“To have been at the heart of the British and international film industry from the very start is an incredible achievement, and we are all honoured to play a role in its continued growth. As cinema has evolved and changed, so too has Angels, and we are looking forward to seeing what the next hundred years of film will bring!”
On Sunday 14 February, Angels Costumes was honoured to receive the BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema.
Dame Pippa Harris, Chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee said: “I’m delighted that BAFTA is honouring Angels in its 175th year. It’s extraordinary to think that the company has been in existence longer than BAFTA or indeed cinema itself. It remains at the very heart of our industry supplying iconic costumes to a remarkable range of films from Doctor Zhivago and Chariots of Fire to Shakespeare in Love and Gladiator, as well as this year’s Cinderella and The Danish Girl.”
Since the emergence of cinema in the early 1900s, Angels Costumes has worked with some of the most iconic directors in the industry, including Alfred Hitchcock, Powell and Pressburger, David Lean, Richard Attenborough Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. As well as a great many films and movie franchises, including the Carry On films, Bond, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter.
Now in its 175th year, Angels Costumes is the world’s longest-established and largest professional costume house. Having become an integral part of the international film industry and the most well-respected and celebrated companies, the Angels Costumes collection spans over eight miles of hanging rails and is made up of over 1m items.
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