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Josie MacAvin


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Art Director (feature film)

Cal (1984) as Art Direction
A sensitive Belfast boy, manipulated into violence by the IRA and persecuted by Catholic-haters finds a temporary haven -- first working on a country estate, and later in the arms of an Italian widow until political and religious retribution catches up with him.
Creatures the World Forgot (1971) as Asst art dir
Quarrels break out between rival tribes of Stone Age men.

Art Department (feature film)

Evelyn (2002) as Set Decorator
A drama based on the true story of Desmond Doyle and his young children, Evelyn, Maurice and Dermot. Abandoned by his wife, Doyle does his best to make it as a single dad, raising his kids alone in Ireland in 1953. Their life isn't easy--but above all else in the world, Doyle loves his children. Unf
Yesterday's Children (2000)
A woman is haunted by vivid and strangely familiar dreams of a mysterious mother and her children.<P>Jenny, a happily married American architect, suddenly begins to experience recurring dreams about a woman named Mary living in a small Irish town with her four children and her abusive husband. Soon
Animal Farm (1999)
Miniseries based on George Orwell's parable of socialism that chronicles an uprising of talking barnyard animals against their human masters.
Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, The (1999)
Television movie about the recently widowed Emily Pollifax, who is looking for some adventure in her life. One day she decides to follow her childhood dream of being a secret agent and, through a comedy of errors, suddenly finds herself on a plane bound for Marrakesh, Morocco on a secret C.I.A. miss
Tale of Sweeney Todd, The (1998)
Sweeney Todd, a barber by trade, does a brisk business in his shop in turn-of-the-century London's Fleet Street. When a wealthy diamond merchant disappears, Ben Carlyle, an American insurance investigator is sent to London to recover $50,000 worth of diamonds owed by the merchant to his employer. Ca
Butcher Boy (1997) as Set Decorator
With a temperamental father and a suicidal mother, a bright young Dublin boy grows increasingly demented and homicidal. Moving in and out of insane asylums, he murders a neighbor who sullies the name of his family, while experiencing visions of a saintly angel.
Michael Collins (1996) as Set Decorator
Michael Collins came of age in the early 20th century, when a monumental history of oppression and bloodshed had divided Ireland and its people, making hatred and distrust a national heritage and a way of life. In 1916, in what became known as the Easter Uprising, Irish revolutionaries surrendered after a six-day standoff at Dublin''s General Post Office to the overwhelming military power of the British forces. Many followers, including Michael Collins and his close friend Harry Boland, were imprisoned. Upon their release, they found themselves the new leaders of the Irish independence movement. Collins'' efforts to create a free and peaceful country, like the epic history of Ireland itself, would encompass romance and violence, valor and rage, burning hope and fiery tragedy. It would result in both the triumph of the free Irish Republic and the terror in Northern Ireland that continues to make bloody headlines today. And it would forever change the ways people wage wars of independence.
All Things Bright and Beautiful (1994) as Set Decorator
A small Irish town circa 1954. A 10-year-old choir boy at a local church claims to have witnessed a miracle.
Far And Away (1992) as Set Decorator (Ireland Crew)
A turn-of-the-century story of two young Irish immigrants, he poor and she rich, who flee their homeland to settle in the American West.
Love She Sought, The (1990)
A teacher at a Catholic school travels to Ireland to meet the man with whom she has been corresponding for years. She realizes she has fallen in love with the man through the mail -- so she is crestfallen when she discovers he's a priest.
Field, The (1990) as Set Decorator
When the field he doesn't own, but has teneded to lovingly for years, is threatened with commercial development, a devout Irish farmer fiercely defends it.
Da (1988) as Set Decorator
Autobiographical drama about playwright Hugh Leonard's relationship with his father.
Eat the Peach (1987) as Set Decorator
The bleak indsutrial bogs of the Irish midlands sets the backdrop for this community experiencing a deculturalization of itself as it plays host/home for every tradition but its own: American country-western music and movies, a high-tech factory built by the Japanese, and a British security device t
Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, The (1987) as Set Decorator
Lionheart (1987) as Set Decorator
Based on actual historical events that took place in 1189. Story centers around a group of children who band together in search of England's King Richard the Lionhearted, fighting in the Crusades.
Steaming (1985) as Set Design
Out Of Africa (1985) as Set Decorator
True life story of Karen Blixen, a woman trapped in a loveless marriage, who finds happiness with an adventurer.
Cal (1984) as Set Dresser
A sensitive Belfast boy, manipulated into violence by the IRA and persecuted by Catholic-haters finds a temporary haven -- first working on a country estate, and later in the arms of an Italian widow until political and religious retribution catches up with him.
The Dresser (1983) as Set Decorator
