Alan is best known for his production design work on Stephen Frears’ The Queen, which won him nomination for Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film from the Art Directors Guild and Best Technical Achievement at the British Independent Film Awards, and for the Rajasthan-set The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel directed by John Madden, which won him a similar nomination for Best Art Direction in a Contemporary Film from the Art Directors Guild.
In 2013, he designed the sets for the Academy Award-nominated film Philomena and recently completed work on Stephen Frears’ latest feature about disgraced Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong.
Other credits include Love is the Devil, depicting 10 years in the life of painter Francis Bacon; The Jacket and The Edge of Love, all directed by John Maybury; and Kinky Boots, the film on which the Broadway musical is based.
Alan’s television credits include his design for Henry V directed by Thea Sharrock for the BBC, as part of ‘The Hollow Crown’ series and Man to Man, directed by John Maybury.
In 2014, Alan was production designer for Kevin Spacey’s one man play ‘Darrow’ for the Old Vic Theatre in London.