Event details

Followed by a Q&A with Gary Sinyor, Tim Downie and Josh Howie. Chaired by Jason Solomons.

Attending this event

Tim Downie

Tim has recently appeared in the latest series of Outlander playing Governor Tryon. He is best known for his lead, regular roles in Toast, and Upstart Crow. Other TV credits include; Chewing Gum, Drunk History, Plebs and Wolf Hall. Film credits include; Tranformers: The Last Knight, The King’s Speech and Paddington.

Josh Howie

Josh is the writer and star of the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 sitcom Josh Howie’s Losing It. Josh has written and performed four solo shows for the Edinburgh Festival, before sell-out runs at the Soho Theatre, and recently completed his latest UK solo tour, Josh Howie’s Messed Up. Josh featured on Dave’s As Yet Untitled with Eddie Izzard, as well as multiple times on Comedy Central. He was the writer/presenter of The Movie Geek on Sky Movies.

Gary Sinyor

Gary is still (sadly) best known in the UK for the multi-award winning Leon the Pig Farmer. Since then he has directed comedies in the UK and in Hollywood many of which he has written, working with such talents as Peter Ustinov, Prunella Scales, Brooke Shields and Renne Zellwegger. His first – and only – play Notmoses opened in the West End in 2015. He wrote and directed The Unseen, a psychological thriller in 2017. The Jewish Enquirer is his return to contemporary Jewish comedy.

Jason Solomons

Jason is a radio and TV presenter, an interviewer and film critic. He hosts shows on BBC Radio London and BBC News, for whom he covers the BAFTAs and the Oscars alongside his film reviews. You can also see him presenting Virgin Atlantic’s in-flight entertainment show and follow his in-depth writing on films and filmmakers in The New European, and on his blog jasonsolomons.com.

Films screening at this event

The Jewish Enquirer

Gary Sinyor
Tim Downie, Lucy Montgomery, Josh Howie
90 min

Part Curb Your Enthusiasm part Alan Partridge, new British TV comedy The Jewish Enquirer follows the life of 40-something Paul Green, an investigative journalist at the 4th biggest Jewish publication in the UK, who takes his job – as well as his neurosis and pet peeves – very seriously. The screening of the first two episodes will be followed by a panel discussion with showrunner and director Gary Sinyor and stars Tim Downie, Lucy Montgomery and Josh Howie, who will explain how to make a wide-reaching Jewish comedy in Britain today.