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Holman as he appeared on series 2 of Torchwood Declassified

Ray Holman was costume designer on Torchwood from 2006-09, and on Doctor Who in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2015. Following Louise Page's run on Doctor Who, for which he double-banked on Blink and Turn Left, Holman became the first man in charge of the costume department since the BBC Wales version began after he took over for the 2010 series. His most ubiquitous contribution to the Doctor Who universe was the design of the Eleventh Doctor's series 5 costume.

At the same time he was employed on Doctor Who, he was also costume designer for Sherlock, a co-creation of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, produced by Sue Vertue in Cardiff for BBC Wales.

His involvement with BBC Wales likely came as a result of his work on Sea of Souls, a show initially produced by Phil Collinson. His first work on television was for the finale of the mostly Peter Davison-less series 6 of All Creatures Great and Small, helmed by King's Demons director, Tony Virgo.

In 2000, he was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award for his work on This is Personal - The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper. In 2008, he won a Welsh BAFTA for series 1 of Torchwood, and was nominated for the award again in 2009 for series 2.

He likes to put a red button on the cuffs of his characters or even a red buttonhole.

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