Hemming, Lindy 1948-

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Hemming, Lindy 1948-


Born August 21, 1948, in Wales; daughter of Alan (a woodworker) and Jean Margery (a lecturer and teacher; maiden name, Alexander) Hemming; married Bob Starrett; children: Alexandra Grace, Daniel Grace. Education: Attended Llandovery School, Wales; trained as an orthopedic nurse, 1964-68; trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Politics: Socialist.


Contact—8 Bewdley St., London N1 1HB, England. Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Costume designer, costume supervisor, and costume consultant. Associate member of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.


Society of British Theatre Designers, Academy of Motion Pictures, Film Designers Guild, Costume Designers Guild.

Awards, Honors:

Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best costume designer, 1983, for All's Well That Ends Well; Television Award nomination, best costume design, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1987, for Porterhouse Blue; Film Award nomination, best costume design, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1995, for Four Weddings and a Funeral; Academy Award, best costume design, 2000, for Topsy-Turvy; Saturn Award nomination, best costumes, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 2003, for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; Saturn Award nomination, best costume design, and Costume Designers Guild Award nomination, excellence in costume design for film—fantasy, both 2006, for Batman Begins; Costume Designers Guild Award nomination, excellence in costume design for film—contemporary, 2007, for Casino Royale.


Stage Costume Designer:

Alpha Alpha, Open Space Theatre, London, 1972.

Clouds, Hampstead Theatre Club, London, 1976.

Abigail's Party, Hampstead Theatre Club, 1977.

The Elephant Man, Hampstead Theatre Club, 1977.

Death of a Salesman, National Theatre, London, 1979.

Ecstasy, Hampstead Theatre Club, 1979.

Uncle Vanya, Hampstead Theatre Club, 1979.

Juno and the Paycock, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1980.

All's Well That Ends Well, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1981, Barbican Theatre, London, 1982, Theatre Royal, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, 1982, and Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, c. 1983.

Mother Courage, Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, 1984.

Sisterly Feelings, National Theatre, London, 1984.

Schweyk in the Second World War, National Theatre, London, 1985.

Pravda: A Fleet Street Comedy (also known as Pravda), National Theatre, Olivier Theatre, London, 1985-86, also produced in New York City.

A Small Family Business, National Theatre, London, 1987.

A View from the Bridge, National Theatre, London, c. 1987.

Perdition, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1988.

Waiting for Godot, National Theatre, London, 1988.

Steel Magnolias, Lyric Theatre, London, 1989.

Exclusive, Strand Theatre, London, 1990.

King (musical), London, 1990.

The Revengers' Comedies, Strand Theatre, London, 1991.

Benchmark, New End Theatre, London, 2002.

Worked as a costume designer for other productions, including London productions of Brighton Beach Memoirs, Chorus of Disapproval, Donkeys Years, GlooJoo, and Taking Steps, c. 1978-89.

Major Tours Costume Designer:

All's Well That Ends Well, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1983.

Film Costume Designer:

Loose Connections, Orion Classics, 1983.

(With Mary Jane Reyner) Comfort and Joy, Universal, 1984.

Laughterhouse (also known as Singleton's Pluck, Gaensemarsch, and Il giorno delle oche), Film Four International, 1984.

(London costumes) 84 Charing Cross Road, Columbia, 1985.

Heavenly Pursuits (also known as The Gospel according to Vic), Skouras Pictures, 1985.

My Beautiful Laundrette, Orion Classics, 1985.

(With Jane Greenwood) Wetherby, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1985.

High Hopes, New Yorker Films/Skouras Pictures, 1987.

When the Whales Came, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988.

Queen of Hearts, Cinecom International Films, 1989.

The Krays (also known as The Kray Brothers and The Kray Twins), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1990.

Life Is Sweet, October Films, 1990.

Blame It on the Bellboy, Buena Vista, 1991.

Hear My Song (also known as Algun dia te encontrare, Escute minha cancao, Hear my song—Ein Traum wird wahr, Il mistero di jo Locke, il sosia e Miss Britannia '58, and Posluchaj mojej piesni), Miramax, 1991.

