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.
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
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.
BAFTA 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 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 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.
Nia has just finished playing Martha Washington in Washington for the History Channel. Other recent television credits include The Crown (Netflix), Hidden (BBC 4), Bang (SC4), Keeping Faith (BBC), Rillington Place (BBC), The White Princess (Starz). Her film credits include Feast, Last Summer, Just Jim, Patagonia, Third Star and Snowcake. Nia also has many theatre and radio credits and is about to appear in Hedda Gabler at the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff.
Films screening at this event
- 105 min
“[an] understated, beautifully layered performance.” – The New York Times
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?
Awards & Nominations
Winner – Best Film, Best Design, Best Camera (Drama) & Best Costume, BAFTA Cymru Awards 2001
Nominated – Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards 2000
- 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.