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Bloomfield, John 1942-

Bloomfield, John 1942-

PERSONAL

Born 1942, in Cwmgwrach, South Wales; married to a theatre design lecturer; children: one. Education: Birmingham University, law degree.

Career:

Costume designer and actor.

Member:

Costume Designers Guild.

Awards, Honors:

Television Award, costume design, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1971, for The Six Wives of Henry VIII; Television Award nomination, best costume design, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1978, for "She Fell among Thieves," BBC2 Play of the Week; Fennecus Award, best costume design—fantasy, and Apex Award, best costume design—fantasy/science fiction/horror, both 1982, and Saturn Award nomination, best costumes, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 1983, all for Conan the Barbarian; Apex Award, best costume design—action/mystery/thriller, 1983, for The Wicked Lady; Fennecus Award, best costume design—fantasy, 1984, for Conan the Destroyer; Apex Award, best costume design—action/mystery/thriller, 1988, for Appointment with Death; Fennecus Award, best costume design—historical, and Apex Award, best costume design—action/mystery/thriller, both 1991, and Film Award nomination, best costume design, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Saturn Award nomination, best costumes, 1992, all for Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves; Saturn Award nomination, best costumes, 1996, for Waterworld; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding costume design for a miniseries, movie, or special, 1997, for The Hunchback; Saturn Award nomination, best costumes, 2000, for The Mummy.

CREDITS

Film Work; Costume Designer:

Henry VIII and His Six Wives, Anglo-EMI Film Distributors, 1972.

The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu, Warner Bros., 1980.

Eye of the Needle, United Artists, 1981.

Conan the Barbarian, Universal, 1982.

The Wicked Lady, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1983.

The Bounty, Orion, 1984.

Conan the Destroyer, Universal, 1984.

(With Edward Percival) Tai-Pan (also known as James Clavell's "Tai-Pan"), De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (also known as Superman IV and Superman 4), Warner Bros., 1987.

Appointment with Death, Cannon, 1988.

Mack the Knife (musical; also known as The Threepenny Opera), 21st Century Film Corporation, 1989.

The Phantom of the Opera (also known as Gaston Leroux's "The Phantom of the Opera" and Phantom of the Opera: The Motion Picture), 21st Century Film Corporation, 1989.

Bullseye!, 21st Century Film Corporation, 1990.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Warner Bros., 1991.

Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, Warner Bros., 1992.

Rapa Nui, Warner Bros., 1994.

Waterworld, Universal, 1995.

The Postman, Warner Bros., 1997.

Space Truckers (also known as Star Truckers), Pachyderm Productions, 1997.

The Mummy, Universal, 1999.

The Mummy Returns, Universal, 2001.

The Scorpion King (also known as Scorpion King), Universal, 2002.

Labyrinth, 2003.

Open Range, Buena Vista, 2003.

To Kill a King, HanWay Films/FilmFour, 2003.

Being Julia (also known as Csodalatos Julia), Sony Pictures Classics, 2004.

A Good Woman (also known as Le seduttrici), Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Stormbreaker (also known as Alex Rider, Alex Rider & Stormbreaker, Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker, and Alex Rider: Stormbreaker), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2006.

Butterfly on a Wheel (also known as The Butterfly, Desperate Hours, and Shattered), Lionsgate, 2007.

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (also known as The Water Horse), Columbia, 2007.

Solomon Kane, Davis-Films/International Production Company/Wandering Star Pictures, 2008.

Film Appearances:

Foreman of jury, Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (also known as Never Take Candy from a Stranger), Columbia, 1960.

Military police officer (MP), During One Night (also known as Night of Passion), Astor, 1961.

Apartment tenant, The Adding Machine, Universal, 1969.

Photographer, Haunted Honeymoon, Orion, 1986.

Television Costume Designer; Series:

The Six Wives of Henry VIII, BBC Two, 1970, CBS, 1971, also broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre (also known as ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre and Mobil Masterpiece Theatre), PBS, c. 1972.

Casanova, BBC Two, 1971.

Poldark, BBC, 1975-77.

Doctor Who (also known as Dr. Who), BBC, 1977.

Television Costume Designer; Miniseries:

Inside the Third Reich, ABC, 1982.

Television Costume Designer; Movies:

Rogue Male, BBC, 1976.

The Thief of Baghdad (also known as Le voleur de Bagdad), NBC, 1978.

The Hunchback (also known as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Quasimodo), TNT, 1997.

Television Costume Designer; Specials:

"Macbeth," Play of the Month, BBC, 1970.

"The Cherry Orchard," Play of the Month, BBC, 1971.

"Bermondsey," Thirty-Minute Theatre, BBC, 1972.

"The Duchess of Malfi," Stage 2 (also known as Stage 2: The Duchess of Malfi), BBC, 1972.

"Mrs. Warren's Profession," Play of the Month, BBC, 1972.

"Caucasian Chalk Circle," Play of the Month, BBC, 1973.

"The Skin Game," Play of the Month, BBC, 1974.

"Brimstone and Treacle," Play for Today, BBC, 1976.

"She Fell among Thieves," BBC2 Play of the Week, BBC Two, 1978.

A Man for All Seasons, TNT, 1988.

Television Costume Designer; Episodic:

"Abduction," The Hunchback of Notre Dame, BBC, 1966.

"The Grand Design," The Man in the Iron Mask, BBC, 1968.

"Virtue," W. Somerset Maugham, BBC Two, 1970.

"The Agreement of the People," Churchill's People, BBC, 1975.

"Shouts and Murmurs," Churchill's People, BBC, 1975.

Television Appearances; Series:

Appeared as Hal Hapgood, Crossroads, Associated Television.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Hale, The Offshore Island, BBC, 1959.

Television Appearances; Specials:

"Campaign for One," The Wednesday Play, BBC, 1965.

Nature theatre guide, "Amerika," Theatre 625, BBC, 1966.

Pierpoint B. Huckenbeiner, "On Vacation," Armchair Theatre, Associated British Picture Corporation, 1969.

American tourist, "Lay Down Your Arms," Saturday Night Theatre (also known as ITV Saturday Night Theatre and ITV Sunday Night Theatre), Indepen- dent Television (England) and London Weekend Television, 1970.

Himself, Robin Hood: The Myth, the Man, the Movie, CBS, 1991.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Bunny, "The Countess," The Pursuers, Associated Television, 1961.

Court clerk, "The Element of Doubt," The Saint, Independent Television (England), 1962.

Stout man, "The Ever-Loving Spouse," The Saint, Independent Television, 1963.

Twinewright, "The Unkind Philanthropist," The Saint, Independent Television, 1964.

Frank Marshall, "There's Nothing Like the Great Outdoors," The Troubleshooters (also known as Mogul), BBC, 1966.

Snow, "A Nice White Girl—Is She for Sale?," The Troubleshooters (also known as Mogul), BBC, 1967.

"Counter Claim," The First Lady, BBC, 1968.

"The Hollow Men," Brett, BBC, 1971.

Himself, "Whose Doctor Who," The Lively Arts, [Great Britain], 1977.

Mike, "Moonlight Becomes You …," Casualty, BBC, 1986.

Phil Aldrich, "The Wolvercote Tongue," Inspector Morse, Central Television, 1987.

Stage Work:

Costume designer for the Chichester Festival, the English National Opera, the Hong Kong Festival, and the Welsh Drama Company. Worked as a scenery builder, stagehand, and in prop construction for the Birmingham Repertory Theatre; also worked for the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, England.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Himself, Beyond the "Open Range," Buena Vista, 2004.

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