Maja Meschede

Costume Designer

Maja’s trajectory through the ranks of the costume department has been pretty remarkable. In ten short years, she’s chiefed or co-chiefed half a dozen features, and has been assistant designer on such $100m+ blockbusters as ‘Now You See Me 2’, ‘The Legend of Tarzan’, and ‘Maleficent’. She has designed Hadi Hajaig’s last three films, including the much acclaimed ‘Cleanskin’. In 2018, she was nominated at the Costume Guild Awards for her work on ‘Black Mirror’ and went on to design HBO’s hit miniseries ‘Catherine The Great’ directed by Philip Martin and starring Helen Mirren. Based in London, Maja is available for work worldwide.

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Selected credits

dateproductiondirector / production company
as costume designer
2019INTERGALACTICKieron Hawkes / Moonage Pictures for Sky One
2018CATHERINE THE GREATPhilip Martin / New Pictures for HBO, Sky Atlantic
cast: Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Paul Kaye
2017BLACK MIRROR 'USS CALLISTER'Toby Haynes / House of Tomorrow for Netflix
cast: Jesse Plemons, Cristin Milioti, Jimmi Simpson, Michaela Coel
Nominated: Costume Designers Guild Awards - Outstanding Sci-Fi/Fantasy Television Series
feature films
2017BLUE IGUANAHadi Hajaig / UK Film Studio Productions
cast: Sam Rockwell, Ben Schwartz, Simon Callow
2014FURY (co-designer)David Ayer / Columbia Pictures
cast: Brad Pitt, Jon Bernthal, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pe–ña
2012CLEANSKINHadi Hajaig / UK Film Studio Productions
cast: Sean Bean, Charlotte Rampling, Tuppence Middleton, Tom Burke
2008IN YOUR DREAMSGary Sinyor / Magnet Films
cast: Dexter Fletcher, Elize du Toit, Parminder Nagra, Linda Hamilton
2005PURITANHadi Hajaig / Parliament Films
cast: Nick Moran, Georgina Rylance
2005MRS. PALFREY AT THE CLAREMONTDan Ireland / Cineville
cast: Joan Plowright, Rupert Friend, Zo‘ Tapper, Robert Lang
as assistant costume designer
feature films
2017ATOMIC BLONDEDavid Leitch / 87Eleven
cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Eddie Marsan, John Goodman, Toby Jones
2016THE LEGEND OF TARZANDavid Yates / Dark Horse Entertainment
cast: Alexander SkarsgŒrd, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz
2015NOW YOU SEE ME 2Jon M. Chu / K/O Paper Products
cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Daniel Radcliffe, Morgan Freeman
2015BONE IN THE THROATGraham Henman / Dignity Film Finance
cast: Vanessa Kirby, Tom Wilkinson, Ed Westwick, John Hannah
2014MALEFICENTRobert Stromberg / Roth Films
cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley
2013THE BOOK THIEFBrian Percival / Fox 2000 Pictures
cast: Roger Allam, Sophie NŽlisse, Heike Makatsch
2013THE INVISIBLE WOMANRalph Fiennes / BBC Films
cast: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander
2013THE NUMBERS STATIONKasper Barfoed / ContentFilm International
cast: John Cusack, Malin Akerman, Liam Cunningham
2011THE EAGLEKevin Macdonald / Focus Features
cast: Channing Tatum, Mark Strong, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland
as costume assistant / costume buyer
feature films
2008THE OXFORD MURDERSçlex de la Iglesia / Canal+
cast: Elijah Wood, John Hurt, Leonor Watling, Julie Cox
2008VALKYRIEBryan Singer / MGM
cast: Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson , Eddie Izzard
2008THE DUCHESSSaul Dibb / Paramount Vantage
cast: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Dominic Cooper
2008MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAYBharat Nalluri / Focus Features
cast: Amy Adams, Frances McDormand, Lee Pace, Mark Strong


“Working with Maja has been a rewarding experience. She has delivered iconic designs and striking costumes whilst dealing with a hugely compressed schedule and limited budget. Throughout the process she has been a delight. I can’t wait to work with her in future – if she is ever available again after Black Mirror comes out.”

Toby Haynes – Director on ‘Black Mirror 4’