WFTV Q&A: In Conversation with Actor, Naomie Harris and Director, Philippa Lowthorpe

Join WFTV for an exclusive interview with the award-winning actor, Naomie Harris (Black and Blue, Moonlight, Spectre, Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End) and director, Philippa Lowthorpe (Misbehaviour, The Crown, Three Girls) about the psychological thriller, The Third Day.

A Sky original drama, The Third Day consists of three separate but interconnected stories covering Summer’, ‘Autumn’ and ‘Winter’ that all take place on Osea Island, forming a six-part visceral drama and a theatrical event.

Naomie and Philippa will discuss the concept behind the drama, and their work and filming processes on ‘Winter’.

Winter, sees Helen, (Naomie Harris) a headstrong outsider being drawn to the mysterious British island in her pursuit to seek answers. She arrives on Osea with her two daughters as the islanders are battling to secure the future of their community, one they want to save at all costs. As the lines between fantasy and fact are distorted, Helen and her family are caught between the island’s splintered forces, which gives rise to a fractious battle to decide its fate.

SPEAKERS

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Journalist

Emma Cox

Emma is a freelance journalist. She started her career as a news reporter at the Newcastle Evening Chronicle before becoming TV Editor at the Sunday Mirror and a TV Features Editor at The Sun. She now writes about TV for titles including Radio Times, The Sun, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror and Daily Telegraph.

She also media trains and writes publicity material for all major broadcasters including BBC, Netflix and Sky and moderates panels for broadcasters as well as BAFTA, Edinburgh TV Festival, the Royal Television Society and Broadcasting Press Guild.

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Actor

Naomie Harris

Naomie Harris is a BAFTA, Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated performer. She will also appear in Cary Fukunaga’s Bond 25 – No Time to Die, reprising her role as Eve Moneypenny.

Harris’s performance as a crack-addicted mother in the critically acclaimed film Moonlight earned her Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Academy Award nominations.

Other screen credits include Black and Blue, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Mowgli, Rampage, Spectre, Collateral Beauty, Southpaw, Our Kind of Traitor, Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, and the highly acclaimed BBC mini-series White Teeth. 

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Director

Philippa Lowthorpe

Philippa is an award-winning TV and film director. She started out in documentaries before moving into drama with two experimental films Eight Hours from Paris and The Other Boleyn Girl, which she adapted and directed, for BBC Films.

Her other credits include; Misbehaviour, a feature film about the controversial 1970 Miss World beauty competition, starring Keira Knightley; Five Daughters, Series 2 of The Crown, and she was the lead director on the first series of Call the Midwife.

Philippa was the first woman to be awarded a BAFTA for Director: Fiction in 2013 and she gained her second BAFTA for directing in 2018, for the multi award winning Three Girls and was winner of the WFTV Director Award in 2017.

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