|Born||1940 (age 76–77)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Luciana Arrighi was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1940. Her mother was an Australian, Eleanor "Nellie" née Cox, from Mudgee, who had been a showgirl with J.C. Williamson Ltd, and later a model for Schiaparelli in Paris. Nellie was also a cousin of the novelist Patrick White. Luciana's father was an Italian diplomat, Count Ernesto Arrighi. His first diplomatic posting after the end of World War II was to Australia. Nellie and her two daughters went out ahead of him, but he died suddenly before being able to join them. Luciana was raised and educated in Australia, studying at East Sydney Technical College (now the National Art School). She went to the United Kingdom, where she worked for the BBC; she was spotted by Ken Russell, who used her talents in some of his early films such as Isadora Duncan, the Biggest Dancer in the World (1966) and Women in Love (1969).
In 1993 Luciana Arrighi received the Silver Ribbon for Best Production Design Award and the Oscar for Best Art Direction for the film Howards End directed by James Ivory. She was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Art Direction for the film The Remains of the Day (1993), also by James Ivory, and Anna and the King (1999) by Andy Tennant. She won the British BAFTA award for Best Art Direction the film for the television film The Gathering Storm (2002), directed by Richard Loncraine.
Arrighi has won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction and has been nominated for two more:
- Monitor (1965), director David Jones, 1 episode
- Isadora Duncan, the Biggest Dancer in the World (1966), TV, director Ken Russell
- Omnibus (1967), 1 episode
- Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), director John Schlesinger
- The Night the Prowler (1978), director Jim Sharman
- My Brilliant Career (1979), director Gillian Armstrong
- The Return of the Soldier (1982), director Alan Bridges
- Privates on Parade (1983), director Michael Blakemore
- The Ploughman's Lunch (1983), director Richard Eyre
- Mrs. Soffel (1984), director Gillian Armstrong
- Madame Sousatzka (1988), director John Schlesinger
- The Rainbow (1989), director Ken Russell
- Bye Bye Columbus (1991), TV, director Peter Barnes
- Close My Eyes (film) (1991), director Stephen Poliakoff
- Howards End (film) (1992), director James Ivory
- The Innocent (1993), director John Schlesinger
- The Remains of the Day (film) (1993), director James Ivory
- Only You (1994 film) (1994), director Norman Jewison
- Sense and Sensibility (film) (1995), director Ang Lee
- Surviving Picasso (1996), director James Ivory
- Victory (1996 film) (1996), director Mark Peploe
- Oscar and Lucinda (film) (1997), director Gillian Armstrong
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999 film) (1999), director Michael Hoffman
- Jakob the Liar (1999)
- Anna and the King (1999), director Andy Tennant
- The Gathering Storm (2002 film) (2002), TV, director Richard Loncraine
- The Importance of Being Earnest (2002 film) (2002), director Oliver Parker
- Possession (2002 film) (2002), director Neil LaBute
- My House in Umbria (2003), TV, director Richard Loncraine
- Being Julia (2004), director István Szabó
- Fade to Black (2006 film) (2006), director Oliver Parker
- Into the Storm (2009 film) (2009), TV, director Thaddeus O'Sullivan
- From Time to Time (2009), director Julian Fellowes
- Singularity (2013), director Roland Joffe
- Angelica (not yet released), director Mitchell Lichtenstein
- Starstruck (2010 film) (1982)
- Privates on Parade (1983)
- The Ploughman's Lunch (1983)
- Un ballo in maschera (1989), TV
Set and production design
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