Event details

Followed by a Q+A with Paul Morrison, Maureen Lipman, David Horovitch, Mark Lewis Jones, Nina Kellgren, Sheryl Crown and other members of the cast and crew.

Attending this event

Paul Morrison

Paul Morrison has a distinguished track record as a drama and documentary maker. In 2000 his first feature, Solomon & Gaenor, was nominated for an Academy Award in the Foreign Language Film category. His second film as a writer-director Wondrous Oblivion has also won many awards and was released widely across the UK in 2004, and in the US in 2006. His latest feature Little Ashes, starring Robert Pattinson, Javier Beltran and Matthew McNulty, won Best Film at the Verona Film Festival and at the GLAAD awards in 2010. He is currently working on the third of his ‘British and Jewish’ feature film trilogy, working title The Leningrad Gig. Paul also works as a psychotherapist.

Maureen Lipman

Maureen Lipman CBE is an award-winning film, theatre and television actress, columnist and comedienne. Her extensive theatre work includes See How They Run (awarded Olivier Theatre Award for Best Comedy Performance); Live and Kidding (nominated for 1998 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment); Glorious! (Olivier Award nominated show); Oklahoma (Lyceum). Maureen starred in Roman Polanski’s award-winning film The Pianist, for which she received a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Polish Film Awards.

David Horovitch

David Horovitch ‘s films include 102 Dalmatians, Rebecca, The Sense of an Ending, Mr Turner and Young Victoria. He has appeared on TV many times, most recently in Dad’s Army, the lost episodes. In the theatre his most recent appearances include Mike Leigh’s Grief (NT) , Much Ado About Nothing and Love’s Labour’s Lost (RSC) . He is currently planning his directorial debut with Uncle Raymond Drops By for which he has also written the screenplay.

Mark Lewis Jones

Cymru-winning actor Mark Lewis Jones is renowned for his television roles in hit productions such as Stella, National Treasure and Keeping Faith, as well as appearances in blockbusters Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Apostle and Queen of the Desert. In 2016, Mark won a BAFTA Cymru award for Best Actor in The Passing / Yr Ymadawiad and was nominated in the same category at the 2017 Awards for The Lighthouse. This year, Mark has featured in the acclaimed dramas Carnival Row and Chernobyl.

Nina Kellgren

Nina Kellgren BSC is a BAFTA winning Cinematographer. Credits include Solomon and Gaenor, Wondrous Oblivion, Young Soul Rebels, Deep Water, Drowning By Bullets. In 1999 she was elected to the British Society of Cinematographers. She has served on BAFTA jury panels and on the Board of Directors of Women in Film and Television. She is currently a Vice President of the International Federation of Cinematographers. In 2017 the BFI named her as the most prolific Female DP in UK film since 1911.

Sheryl Crown

Sheryl Crown is an extremely experienced Film Industry Creative Executive who has worked in theatre, TV drama and feature film production, originating, directing, developing and producing scripts for stage, broadcasters and cinemas. Sheryl’s track record includes Oscar and BAFTA nominations for Solomon and Gaenor, which she produced, and Oscar and BAFTA wins for Searching for Sugarman which she executive produced. Sheryl is currently Head of Development at New Sparta Productions. Recently, Sheryl has been an executive producer on Brimstone; The Lovers and the Despot; Tale of Tales; Miss You Already; and The Green Prince, among others. She is currently also producing a Documentary Feature film – Neither Confirm nor Deny – set against the backdrop of Watergate.

Films screening at this event

Solomon and Gaenor

Paul Morrison
105 min
This Oscar-nominated classic of British-Jewish cinema is 20 years old this year. Set amid the anti-Jewish riots of 1911, and starring Ioan Gruffudd, Nia Roberts and Maureen Lipman, Solomon and Gaenor tells the story of a young Orthodox-Jewish man in South Wales who falls in love with a local girl. Will their love survive their respective communities’ prejudice and fear? 
Winner – Best Film, Best Design, Best Camera (Drama), Best Costume: BAFTA Cymru Awards 2001
Nominated – Best Foreign Language Film: Academy Awards 2000
“[an] understated, beautifully layered performance.” – The New York Times



Anita Bruvere
6 min

Over 300 years, 19 Princelet Street, Spitalfields, East London, was home to different immigrant communities: Huguenot silk merchants, Irish weavers, East European Jewish tailors. Home is an animated documentary which uses fabric to explore the shared  experiences of community, immigration, and diversity, based on the true story of one building.


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