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Also Known As: Alex Byrne Died:
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This noted theatrical designer has worked with a number of top troupes in the UK, including the Royal Shakespeare Company. Byrne first worked with Kenneth Branagh on his theatrical directing debut, "Life of Napoleon". She also forged a close collaboration with Roger Michell, designing several plays including Richard Nelson's "Some Americans Abroad", which transferred to Broadway in 1990.

This noted theatrical designer has worked with a number of top troupes in the UK, including the Royal Shakespeare Company. Byrne first worked with Kenneth Branagh on his theatrical directing debut, "Life of Napoleon". She also forged a close collaboration with Roger Michell, designing several plays including Richard Nelson's "Some Americans Abroad", which transferred to Broadway in 1990.

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Worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company
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Designed numerous productions in regional theaters in England (Greenwich, Birmingham, etc.)
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Frequently collaborated with director Roger Michell
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First worked with Kenneth Branagh on his stage directorial debut, "Life of Napoleon"
1990:
Broadway debut as designer, "Some Americans Abroad"; earned Tony nomination
1993:
Worked with Michell on the British miniseries "The Buddha of Suburbia"
1995:
Designed the costumes for Michell's TV-movie "Persuasion" (released theatrically inthe USA)
1996:
Feature debut as costume designer, "Hamlet"; directed by Kenneth Branagh; garnered Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design
1998:
Designed the period costumes for "Elizabeth"; received second Academy Award nomination
2001:
Created the costumes for "Captain Corelli's Mandolin"
2004:
Costume designer for "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Finding Neverland"; earned third Oscar nomination for the latter
2007:
Won first Oscar for her work on the period film, "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"
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