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Anthony Mendleson (1915–1996)

Costume designer Anthony Mendleson was born in London, England, in 1915. In the 1930s he studied art in France and Italy. He began his career as a painter and set designer for the stage but joined Ealing Studios as a costume designer and wardrobe supervisor in 1947 and stayed with the studio until its demise in 1959. He designed the costumes for ... See full bio »


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 1985 Murder Elite
 1985 Lime Street (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1984 The Last Days of Pompeii (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Part 3 (1984)
- Part 2 (1984)
- Part 1 (1984)
 1983 The Keep
 1983 Krull
 1981 Dragonslayer
 1980 Rough Cut
 1980 Saturn 3
 1975 Mr. Quilp
 1975 The Ghoul
 1974 Persecution
 1972 Young Winston
 1971 Macbeth
 1970 Jane Eyre (TV Movie)
 1970 David Copperfield (TV Movie)
 1968 The Magus (as Anthony Mendelson)
 1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce (as A. Mendleson)
 1964 The Long Ships (costumes designed by)
 1963 The Mind Benders (dress designer)
 1962 Billy Budd
 1962 The Road to Hong Kong (uncredited)
 1961 I Like Money
 1960 Man in the Moon (uncredited)
 1959 Follow a Star
 1956 The Third Key
 1956 Who Done It?
 1955 PT Raiders (uncredited)
 1954 Lease of Life (uncredited)
 1952 Secret People
 1950 The Magnet
 1950 Cage of Gold
 1950 The Blue Lamp
 1948 Another Shore (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Anthony Mendelson | A. Mendleson

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Chief costume designer and wardrobe supervisor at Ealing Studio during its heyday. Subsequently at Pinewood. Won a BAFTA Award for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972).

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