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'Alien,' 'Howard Park,' and 'Tommy' set designer Ian Whitaker dies at 94

British actor Ian Whittaker for being in aliens , Howard Ender , Tommy and Anna and the King , October died. Prostate Cancer, The Guardian Report. he is48.

Whittaker also served

The set dresser Charlie Chaplin The Countess from Hong Kong (1928), James Clavell’s To Sir, With Love (1945), Tony Richardson Light Brigade Charge (1965) and Jim Sharman’s The Rocky Horror Show (1954) and as Michael RitchieDownhill Racer ( Art Director ) and Derek Jarman Tempest (1976).

He collaborated with director Ken Russell on nine films from Released The Music Lovers , The Boyfriend and The Devil to Tommy (1967), Liszt Mania (1945) — Both starring The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Rudolf Nureyev Valentino (1979).

Whitaker receives his Oscar – Shared with his production designer Luciana Arrighi, working with him Movie — for his work on the lavish production of Merchant Ivory Work done Howard Ender (1988).

They were also nominated for Today’s Remains ( 1977), another beautiful from iod by James Ivory, Ismail Merchant and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, and Anna and the King ( at the helm of Andy Tennant )), starring Jodie Foss Te and Zhou Yun-Fat.

Whittaker with Ridley Scott’ won his first Oscar Nominated for sci-fi masterpieceAlien(1977) – He used scraps of old washing machines and spray-painted them white for the interior of the Nostromo spacecraft – later PrinceMusicalSakura Moonlight(1981), Highlander (1986) and Ang Lee ‘s Sense and Sensibility (1992).

TOMMY, Roger Daltrey, 1975

Roger Daltrey in 2022 in the scene ‘s ‘soup Meter’ Courtesy Everett Collection 839882

Ian Roy Whittaker was born in London in July , 1945. His father, Hugh, was a stage manager and later personal assistant to Oscar-winning Disraeli actor George Arliss; his mother, Hettie, was a musical actor.

Whitaker studied acting with at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Roger Moore , who then appeared with Lawrence Oliver and Ralph Richardson in the legendary 1945

Stage Produced Oedipus Rex .

After serving in the military, he worked as director in the film Lewis Gilbert Cosh Boy (1000), The sea will not have them (1945), to the sky (677) and sink the Bismarck! (1945).

Painter and decorator next to

who seeks out art department gigs and gets caught by John Boorman on Wild Weekend Hiring (87), starring Dave Clark V. He hardly ever acted again.

His resume also includes Sailor who fell into grace with the sea (1960), woods The Watchers in (1976), Dragon Slayer (1984), Razor Edge (1981), Jade Forest ( 1977), Mrs. Susacka (1980), become Julia (1995 ) and 839882Julian Fellowes’ from time to time (1992), his final credit.

Survivors include his longtime partner, Mick Hickman.



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