Myers, Ruth 1940-

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Myers, Ruth 1940-


Born 1940, in Manchester, Lancashire, England; married Richard Macdonald (a production designer; marriage ended). Education: Attended St. Martin's College of Art, London, and English Stage Company of the Royal Court Theatre, London.


Agent—Marsh, Best, and Associates, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 220, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Costume designer. Royal Court Theatre, London, wardrobe mistress, then designer, through 1963, then 1965-?; worked for a year with a repertory theatre in Oxford, c. 1964-65.

Awards, Honors:

Film Award nomination, best costume design, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1970, for Isadora; Saturn Award nomination, best costumes, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, 1984, for Something Wicked This Way Comes; CableACE Award, costume design, National Cable Television Association, 1988, for Baja Oklahoma; Academy Award nomination, best costume design, 1992, for The Addams Family; Academy Award nomination, best costume design, 1997, for Emma; Film Award nomination, best costume design, British Academy of Film and Televison Arts, 1998, for L.A. Confidential; Emmy Award (with others), outstanding costumes for a series, Costume Designers Guild Award (with Terry Dresbach), excellence in costume design for television—period/fantasy, 2004, both for Carnivale.


Film Costume Designer:

Work Is a 4-Letter Word (also known as Work is a Four Letter Word), 1967.

Smashing Time, 1967.

Isadora (also known as The Loves of Isadora), 1968.

Three into Two Won't Go, 1969.

The Virgin Soldiers, 1969.

A Nice Girl Like Me, 1969.

All the Right Noises, 1969.

The Twelve Chairs, 1970.

Romance of a Horsethief (also known as Le roman d'un voleur de chevaux), 1971.

The Ruling Class, 1972.

Cari genitori (also known as Dear Parents), 1972.

That I Be the Day, 1973.

A Touch of Class, 1973.

Ghost in the Noonday Sun, 1973.

Stardust, 1974.

Little Malcolm (also known as Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs), 1974.

The Romantic Englishwoman (also known as Une anglaise romantique), 1975.

Galileo (also known as Galileo Galilei), 1975.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Smarter Brother (also known as Sherlock Holmes "Smarter Brother"), 1975.

The World's Greatest Lover, 1977.

Silver Bears (also known as Fool's Gold), 1977.

Magic, 1978.

And Justice for All, 1979.

The Main Event, 1979.

It's My Turn (also known as A Perfect Circle), 1980.

In God We Tru$t (also known as Gimme That Prime Time Religion), 1980.

The Competition, 1980.

Altered States, 1980.

(American segment) Sunday Lovers, 1980.

First Monday in October, 1981.

Cannery Row (also known as John Steinbeck's "Cannery Row"), 1982.

Something Wicked This Way Comes, 1983.

The Woman in Red, 1984.

Teachers, 1984.

Electric Dreams, 1984.

Plenty, 1984.

Haunted Honeymoon, 1986.

The Accidental Tourist, 1988.

Vibes (also known as Vibes: The Secret of the Golden Pyramids), 1988.

Blood Red, 1988.

Blaze, 1989.

Bert Rigby, You're a Fool, 1989.

The Russia House, 1990.

The Marrying Man (also known as Too Hot to Handle), Buena Vista, 1991.

Another You, Columbia TriStar, 1991.

The Addams Family, Paramount, 1991.

Mr. Saturday Night, Columbia, 1992.

The Firm, Paramount, 1993.

Pontiac Moon, Paramount, 1994.

I.Q., Paramount, 1994.

Clean Slate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994.

How to Make an American Quilt, Universal, 1995.

Emma, Miramax, 1996.

Bogus, Warner Bros., 1996.

L.A. Confidential, Warner Bros., 1997.

A Thousand Acres, 1997.

Deep Impact, Paramount, 1998.

Cradle Will Rock, Buena Vista, 1999.

The Next Best Thing, Buena Vista, 2000.

Company Man, Paramount, 2000.

Center Stage (also known as Centre Stage), Sony Pictures Classics, 2000.

Proof of Life, Warner Bros., 2000.

The Four Feathers, Paramount, 2001.

Iris, 2001.

Nicholas Nickleby, United Artists, 2002.

Ella Enchanted, Miramax, 2004.

Connie and Carla, Universal, 2004.

Beyond the Sea, Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Half Light, First Look International, 2006.

Monster House (animated; also known as Neighbourhood Crimes & Peepers), Columbia, 2006.

Infamous, Warner Independent Pictures, 2006.

The Painted Veil, Warner Independent Pictures, 2006.

The Golden Compass (also known as His Dark Materials: Northern Lights), New Line Cinema, 2007.

Film Work; Other:

Wardrobe, Isadora (also known as The Loves of Isadora), 1968.

Costume consultant, That'll Be the Day, 1973.

Wardrobe designer, First Monday in October, 1981.

Film Appearances:

Herself, Creating a Classic: The Making of "Nicholas Nickleby" (documentary short), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2003.

Herself, Backstage with Connie and Carla (documentary short), MCA/Universal Home Video, 2004.

Herself, Dressing in Drag: "Connie and Carla" (documentary short), Universal Studios Home Video, 2004.

Television Costume Designer; Movies:

Dracula (also known as Bram Stoker's "Dracula"), CBS, 1973.

Baja Oklahoma, HBO, 1988.

Television Costume Designer; Pilots:

"Milfay," Carnivale, HBO, 2003.

Big Love, HBO, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Making of "The Addams Family," 1991.

The Magical World of "Ella Enchanted," 2004.

"Ella Enchanted": A Red Carpet Premiere Special, 2004.