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.
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.
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.
COSTUME DESIGNER (Night 1)
|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|