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Online Webinar, via Zoom

The Tourist: Q&A with Danielle Macdonald and Catriona Renton

Join WFTV for a conversation with some of the team behind the hit BBC drama, The Tourist.

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The Tourist: Q&A with Danielle Macdonald and Catriona Renton
The Tourist: Q&A with Danielle Macdonald and Catriona Renton

Time & Location

23 Nov 2022, 18:00 – 19:00 GMT

Online Webinar, via Zoom

About the Event

Join WFTV for a conversation with some of the team behind the hit BBC drama, The Tourist.

From the Emmy-winning production company Two Brothers Pictures and created and written by Harry and Jack Williams, the character-driven six-part thriller tells the story of a British man (Jamie Dornan) who finds himself in the glowing red heart of the Australian outback, being pursued by a vast tank truck trying to drive him off the road. An epic cat and mouse chase unfolds and the man later wakes in hospital, hurt, but somehow alive. Except he has no idea who he is. With merciless figures from his past pursuing him, The Man’s search for answers propels him through the vast and unforgiving outback.

In this event hosted by Rhianna Dhillon, talent Danielle Macdonald and Assistant Producer Catriona Renton will be discussing their experience making the series and filming in the outback. Danielle Macdonald will also be sharing insight to developing the character of Helen Chambers from script to screen.

The Tourist is available to watch now on BBC iPlayer.

Event Schedule:

17:55: Please join the webinar waiting room

18:00: Panel talk

18:45: Audience Q&A

19:00: Finish

Speakers

Danielle Macdonald was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, and moved to Los Angeles at 18 to pursue acting full-time.

She most recently starred alongside Jamie Dornan in BBC’s hit drama The Tourist, and is best known for her breakout role as ‘Patti’ in Fox Searchlight’s Patti Cake$ and title character opposite Jennifer Aniston in Dumplin’.

She starred in Netflix’s Unbelievable which has garnered critical acclaim and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Limited Series as well as an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Limited Series. The Savannah Film Festival honored her in 2019 where she received the Rising Star Award.

She also appeared in Netflix’s runaway hit, Bird Box; Fox Searchlight’s Oscar-winning short film, Skin; and played the iconic role of Lillian Roxon in the film I Am Woman which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2019.

Macdonald’s other credits include Paradise Hills; Falling For Figaro, French Exit, The East, and Every Secret Thing.

Catriona Renton is Head of Development at Two Brothers Pictures, where she works across both scripted comedy and drama. Prior to this she worked as a development producer and script edited various projects including Liar (ITV/AMC) and the second season of Fleabag (BBC/Amazon).

In 2021 she spent 7 months in Australia as Assistant Producer on the BBC/HBO Max drama The Tourist, starring Jamie Dornan. She is currently working on a variety of new development projects, alongside story producing Harry and Jack Williams’ forthcoming drama. She started her career working in theatre and as a runner in production.

How will the online event work?

This event will be live streamed via Zoom.us. 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 questions by using the Q&A feature.

This event is for existing WFTV members only.

If you are not a member and would like to join, membership costs just £100 + VAT/yr , please click here or email admin@wftv.org.uk

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