Waterland (also known as Das Geheimnis seiner Liebe, El pais del agua, Nosotros mismos, Paixao e loucura, Terra d'agua, and Waterland—memorie d'amore), Fine Line Features, 1992.

Naked (also know as Mike Leigh's "Naked," Aroom, Desnudo, Goli, Indefenso, Mezitelenuel, Nackt, Naked—nudo, Naken, and Nu), Fine Line Features, 1993.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (also known as Arba Hatunot V'Levaya Ahat, Cuatro bodas y un funeral, Fyra broellop och en begravning, Neljaet haeaet ja yhdet hautajaiset, Quatre bodes i un funeral, Quatre mariages et un enterrement, Quatro casamentos e um funeral, Quattro matrimoni e un funeral, and Vier Hochzeiten und ein Todesfall), Gramercy Pictures, 1994.

Sister My Sister, Seventh Art Releasing, 1994.

Funny Bones (also known as Comedia louca, Funny Bones—Toedliche Scherze, Il commediante, Kuuluisuuden kirous, Los comediantes (Funny Bones), Los droles de Blackpool, Nevess, ha faj, and Rir e viver), Buena Vista, 1995.

GoldenEye (also known as Bond 17, Golden Eye, James Bond 007—GoldenEye, Altin goez, Aranyszem, James Bond—Zlato oko, L'oeil de feu, 007 contra GoldenEye, and 007 ja kultainen silmae), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1995.

Blood and Wine (also known as Blood & Wine, Blood & Wine—Ein toedlicher Cocktail, Blood & Wine—sangre y vino, Diamantia kai aima, Gente peligrosa, Kan ve sarap, Krew i wino, Laberint criminal, Le negociant, Sangre y vino, Sangue e vinho, and Verta ja viiniae), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1997.

The Brave (also known as Il coraggioso, O bravo, O gennaios, and Soturi), Acappella Pictures/Majestic Films International, 1997.

Prince Valiant (also known as Principe Valente, Prins Valiant, and Prinz Eisenherz), Paramount, 1997.

Tomorrow Never Dies (also known as Bond 18, Shamelady, Shatterhand, Tomorrow Never Lies, De-main ne meurt jamais, El dema no mor mai, El manana nunca muere, Huominen ei koskaan kuole, Il domani non muore mai, James Bond—Jutri nikoli ne umre, James Bond 007—Der Morgen stirbt nie, Jutro nie umiera nigdy, O amanha nunca morre, and 007 si imperiul zilei de maine), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1997.

Little Voice (also known as The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Die Stimme ihres Lebens, Kol Katan, Laululintu, Laura—A voz de uma estrela, Little voice—e nata una stella, Pequena voz, Taktu lagio loa, Uma estrela caida do ceu, and Vanatorul de vedete), Miramax, 1998.

Topsy-Turvy (also known as Mike Leigh Untitled, Topsy-Turvy—Auf den Kopf gestellt, Topsy-Turvy—mullin mallin, Topsy-Turvy—O espetaculo, and Topsy-Turvy—Sottosopra), October Films/USA Films, 1999.

The Trench (also known as La tranchee), Somme Productions, 1999.

The World Is Not Enough (also known as Bond 19, Bond 2000, Death Waits for No Man, Fire and Ice, Pressure Point, T.W.I.N.E., Amb el mon no n'hi ha prou, El mundo no basta, El mundo nunca es suficiente, Ha-Olam E'ino Maspik, Il mondo non basta, James Bond 007—Die Welt ist nicht genug, Jeden svet nestaci, Kun maailma ei riitae, Le monde ne suffit pas, Swiat to za malo, Vaerlden raecker inte till, 007, el mundo no basta, and 007: O mundo nao e o bastante), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999.

The Man Who Cried (also known as In stuermischen Zeiten, Las lagrimas de un hombre, The man who cried—L'uomo che pianse, The man who cried—Les larmes d'un homme, Mies joka itki, Porque choram os homens, Um homem chora, and Vidas furtivas), Universal Focus, 2000.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (also known as Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider: The Achilles Shield, Tomb Raider: The Adventures of Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Movie, and Lara Croft—Tomb raider: Le film), Paramount, 2001.

