Lee Sandales

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Lee Sandales
Gateacre, Liverpool, England
Alma mater University of Roehampton
Occupation Set decorator
Years active1997–present

Lee Sandales is an English set decorator. He is mostly known for his work on the films War Horse (2011), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rogue One (2016) and 1917 (2019). Throughout his career, he has been nominated for two Academy Awards and won a BAFTA Award.


Early life

Sandales was born and grew up in Gateacre, Liverpool. He attended the local comprehensive school, before attending University of Roehampton and getting his first job. [1]

Partial filmography

As set decorator

As art director

Awards and nominations

Major associations

Academy Awards

YearNominated workCategoryResultRef.
2012 War Horse Best Art Direction (shared with Rick Carter)Nominated [2]
2020 1917 Best Production Design (shared with Dennis Gassner)Nominated [3]

British Academy Film Awards

YearNominated workCategoryResultRef.
2012 War Horse Best Production Design (shared with Rick Carter)Nominated
2016 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Best Production Design (shared with Rick Carter and Darren Gilford)Nominated
2020 1917 Best Production Design (shared with Dennis Gassner)Won [4]

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