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Birth Place: Manchester, England, GB Profession: costume designer

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This veteran costumer has alternated between contemporary films and period pieces. Ruth Myers was born and raised in Manchester, England and received her training at St Martin's College of Art in London. After receiving a scholarship to further her studies with the English Stage Company of the Royal Court Theatre, she joined the company, working her way up from wardrobe assistant to designer. Myers spent a season with a troupe in Oxford, before returning to the Royal Court in 1965. "Smashing Time" (1967), a spoof of the late 1960s fashion scene, marked her feature debut. Myers went on to design the period costumes for the biopic "Isadora" (1969), with Vanessa Redgrave and "Cannery Row" (1982). For both "Plenty" (1985) and "How to Make an American Quilt" (1995), she created costumes that spanned several decades within the framework of the story. Her more contemporary work has included "A Touch of Class" (1973), "It's My Turn" (1980) and "The Firm" (1993). Myers received Oscar nods for her witty and cartoonish clothes for "The Addams Family" (1991) and for her Empire designs for "Emma" (1996). She subsequently received attention for her 1950s designs for "L.A. Confidential" (1997). ...

This veteran costumer has alternated between contemporary films and period pieces. Ruth Myers was born and raised in Manchester, England and received her training at St Martin's College of Art in London. After receiving a scholarship to further her studies with the English Stage Company of the Royal Court Theatre, she joined the company, working her way up from wardrobe assistant to designer. Myers spent a season with a troupe in Oxford, before returning to the Royal Court in 1965.

"Smashing Time" (1967), a spoof of the late 1960s fashion scene, marked her feature debut. Myers went on to design the period costumes for the biopic "Isadora" (1969), with Vanessa Redgrave and "Cannery Row" (1982). For both "Plenty" (1985) and "How to Make an American Quilt" (1995), she created costumes that spanned several decades within the framework of the story. Her more contemporary work has included "A Touch of Class" (1973), "It's My Turn" (1980) and "The Firm" (1993). Myers received Oscar nods for her witty and cartoonish clothes for "The Addams Family" (1991) and for her Empire designs for "Emma" (1996). She subsequently received attention for her 1950s designs for "L.A. Confidential" (1997).

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Joined the Royal Court Theatre as wardrobe mistress upon completing her scholarship
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Promoted to designer with the Royal Court Theatre
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Spent one year at a repertory theatre in Oxford
1965:
Returned to the Royal Court Theatre, concentrating on costume design
1967:
First feature credit, "Smashing Time"
1988:
TV debut as designer, "Baja Oklahoma" (HBO)
1991:
Earned first Oscar nomination for costumes for "The Addams Family"
1996:
Won Oscar nomination for her costumes for "Emma"
1997:
Designed the clothing for "L.A. Confidential"
1999:
Created the period designs for "Cradle Will Rock"
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Served as costume designer on the remake of "Four Feathers"
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