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Diana’s early love for costume design led to her completion of a Bachelor Degree, Majoring in Theatre Costume and Set Design at the University of Pretoria in 1977.

Bio & CV

She went on to work in theatre at The Cape Performing Arts Board and the State Theatre for 5 years working under very accomplished local and international costume designers like Peter Cazalet, Bruno Santini, Raymond Schoop and many others on opera, drama and ballet productions.

Diana has designed costumes for over a hundred feature films as well as numerous television productions and commercials over the years. Her credits include the Oscar nominated film District 9 directed by Neil Blomkamp, Judge Dredd, Long Walk to Freedom starring Idris Elba and Naomi Harris, Boesman and Lena starring Danny Glover and Angela Basset, Bopha starring Danny Glover, Alfre Woodard and Malcolm Mc Dowell directed by Morgan Freeman, Red Dust starring Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Eijiofor, directed by Tom Hooper, Disgrace, based on the novel by Nobel Prize winning author JM Coetzee starring, John Malkovich and Jessica Haines, Women in Love starring Rosamunde Pike and Joseph Mawle and the recently completed BBC Film The Girl starring Sienna Miller, Toby Jones, Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton.

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Her latest work includes The Giver starring Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgaard and Meryl Streep, directed by Phillip Noyce.Chappie starring Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman and Sigourney Weaver, directed by Neil Blomkamp.The Salvation starring Mads Mikkelson and Eva Green, The Red Tent mini series starring Minnie Driver, Iain Glen, Debra Winger and Hiam Abass and The Last Face directed by Sean Penn starring Charlise Theron, Xavier Bardem and Jean Reno.

Diana’s Projects

Between 1981 and 2018, she has worked as Costume Designer on Features and TV Dramas as well as styling numerous commercials. Having worked extensively on location in Czech Republic South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Morocco, Ghana ,Mozambique, Epupa Falls, Tunisia, Luxemburg and preparing pictures in London, Madrid and Rome, Diana has built up a long and very good working relationship with Angels Costumers in London Costumi De Arte and Tirelli’s in Rome and Cornejo in Madrid, as well as solid contacts in numerous other countries worldwide.

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Features &
TV Series

Knight Fall Season 2 A & E Studios
History Channe – 2018 (Current)


Production House Stillking Films Prague
Directors: Rick Jacobson, Samira Radsi, David Wellington, Roel Reine Showrunner/Producer; Aaron Helbing
Cast: Tom Cullen, Mark Hamil, Simon Merrels, Ed Stoppard

Warrior – 2017


HBO Showmax
Moonlighting Films Cape Town
Producers: Justin Lin, Brad Kane
Showrunner/ Producer/Writer: Jonathan Tropper,
Directors: David Petrarca, Loni Perestere ,Fairuz Khan
Cast: Andrew Koji, Hoon Lee

TROY – Fall of a City – BBC – Kudus London – 2017


Production House : Filmafrika
Producers: Barney Reitsz Dianne Beatty, Meryl Schutte
Cast : Louis Hunter ,Bella Dayne, Frances O’Connor, Joseph Mawle, Johnnie Harris

Knightfall Series A&E Studios – History Channe – 2017


Production House: Stillking Prague
Directors: Douglas Mc Kinnon 3 Blocks Metin Huseyin and David Petrarca
Showrunner/Producer: Dominic Minghella
Cast: TomCullen, Simon Merrels, Olivia Ross, Ed Stoppard, Gina McKee

Tutankhamen – 2015


Director : Peter Webber
Producer : Simon J Lewis
Line Producers : Trevor Ingman Dianne Beatty
Cast : Max Irons, Sam Neill, Amy Wren, Jonathan Aris

Roots Night 1– 2015


A&E – History Channel
Director: Phillip Noyce
Producer: Mark Wolper
Cast: Malachi Kirby




Name of Production: “Empires”
Production House: Blue Banana Productions
Producers: Paula Pierce



Name of Production:Dawn Of Man Series
Production House: Zed-a-Films / BBC
Directors: Dirk Van Dooren
Producers: Phillip Martin
OS Producer: Chiara Menagel
DOP: Nick Sawyer


Year Award Details
2016 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Costume Design for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Movie (Roots) Night 1 with Ruth Carter
2013 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Costume Design for a Movie, Miniseries or Special for HBO’s ‘The Girl’
2004 Gemini Award Nomination (Canada) for Best Costume Design award winning series ‘Human Cargo’
2004 Golden Horn SAFTA South African Film and Television Academy Award
2017 SAFTA Nomination Best Costume Design on a Feature Film ‘Sheperds and Butchers’
2016 SAFTA Nomination Best Costume Design ‘Faan se Trein’ with Leonie Roberts
2014 SAFTA Award Award for Best Costume Design for ‘Mandela Long Walk to Freedom with Ruy Filipe
2011 SAFTA Nomination Best Costume Design for movie ‘Themba’
2007 SAFTA Award Best Costume Design for ‘Colour of Freedom’ (Goodbye Bafana)
2015 Roberts Award Best Costume Design (Årets kostumier) The Salvation 2014
2013 Women’s International Television and Film Showcase Award Outstanding Costume Design