ORIGINS and DREAMS
THURSDAY 10TH NOVEMBER
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British actor Geraldine James is celebrated for her work on both stage and screen.
Geraldine can most recently be seen in Two Brothers Pictures‘ critically acclaimed comedy series Back to Life opposite Daisy Haggard for BBC1 and Showtime, and also in Netflix’s hit series Anne with an E, in which she plays ‘Marilla Cuthbert’ in all three seasons, winning her the 2019 Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series. Geraldine will next be seen in the television series The Beast Must Die for Britbox opposite Cush Jumbo and Jared Harris, as well as the Terence Davies feature film Benediction.
Geraldine’s film credits include the acclaimed independent film Beast, written and directed by Michael Pearce, and in Peter Mackie Burns’ film Daphne, for which she was nominated for an Evening Standard British Film Award. Other film work includes: Downton Abbey, directed by Michael Engler, 45 years, directed by Andrew Haig, Megan Leavey, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite and starring Kate Mara; Our Robot Overlords, directed by Jon Wright; The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, directed by David Fincher; Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, both directed by Guy Ritchie; Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland; Made in Dagenham; Calendar Girls; Gandhi; The Luzhin Defense; The Testimony of Taliesin Jones; Words Upon The Window Pane; Prince of Shadows; The Bridge; The Tall Guy; The Wolves of Willoughby Chase; and Sir Peter Hall’s She’s Been Away, for which she won the Coppa Volpi Award for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival.
She has been BAFTA-nominated four times for her television performances, in Dummy (for which she also won a Critics’ Association Award for Best Actress), The Jewel in The Crown, Band of Gold and Sins. She starred recently in the critically acclaimed Channel 4 drama Utopia (Seasons 1 and 2), and her other TV credits include: The Five, Black Work, Legacy, 13 Steps Down, Little Britain, City of Vice, The Last Enemy, Rapunzel, The Time of Your Life, Heist, The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, Jane Hall, He Knew He Was Right, State of Play, Hound of the Baskervilles, Crime and Punishment, White Teeth, Drovers Gold, Kavanagh QC, A Doll’s House, Blott on the Landscape and The History Man.
Geraldine won a Drama Desk Award, and was nominated for a Tony Award, for her performance as Portia in The Merchant of Venice, opposite Dustin Hoffman, and she also starred on Broadway as Gertrude in Michael Grandage’s production of Hamlet, with Jude Law. Her UK theatre credits include Lawrence After Arabia (Hampstead Theatre), 13 (National Theatre), The Seagull (Arcola Theatre), Victory (Arcola Theatre), The UN Inspector (National Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (Oxford Stage Co), The Faith Healer (Almeida Theatre), Death and the Maiden (Duke of York’s), Hedda Gabler (Royal Exchange Theatre), and Sir Peter Hall’s productions of Lysistrata (Old Vic and West End) and Cymbeline (National Theatre).
Geraldine trained at The Drama Centre in London, and she was named an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in 2003
Judith Lanyon is co director (with Barbara Santi) and producer of No Holds Barred. She is Matthew Lanyon's widow and has supported his art practice and written about his work since she began living with him in Cornwall in 2009.
Since his death she has been taking forward his legacy and creatively archiving and curating the material he left behind. Judith was born and raised on the Lancashire Fylde coast and regularly spends time in the Lakes where she has close family.
She has had a lifelong commitment to changing the way we think about ageing, adult learning and care practice and has worked for and led various charities in London and as a freelance consultant and author. She was Head of Community Learning in Brent until 2010.
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Olivia Hetreed is a British screenwriter and editor, and the current president of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain. In 2003, she received a BAFTA nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for adapting Tracy Chevalier's best-selling novel Girl with a Pearl Earring into the film of the same name. Olivia Hetreed studied English at university.
She first worked as an editor of documentaries and films. Later, she began her writing career by working on family films such as The Treasure Seekers (1996) and The Canterville Ghost (1996). In 1998, she wrote the short film Candy, but found wider fame when she adapted Girl with a Pearl Earring into the 2003 film of the same name.
Hetreed had gained access to the novel shortly before its publication, as she and Chevalier shared the same agent. Her husband Andy Paterson convinced the author to sell the film rights, and he co-produced the film with his production company Archer Films. For her work in the film, she received a BAFTA nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Later in 2003, Hetreed wrote an adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer's story "The Man of Law's Tale" from his work The Canterbury Tales, for the miniseries of the same name. Hetreed's contribution to the series starred Andrew Lincoln and Nikki Amuka-Bird, with direction overseen by Julian Jarrold.
