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 best-loved and most-sought-after actresses of international art house cinema. Notably in 1966, she performed in Blow-up, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. In 1977 she won an Academy Award for her role in Julia.  In 2017, she directed Sea Sorrow with Ralph Fiennes and Emma Thompson which we screened with a Q+A at our 2018 festival.

George MacKay

George MacKay is one of the most exciting young film actors of his generation. At 10 he appeared in Peter Pan and has since graduated into a major feature film career. MacKay was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2014. In 2016, George starred in Sundance standout Captain Fantastic. After a heroic turn in Sam Mendes’s Golden Globe- and BAFTA-sweeping World War I drama, 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 Cohen Media Group, Miramax Films and National Geographic Films. At Mirimax he had responsibility for Oscar winners including The Queen, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly , There Will Be Blood and No Country for Old Men. At Film4 Daniel has overseen the development and production of multiple award winners including Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri ,The Favourite , Widows and Cold War.

Stephen 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 Vertueis 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.