Sandy Powell

Active - 1986 - 2020  |   Born - Apr 7, 1960 in London, England  |   Genres - Drama

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  • Was taught to sew at an early age by her mother, who would often make clothes for her and her sister.
  • Became passionate about a career in design after seeing Lindsay Kemp, a British choreographer, perform, at the age of 16.
  • Dropped out of Saint Martin's School of Art after two years after getting offers for professional work.
  • Frequently works with directors Todd Haynes (first film together was Velvet Goldmine) and Martin Scorsese (first film together was Gangs of New York).
  • In 2011, she was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the film industry.