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Saturday 20 September 2014

Bafta for our Caroline McCall, queen of period TV garb

The Downton costumes and gowns which have shot Caroline McCall to fame
The Downton costumes and gowns which have shot Caroline McCall to fame
Caroline McCall

She's the woman behind some of the most magnificent costumes on television – and Caroline McCall's got the accolades to prove it.

The multi award-winning Portadown designer has many awards to her name, but now she's got a prestigious Bafta to add to the clutch.

The former Portadown College art student is celebrating after recently adding the Bafta to her accolades for work on the popular period drama Downton Abbey.

The down-to-earth designer said she felt pressure having to get up and talk to such a distinguished throng after the "very heavy award" was handed over by actress Wumni Mosaka.

"And I was then rushed backstage for an immediate interview with Jenni Falconer," she added. "I haven't a clue what I said."

In 2011 she picked up the Emmy for Outstanding Costumes alongside her colleague Susannah Buxton, and has also won American Costumes Designs Awards.

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