Stuart Craig

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Stuart Craig
Born Norman Stuart Craig
(1942-04-14) April 14, 1942 (age 72)
Occupation Production designer
Years active 1977 - present
Spouse(s) Patricia Stangroom (1965-)

Norman Stuart Craig OBE (born April 14, 1942) is a noted British production designer.

He has also designed the sets, together with his frequent collaborator set decorator, the late Stephenie McMillan, on all of the Harry Potter films to date. At Potter author J. K. Rowling's request, he worked with Universal Creative team to design the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park. Rowling said in a December 2007 interview on the Potter podcast PotterCast, "The key thing for me was that, if there was to be a theme park, that Stuart Craig … would be involved. … More than involved, that he would pretty much design it. Because I love the look of the films; they really mirror what’s been in my imagination for all these years".[1]

He has been nominated for an Academy Award ten times, and has won three times: in 1982 for Gandhi, in 1988 for Dangerous Liaisons, and in 1996 for The English Patient. He has been nominated for a BAFTA award fourteen times, including for first six and last Potter film, and has won twice: in 1980 for The Elephant Man and in 2005 for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.[2]

Stuart Craig has been nominated for a BAFTA Award for consecutive six films in a row, viz. for consecutive first six Harry Potter films.

For his work on The English Patient, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2, Craig was nominated for an Art Directors Guild award and won the same for The English Patient and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.[2] The Guild has also honored Craig with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the awards ceremony on 16 February 2008.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anelli, Melissa, John Noe, Sue Upton (2007-12-23). "PotterCast 131: Rowling Along" (Podcast). PotterCast. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 
  2. ^ a b "Awards for Stuart Craig". IMDb. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 
  3. ^ King, Susan (2008-01-11). "Art Directors Guild lists nominations and honors for Harryhausen, Craig". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 

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