(written from a Production point of view)
Nathan Crowley is a British production designer, art director, and set designer. He served as the latter on the pilot episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "Emissary", along with Joseph Hodges and Alan S. Kaye.
Crowley has also designed the sets for the films Hook (1991, under Joseph Hodges), Paramount Pictures' Escape from L.A. (1996, starring Michelle Forbes; working with Kurt V. Hulett and Christopher S. Nushawg), and Mystery Men (1999, working with James R. Bayliss). His art direction credits include the Paramount films Braveheart (1995) and Mission: Impossible II (2000, co-written by Ronald D. Moore and Brannon Braga, with cinematography by Jeffrey L. Kimball), as well as Warner Bros. Pictures' Assassins (featuring Stephen Liska and second unit direction by Robert Sallin). He was also an assistant art director on the 1994 Warner Bros. film Maverick, again working with fellow "Emissary" set designer Joseph Hodges.
As a production designer, Crowley has worked on such films as Behind Enemy Lines (2001, featuring Leon Russom), The Lake House (2006, starring Christopher Plummer), and Michael Mann's Public Enemies (2009, featuring Spencer Garrett). Primarily, however, he works on films for director/writer/producer Christopher Nolan. His collaborations with Nolan thus far have been 2002's Insomnia (which featured Paul Dooley), 2005's Batman Begins and its 2008 sequel, The Dark Knight (featuring Andrew Bicknell, Danny Goldring, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr., and Keith Szarabajka), and 2006's The Prestige (featuring Daniel Davis, Christopher Neame and W. Morgan Sheppard).
Crowley and set decorator Julie Ochipinti earned their first Academy Award nomination for Best Achievement in Art Direction for their work on The Presitge. In addition, Crowley received Excellence in Production Design Award nominations from the Art Directors Guild for his work on both Batman Begins, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight. He was also nominated for a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award for Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Most recently, Crowley was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on The Dark Knight.