski Foundation was set up in 2012 to honor the philanthropic spirit of founder Daniel Swarovski. Its mission is to support creativity and culture, promote wellbeing, and conserve natural resources.