Episode 060: Grace Snell, Costume Designer

My guest this week is Grace Snell, a BIFA-nominated costume designer, whose glorious work you'll have no doubt seen in Joanna Hogg's The Souvenir, as well as Billie Piper's directorial debut Rare Beasts, and an upcoming film starring Riz Ahmed called Mogul Mowgli.
 
We talk about her path into costume design, mentorship, mental health, getting an agent and the story behind that sumptuous gown that Honor Swinton Byrne wears to the opera in The Souvenir. I had a wonderful time talking to Grace, about the specificities and responsibilities of the role and definitely got a new appreciation for not just the costumes that you see on-screen but the role that costumes play in an actor's ability to perform a role and just situating you in the world of the film.