JO KATSARAS

Jo Katsaras is an internationally renowned costume designer, known for her use of colour and texture in the costumes she designs. Her credits include The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency (pilot and series), for director Anthony Minghella, which earned her nominations for both an Emmy Award and a Costume Designers Guild Award for Best Costume Design.  Other recent credits include Philip Noyce’s Mary and Martha for HBO; THE BORROWERS, directed by Tom Harper, John Boorman’s IN MY COUNTRY, and the animated film RACING STRIPES.

Jo was born in Cyprus, but moved to South Africa as a young child. She graduated from Johannesburg’s National School of the Arts, and began her career working as Senior Designer for a large clothing manufacturer, but found her passion in creating individual wardrobes for characters to help tell a story. In addition to her film and television work, Jo has designed costumes for more than a hundred international commercials for everything from Barclays Bank to KFC. In April 2010, Jo was honoured with the Madame Figaro “Woman of the Year” award in Cyprus.