Costume Designer

Joan O’Clery

Selected credits

  • The Steward of ChristendomThe Gate
  • Walking with Ghosts Landmark Productions
  • Dating Amber Tilted Pictures
  • KinHeadline Pictures/BRON
  • Rose Plays JulieSamson Films
  • MacbethShakespeares' Globe Theatre, London
  • Woyzeck in WinterLandmark Productions Ireland/Barbican


Joan O’Clery is an award winning costume designer working across Film, TV and Theatre.

Her screen credits include Dating Amber with Director David Freyne, for which she was nominated for an IFTA award for Best Costume Design, Mark O’Rowe’s debut feature film The Delinquent Season, starring Cillian Murphy and Andrew Scott, and Rose Plays Julie for Samson Films, which was nominated for Best Film at BFI London Film Festival. Her work for TV includes Kin for Headline Pictures/BRON, Finding Joy for RTÉ and period mini series Trial Of The Century.

She has a distinguished career across theatre with recent productions including Iqbal Kahn’s production of Macbeth at Shakespeare’s Globe London, as well as Woyzeck in Winter and The Second Violinist for Landmark productions at the Barbican.

Joan is a three time winner of the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Costume for productions of Peer Gynt, Lolita and The Pinter Festival.

Featured work

The Steward of Christendom

The Gate, Dublin
Director: Louise Lowe
Writer: Sebastian Barry
Set Designer: Paul Wills
Costume Designer: Joan O’Clery
Lighting Designer: Paul Keogan
Composer and Sound Designer: Philip Stewart

‘Costumes by Joan O’Clery suggest the 1920s, and then the 1930s, with graceful precision. Everything about this production is simultaneously subtle and powerful.’  Irish Independent

Walking with Ghosts

Landmark Productions/ Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
Director Lonny Price
Set and Lighting Designer Sinéad McKenna
Costume Designer Joan O’Clery
Sound Designer and Composer Sinéad Diskin

The acclaimed Walking with Ghosts, written and performed by Gabriel Byrne, will play Wexford, Edinburgh and London from August – September 2022.


Production Company
BRON Studios, Headline Pictures, Metropolitan Pictures

James Flynn, Edmund Sampson

Diarmuid Goggins, Tessa Hoffe

Ciarán Hinds, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Dating Amber

Amazon Prime Video
Nominated IFTA Best Costume Design

Production Company
Tilted Pictures, Atomic 80

John Keville, Rachael O’Kane

David Freyne

Barry Ward, Fionn O’Shea, Lola Petticrew

Rose Plays Julie

Nominated Best Film London Film Festival

Production Company
Desperate Optimists

David Collins, Joe Lawlor, Christine Molloy

Joe Lawlor, Christine Molloy

Ann Skelly, Aidan Gillen, Orla Brady

The Delinquent Season

Production Company
Parallel Film

Ruth Coady, Alan Maloney

Mark O’Rowe

Cillian Murphy, Andrew Scott, Eva Birthistle, Catherine Walker

Finding Joy

Series 1 & 2

Production Company
Treasure Entertainment

Rebecca O’Flanagan, Robert Walpole

Kieron J Walsh

Amy Huberman, Aisling Bea, David O’Doherty

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