Fiona Victoria Hopkins | Biography
Fiona Victoria Hopkins is both an extraordinarily talented and accomplished Costume Designer and Actor. Her parallel talents have taken her around the world, having spent over 14 years in the UK and Europe before returning to homeland back in 2014.
 
Studying at London's International Drama School of Theatre and Performance Rose Bruford College Fiona was awarded a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Costume Production (2003) and went on
to study the MA Acting- Classical Masters programme (2005) at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London under Dr Rob Clare. Later she spent extended periods in Los Angeles in 2007 and again in 2014 studying screen acting under international acting coach Lisa Pescia.
 
Fiona's international experience as a Costume Designer, Wardrobe Supervisor both Resident and on Tour; as well as a Buyer and Assistant to Designers and Costumiers is impressive. She worked for many years with Academy Costumes London in the fast-paced world of Adrian Gwillym and his small team across TV, film, music and all areas of the entertainment industry on bespoke commissions to entire productions dressing and designing for some of the biggest names in the industry.
 
Caroline McGinn of Londons Time Out Magazine reviewer of The Representative by Rolf Hochhuth played at The Finborough UK, said costumes 'were spot-on'. She also worked for
Wexford Opera Ireland, Royal Central School's Youth Opera, Flying Music and Qdos Entertainment to name but a few.
 
In November 2018 Fiona made her debut at the Street Theatre as Costume Designer for Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again by Alice Birch Directed by Karla Conway.
 
Fiona debuts on Sport for Jove's Shakespeare's Twelfth Night directed by Christopher Stollery having worked with Christopher in the 2019 season of Twelfth Night produced by Lakespeare & Co Canberra.
 
I adore Shakespeare, character defines the costume, and vice versa. I always try to marry this relationship to my designs. I see my designs as a continuous work of art, and as the production moves through rehearsals so too will the costume design. I am a great believer that costumes are not just an item of clothing you put on, but a frame of mind you wear from within. I look forward to bring a fresh, imaginative costuming to the stage while working with incredibly talented and committed artists.
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