Orla Smyth


Costume Designer

Orla has established herself as one of the UK’s top, go-to costume designers for television drama. She has picked up two RTS nominations and her most recent work is the soon-to-be broadcast and highly anticipated serial killer drama ‘The Long Shadow’. Orla is based is the north of England and will go where the work takes her.

* Two time RTS Craft & Design Award nominee *

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Sherwood

Costume Designer

The Responder

Costume Designer

"I can't speak highly enough about Orla. She has great vision for characters, collaborates brilliantly with other creatives and works diligently. She has a fantastic team around her, always pushing to make things just right. Orla works really well and attentively with artists ensuring their vision for the characters is thoughtfully attended to."

Juliet Charlesworth - Producer - 'Viewpoint' and 'Brassic'

Selected credits


date
production
director / production company
television:
2022
PLATFORM 7
Geoffrey Sax / Dancing Ledge Productions
2022
THE LONG SHADOW
Lewis Arnold / New Pictures
2021
SHERWOOD
Lewis Arnold, Ben A. Williams / House
Nominated: RTS Craft & Design Award Costume Design - Drama - RTS 2022
2021
THE RESPONDER
Tim Meilants, Fien Troch / Dancing Ledge
2020
VIEWPOINT
Ashley Way / Tiger Aspect
2019
TIN STAR Series 3
Justin Chadwick, Patrick Harkins, Stewart Svaasand / Kudos
2019
FEEL GOOD
Ally Pankiw / Objective Fiction
2018
BRASSIC
Daniel O'Hara, Jon Wright / Calamity Films
Nominated: RTS Craft & Design Award Costume Design - Entertainment & Non Drama - RTS 2019
2018
CAROL AND VINNIE
Dan Zeff / BBC
2017
A CHRISTMAS CAROLE GOES WRONG
Richard Boden / BBC
2016
HOME FROM HOME
Paul Murphy / BBC
2016
PORRIDGE
Dominic Brigstocke / BBC
2016
MAN LIKE MOBEEN
Ollie Parsons / Tiger Aspect
2015
SAFE HOUSE Series 2
Marc Evans / Eleventh Hour Films
2015
PREY Series 2
Lewis Arnold / Red Productions
2015
ORDINARY LIES
John McKay, Juliet May / Red Productions
2015
BANANA
Lewis Arnold, Al Mackay / Red Productions
2014
PREY
Nick Murphy / Red Productions
2013
LOVE MATTERS
Simon Delaney / Red Productions
2013
MOVING ON Series 4
Noreen Kershaw, Johnny Vegas / LA Productions
2012
STEPPING UP
Ian Barber, Julia Ford / LA Productions
2012
SECRETS AND WORDS
Julia Ford, Gary Williams / LA Productions
2011
THE CASE
Sean Glynn, Paul Murphy / Lime Pictures
2011
MOVING ON Series 3
Gary Williams, Noreen Kershaw / LA Productions
2011
JUSTICE
Noreen Kershaw, Ian Barber / LA Productions
2010
MOVING ON Series 2
Dominic West, Noreen Kewshaw / LA Productions
2009
GUANTANAMO PHIL
Justin Sbresni / Big Talk Productions
2009
MOVING ON
Gary Williams, Richard Standeven / LA Productions
features:
2012
KELLY + VICTOR
Kieran Evans / Hot Property Films
Winner: Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer - BAFTA Awards 2014
shorts:
2015
SLEEPING LIONS
David Barnes / Libra Television
2011
THE SWIMMING MAN
Gary Williams / LA Productions
2009
HIV: THE MUSICAL
Joseph Patrick, Tim Woodall / Ctrl.Alt.Shift
commercials clients include:
Sky, David Beckham, Adidas, Manchester United FC, Barclays, Honda, Singha Beer.