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Screen Careers: Costume Designer

Costume is at the core of a film or TV drama. As well as contributing to the look, it helps actors feel emotionally connected to the character they are playing through wearing the character’s clothes.

Lindsay Bonaccorsi

Credits: Casualty, On the Edge, The Left Behind

Career History

  • 1998/99: Post Graduate Diploma in Theatre Design, specialising in costume, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
  • 1999/2005: Theatre Costume Assistant, Maker, Touring Wardrobe Mistress and Assistant Designer roles in theatre and live music events. The Torch Theatre, Sherman Theatre, Hijinx, Diversions, Everyman, Production   North.
  • 2001/2005: Trainee Costume Assistant, Costume Assistant, Principal Standby for TV drama and short film. Pobol Y Cwm, The Bench, A Light in The City, Crossroads, Doctor Who.
  • 2006/11: Costume Supervisor for Doctor Who, Torchwood, Upstairs Downstairs.
  • 2003/2020: Costume Designer for TV Drama, Short Film and Commercials.

Career Highlights

  • Costume Supervisor, ‘Doctor Who’, working on location in Rome, Dubai and Croatia.
  • Associate Costume Designer, ‘Torchwood – Miracle Day’.
  • BAFTA Cymru Award Winner 2012, ‘Tati’s Hotel’.
  • Costume Designer for RTS and BAFTA winning drama, ‘The Left Behind’.

Career Future Goals

  • To continue to work on interesting and challenging productions within Wales
  • And work to increase diversity and training within the costume department.
lindsay bonaccorsi

“You don’t have to go to London there is an awful lot going on here [in Wales].” - Lindsay Bonaccorsi