New Zealand Tailor for Star Wars Episode 2 and 3
The NZ Connection section of this website highlights the contributions (of all types), of New Zealanders to the Star Wars Universe. To date we have included biographies and information on actors and artists, and have a few more to add in the future.
It is interesting to note that there are also a number of behind-the-scenes New Zealanders playing their part. Dunedin-born theatrical tailor Allan Lees was credited in ‘Attack of the Clones’ as a ‘cutter’ in the costume department. He is currently General Director of Theatre Associates in Sydney Australia. His skills have seen him sought after and involved in over 350 major productions – the majority in Australia, but a significant number locally, including work with the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the New Zealand Opera Company.
Allan’s extensive background and work for Episode 2 saw him return to the Star Wars team, in the ‘Tailored Costume’ department, for the Sydney-based production of Episode 3.