Tim Chappel Costume
Tim Chappel

Tim Chappel is represented by
Barbara Halperin
at Gersh LA
+1 310 274 6611

Kate Richter
at HLA Management in Australia
+612 9549 3000

Email Tim at


Tim Chappel

Tim’s studied for a BA in Fashion and Textile design at Sydney College of the Arts before defecting to the Entertainment industry. He began his transition from fashion to costume at Sydney Theatre Company’s productions of Miss Julie and Uncle Vanya, then Channel 10 Drama E-Street before finally moving to film.

For his first feature film The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert Tim won an American Academy Award (OSCAR), British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award (BAFTA) and Australian Film Institute Award(AFI) for costume design.

He revisited this work in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the Musical for which he received Broadway’s 2011 Tony award, The 2011 Drama Desk award, the Westend’s prestigous 2010 Olivier award and Australia’s 2008 Helpmann award.

After the success of The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Tim spent many years in the US designing for feature films, TV and music video clips. Feature film credits include; Miss Congeniality, Lovewrecked, Into the Sun, Red Riding Hood, and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers amongst others. For TV his credits include; Pamela Anderson’s high camp series V.I.P, High Society and Kathy and Mo as well as a number of music video clips for popular artists such as Missy Elliott, Cher and Matchbox 20.

After finding love back at home Tim has returned to Sydney where he has recently designed the costumes for P.J Hogan’s feature film Mental, Fremantle Media’s Reality TV series I Will Survive, the encore presentation of The Sapphires produced by Black Swan Theatre Company and Company B, and lectures costume design at The Australian Film Television and Radio School and Whitehouse Institute of Design.

November 2012

Tim Chappel CV


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