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Bobby Soutar

He trained at Central St Martins, having previously studied acting at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. His work is significantly shaped by his acting background, which greatly enhances his role as a costume designer. His distinctive combination of skills and creative style breathes life into characters through costume, which is reflected in his diverse body of work.

The Mouse directed by Theo Baines and Late directed by Alexander Mansfield Martinez, both of which he costume designed, are currently moving around the short film festival circuit. His most recent short After The Word, produced by Woven Voices, is currently in post-production.

Bobby has worked as assistant designer on various high end film & television projects including HBO's The Nevers; Shondaland's Bridgerton; and on Tim Burton’s Wednesday. Notably, he won an Emmy this year for his work on Burton’s series. Recently he wrapped up his work on Universal Pictures film adaptation of Wicked, where he worked under costume designer Paul Tazewell.


He was associate costume designer on Bill Kenwright’s Saturday Night Fever, associate designer for The Man Jesus with Simon Callow, and assistant to Mr Gammon on commercials for Heineken, o2, Vodafone, and Gordon's gin. Crime - a collaboration with Bezna Theatre - won best production at the FIST Arts Festival in Bucharest. Until recently he was the resident designer for Changeling Theatre.

Bobby’s design for dance work includes collaborations with Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance, English National Youth Ballet's Dance Journeys & developing 3 new works with Jamaal Burkmar for Matthew Bourne's Re:Bourne 2016.


He has extensive experience as a costume maker on films like Star Wars, Phantom Thread and Tulip Fever & both The King and Outlaw King for Jane Petrie, whom he has also assisted as a designer.


Bobby is a member of BAFTA Connect.

Bobby is an EMMY winning Costume Designer for film, tv and live performance.

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