Eileen Diss

Set design

Eileen Diss is a six-time BAFTA winner for her work in television. She trained at the Central School of Art and Design, London.

She has an extensive working relationship with the Gate Theatre, where her designs include God of Carnage, Beckett Pinter Mamet Festival, Present Laughter (transferred to Spoleto Festival), The Old Curiosity Shop, The Deep Blue Sea, Private Lives, Beckett Centenary Festival, The Constant Wife, Lady Windermere’s Fan, The Heiress, Arcadia, The Homecoming, and the Pinter Festival (also at Lincoln Centre, New York).

Other work for theatre includes Watch On The Rhine, Measure for Measure, The Caretaker, The Philanderer, No Man’s Land (Royal National Theatre); A Letter Of Resignation, Taking Sides, The Hothouse, Oleanna, Twelve Angry Men and most of Simon Gray’s plays in London’s West End.

Her extensive work for television the Maigret and Somerset Maugham series, many plays and films for the BBC and for ITV including Cider with Rosie, Jeeves and Wooster series and Longitude. Feature films include A Doll’s House, Betrayal, 84 Charing Cross Road, August and A Handful Of Dust.

Lifetime Achievement Award, Royal Television Society, UK, 2002
BAFTA awards for Best Design in 2001, 1992 and 1974
Multiple additional nominations - see IMDB listing for details.

Eileen Diss   Present Laughter

Stage Theatre
Set design
Other featured designers
Peter O'Brien
Denis Clohessy
Production company
Gate Theatre
Premiere Venue
Gate Theatre, Dublin
Noel Coward
Alan Stanford
Anthony Woods