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Janet Patterson (I) (1956–2016)

Born in Sydney, Australia, she is a costume and production designer. She is a specialist in period costume from the 19th century. All four of her Oscar nominated films are of that era. A noted recluse who rarely does interviews or attends awards ceremony's, between jobs she returns to a quite home life with her family. See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Piano
The Piano Costume Designer
Bright Star
Bright Star Costume Designer
Peter Pan
Peter Pan Costume Designer
Far from the Madding Crowd
Far from the Madding Crowd Costume Designer


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 2009 Bright Star
 2003 Peter Pan
 1999 Holy Smoke
 1993 The Piano
 1986 2 Friends (TV Movie)
 1985 Palace of Dreams (TV Mini-Series)
 1984 Sweet and Sour (TV Series) (20 episodes)
- Episode #1.19 (1984)
- Episode #1.18 (1984)
- Episode #1.17 (1984)
- Episode #1.16 (1984)
- Episode #1.15 (1984)
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 2009 Bright Star
 1999 Holy Smoke
 1991 Edens Lost (TV Movie)
 1990 Come in Spinner (TV Movie)
 1987 The Lizard King (TV Movie)
 1986 2 Friends (TV Movie)
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 1996 The Portrait of a Lady (special thanks)

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During the memorial montage tribute at the 2017 Academy Awards, the late Patterson's friend and collaborator Jan Chapman's image is the one that was erroneously displayed on the auditorium screen.


Costume design of Jane Campion films.

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