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Date of Birth 1 March 1944London, England, UK

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John Napier was born on March 1, 1944 in London, England. He is known for his work on Hook (1991), The Making of 'Captain Eo' (1986) and The Comedy of Errors (1978). He was previously married to Donna King.

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Donna King (1984 - 1994) (divorced)

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He was awarded the 1997 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for Best Designer for Peter Pan performed at the Royal National Theatre.
Awarded a Tony in 1987 for his scenic designs in "Les Misérables."
He was awarded the 1989 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Designer for Miss Saigon.
He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1996 (1995 season) for Best Set Designer for Burning Blue at the Haymarket Theatre.
He and Elise Napier was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2000 (1999 season) for Best Costume Designer for Candide at the Royal National Theatre, Olivier Stage.
Has won Broadway's Tony Award five times: in 1982, as Best Scenic Designer for "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby;" in 1983, as Best Costume Designer for "Cats;" twice in 1987, as Best Scenic Designer for "Les Misérables" and as Best Costume Designer for "Starlight Express;" and in 1995, as Best Scenic Designer for "Sunset Boulevard." He also receeived three other Tony nominations: in 1982, as Best Costume Designer for "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby;" in 1983, as Best Scenic Designer for "Cats;" and in 1991, as Best Scenic Designer for "Miss Saigon."
Returning to the stage to pick up his second of two 1987 Tony Awards (costume design for Starlight Express and set design for Les Miserables, Napier groused that his set design for Starlight had not also been nominated, claiming that he would "give this [indicating the award he was holding] to have been in the room" with the nominating committee when the decision was made to snub Starlight's gargantuan set.

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