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Shirley Russell (1935–2002)

Shirley Russell was born on March 11, 1935 in London, England as Shirley Kingdon. She was a costume designer and actress, known for Reds (1981), Hope and Glory (1987) and Tommy (1975). She was married to Ken Russell. She died on March 4, 2002 in England. See full bio »


(age 66) in England, UK

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 2002 Shackleton (TV Movie)
 2001 Enigma
 2000 Ohio Impromptu (TV Short)
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
 1996 Gulliver's Travels (TV Movie)
 1986 Blood Red Roses (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Anger and War (1986)
 1985 The Bride
 1983 Wagner (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (1983)
- Episode #1.3 (1983)
- Episode #1.2 (1983)
- Episode #1.1 (1983)
 1981 Reds
 1979 Cuba
 1979 Yanks
 1979 Agatha
 1977 Valentino
 1975 Lisztomania
 1975 Tommy
 1974 Mahler
 1974 Inserts
 1971 The Devils
 1967-1970 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (3 episodes)
- Song of Summer: Frederick Delius (1968) ... (as Shirley Kingdon)
- Dante's Inferno (1967) ... (as Shirley Kingdon)
 1969 Women in Love
 1966 Isadora Duncan, the Biggest Dancer in the World (TV Movie documentary)
 1959 Amelia and the Angel (Short)
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Show Show Costume and Wardrobe Department (5 credits)
Show Show Production designer (1 credit)
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Alternate Names:

Shirley Kingdon

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She ran her own firm of film costumiers for most of her career, specialising in 1930s and 1940s clothing. According to The Times, "she could date any portrait from its clothing to within a year or two" and "she pioneered the use of real, historic clothes in her films, and would tour the country searching auctioned wardrobes, jumble sales and thrift shops to build up an incomparable collection of ... See more »

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