Christopher Oram scenograf – kostymdesigner

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Christopher Oram

Christopher Oram scenograf – kostymdesigner

Han är utbildad vid Wimbledon School of Art. Sedan 1989 har han medverkat i ett femtiotal uppsättningar i Storbritannien. Nästa stora projekt är filmatiseringen av Trollflöjten i regi av Ken Branagh. Under 2004 har hans scenografi och kostymdesign fått flera priser, bland annat Critics Circle Award for Best Design 2004 och Rhe Olivier Award for Best Costumes 2004. Han har haft ett långt samarbete med Donmare Warehouses chef, regissören Michael Grandage, och medverkade i prisbelönta Grand Hotel 2004. Han har även arbetat med regissörerna Trevor Nunn och Ben Bbarnes. 2002 gjorde han scenografin till Shakespeares Trettondagsafton på Dramaten i regi av John Caird. Samarbetet med Caird fortsatte 2005 i uppsätttningen av Macbeth på Almeida Theatre i London.Han svarade för scenografi och kostymdesign till Falstaff på GöteborgsOperan 2005.

Christopher Oram is a British theatre set and costume designer.

Background

He trained at the West Sussex College of Art and Design (latterly Northbrook College).

Early assisting work for designers Anthony Ward and Ian MacNeil, included “Assassins” at the Donmar Warehouse, “Oliver!” at the London Palladium and “An Inspector Calls” and “Machinal” at the National Theatre.

Career

Having designed extensively on the fringe in London, he began a long term creative collaboration with the director Michael Grandage whom he met in 1995 when they first worked together on Arthur Miller’s “The Last Yankee” in Colchester.

Their subsequent professional partnership at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield includes “As You Like It” with Victoria Hamilton (also Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith); “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Richard III” withKenneth Branagh; “Edward II” with Joseph Fiennes; “Suddenly Last Summer” with Victoria Hamilton and Diana Rigg (also Albery Theatre); “The Tempest” with Derek Jacobi (also Old Vic) and “Don Carlos” withDerek Jacobi (also Gielgud Theatre).

Collaborations at the Donmar Warehouse include “Good” with Charles Dance; “Passion Play”, “Privates on Parade” with Roger Allam, “Caligula” with Michael Sheen; ‘The Vortex”; “Merrily We Roll Along”; “Grand Hotel”; Pirandello’s “Henry IV” with Ian McDiarmid, “Don Juan in Soho” with Rhys Ifans, “Frost/Nixon” with Frank Langella and Michael Sheen (also West End and Broadway), “Othello” with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ewan McGregor, “Red” with Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne (which subsequently transferred to the Golden Theatre, Broadway) and “King Lear” with Derek Jacobi

Both

Christopher designed the four plays of the Donmar Wyndhams season, “Ivanov’ with Kenneth Branagh, “Twelfth Night” with Derek Jacobi, “Madame de Sade” with Judi Dench, and “Hamlet” with Jude Law (which subsequently transferred to Elsinore castle in Denmark, and to the Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway)

Christopher also designed the musicals “Guys and Dolls” at the Piccadilly Theatre (also Princess Theatre, Melbourne) and “Evita” at the Adelphi Theatre in London, and on Broadway, as well as the costumes forKenneth Branagh’s film of “The Magic Flute”.

Other work includes Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (dir. Rob Ashford at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, broadway) “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'” (dir. Jamie Lloyd, Donmar Warehouse) “Passion” (Dir. Jamie Lloyd, Donmar Warehouse) “Parade” (dir. Rob Ashford); “A Streetcar Named Desire” with Rachel Weisz (dir.Rob Ashford, Donmar Warehouse), “A View from the Bridge” with Ken Stott (Dir. Lindsay Posner at the Duke of York’s), “King Lear” and “The Seagull” with Ian McKellen (dir. Trevor Nunn, RSC Stratford, London and World Tour) “Wolf Hall” & “Bring up the Bodies” (dir. Jeremy Herrin); “Summerfolk”, “Stuff Happens”, “Power”, “Danton’s Death”and “Man and Superman”, (National Theatre). Both Red and Parade played subsequent seasons at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

Christopher was also the season designer of the michaelgrandagecompany inaugural season at the Noel Coward theatre. “Privates on Parade”, “Peter and Alice”, “The Cripple of Inishmaan”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, and “Henry V”

Opera Work: “Billy Budd” (Glyndebourne and BAM) and The Marriage of Figaro (Glyndebourne), Don Giovanni (MET), and “Madam Butterfly” (Houston Grand Opera)

Christopher is an Artistic Associate on ‘Plays at the Garrick’ the forthcoming Kenneth Branagh season in the West End.

Christopher is also a Companion of the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, and is currently on the committee of the Linbury Prize for stage design.

Awards

  • 2004 Olivier Award – Best Costume (“Power”)
  • 2004 Critics’ Circle Award (“Suddenly Last Summer”)
  • 2003 Evening Standard Award – Best Design (“Caligula”)
  • 2010 Backstage Garland Award for Scenic Design (“Parade”)
  • 2010 Critic’s Circle Award (“Red”)
  • 2010 Tony Award – Best Scenic Design of a Play (“Red”)
  • 2010 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award – Costume Design:Large Theatre (“Parade”)
  • 2014 Falstaff Award – Best Costume (“Henry V”)
  • 2015 Olivier Award – Best Costume (“Wolf Hall” & “Bring up the Bodies”)
  • 2015 Tony Award – Best Costume Design of a Play (“Wolf Hall parts 1&2”)

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