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Josie MacAvin (1919–2005)

Josie MacAvin was born in 1919 in Ireland. She is known for her work on Out of Africa (1985), Far and Away (1992) and Michael Collins (1996). She died on January 26, 2005 in Monkstown, Ireland. See full bio »


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(age 86) in Monkstown, Ireland

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Out of Africa Set Decorator
Far and Away Art Department
Michael Collins Set Decorator


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 2002 Evelyn (as Josie Macavin)
 2002 The Magnificent Ambersons (TV Movie)
 2000 David Copperfield (TV Movie)
 2000 Yesterday's Children (TV Movie) (as Josie Mac Avin)
 1999 The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (TV Movie)
 1997 The Tale of Sweeney Todd (TV Movie)
 1990 The Field
 1988 Da
 1987 The Dead
 1987 Lionheart
 1986 Eat the Peach
 1985 Out of Africa
 1985 Steaming (as Josie Macavin)
 1984 Cal
 1983 The Dresser
 1981 The Manions of America (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Part III (1981)
- Part I (1981)
 1980 Heaven's Gate
 1980 Cry of the Innocent (TV Movie) (as Josie Mac Avin)
 1977 Silver Bears
 1975 Inserts
 1974 The Mutations
 1973 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Catholics (1973)
 1972 Made
 1969 Hannibal Brooks (uncredited)
 1965 The Spy Who Came In from the Cold (uncredited)
 1964 The 7th Dawn (as Jose MacAvin)
 1963 Tom Jones
 1961 The Mark (uncredited)
Show Show Art department (19 credits)
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Show Show Location management (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Alternate Names:

Josie Mac Avin | Jose MacAvin | Josie Macavin | Jose McAvin | Josie McAvin

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Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Art Directors Branch)

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