WFTV Q&A: In Conversation with Actor, Naomie Harris and Director, Philippa Lowthorpe

5th November 2020 19:00

WFTV Screening & Q&A: In Conversation with Actor, Naomie Harris and Director, Philippa Lowthorpe

Thursday 5 November | 19:00-20:00

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Join WFTV for an exclusive interview with the award-winning actor, Naomie Harris (Black and BlueMoonlightSpectre, Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End) and director, Philippa Lowthorpe (MisbehaviourThe CrownThree Girls) about the psychological thriller, The Third Day.

A Sky original drama, The Third Day consists of three separate but interconnected stories covering Summer’, ‘Autumn’ and ‘Winter’ that all take place on Osea Island, forming a six-part visceral drama and a theatrical event.

Naomie and Philippa will discuss the concept behind the drama, and their work and filming processes on ‘Winter’.

The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Winter, sees Helen, (Naomie Harris) a headstrong outsider being drawn to the mysterious British island in her pursuit to seek answers. She arrives on Osea with her two daughters as the islanders are battling to secure the future of their community, one they want to save at all costs. As the lines between fantasy and fact are distorted, Helen and her family are caught between the island’s splintered forces, which gives rise to a fractious battle to decide its fate.

Winter – The Third Day – Trailer


Emma Cox | Journalist

Emma is a freelance journalist. She started her career as a news reporter at the Newcastle Evening Chronicle before becoming TV Editor at the Sunday Mirror and a TV Features Editor at The Sun. She now writes about TV for titles including Radio Times, The Sun, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror and Daily Telegraph.

She also media trains and writes publicity material for all major broadcasters including BBC, Netflix and Sky and moderates panels for broadcasters as well as BAFTA, Edinburgh TV Festival, the Royal Television Society and Broadcasting Press Guild.


Naomie Harris | Actor

Naomie Harris is a BAFTA, Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated performer. She will also appear in Cary Fukunaga’s Bond 25 – No Time to Die, reprising her role as Eve Moneypenny.

Harris’s performance as a crack-addicted mother in the critically acclaimed film Moonlight earned her Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA and Academy Award nominations.

Other screen credits include Black and Blue, Mandela: Long Walk to FreedomMowgliRampage, Spectre, Collateral Beauty, SouthpawOur Kind of TraitorPirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds EndPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, and the highly acclaimed BBC mini-series White Teeth. 


Philippa Lowthorpe | Director

Philippa is an award-winning TV and film director. She started out in documentaries before moving into drama with two experimental films Eight Hours from Paris and The Other Boleyn Girl, which she adapted and directed, for BBC Films.

Her other credits include; Misbehaviour, a feature film about the controversial 1970 Miss World beauty competition, starring Keira Knightley; Five Daughters, Series 2 of The Crown, and she was the lead director on the first series of Call the Midwife.

Philippa was the first woman to be awarded a BAFTA for Director: Fiction in 2013 and she gained her second BAFTA for directing in 2018, for the multi award winning Three Girls and was winner of the WFTV Director Award in 2017.

How will the online event work?

Audience members will receive a screening link to watch all 3 episodes of Winter in advance of the event.

The Q&A will be live streamed via Viewing details will be sent via your Eventbrite confirmation.

Live stream participants will not be visible to others and you will be muted throughout the session. After the talk, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask their questions to the speaker by using the Q&A icon.

This event is for existing WFTV members only.

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