John Allan Hyatt Box OBE, (27 January 1920—March 7, 2005), was a British film production designer and art director. During his career he won the Academy Award for Best Art Direction on four occasions and won its BAFTA equivalent three times, making him the most decorated film designer of all time. Throughout his career he earned a reputation for recreating exotic locations in rather more mundane surroundings, for example he once created a walled Chinese city in Snowdonia.
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