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Photograph: Heidi Lundsgaard


Thomas Ditlev Sjølander

Career History

April 2004 - present:

Self- employed embroidery maker and owner of Sjølander Embroidery. 

July 2021 - present:

Daily and artistic manager of Denmark's Costumarium. The Costumarium exhibits costumes and costume designs from national and international film, theatre and television productions. It is the first museum in Denmark dedicated to the art of costume.

June 2001 - April 2004:

Costume maker at Cosprop Ltd, London. Specializing in costume embroidery under the guidance of Head of Men's Dept. Christopher Prins and Owner and Costume Designer John Bright.

Sept. 2000 - June 2001:

Costume Interpretation BA, Wimbledon College of Art

March 1993 - June 1998:

Apprenticeship and employment with Couturier and Costume Designer Lars Andersen, Copenhagen.


The Danish National Guilds show, Thorseng Lærches Modesalon

Napoleon, Apple Studios

Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom, Pathé

Dangerous Liaisons, Playground Entertainment

The Great - Season 2, Thruline Entertainment

Gentleman Jack, HBO Prod.

Emma, Blueprint Pictures

Babylon Berlin III, X Filme Creative Pool

17th century costumes for Das Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung

The Witcher, Netflix

The Phantom of the Opera, Det Ny Teater

Mulan, Walt Disney Pictures

Dr Dolittle, Perfect World Pictures

L’Empereur de Paris, Mandarin Films

Angelo, Novotny & Novotny Filmproduktion GmbH

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Walt Disney Pictures

Interlude in Prague, Stillking Films

Das Rheingold, Lyric Opera Chicago

Alice in Wonderland (ballet) The National Finnish Opera

Beauty and the Beast, Walt Disney Pictures

Virtuoso, HBO Prod.

Couture show at the King's Garden, Thorseng Lærches Modesalon

Alice Through the Looking Glass, Walt Disney Pictures

Magic in the Moonlight, Gravier Productions

Romeo og Julie (ballet), The Danish Royal Theatre

Die Zauberflöte, Bregenzer Festspiele

Le Nozze di Figaro, The Royal Opera House at Covent Garden

Jack the Giant Slayer, New Line Cinema

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Glyndebourne

Les Noces de Figaro, Opéra National de Paris

Birdsong, The Comedy Theatre, London

John Carter of Mars, Walt Disney Pictures

Return to Cranford, BBC

De Tre Musketörer, Stockholms Stadsteater

Anonymous, Columbia Pictures

Robin Hood, Universal Pictures

Les Patineurs, The Royal Opera House at Covent Garden

The Duchess, Paramount Vantage

Haus Buddenbrooks, Bavaria Film

Henry IV, The Royal Shakespeare Company

John Adams, HBO Prod.

The Sound of Music, The Really Useful Group

Tosca, The Danish Royal Theatre

Turandot, The Royal Opera House at Covent Garden

Cosi fan Tutte, Glyndebourne

4 Chasubles, Bolbro Church

Tosca, The Royal Opera House at Covent Garden

The Marriage of Figaro, The Danish National Opera

La Vie en Rose, Légende Films

Purple Chasuble, Ubberud Church

Goya’s Ghosts, The Saul Zaentz Company

The Da Vinci Code, Columbia Pictures

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Walt Disney Pictures

Sanne Salomonsen - The Show, Bellevue Teatret

Memoirs of a Geisha, Columbia Pictures

Kingdom of Heaven, Twentieth Century Fox

The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Tribeca Productions

The Phantom of the Opera, Warner Bros

Five Children and It, Sandfairy Ltd.

Finding Neverland, Miramax

Thunderbirds, Working Title Films

Ladies in Lavender, UK Film Council

Big Fish, Columbia Pictures

The Haunted Mansion, Walt Disney Pictures

Timeline, Paramount Pictures

Byron, BBC

Pirates of the Caribean: Dead Man's Chest, Walt Disney Pictures

Daniel Deronda, BBC

The Gathering Storm, HBO prod.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Warner Bros. 

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