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Jocelyn Herbert Biography

  • Profession: Production Designer, Costume Designer
  • Born: Feb 22, 1917
  • Died: May 6, 2003

A prolific British stage designer whose work in operas and films served as a reminder of her diverse talents, Jocelyn Herbert was well known for her production design and costume work on such films as [[Feature~V34717~Ned Kelly~nedkelly]] (1970) and [[Feature~V35868~O Lucky Man!~oluckyman]] (1973). Born in to writer/Parliament member Alan P. Herbert in London, England, Jocelyn Herbert attended Slade School of Art and subsequently found work as a scene painter for the Royal Court Theater. Later gravitating toward a career in design, Herbert proved markedly selective in the projects she worked on. She contributed to the sets and costumes of such high-profile productions as the New York Metropolitan production of Lulu and such Royal Court productions as Chairs and Roots. Later moving into film work as a color consultant for 1963's [[Feature~V50295~Tom Jones~tomjones]], Herbert would go on to design costumes for such features as [[Feature~V105111~Othello~othello]] (1965), [[Feature~V34717~Ned Kelly~nedkelly]] (1970), and [[Feature~V23296~The Hotel New Hampshire~thehotelnewhampshire]] (1984). Likewise, Herbert's stage experience lent itself well to production design work on [[Feature~V63498~If...~if]] (1968), [[Feature~V21341~Hamlet~hamlet]] (1969), and [[Feature~V53986~The Whales of August~thewhalesofaugust]] (1987), among others. Herbert's final credit as a production designer was on the 1998 film [[Feature~V168221~Prometheus~prometheus]]. On May 6, 2003, Jocelyn Herbert died in her hometown of London. She was 86. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi