Sammy Sheldon Differ
Costume Designer
SAMMY SHELDON DIFFER (Costumer Designer) was born in Manchester and started her career at the Royal Exchange Theatre as a costume maker, then studied costume design at Wimbledon College of Art from 1990 to 1993. After graduating with a degree, she moved into designing costumes for pop promos and advertising before becoming an assistant designer on films, including Ridley Scott’s Gladiator and Jake Scott’s Plunkett & Macleane. She went on to design costumes for Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down, and the mockumentary The Calcium Kid, which starred Orlando Bloom. Differ has received British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award nominations for her work on Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game, which starred Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley; The Merchant of Venice, which starred Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons; and a BAFTA Award nomination for the BBC’s modern adaptation of Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath. She received Costume Designers Guild Award nominations for her work on The Imitation Game, Ex Machina, X-Men: First Class and V for Vendetta. Other film credits include Kick-Ass 2, Gulliver’s Travels, Kick-Ass, Green Zone, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Stardust, Kinky Boots and A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Differ’s more recent film credits include Justin Kurzel’s Assassin’s Creed, Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and Alex Garland’s Annihilation. She is currently designing costumes for Walt Disney Pictures’ Artemis Fowl, directed by Kenneth Branagh.