Die Another Day (also known as Beneath the Ice, Beyond the Ice, Bond 20, D.A.D., James Bond 20, James Bond XX, Juggernaut, Nobody Lives Forever, Doeden faar vaenta, James Bond 007—Strib an einem anderen Tag, Kuolema saa odottaa, La morte puo attendere, Lamut B'Yom A'her, Meurs un autre jour, Mor un altre dia, Muere otro dia, Otro dia para morir, Prapancha Veerudu 007, 007—Morre noutro dia, 007: Surra veel ueks paeev, and 007—Um novo dia para morrer), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (also known as Incident on 57th Street, Harry Potter a tajemna komnata, Harry Potter e a camara dos segredos, Harry Potter e a secreta, Harry Potter e la camera dei segreti, Harry Potter en de geheime kamer, Harry Potter es a titkok kamraja, Harry Potter et la chambre des secrets, Harry Potter i la cambra secreta, Harry Potter ja salaisuuksien kammio, Harry Potter och hemligheternas kammare, Harry Potter og hemmelighedernes kammer, Harry Potter og leyniklefinn, Harry Potter og mysteriekammeret, Harry Potter si camera secretelor, Harry Potter und die Kammer des Schreckens, Harry Potter y la camara de los secretos, and Harry Potter y la camara secreta), Warner Bros., 2002.

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (also known as Tomb Raider 2, Lara Croft Tomb Raider—A origem da vida, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider—Az elet boelcsoeje, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Die Wiege des Lebens, Lara Croft tomb raider: Elaemaen laehde, Lara Croft tomb raider: La culla della vita, Lara Croft—Tomb raider: La cuna de la vida, Lara Croft tomb raider: Le berceau de la vie, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider—O berco da vida, and Tomb raider: La cuna de la vida), Paramount, 2003.

Batman Begins (also known as Batman 5, Batman: Intimidation, The Intimidation Game, Batman alustab, Batman comienza, Batman: El comienzo, Batman inicia, and Batman: Le commencement), Warner Bros., 2005, IMAX version released as Batman Begins: The IMAX Experience.

Casino Royale (based on the novel by Ian Fleming; also known as Bond Begins, Ian Fleming's "Casino Royale, " James Bond 007—Casino Royale, James Bond 21, 007: Casino Royale, 007—Cassino Royale, and Prapanchaniki Okkadu), Columbia, 2006.

The Dark Knight (also known as Batman Begins 2, Rory's First Kiss, and Untitled Batman Begins Sequel), Warner Bros., 2008.

Some sources cite work on other James Bond films.

Film Work; Other:

Costume supervisor, Comfort and Joy, Universal, 1984.

Costume consultant, The Innocent (also known as … und der Himmel steht still), 1993.

Television Costume Designer; Miniseries:

Porterhouse Blue, Channel 4 (England), 1987.

Television Costume Designer; Movies:

Meantime, Channel 4 (England), 1981.

The Short and Curlies (short), 1987.

Dancing Queen (also known as Rik Mayall Presents "Dancing Queen," Liebste Bruat, ich hab 'ne Freundin, and Rik Mayall esittaeae: Dancing queen), Granada Television, 1993.

All Things Bright and Beautiful (also known as Todas las cosas brillantes y hermosas), [Great Britain], 1994.

Television Costume Designer; Specials:

Abigail's Party, BBC, 1980.

Running Late (also known as Hetki lyoe), [Great Britain], 1992.

"In My Defence," 2 Monologues: In My Defence/A Chip in the Sugar, c. 1992, broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre (also known as ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre and Mobil Masterpiece Theatre), PBS.

Television Costume Designer; Episodic:

"The Bullshitters: Roll Out the Gunbarrel," The Comic Strip Presents …, Channel 4 (England), 1984.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, MTV Movie Special: Die Another Day, MTV, 2002.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2000.



Herself, Die Another Day: From Script to Screen, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 2002.

Herself, Shaken and Stirred on Ice (short), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Video, 2002.

Herself, Build a Scene (short), 2003.

Herself, Inside "Day Another Day," Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2003.

Herself, Cape and Cowl (short), Warner Home Video, 2005.