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Alexandra Byrne

Alexandra Byrne
Born 1962 (age 52–53)
Occupation Costume designer
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Simon Shepherd
Awards Academy Award for Best Costume Design
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design on Television
Persuasion (1995)[1]

Alexandra Byrne is a costume designer. She trained on the Motley Theatre Design Course under Margaret Harris before embarking on her career as a costume designer in film.

She has designed the costumes for twelve films in her career, earning Academy Award nominations for four of them—Elizabeth [1], the 2007 sequel Elizabeth: The Golden Age [2], Hamlet [3] and Finding Neverland [4]; and considerable acclaim for three others—Persuasion, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, and The Phantom of the Opera. She won the Academy Award for Elizabeth: The Golden Age. [5]

She was also nominated for the Tony Award in 1990 for Best Scenic Design for Some Americans Abroad.[6]

She is married to actor Simon Shepherd with four children.

Academy Award Nominations

  • Best Costume Design: Hamlet (1996) — nominated
  • Best Costume Design: Elizabeth (1998) — nominated
  • Best Costume Design: Finding Neverland (2004) — nominated
  • Best Costume Design: Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) — Won


  1. ^ "BAFTA Awards (1996)".  

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