A FORMER student at a Herefordshire school has won a Bafta for the film Poor Things, beating Oppenheimer and Barbie to the top spot for production design.

James Price, along with his co-designers Shona Heath and Zsuzsa Mihalek, took home the Bafta for production design at the award ceremony this month, and his former school has been celebrating the win.

Mr Price used to attend Wigmore School, and has even promised to return to visit the students and talk about his career.

He worked on the production design for the science-fiction/comedy film Poor Things, starring Hollywood actress Emma Stone. He is also nominated for an Oscar.

Vicky Austin, the careers lead for the school, said: "James Price just won a Bafta for his production design in the movie Poor Things! He is also heading to the Oscars for another nomination.  Congratulations from everyone here!"

She said the school hopes that Mr Price will return to speak to current pupils, and that they have been in contact with his family about this.


She added: "It is nice to talk to the family, they're saying that kids need to push for what they want to do in life."

Mr Price commented on a Facebook post by the school, writing: "Would be an honour to come home to Wigmore."

In his Bafta acceptance speech, Mr Price said: "Thank you to Liz for keeping the home fires burning, mum and dad for the dreams and determination, Zsuzie our incredible set decorator, Adam our unstoppable supervising art director, little Lily, a fantastic crew and my partner in crime Shona."