A theatrical dresser tries to get an aging star through one more performance of King Lear.
Educating Rita (1983) as Set Decoration
Heaven's Gate (1980) as Set Decorator
A Wyoming sheriff tries to protect immigrant farmers from ruthless ranchers.
Cry of the Innocent (1980)
Rod Taylor, an American insurance executive who sees his wife and two children die when a plane crashes into their vacation cottage on the Irish coast, uncovers a series of suspicious clues indicating that it was no accident, after a pretty financial reporter who resembles his dead wife (Joanna Pett
Silver Bears (1978) as Set Decorator
"Doc" Fletcher (Michael Caine) is ordered by his boss Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam) to go to set up a fake bank in Monte Carlo. When he arrives, he finds that his "assistant" Prince di Siracusa (Louis Jourdan) has squandered all the cash on an investment in a silver mine owned by Shireen and Agha Firdausi (St├ęphane Audran and David Warner). In a panic, he sets out to recover the cash, managing to find time to romance a banker's discontented wife (Cybill Shepherd) along the way.
Brannigan (1975) as Set Decorator
A Chicago police detective has to bring a crook home from London.
Wuthering Heights (1970) as Set Decoration
The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff becomes companion and soulmate to Hindley's sister, Catherine. After her parents die, Cathy and Heathcliff grow up wild and free on the Moors and despite the continued enmity between Hindley and Heathcliff they're happy-- until Cathy meets Edgar Linton, the son of a wealthy neighbor.
Ryan's Daughter (1970) as Set Decoration
An Irish lass is branded a traitor when she falls for a British soldier.
Hannibal Brooks (1969) as Set Decoration
A prisoner of war working at a zoo gets the chance to escape from the Germans, so he does and he takes with him the elephant that he's been caring for. Together they head for the Swiss border and freedom.
Sinful Davey (1969) as Set Decoration
Love complicates a 19th-century Scot''''s efforts to follow in his father''''s criminal footsteps.
A Walk with Love and Death (1969) as Set Decoration
A student (played by Assi Dayan) decides to leave Paris and the University during the War of the Roses. He walks through the French countryside and encounters a variety of people, each of whom has been affected by the violence of the time in different ways. He meets a beautiful young noblewoman (played by Angelica Huston, in her first role) and takes shelter in her father's castle for one night. Several days later, the news reaches him that the castle has been burned by peasants. He returns to find the noblewoman all alone, and they become lovers wandering the countryside.
Charlie Bubbles (1968) as Set Decoration
A successful, married businessman grows bored with his life and begins an affair with his younger secretary.
The Sailor From Gibraltar (1967) as Set Dresser
A young man gets mixed up in a woman''''s search for her lost lover.
A Man for All Seasons (1966) as Set Dresser
A devout scholar gets caught in the middle of Henry VIII's plans to break with the Catholic Church.
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (1965) as Set Dresser
A British agent infiltrates the enemy by allowing himself to be disgraced at home.
The Loved One (1965) as Set dec consultant
An Englishman in Hollywood moves into the funeral business.
Psyche 59 (1964) as Set Decoration
After being blinded in a mysterious fall, a woman fears her husband is involved with her younger sister.
The 7th Dawn (1964) as Set Decoration
A World War II veteran stays behind in Malaya to fight off Communist insurgents.
Carry On Regardless (1963) as Set Dresser
An employment agency places its bumbling workers in a series of unorthodox positions.
Maid for Murder (1963) as Set Dresser
Tom Jones (1963) as Set Decoration
In this adaptation of Henry Fielding's novel, a country boy in 18th-century England becomes a playboy.
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) as Set Dresser
A boy from the Irish slums reviews his troubled past while training for a school race.
The Mark (1961) as Set Dresser
A reformed child abuser fights the stigma of his past when he falls for a single mother.
The Night Fighters (1960) as Set Decoration
An IRA member rebels against the groups efforts to help the Nazis during World War II.
Shake Hands with the Devil (1959) as Set Decoration
An Irish rebel leader becomes addicted to violence.

Art Department (TV Mini-Series)

Magnificent Ambersons, The (2002) as Set Decorator
David Copperfield (2000)
Miniseries based on Charles Dickens' classic novel, "David Copperfield." Traces David Copperfield's life from his unhappy boyhood in the Salem House Academy to his triumph in life and love.<P>Part I: David Copperfield is born (shortly after the death of his father) much to the chagrin of his great a
Scarlett (1994)
An eight-hour miniseries based on Alexandra Ripley's novel, "Scarlett," the sequel to "Gone With the Wind." Scarlett O'Hara travels to Ireland to be with family and escape the confusion of her rocky marriage to Rhett Butler.<P>Separated from Scarlett and seeking a divorce, Rhett is now pursued passi

Art Department (TV Mini-Series)

Shadow on the Sun (1988)
A miniseries for CBS detailing the life of Beryl Markham, famed adventurer, pilot, and horse trainer who was linked romantically with some of the most celebrated people of her time.

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