Denis Blatchford


Costume Supervisor

This year is Denis’ 40th working in costume departments in film, television, theatre, opera, ballet, pants, music tours, adverts and children’s shows throughout the world.

In films, Denis started costuming the original Mad Max films and also the latest. Other films have included Batman, Wall St, Angels and Demons, Ragtime Ghost Story and over 30 others. Theatre has taken him to Reps in Swansea, Harrogate, Oldham and he has designed and toured plays from Star Quality to Dry Rot. Working in television, Denis has travelled from the BBC in London to USA and Australia, working on Sunset Beach to Dallas and many more.

His work in opera started with Scottish Opera, and since then he has worked with The Royal, Frankfurt, Australian, Santa Fe and Boston opera companies. The last two years have seen him as Wardrobe and Wig master in sole charge of 4 operas, 200 plus costumes and 20 casts, returning next year for 4 more with the national Gilbert and Sullivan Company. Denis’ ballet work includes times with National Ballet, London City, Frankfurt, Boston, Australia and many more.

Denis has worked on a range of adverts from music videos, to Chanel and Givenchy and on tours with Tina Turner, Cher, Dolly Parton and Taylor Swift, among others. In panto he has dressed many house-hold names including Shane Ritchie, Nigel Havers, Lisa Goddard and Bernie Clifton. Other stars he has worked with include Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, James Cagney, Fred Astaire, Bette Davis, Michael Douglas to name but a few. His work for children’s productions has taken him to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman with Barney, Smurfs, Teletubbies and Miss Kitty.

Last year Denis costumed Baywatch in Savannah and Miami with Dwayne Johnson, his fourth film with him, toured wit the National Gilbert and Sullivan Company, worked on fashion shows, Gadney’s Circus and panto again.