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Thu, 30 Sept


Online Webinar, via Zoom

Inspirational Woman: In conversation with Jane Horrocks

We’re joined by Golden Globe nominated Jane Horrocks to discuss her journey as an actress across film, television & theatre.

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Inspirational Woman: In conversation with Jane Horrocks
Inspirational Woman: In conversation with Jane Horrocks

Time & Location

30 Sept 2021, 18:00 – 19:00 BST

Online Webinar, via Zoom

About the Event

We’re joined by Golden Globe nominated Jane Horrocks to discuss her journey as an actress across film, television & theatre. Led by Esther Coles, they’ll discuss some of her memorable roles from playing LV in Little Voice to Bubble in Absolutely Fabulous to Wendy in Bloods. Jane has truly built a career with a strong portfolio of characters. Onstage, her last performance was in 2020 as Nell in Endgame at Young Vic and this year she co-created an exhibition, Yolk and Aliens, at 2021’s Brighton Festival.

We’ll find out what she looks for in a project, her experience of being a woman working in film and television for over twenty years and the changes that she’s seen and been a part of, sharing what she’s learnt along the way.

Jane’s most recent project Bloods is a six-part Sky Original series that follows two paramedics, tough-acting loner Maleek (Samson Kayo) and over-friendly divorcee Wendy (Jane Horrocks), who are partnered together as an unlikely duo. At first, the pairing seems dead on arrival, but through the fast paced, never-ending rush of 999 calls, the two ultimately become each other’s lifelines.

Attendees will also be offered the option to select a ticket to view some episodes of Bloods. A link and access code will be shared ahead of the event. In order to receive a screening link, you must book a ticket by 17:00 on Wednesday 29 September.

Jane Horrocks

Theatre includes: Endgame (The Old Vic); The King Lear (The Old Vic); The Room/Family Voices (West End); East is East (West End/tour); Absurd Person Singular(West End); Sweet Panic (West End);The Rise And Fall of Little Voice(National Theatre/West End); Cabaret (Donmar); Macbeth (Greenwich Theatre); Instructions for Correct Assembly, Aunt Dan and Lemon; Road (Royal Court); If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me,The Good Soul of Szechuan, Annie Get Your Gun (Young Vic); Cotton Panic(Manchester International Festival); Television includes: Bloods, Flack, The Singapore Grip, Inside No 9, Little Crackers, Trollied, True Love, The Road to Coronation Street, Gracie!, The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, The Street, Mirrorball, Never Mind The Horrocks, Absolutely Fabulous, Suffer the Little Children, Bad Girl, Road. Film includes: Swimming with Men, Ab Fab The Movie, Sunshine On Leith, Chicken Run, Corpse Bride, Life Is Sweet, Little Voice, Memphis Belle, The Witches, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, The Dressmaker.

Ester Coles

Esther trained at RADA. Theatre credits include Dusty (UK Tour), Touched (Nottingham Playhouse), The Nap (Sheffield Crucible), Brian Pern Live (Lyric Theatre), Matchbox Theatre (Hampstead Theatre), The Girlfriend Experience (Royal Court Theatre /Young Vic Theatre/Plymouth Drum), The Recruiting Officer (Manchester Royal Exchange), Woyzeck, Can't Stand Up For Falling Down, Billy Liar,The Snow Queen (Hull Truck Theatre Company). Television credits include Eastenders BBC, Josh BBC, Damned C4, The Syndicate BBC, Code of A Killer ITV, House Of Fools BBC, Nurse BBC, Great Night Out ITV and Doctors BBC. Film Credits include Emma, Enola Holmes, On Chisel Beach, Il Maestro, Cheeky and Sixty Six. Esther has also written her own comedy The Allotment that was aired on BBC R4 in 2017 and is creator of Queen Bees Podcast with Hatrick Productions which she co presents with Jane Horrocks. Esther is currently writing a musical.

Event Schedule:

17:55: Please join the webinar waiting room

18:00:  Host to lead conversation

18:45: Attendee Q&A opens

19:00: Finish

How will the online event work?

This event will be live streamed via Viewing details will be sent via your confirmation.

Attending participants will not be visible to others and will be muted throughout the session. After the talk, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask their questions to the panel by using the Q&A feature.

This event is for existing WFTV members only.

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