The children's television series Roman Mysteries was Hetreed's next project, which she adapted from Caroline Lawrence's work in 2006. In 2011, she co-wrote Wuthering Heights with Andrea Arnold, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Emily Brontë.
As a result of these writing credits, she has been called an "expert in literary adaptations.” In 2013, Hetreed was named the new president of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain. She announced, "Most of the Guild's efforts remain unseen and unknown to members or the outside world. My focus as President will be to make the work of the Guild and its members more visible, both internally and externally."
In 2016, Hetreed co-wrote the Spanish historical drama Altamira, directed by Hugh Hudson, and in 2017, ventured into animation for the children's film Birds Like Us, the first Bosnian full-length computer animated film. She was one of the writers on Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris for Anthony Fabian.
Anthony Fabian is a British producer, writer and director of feature films, shorts, documentaries, and classical music programmes made through his company, Elysian Films. He is the director of Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris starring Lesley Manville and Isabelle Huppert.
His first feature film, Skin, won 22 international awards. His feature-documentary, Good Hope, about the past, present and potential future of South Africa, was released in 2020. He has also worked as music supervisor on a number of feature films, including Restoration, GoldenEye, Schubert and Hilary and Jackie.
2020 saw the release of Anthony Fabian's feature-length documentary, "Good Hope", exploring the current socio-political landscape of South Africa through the eyes of the post-apartheid generation. His next feature film, based on Paul Gallico's Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, went into production in October 2020 and will be released by Focus Features early in 2022. It stars Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Jason Isaacs, Lambert Wilson, Anna Chancellor, Lucas Bravo, Alba Baptista, Ellen Thomas and Rose Williams.
Fabian completed "Louder Than Words" in 2013, an American independent feature film based on true events starring David Duchovny, Hope Davis and Timothy Hutton. It tells the poignant story of John and Brenda Fareri, grieving parents who were inspired by the unexpected death of their young daughter to build a world class children's hospital.
The hospital helps the family to heal, as well as looking after thousands of sick children and their families, becoming a model for many children's hospitals thereafter. In 2014, he directed a short film with Freddie Fox and Tuan Yuan called Freeze-Frame for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. His next feature film will be an adaptation of Paul Gallico's much loved 1958 novella, Mrs Harris Goes to Paris and will star Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Jason Isaacs, and Lucas Bravo.
He is developing an ongoing television drama series called "Debs", based on "Last Curtsey" by Fiona MacCarthy, with actress Victoria Tennant, and a TV series called "Tivoli", set in New York, with the writer Cynthia Cleese.
Fabian's filmography includes profiles of performers Luciano Pavarotti, Cecilia Bartoli, Joshua Bell, Angela Gheorghiu, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Renée Fleming, Christophe Rousset, Olli Mustonen, Richard Egarr and composer John Tavener and he has made a number of promotional films for the Tourist Board of Great Britain, VisitBritain, featuring Dev Patel, Judi Dench, Twiggy, Rupert Everett, Luke Evans, Colin Montgomerie, Boris Becker, Jamie Oliver and Matt Smith, including a television commercial featuring people's views about Britain around the world, released in 2017.
He is also the producer/director of an eight-part interview series narrated by Sue MacGregor called "British Legends of Stage and Screen" (2012), featuring Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Michael Gambon, Diana Rigg, Michael York, Glenda Jackson, the late Christopher Lee and Ian McKellen, with Executive Producer Sandy Lieberson. The series was broadcast in the UK on Sky Arts HD.
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Cal MacAninch (born 24 November 1963) is a Scottish actor, who has appeared in many works across Film & TV spanning the last 30 years
Recently appearing in Vigil and Time and most recently in Trigger Point.
Vigil was Emmy nominated, Time won a BAFTA and Trigger Point just won best new drama at the National Television Awards
Other notable appearances were his roles, portraying the character of DI John Keenan in police drama HolbyBlue on BBC1 (from 2007–08),
Mr Thackeray in the ITV period drama, Mr Selfridge, and Henry Lang in Downton Abbey
He played Rowan Collins in Series 4 of the ITV drama series Wild at Heart. He returned to the show for its fifth series as a main cast member.
He also played Tauren, a sorcerer in the BBC television series Merlin in the episode "To Kill the King". He starred in the 2001 BBC miniseries The Best of Both Worlds with Alice Evans.
He is married to Shauna Macdonald, living in Scotland. They have three children.
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