Recognized for her BAFTA-nominated work on films such as Clash of the Titans, and Porterhouse Blue, Hemming went on to receive the Oscar for Best Costume Design for Topsy-Turvy in 1999. In addition, she has worked on five James Bond films over an 11 year period, styling both Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig in their roles as Bond (Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day and Casino Royale).
Many of Hemming’s silver screen creations have included Swarovski crystal, from the dazzling elements in costumes for Casino Royale, Die Another Day and Golden Eye to films such as; The Dark Knight Rises.
During the masterclass Hemming shared her insights with an audience of local industry professionals and students from a range of disciplines, including costume design, make-up artistry and cinematography.
For over a century Swarovski has sparkled from some of the most iconic films and stages. A premier ingredient for costumes and a much beloved material for designers, Swarovski continues its support of the arts and the artists behind the scenes (and screens). Since 2013, BAFTA has worked with partners in mainland China and Hong Kong to deliver masterclasses and international scholarships. The masterclass series has engaged world-renowned, award-winning filmmakers, actors and craftspeople to take part, including Johnnie To, Zhang Yimou, Duncan Kenworthy, Eddie Redmayne and Lois Burwell.