Annie Symons

Costume Designers

Annie began her career in costumes at the age of 14, skipping school to work in the local theatre. After graduating from Hornsey School of Art with a degree in Fine Art (Painting, Performance and Filmmaking) she cut her teeth in Film & Costume Design at the National Film & TV School, financing this part of her education by working at the London Palladium.

Annie eventually designed several shorts and features for the British Film Institute with some of the UK’s most innovative and creative directors. During this period she was simultaneously designing for commercials, music videos, and an Italian fashion company while running her own label “Manifest”.

Since then Annie has gone on to design many film and television productions, including Worried About A Boy, which received a BAFTA TV Award for Best Costume Design; Doctor Zhivago (2002), which received a BAFTA TV Award nomination for Best Costume Design; Crimson Petal & the White, which was honored with an RTS Award for Best Costume Design; and Great Expectations (2011) for the BBC and Masterpiece Theatre, which was bestowed with four Emmy Awards, including one for Outstanding Costumes. Other noteworthy television credits include The Hollow Crown, Da Vinci’s Demons (which earned a BAFTA TV Craft nomination for Costume Design), and The Terror for AMC and Scott Free Productions.

Outside of television, Annie has collaborated with artist Sir Isaac Julien on immersive, multi-screen installation work, including “Once Again…(Statues Never Die),” commissioned by the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, and “Lessons of the Hour”, a meditative film portrait of Frederick Douglass.

In the feature film arena, Annie’s credits include The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death, Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur, Terence Davies’ war-time drama Benediction—which garnered a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) nomination for Best Costume Design—and most recently, My Policeman, starring Harry Styles and Emma Corrin.


My Policeman

Annie's Work

Benediction
Benediction
The Terror
The Terror
The Hollow Crown
The Hollow Crown
King Arthur
King Arthur