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Louise Page

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Louise Page
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Louise Page


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Louise Page was the main costume designer for Doctor Who from 2005 episode The Christmas Invasion to the 2010 story The End of Time, working on 45 episodes.

Her most ubiquitous design was that of the Tenth Doctor's costume. Like many key behind-the-scenes personnel, she was occasionally featured on Doctor Who Confidential — perhaps most prominently in the series 2 opener, New New Doctor. Page was succeeded by Ray Holman, who took over the costume department with The Eleventh Hour.

One of Page's earlier design credits was for 1992 episodes of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles called "The Curse of the Jackal" and "The Tales of Innocence". Apart from Doctor Who (1996) scribe, Matthew Jacobs, she is thus one of the only major behind-the-scenes figures in Doctor Who to have also worked in the Indiana Jones franchise.

In 2000 she was the costume designer on The Strangerers, a science fiction comedy for British Sky Broadcasting. She was also the costume designer on the Cannes prizewinning film, Beautiful People, and designed the BBC mountain rescue drama, Rock Face for two years. Immediately before joining the Doctor Who team, she worked on the 2005 Debra Messing/Amy Adams film, The Wedding Date.

Her work on Doctor Who attracted the notice of awards societies. She was nominated for a Royal Television Society award for her work on series 2, for which she also won a Welsh BAFTA award. She was nominated again for a Welsh BAFTA for series 3.

In February 2010, she was a guest at Gallifrey One in Los Angeles, her first convention experience. She gave an extensive costume panel and helped judge the cosplay contest. She claimed it was flattering, but extremely surreal to see people walking around the convention hall in her designs.