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Janty Yates

Janty Yates

British costume designer
Janty Yates
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Intro British costume designer
Is Fashion designer Costume designer
From United States of America
Type Fashion
Gender female
Birth 1950
Age 71 years
Academy Award for Best Costume Design  
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Janty Yates (born 1950) is a British costume designer for film and television. In 2001, she won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design for the 2000 film Gladiator. She has also received nominations for BAFTA awards, Saturn Awards, and Satellite Awards. She is a frequent collaborator with English director Ridley Scott, having worked with him seven times as of 2012.


Janty Yates worked in the fashion industry prior to her career in film and television. Yates' first credited work was in the wardrobe department on the 1981 film Quest for Fire. Her first credited role as a costume designer was for the 1993 British comedy Bad Behaviour, and she worked on a further six films in that role for the rest of the decade.

In 2000, her work on Ridley Scott's Gladiator earned her her first career awards, including the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, and the Las Vegas Film Critics Society award for Best Costume Design, as well as nominations for a BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design and Satellite Award for Best Costume Design. In 2005, she received Best Costume Design nominations from the Costume Designers Guild and Satellite Awards for the 2004 period film De-Lovely. The following year she received her first Goya Award nomination and her third Satellite award nomination for Best Costume Design for Kingdom of Heaven.

In 2006, Yates was one of 120 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Yates is a frequent collaborator with Scott, having worked on six films with him in addition to Gladiator, including: Hannibal (2001); Kingdom of Heaven (2005); American Gangster (2007); Body of Lies (2008); Robin Hood (2010), for which she received a Saturn Award nomination and her fourth Satellite Award nomination; Prometheus (2012), and Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014). Her most recent film with Scott is the science fiction film The Martian, released in 2015.


Year Title Notes
1981 Quest for Fire Wardrobe
1984 Oxford Blues Wardrobe Assistant
1985 Dance with a Stranger Costume supervisor
1988 Soursweet Wardrobe designer
1991 The Commitments Wardrobe supervisor
1993 Bad Behaviour
1995 The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain
1996 Jude
1997 Welcome to Sarajevo
1998 The Man Who Knew Too Little
1999 Plunkett & Macleane
With or Without You
2000 Gladiator
2001 Charlotte Gray
Enemy at the Gates
2004 De-Lovely
2005 Kingdom of Heaven
2006 Miami Vice
2007 American Gangster
2008 Body of Lies Costumes designed by
2010 Robin Hood
2012 Prometheus
2013 The Counselor
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings
2015 The Martian
2017 Alien: Covenant
Year Title Notes
1995 Bliss
1996 Karaoke
Year Award Category Title Result Ref
2000 Academy Awards Academy Award for Best Costume Design Gladiator Won
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Sierra Award for Best Costume Design Won
British Academy Film Awards BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design Nominated
Satellite Awards Satellite Award for Best Costume Design Nominated
2004 Costume Designers Guild Costume Designers Guild Award for Excellence in Costume Design for Film - Period/Fantasy De-Lovely Nominated
Satellite Award Best Costume Design De-Lovely Nominated
2005 Goya Awards Best Costume Design Kingdom of Heaven Nominated
Satellite Award Best Costume Design Kingdom of Heaven Nominated
2010 Saturn Awards Saturn Award for Best Costume Robin Hood Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Costume Design Robin Hood Nominated
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