Bridgerton is a Netflix hit that had fans glued to the screen over the Christmas period
The eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family look for love and happiness in London high society. Inspired by Julia Quinn's bestselling novels, Nicola Coughlan plays Penelope Featherington.
From Shondaland and Creator Chris Van Dusen, Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market. Hoping to follow in her parent’s footsteps and find a match sparked by true love, Daphne’s prospects initially seem to be unrivaled.
But as her older brother begins to rule out her potential suitors, the high society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown casts aspersions on Daphne. Enter the highly desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), committed bachelor and the catch of the season for the debutantes’ mamas. Despite proclaiming that they want nothing the other has to offer, their attraction is undeniable and sparks fly as they find themselves engaged in an increasing battle of wits while navigating society’s expectations for their future.
Bridgerton is a romantic, scandalous, and quick-witted series that celebrates the timelessness of enduring friendships, families finding their way, and the search for a love that conquers all. The series also stars Golda Rosheuvel, Jonathan Bailey, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Nicola Coughlan, Ruby Barker, Sabrina Bartlett, Ruth Gemmell, Adjoa Andoh, Polly Walker, Ben Miller, Bessie Carter and Harriet Cains and Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown. The series is inspired by Julia Quinn’s best-selling novels.
Ellen Mirojnick’s creative roots run deep. Born and raised in New York City, her early interests in fine art, photography, and fashion led to the prestigious High School of Music and Art. After graduation, she further pursued her study of design at The School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design. Mirojnick entered the world of fashion after Parsons School of Design. Her fashion-forward instincts quickly propelled her to become one of the most sought-after designers in the field. Her talent for creating a youthful, au courant style reverberated throughout the industry.
It wasn’t long before Mirojnick set her sights on Hollywood, beginning a career that has spanned three decades. As a pre-eminent Hollywood costume designer, Mirojnick’s passion for contemporary design has had an impact on motion picture style. Mirojnick’s film work has exhibited a sophisticated, timeless approach to modern storytelling and has yielded iconic characters that have become cultural references. She has been nominated twice for BAFTA and Emmy® Awards, winning the Emmy for “Behind the Candelabra.” In 1998, she received a Saturn Award for her work in “Starship Troopers” and has been honored with the Cutty Sark Menswear Award for her sartorial statement in “Wall Street.”
Mirojnick has been nominated by her peers on multiple occasions for the CDG Award, winning for “Behind the Candelabra”, “The Knick”, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”, and in 2016 was honored with the Career Achievement Award. The list of prominent filmmakers Mirojnick has designed for is extensive, and includes Steven Soderbergh, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Paul Verhoven, Tony and Ridley Scott, Kathryn Bigelow, J.J. Abrams and Angelina Jolie, to name a few.
In 2010 she collaborated with actor James Franco to create images that were included in “Visionaire 59: Fairytales.” Subsequently, Mirojnick joined forces with artist Richard Phillips to create videos that were exhibited at the 2011 Venice Biennale. Thanks to this partnership, Mirojnick continues as an innovator at the crossroads of fashion, art, and film.
Mirojnick has lectured at UCLA, the Lincoln Center Film Society, the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has been profiled in numerous international fashion publications, as well as on AMC’s Hollywood Fashion Machine series, “The Costume Designer.” In addition, she is also featured in the design book “Filmcraft.” Her work has been displayed in the “50 Designers/50 Films” exhibit at AMPAS, the Florence Biennale, FIDM’s Annual Film and Television Exhibits in 2011-13 and 2015, and the “Hollywood Costume exhibition, which originated at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
Mirojnick’s diverse range speaks for itself. Over the past few years she has designed “The Greatest Showman”, Stephen Soderbergh’s “Laundromat” starring Meryl Streep as well as his upcoming film “Let Them All Talk”, Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” starring Angelina Jolie for which she won the CDGA award for Best Costumes in the Fantasy category. Mirojnick has just completed designing the costumes for the musical fairy tale “Cinderella” for Columbia Pictures, directed by Kay Cannon.
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