How to dress gods, demons and Bill Nighy | Costume Design with Claire Anderson
This week, Claire Anderson joins Rhianna and Michael to delve into the craft of costume design, discussing her work on TV shows such as Good Omens, American Gods, State of Play and movies like A Royal Night Out, The Limehouse Golem and Human Traffic. As well as pinpointing what exactly being a costume designer entails, topics include: approaching contemporary versus period dramas; how to achieve timelessness with costumes; mood boards and how Claire prepares for a project and the difficulty of jeans!
Welcome to Wrap Party, the podcast that toasts the excellence of the creatives and craftspeople working behind-the-scenes on some of your favourite films and TV shows.
- Good Omens (TV series); a “big” fantasy show that Claire herself doesn’t fully understand, in which Michael Sheen plays the angel Aziraphale who “looks like he could walk the streets of Soho today” and David Tennant channels Keith Richards as the demon Crowley, in this lively and irreverent adaptation of the 1990 fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Watch on Prime Video.
- American Gods (TV Series); Neil Gaiman’s magnum opus sees a battle erupt between Gods old and new, in this dizzyingly cinematic adaptation, featuring lots of sharp tailoring. Watch on Prime Video.
- The Limehouse Golem (film); a serial killer, dubbed The Limehouse Golem, terrorises Victorian London in this Hammer-horror style period drama (think corsets, hats and lots of feathers! But no bonnets because they’re “difficult to light”), starring Bill Nighy, Douglas Booth and Olivia Cooke. Watch on Prime Video.
- State of Play (TV series); a “timeless” edge-of-your-seat political thriller with an infinitely dress-able cast including John Simm, Bill Nighy, Kelly McDonald and James McAvoy. Rent via Prime Video.
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