Jane Smith started making hats for theatre and film in 1968 and works in felt, straw, buckram, plastics, fabrics and wire frames in her London Studio.
A leading figure in period hat making, she also makes historical uniform hats, including bicorns, tricorns, shakos and top hats.
Her work features widely in television , film and theatre, commercials and photo shoots.
Recent productions include Kenneth Branagh’s film of Shakespeare ‘All is True’ , bowlers for ‘Stan and Ollie’, Disney 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’. ‘Victoria and Abdul’, ‘Darkest Hour’, ‘Tulip Fever'.
On stage: ‘The Death of Anne Boleyn’ at the Tower of London, ‘Warhorse’, ‘The Importance of Being Ernest', Noel Cowards ‘A Song at Twilight’ at the Theatre Royal, Bath, and principals hats for many productions at the Globe Theatre.