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Don Homfray obituary

Don Homfray, who has died aged 76, was a leading production designer at the BBC from the 1960s to the 1980s. He designed major period productions such as War and Peace (1972), starring Anthony Hopkins, for which he designed hundreds of sets and working cannon, carts and gun carriages. As well as working on location in the former Yugoslavia, he created the vast magnificent interior of the Kremlin in Studio One at Television Centre. It was at the time the largest and highest set ever built there. War and Peace earned him a Bafta award in 1973, and he was also nominated for Germinal (1970) and Vienna 1900 (1973).

The son of an engineer, he was born in Codsall, Staffordshire. He studied architecture at Wolverhampton Polytechnic (now the University of Wolverhampton) before joining the BBC; he worked at Birmingham and Cardiff before progressing to Television Centre in London. His early works included an episode of
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