Curriculum Vitae


TELEVISION DRAMA

GAME OF THRONES, Season 7 (2016), HBO
Credit: Supervising Art Director, Spain
Production Designer: Deborah Riley
Series created by David Benioff and Dan Weiss

GAME OF THRONES, Season 6 (2015), HBO
Awarded EMMY for Excellence in Art Direction, 2016
Nominated: Honors for Excellence in Art Direction, ADG, 2017
Awarded: Best Production Design, BFDG 2017
Credit: Supervising Art Director, Spain
Production Designer: Deborah Riley

GAME OF THRONES, Season 5 (2014), HBO
Awarded EMMY for Excellence in Art Direction, 2015
Awarded: Honors for Excellence in Art Direction, AD, 2016
Credit: Supervising Art Director, Croatia & Spain
Production Designer: Deborah Riley

GAME OF THRONES, Season 4 (2013), HBO
Awarded EMMY for Excellence in Art Direction, 2014
Awarded: Honors for Excellence in Art Direction, ADG 2015
Credit: Supervising Art Director, Croatia
Production Designer: Deborah Riley

GAME OF THRONES, Season 3 (2012), HBO
Nominated: EMMY for Excellence in Art Direction, 2013
Awarded: Honors for Excellence in Art Direction, AD, 2014
Credit: Supervising Art Director, Morocco
Production Designer: Gemma Jackson

 

 

JUST HENRY (2011) ITV
Credit: Production Designer
Director: David Moore; based on the novel by Michelle Magorian
Family drama set in 1949 shot on location & studios in Yorkshire

 

THE NATIVITY(2010) Kudos/ Red Planet for BBC1
Credit: Production Designer
Director: Coky Giedroyc; Writer/Exec: Tony Jordan
Period Drama shot on location & studios in Morocco

JOHN ADAMS (2007) HBO
Awarded: EMMY for Excellence in Art Direction, 2008
Awarded: Honors for Excellence in Art Direction, ADG 2008
Credit: Supervising Art Director, Hungary
Director: Tom Hooper; Production Designer: Gemma Jackson
Period Drama shot on location & studios in Hungary


FEATURE FILMS

 DENIAL (2016), BBC Films, Participant Media
Nominated for BAFTA Best British Film, 2017
Credit: Supervising Art Director
Director: Mick Jackson, written by David Hare
Production Designer: Andrew McAlpine
Drama shot on location in UK and Poland

THE OTHER MAN (2008)
Credit: Supervising Art Director
Director: Richard Eyre
Production Designer: Gemma Jackson
Thriller set in Milan and UK

EXODUS(2006), Artangel, Channel 4
Credit: Production Designer
Director: Penny Woolcock
Contemporary reworking of the Book of Exodus
Collaboration with Anthony Gormley


THE BEST MAN
(2004)
Credit: Production Designer
Director: Stefan Schwarz
Romantic comedy
Shot on location and in studios in Hungary & UK

 

LENA The Bride of Ice (2003)
Credit: Production Designer
Director: Polly Steele
Contemporary reimagining of the life of Alma Mahler
Premiered at Venice 2003

 

 

SPARTAN (2003)
Credit: UK Art Director
Director: David Mamet
Production Designer: Gemma Jackson
Thriller with Val Kilmer

A DIFFERENT LOYALTY (2003)
Credit: UK Art Director
Director: Marek Kanievska
Period thriller with Rupert Everett and Sharon Stone

 

10 MINUTES OLDER (2002)
Portfolio feature “Addicted to the Stars”
Credit: Production Designer
Director: Michael Radford
With Daniel Craig and Roland Gift
Premiered at Venice 2002

 

KILLING ME SOFTLY(2002)
Credit: Art Director
Director: Chen Kaige
Production Designer: Gemma Jackson
Thriller based on the novel by Nicci French

HOTEL SPLENDIDE (1999) Film 4
Credit: Supervising Art Director
Director: Terence Gross
Production Designer: Alison Dominitz

ROGUE TRADER (1998)
Credit: Supervising Art Director
Director: James Dearden
Production Designer: Alan Macdonald
Shot in UK, Malysia and Singapore

LOVE IS THE DEVIL (1998)
A Portrait of Francis Bacon
BBC Films,
BFI Productions Credit: Art Director
Director: John Maybury
Production Designer: Alan Macdonald

THE BORROWERS (1997) Working Title
Credit: Assistant Art Director/ Stand-by
Director: Peter Hewitt
Production Designer: Gemma Jackson

SURVIVING PICASSO (1995) Merchant Ivory
Credit: Assistant Art Director
Director: James Ivory
Production Designer: Luciana Arrighi


SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (1995) Columbia Pictures
Credit: Storyboard Artist
Director: Ang Lee
Production Designer: Luciana Arrighi

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL
I am a qualified architect and worked for various architectural practices before switching to production design.
I am also a freelance interior designer, with recent commissions including the centrepiece house at the Ideal Home Shows 2011 and 2012, for the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community. I have recently worked as an interior design consultant for the Prince’s Regeneration Trust (Middleport Pottery, winner of RIBA National Award 2015) and English Heritage (Bolsover Castle).
I have also designed and art directed many short films, commercials and pop promos.
I also teach production design at various institutions including the National Film and Television School, London Film School, University of the Creative Arts, Central St Martin’s, Wimbledon School of Art, University of Westminster, University of Kent, University of the Basque Country.
I speak French and German, both of which I studied at A’ level; I am currently studying Italian
Outside of UK I have worked in Morocco, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Malaysia, Singapore & USA

EDUCATION
Notting Hill and Ealing High School: 9 ‘O’ levels and 4 ‘A’ levels
St Martin’s School of Art: Foundation Course in Art
Cambridge University: BA, MA and Diploma in Architecture
National Film and Television School: Diploma in Production Design