Over a long and celebrated career, Toronto based costume designer Linda Muir has collaborated on plays, feature films, short films, television MOWs and series projects, embracing contemporary, period and fantastical scripts.
From 1975 to 1991, Linda designed costumes and sets for the theatre, including The Theatre Second Floor under the direction of Paul Bettis, Tarragon, Theatre Passe Muraille, TWP, Toronto Free, Richard Rose’s Necessary Angel, the Royal Alexandra, Manitoba Theatre Centre and Manhattan’s Mabou Mines. She received Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Costume Design for Daniel MacIver’s Jump and John Krizanc’s innovative first production of Tamara.
Muir transitioned to film and television, where she has successfully utilized her skill with fabric, colour and texture, an eye for detail and a real talent for capturing character in clothing.
Linda’s hallmark is extensive research and voracious reading: solid footings for her imaginative designs for productions that have received numerous nominations and awards, including Robert Eggers’ The Witch, and The Lighthouse, Atom Egoyan’s Exotica, Patricia Rozema’s When Night Is Falling, Lilies by John Greyson and Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould by François Girard.