Anna Pinnock

Anna Pinnock spent her career building the beautiful and imaginative worlds behind some of the great films of the 1990s, 2000s, and beyond. As a production and prop buyer, set dresser, and ultimately a renowned set decorator, Pinnock adorned everything from family fantasy films like "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" (1996), elaborate sci-fi pictures like "The Fifth Element" (1997), intricate period pieces like "Gosford Park" (2001), and a even a couple of Bond films. Earning awards attention for entries such as "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (2014), Pinnock established herself as one of the great visionaries of 21st century set design. Anna Pinnock was born in Canterbury, England, and raised among an intellectual and artistic family. Her father Kenneth was a publisher, and her mother Joyce was a singer. Her brother Trevor would go on to become a well known conductor and musician. In the late 1980s, Pinnock kicked off a career in the art and production design game, working as a production and prop buyer on movies such as "Foreign Affairs" (1986), "Hellbound: Hellraiser II" (1988), and "Being Human" (1994). Soon after, she advanced to set decoration, a realm in which she'd ascend to wide critical celebration. Pinnock's earliest set decoration gigs included the romantic comedy "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994), as well as more elaborate genre projects like "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" (1996), "The Fifth Element" (1997), and "Lost in Space" (1998). After the turn of the millennium, Pinnock began seeing awards attention for her work crafting scenes. Her first Oscar nomination arose from her contributions to Robert Altman's "Gosford Park" (2001). The period drama preceded a series of high-profile epics like "Van Helsing" (2004), "Troy" (2004), and "The Golden Compass" (2007), for which Pinnock was once again nominated for an Academy Award. Increasing esteem allowed Pinnock claim to the James Bond franchise, granting her credits on "Quantum of Solace" (2008) and "Skyfall" (2012). Awards attention would ensnare Pinnock from that point on; she earned Oscar nominations for her work on the survival fable "Life of Pi" (2012) and the fairy tale musical "Into the Woods" (2014). Pinnock achieved her first Academy Award victory for her immaculate design of Wes Anderson's period comedy "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (2014).