Joan O’Clery is a costume designer working across Film, TV and Theatre.
Her latest film/TV work includes The Delinquent Season by Mark O’Rowe shooting in Ireland and starring Cillian Murphy, TV3’s historical drama series Trial of the Century for Treasure Films and Loose Horse. She has recently designed the costumes for Iqbal Khan’s production of Macbeth at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, Donegal and Othello at the Abbey Theatre and Northern Star for Rough Magic Theatre Company.
Joan is a three-time winner of the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Costume, including for productions of Peer Gynt, Lolita and The Pinter Festival. She has originated the costumes for world premieres by major Irish writers including Seamus Heaney, Brian Friel, Tom Murphy, and Frank McGuinness. Her costumes are regularly seen at the Abbey Theatre, the Gate Theatre and many stages around Ireland.
Highlights of her costuming work include Macbeth at the Royal Shakespeare Company (2008), An Enemy of the People at the Gate Theatre (2013), DruidMurphy trilogy of Tom Murphy plays for Druid, and She Stoops to Conquer at the Abbey Theatre. Her screen work includes King of the Travellers, Swansong, Snap and the forthcoming Out Of Innocence. Joan costumed the dramatised sections of the documentary Learning Gravity for Littlebird Films, the short film Brixton Bob for Fastnet Films and the installation film Questions for visual artist Gerard Byrne.