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British costume wins Emmy for The Crown

A British costume designer has landed herself an Emmy for her outstanding work on the Netflix series The Crown.

In a world where it seems only the British actors and ‘stars’ are celebrated for their work over the pond, it’s nice to see costume from ‘Blighty’ getting some well-deserved recognition.


It’s hard not to feel a swell of pride knowing the costumes were homegrown on our very own British turf.

Jane Petrie who is originally from Dundee (in Scotland for our International readers) bagged herself the top trophy for the second series of The Crown.

Jane and her team picked up the gong at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards celebrity bash in LA last weekend.

They fought off fierce competition from the likes of The Alienist, Genius: Picasso, The Marvellous Mrs Maisel and Outlander to bag themselves the prize.

The designer was clearly thrilled at the win and described her experience as being ‘surreal’ to The Courier, recalling how she struggled to thank everyone in ‘thirty seconds’!

But she clearly managed it, as she was quick to express her gratitude to her whole team for achieving the award.

The event sounded every bit the glam affair you would expect it to be, with Jane explaining to the paper that it was ‘Hollywood doing what Hollywood does best.’

The humble designer described herself as ‘lucky’ to be working on the things she’s most passionate about – it’s certainly been a good year for her.


Back in March, she added the ‘Excellence in Period Television Award’ at the Costume Designers Guild Awards to her mantlepiece to go alongside her new Emmy.

Jane has a ‘not too shabby’ track record, with high-ranking costume design credits under her belt for The Suffragette, 28 Weeks later and three episodes of Black Mirror throughout 2011 and 2016.

As if all of that is not enough, Jane’s CV as an assistant costume designer and wardrobe mistress is full of impressive gigs, including James Bond’s The World is Not Enough and Star Wars Episode 1: Phantom Menace.

Phew, just thinking about Jane’s career is exhausting! Congratulations to her and her team and here’s to many more costume awards in the future!

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