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Vale – Julie Harris

Julie Harris - 1921-2015
Julie Harris – 1921-2015

Academy Award and BAFTA winning costume designer Julie Harris has passed away.

Ms Harris began her costuming career in 1947, with Holiday Camp, before going on to enjoy a successful career in both the studio system (for the Rank Organisation) and as a contractor on major films. Her work can be seen on films such as Swiss Family Robinson (1960), A Hard Day’s Night (1964), Casino Royale (1967) and Goodbye Mr Chips (1969). Ms Harris won the 1965 Oscar for Best Costume Design for Darlings, and the BAFTA in a similar category for The Wrong Box, in 1967.

Later films include 1973’s Live & Let Die, Rollerball, Dracula (1979), and The Great Muppet Caper in 1981.

Ms Harris passed away on May 30th, aged 94.

Julie Harris (R) on the set of Casino Royale.
Julie Harris (R) on the set of Casino Royale.

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