James Acheson

Last updated 27 July 2014

James Acheson
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James Acheson

Born: 1946 (age: 78)


James Acheson is a British costume designer.

Born in Leicester, Acheson has a twin brother, Patrick. In the early 1950s, Acheson was a pupil at St. Marys Convent School, in Priory Street, Colchester, along with his brother. The Mother Superior eventually deemed it time that the boys moved on, not, as far as can be remembered, for any particularly inappropriate behaviour or action. They never missed their after school attendance at benediction in adjoining church.

Acheson worked on Doctor Who in the 1970s, and has also worked on the Spider-Man films and designed the titular costume for Daredevil.

He has won three Academy Awards for Best Costume DesignThe Last Emperor (1987), Dangerous Liaisons (1988) and Restoration (1995). 

Acheson resides in Wellington, New Zealand.

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