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Churchill with Costume Designer Bart Cariss And Kinvara Balfour

THU 15 JUN | 6:00PM

4 Richmond Mews
London W1D 3DH

Bart Cariss and Kinvara Balfour joined us to discuss the challenges during the production of Churchill in recreating a whole era including research into traditional English suits.


dir: Jonathan Teplitzky
with Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Julian Wadham, Richard Durden, Ella Purnell, James Purefoy

UK | 2017 | 98 mins | cert. PG | col

The film follows Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days before the infamous D-Day landings in June 1944. As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await his decision on whether the invasion will actually move ahead.

Fearful of repeating his mistakes from World War I on the beaches of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness, Churchill is also faced with constant criticism from his political opponents; General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery. Only the unflinching support of Churchill’s brilliant, unflappable wife Clementine can halt the Prime Minister’s physical and mental collapse and help lead him to greatness.

Teplitzky’s film is gripping in its account of Churchill’s public and personal battles and the performances of the cast, specially those of Brian Cox and of Miranda Richardson as Mr and Mrs Churchill, are simply wonderful.


Bartholomew Cariss began his career learning the ropes at Angels the Costumiers, where he gained invaluable knowledge of period costume. He has spent the last eleven years building assisting credits, working as assistant costume designer on films such as The Two Faces of January, Theory of Everything, and the award- winning television series The Night Manager.

He has been making the transition to costume designer over the last couple of years taking on film, television and commercial work.


Kinvara Balfour is a director, producer, writer and speaker. Her work spans the worlds of fashion, tech, theatre and film. She has advised and directed the launch of several major tech start-ups in UK and USA and speaks at conferences around the world about fashion, tech and the zeitgeist. She has also written and performed in several plays. She is currently developing a docu-series about creative visionaries and mavericks, filmed with the iPhone and set to air online later this year.

As of 2014, Kinvara hosts Fashion in Conversation with Apple Inc., an exclusive series of interviews with creative icons at the Apple store in London and New York which is available to an audience of over 900 million on iTunes.

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