|Born||1950 (age 70–71)|
|Years active||1978 — present|
Jenny Beavan, OBE (born 1950) is an English costume designer. She has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design ten times, winning two awards for A Room With A View (1985), for which she shared an award with John Bright, and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015). She has also been nominated eight times for a BAFTA Award, winning for A Room With A View, Gosford Park (2001), and Mad Max: Fury Road. Beavan also received a Tony Award nomination for Best Costume Design for the play Private Lives.
Jenny Beavan is known for her work on Merchant Ivory films. In the 1970s, she worked on set design for London theatrical productions. She joined the field of film costume design after obtaining an unpaid position to design garments for a small Merchant Ivory film, Hullabaloo Over Georgie and Bonnie's Pictures. This began her long relationship with Merchant Ivory productions.
She has frequently worked with costume designer John Bright, who runs the costume-rental house Cosprop, and credits him with educating her as she was starting out her career. She said she was helped by "just listening to him and learning from him, learning the history and the politics of clothing". Since then, the two have collaborated on more than ten films together and have shared six Oscar nominations.
In June 2018, Beavan was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Arts University Bournemouth alongside dancer Darcey Bussell, graphic designer Margaret Calvert OBE and director and screenwriter Edgar Wright.
She has one daughter, Caitlin, a theatre producer born in 1985. They worked together on the West End theatre production of Third Finger Left Hand at Trafalgar Studios in 2013.
|1984||The Bostonians||Best Costume Design||Nominated|
|1986||A Room with a View||Won|
|1993||The Remains of the Day||Nominated|
|1995||Sense and Sensibility||Nominated|
|1999||Anna and the King||Nominated|
|2010||The King's Speech||Nominated|
|2015||Mad Max: Fury Road||Won|
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