In conversation with the on and off screen stars of The Crown; Season Four
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About the Event
Season four of The Crown brought new characters to the screen as it tells the story of Queen Elizabeth's reign in the 1980s, with Emma Corrin portraying Lady Diana Spencer and Gillian Anderson as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Both who have recently won Golden Globes for their roles, Emma winning Best Actress in a TV series - drama and Gillian winning Best supporting actress in a TV series, limited series or TV film.
In a conversation hosted by Edith Bowman, Emma and Gillian will be joined by executive producer Suzanne Mackie and producer Oona O’Beirn to speak about their experience on the latest season. The panel will discuss the process of preparing for the roles, the challenges and joys of producing such a wide-ranging historical drama and the importance of costume to create characters and accurately portray such public figures.
Gillian Anderson, Actress
Award-winning film, television and theatre actress Gillian Anderson achieved international recognition for her role as ‘Special Agent Dana Scully’ on the American TV series The X-Files. Since then, appearing in Bleak House, The Last King of Scotland, BAFTA-winning mini-series Great Expectations, BAFTA nominated thriller The Fall, The Sunlit Night and Netflix’s recent and critically acclaimed Sex Education. Gillian has performed on stage in both London and New York, credits including in Tennessee Williams’ A Street Car Named Desire and Ivo van Hove’s West End adaptation of All About Eve.
Emma Corrin, Actress
In 2019 Emma appeared as ‘Esme’, a recurring role in the 10-part Warner Brothers/EPIX series Pennyworth. The following year, Emma made her debut film appearance in Misbehaviour, a historical drama film which follows the story of a group of women from the Women’s Liberation Movement seeking to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition, which took place in London.
Suzanne Mackie, Executive Producer
Suzanne is the executive producer on golden globe winning The Crown for Netflix where she has been a key member of the team since the beginning, working closely with the show’s creator and showrunner, Peter Morgan. Having recently completed seasons three and four, she is now exec producing seasons five and six as well as having recently set up Orchid Pictures.
Oona O Beirn, Producer
Oona is currently a producer on the award- winning series The Crown for Netflix having started as a script executive on the show in season one and promoted to producer by season three. Prior to this, Oona worked as a script executive at Left Bank on the Sky/Cinemax series Strike Back. Before Left Bank, Oona worked at Kudos where she produced the CBBC series M.I. High and script editor four series of the ITV show Law and Order: UK. Oona started out in factual television working as an Assistant Producer on the hit Channel 4 shows Faking It and Wife Swap.
Host, Edith Bowman
17:55: Please join the webinar waiting room
18:00: Edith to host conversation
18:45: Attendee Q&A opens
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