Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci is an American actor, a writer, a producer and a film director. Tucci was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Lovely Bones (2009). He won two Emmy Awards for his performances in Winchell and Monk. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children, for Shrek!


Vanessa Redgrave

Acclaimed Oscar winning actress and human rights advocate, Vanessa Redgrave has been one of the most-sought-after actresses of international art house cinema. Notably in 1966, she performed in Blow-up and won an Academy Award for her role in Julia. In 2017, she directed Sea Sorrow with Ralph Fiennes which we screened with a Q+A at our 2018 festival.

George MacKay

George MacKay

George MacKay is one of the most exciting young film actors of his generation. At 10 he appeared in Peter Pan and was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award. In 2016, George starred in Sundance standout Captain Fantastic. After a heroic turn in Sam Mendes’s award sweeping , 1917, he most recently starred in True History of the Kelly Gang alongside Russell Crowe.


Daniel Battsek

Daniel Battsek is a highly successful film producer and executive, and current director of Film4. Previously, he was president of Miramax Films and National Geographic Films. At Mirimax he had responsibility for Oscar winners including The Queen, There Will Be Blood and No Country for Old Men. Daniel has overseen multiple award winners including Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri ,The Favourite , Widows and Cold War.


Steven Moffatt

Steven Moffatt is a Scottish television writer and producer, known for his work as show runner, writer and executive producer of Doctor Who and Sherlock. A lifelong fan of Doctor Who, Moffat’s first work on the series aired in 1999 and continues into 2017. He has won several awards, mainly for Doctor Who and Sherlock, including two Emmy Awards, five BAFTA Awards and four Hugo Awards.


Sue Vertue

Sue Vertue is an English television producer, mainly of comedy shows, including Sherlock, Mr Bean and Coupling. Sue is the daughter of producer Beryl Vertue. In the late 90s she and her partner, Steven Moffatt, joined production company Hartwood Films, run by Beryl Vertue.