Get To Know: Irish Oscar Nominee Consolata Boyle

The COSTUME DESIGNER has just been nominated for her third ACADEMY AWARD


Along with actors Saoirse Ronan and Daniel Day-Lewis, producer and writer Martin McDonagh and the team at Cartoon Saloon, yesterday Consolata Boyle was nominated for a 2018 Academy Award.

The Dublin-based costume designer is being recognised for her work on Victoria & Abdul, the true story of the English monarch’s relationship with her Indian servant, set in 1887.

Victoria & Abdul

But this isn’t Boyle’s first Oscar nomination. She was previously acknowledged for costume design on Florence Foster Jenkins (2017) and The Queen (2007).

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in Florence Foster Jenkins

Born in Dublin, Boyle is a graduate of UCD, where she studied archaeology and history. She began her career in costume design in the 1980s and trained at the Abbey Theatre.

Helen Mirren in The Queen

Boyle has won several awards throughout her career, among them an Emmy for the television film The Lion in Winter (2003) and three IFTAs for The Queen, Cheri (2009), The Iron Lady (2011) and Philomena (2013).

Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady

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