As a production designer Anna has worked with many high profile directors including Neil Jordan, Nicholas Roeg, Lenny Abrahamson and Whit Stillman. She won an ‘Irish Film and Television Award’ in both 2010 and 2012 for her design work on ‘Ondine’ and ‘Stella Days’ respectively. In 2020 she was invited to become a member of AMPAS, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Her recent design credits include ‘Conversations with Friends’ directed by Lenny Abrahamson,  ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’ directed by Jonathan Kent and 'Small Town Big Story' directed by Chris O’Dowd which is due for release later this year.

Anna also maintains a career as a fine art photographer. In 2024 photographs from her ‘Farmer’ series are being shown in The Brooklyn Museum as part of the group show ‘In the Now: Gender and Nation in Europe, Selection from the ‘Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl Photography Collection’. In 2022 photographs from the same series were part of the exhibition ‘A Growing Enquiry’ at the RHA Gallery in Dublin and also in the exhibition ‘Images Are All We Have’ at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Dublin. 

In 2001 she published a book, Fish Stone Water on the holy wells of Ireland and in 2004 co-directed a documentary on the same subject called An Tobar.

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PRODUCTION DESIGN selected credits

Conversations with Friends (2022) Lenny Abrahamson & Leanne Welham, Element Films/BBC/Hulu/RTE

The Trial of Christine Keeler (2018) Andrea Harkin & Leanne Welham, BBC/Ecosse Films

We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2016) Stacie Passon, Further Films/Great Point Media

Love and Friendship (2015) Whit Stillman, Blinder Films

A Dangerous Fortune (2014) Christine Schwochow, Constantine/Octagon

Stella Days (2010) Thaddeus O’Sullivan, Newgrange Picture

Ondine (2009) Neil Jordan, Wayfare/Octagon Films

Puffball (2007) Nicolas Roeg, Tall Stories/Grand Pictures

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ART DIRECTION selected credits

The Last Duel (2019) (Ireland), Scott Free Productions

King Arthur (2004) (Supervising) Bruckheimer Films

Ella Enchanted (2004) Mirimax

Animal Farm (1999) Hallmark & TNT

The Butcher Boy (1997) Warner Brothers

Braveheart (1995) (assistant) Icon


2016 Nominated San Diego Film Critics Society Awards for Love and Friendship

2016 Nominated Florida Film Critics Circle Awards for Love and Friendship. 

2012 Won IFTA Best Production Design for Stella Days

2010 Won IFTA Best Production Design for Ondine

AGENT: Richard Robinson, United Talent Agency


2023, 2021, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 Film Drafting Workshops, Screen Ireland

2016 - Speaker at Belfast Design Week Design camp

2012 - 'Moon' Production Design Masterclass, Screen Training Ireland

2011 - Production Design Masterclass with Norman Garwood, Screen Training Ireland


2024 ‘In the Now: Gender and Nation in Europe’, Selections form the Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl Collection, Brooklyn Museum, New York.

2022 A Growing Enquiry, RHA Gallery, Dublin, group show. 

2022 'Images Are All We Have', Museum of Contemporary Photography, Dublin

2017 ‘Post Picturesque; Photographing Ireland’, Rochester Art Centre.

2017 ‘Post-Picturesque; Photographing Ireland’, Braucher Museum, Minnesota.

2016 Under into Somewhere, Cross Gallery, Dublin. solo show

2016 RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin.

2015 Portraits from the David Kronn Collection, The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

2014 Second Sight, The David Kronn Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art,

2014 RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin

2013 RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin

2009 Invited Artist Eigse, Carlow, solo show

2008 30 Contemporary Collection, Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar, Ireland

2007 Farmers,  Purdy Hicks Gallery, London. solo show,

2007 Photo-London Art Fair, RHA, London.

2006 Summer Exhibition, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London

2006 Photo-London Art Fair, RHA, London as part of the Purdy Hicks Stand.

2006 Other Visions, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London

2006 RHA Annual Exhibition, Invited Artist.

2006 Farmers, at the Rathmines Town Hall, Dublin. solo show

2004 RHA Annual Exhibition

2003 RHA Annual Exhibition


Irish Times 2016

Christin Leach 2015

Irish Examiner 2014


2001 Fish Stone Water

A book collaboration on the Holy Wells of Ireland with photographer Liam O’Callaghan, and an introduction by Angela Bourke, published by Atrium Press.

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2004 An Tobar

A one hour documentary on holy wells, co-directed with Adrian McCarthy for Wildfire Films. Funded by TG4 and the Film Board. Shown on TG4.