Julie Harris, Bond and Beatles costume designer, dies
31 May 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Julie Harris (centre) is presented with a birthday cake by the Beatles and actor Wilfred Brambell during the filming of A Hard Day’s Night in 1964
An Oscar and Bafta-winning costume designer who designed clothes for the Beatles and Sir Roger Moore’s James Bond has died in London, aged 94.
Julie Harris died in hospital after a brief illness from a chest infection, a close friend confirmed.
Harris designed clothes worn by the Beatles in the films A Hard Day’s Night and Help! and by Sir Roger in the James Bond film Live and Let Die.
She won an Oscar in 1966 for the Julie Christie film Darling.
Her Bafta came the following year for her work on The Wrong Box.
Harris’s many other credits included the James Bond spoof Casino Royale, Carry On Cleo and 1981’s The Great Muppet Caper.
Harris also designed clothes worn by Ursula Andress (left) in 1967’s Casino Royale
In 1965, after working with the Beatles, she said: “I must be one of the few people who can claim they have seen John, Paul, George and Ringo naked.”
“Julie worked with some of the greatest international stars in the history of the cinema, and for some of its most legendary directors and producers,” said friend Jo Botting.
It was Botting, a senior curator at the British Film …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment