Colleen Atwood has won three Academy Awards®, for her costume designs in Tim Burton’s 2010 hit Alice in Wonderland, and the Rob Marshall-directed films Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago. Among her many other honors, Atwood has also received Oscar® nominations for her work on: Snow White and the Huntsman; Marshall’s Into the Woods and Nine; Burton’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Sleepy Hollow; Brad Silberling’s Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events; Jonathan Demme’s Beloved; and Gillian Armstrong’s Little Women.
Her previous work with Tim Burton includes Big Eyes, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Mars Attacks!, Planet of the Apes and Big Fish. She also collaborated with director Jonathan Demme on his Oscar®-winning Best Picture The Silence of the Lambs, as well as Philadelphia and Married to the Mob. In addition, she designed the costumes for the Johnny Depp movies Public Enemies, The Tourist and The Rum Diary.
Atwood’s most recent credits include: The Huntsman: Winter’s War, starring Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt; Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, directed by Tim Burton; and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, directed by David Yates and based on the book by J.K. Rowling.
Her many other film credits include: J.J. Abrams’ blockbuster Mission: Impossible III; Andrew Niccol’s In Time and Gattacca; Tom Hanks’ That Thing You Do!; Lawrence Kasdan’s Mumford and Wyatt Earp; Michael Mann’s Manhunter; and Michael Apted’s Firstborn, which marked her first film as a costume designer.
In November, 2014, Atwood debuted an exclusive line of luxury handbags.