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Sophie Devine (1901–1966)


Motley is a London based theatrical and film costume house co-founded by Elizabeth Montgomery, Sophie Devine and Margaret Harris. Designer Alison Chitty took over the successive firm. See more trivia »


(age 64) in London, England, UK

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

Known For


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 1965 A Study in Terror (as Motley)
 1964 The Pumpkin Eater (as Motley)
 1964 Night Must Fall (uncredited)
 1963/I Hedda Gabler (TV Movie) (as Motley)
 1963 This Sporting Life (dresses)
 1962 Long Day's Journey Into Night (as Motley)
 1962 Burn, Witch, Burn (dress designer)
 1961 The Innocents (as Motley)
 1960 Peter Pan (TV Special) (as Motley)
 1956 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Seagull (1956) ... (as Motley)
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Peter Pan (1956) ... (as Motley)
 1955 Oklahoma! (as Motley, costumes by)
 1955 The Merry Wives of Windsor (TV Movie) (as Motley)
 1954 Paint Your Wagon (TV Movie) (as Motley)
 1953 Melba (as Sophie Harris)
 1952 The Promoter (as Motley)
 1948 So Evil My Love (as Sophie Harris of Motley)
 1948 Blanche Fury (as Sophia Harris of Motley)
 1947 Captain Boycott (as Sophie Harris)
 1947 Kathy's Love Affair (as Sophie Harris)
 1946 Great Expectations (as Sophia Harris of Motley, costumes designed by)
 1942 I Married an Angel (as Motley)
 1939 I Met a Murderer (as Motley)
 1938 Marigold
 1935 The Student's Romance (as Motley)
 1935 Brewster's Millions (uncredited)
Show Show Costume and Wardrobe Department (5 credits)
Show Show Production designer (2 credits)
Show Show Art department (1 credit)
Show Show Makeup Department (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

She designed the decor for James Elroy Flecker's play, "Hassan", at the Cambridge Theatre in London, England with Andre Huguenet, Hilda Simms, Elizabeth Sellars, Frederick Valk and Arthur Lowe in the cast. Basil Dean was the director. The crew included Frederick Delius (music) and Marie Rambert (ballets). See more »

Alternate Names:

Sophie Harris | Sophia Harris of Motley | Sophie Harris of Motley | Motley

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Won two Tony Awards as Best Costume Designer: in 1958 for "The First Gentleman" from a nomination shared with "Look Back in Anger," "Look Homeward, Angel," "Shinbone Alley" and "The Country Wife;" and again in 1961 for "Becket." He was also Tony-nominated in the same category three other times: in 1962 for "Kwamina," in 1963 for "Mother Courage and Her Children," and in 1965 for "Baker Street." See more »

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