Peter Young wins Lifetime Achievement Award at BFDG Awards


As one of the most respected Set Decorators in the British Film Industry, Peter has had a long and illustrious career working on a total of 70 films and TV Programmes as well as being Secretary of the BFDG from 1988-89. Although he as worked mainly, for some 50 years, as Set Decorator, Peter has also worked as a Costume Designer – for Yorkshire Television’s Emmerdale and Junior Showtime (1974) and Production Designer for Michael Winner’s Chorus of Disapproval on location in Scarborough (1981).

Following his first job in 1965 Peter’s career went from strength to strength working on such notable productions as: Performance, with Mick Jagger (1968), Superman II (1978) Superman III (1978), Supergirl (1980), Judge Dread (1994), Michael Collins (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1996), The Mummy Returns (2000), andTroy (2002) and working extensively with Director Tim Burton on 5 of his films: Batman (1989), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Planet of the Apes (2001), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and Alice in Wonderland (2010).

Peter has received 2 Academy Awards for his collaborative work on Batman with Designer Anton Furst and Sleepy Hollow with Designer Rick Heinricks and has received BAFTA Nominations for England Made Me in 1971, Gulag in 1979 and Alice in Wonderland in 2011.

Peter said:

“I have met and worked with many remarkable people and am eternally grateful to have had this experience to learn and be taught by so many talented people – Academy Awards aside, a Lifetime Achievement award from one’s peers is truly humbling. Thank you.”

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