Q & As

Cambridge Creatives is curating a series of talks with world renowned professionals in film, television and theatre. These are in-person and virtual, but an archive of past talks can be viewed here.

Art Department Panel

Art Director, Production Designer, Stand-by Art Director

Jordana Finkel, Alex Marden, Angus Carter, and Natasha Coleman discuss the intricacies of the Art Department and dive into projects they have worked on.

Céline Sciamma

Director and Screenwriter

Céline Sciamma is an award-winning director and screenwriter, known for her films Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Girlhood, Tomboy, Petite Maman, and many more.

Jamie Childs

Director, Writer and Producer

Jamie is a renowned Director in TV, film and advertising, known for his work on Dr Who, His Dark Materials and, most recently, Neil Gaiman's The Sandman.

Eleanor Adler


Eleanor is a Trainee Assistant Editor, and Editor of short films. She has worked on Roadkill, written by previous guest Sir David Hare, and on Temple.

Denson Baker


Denson is an award-winning cinematographer, known for his work on The Luminaries, Ophelia, Measure of a Man, Victoria and on re-shoots for Get Out.

Sir Roger Deakins & James Ellis Deakins


Roger and James are the masters behind iconic films: The Shawshank Redemption, 1917, The Big Lebowski, Skyfall, Fargo, and Blade Runner 2049.

Mathieu Kassovitz

Director, Writer, Producer, Editor & Actor

Mathieu is the winner of three César Awards, best known for his seminal film La Haine and his roles in Amélie, The Bureau and War and Peace.

Lenny Abrahamson


Lenny is an Academy Award nominated Director for his film Room, and most recently directed the critically acclaimed TV series Normal People.

Karishma Balani

Casting Director

Karishma was most recently Head of Casting at Shakespeare's Globe, casting the smash hit Emilia., Othello with Mark Rylance and Adjoa Andoh's Richard II.

O-T Fagbenle

Actor, Writer, Director and Musician

O-T is known for playing Luke in The Handmaid's Tale, for Maxxx, which he wrote, directed, composed and starred in, and for his role in Black Widow.

Matthew White

Director, Writer and Actor

Matthew is an award-winning Director and Actor, known for his performance in Ragtime, and his direction of Top Hat and Little Shop of Horrors.

Corin Hardy

Writer, Director, Sculptor and Illustrator

Corin has directed The Hallow, The Nun and Gangs of London, as well as music videos for The Prodigy, Keane, Paolo Nutini, Ed Sheeran and Olly Murs.

Ellen Mirojnick

Costume Designer

Ellen is an award-winning costume designer, known for her work on Basic Instinct, Behind the Candelabra, and, most recently, Bridgerton.

Will Tennant

Producer and Head of Development

Will is Producer and Head of Development for Imaginarium Productions. He has worked on Breathe, The Ritual and Taika Watiti's latest film Next Goal Wins.

Awa Farah

Documentary Filmmaker

Awa is the Writer and Producer of Somalinimo. The film interviews Farah and 3 other British-Somali women about their experience as students at Cambridge.

Nicola Shindler


Nicola has won 11 BAFTAs. She has produced some of the UK’s most popular and award-winning series; Happy Valley, Last Tango In Halifax and Years & Years.

Rachel Flowerday


Rachel was the co-creator and writer behind the hit series of Father Brown. Most recently, Rachel co-adapted Enid Blyton's Malory Towers.

Daniel York Loh

Actor, Director and Screenwriter

Daniel has worked at the Royal Court, RSC and National Theatre, a well as acting in The Beach. He featured in the essay collection The Good Immigrant.

Duki Dror

Documentary Filmmaker

Duki is an award winning Documentary Filmmaker, most known for his hit Netflix series Inside The Mossad.

Jessica Koravos

President of The Really Useful Group

Jessica is the President of Andrew Lloyd Webber's production company, The Really Useful Group. She has produced many adored musicals; Phantom of The Opera.

Danny Ben-Moshe

Documentary Filmmaker

Danny most recently wrote, produced and directed the documentary Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Jews and India's Bollywood.

Abraham Adeyemi

Screenwriter and Director

Abraham wrote and directed No More Wings for Soho House’s competition Script House and subsequently won Best Narrative Short at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Marieke Audsley


Marieke is an acclaimed theatre Director. She has directed critically lauded productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Sleight & Hand by Chris Bush.

Hossein Amini

Screenwriter and Director

Hossein is an Academy Award nominated Screenwriter for his adaptation The Wings of the Dove. He also adapted Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive.

Whitney Kehinde


Whitney is an impressive stage Actor. She has played Viola in Twelfth Night and Cornelia in King Lear. Most recently, she has played Ariel in The Tempest.

Avery Siegel

Producer and Activist

Avery won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short in 2019, for her work as Co-Producer on the documentary Period. End of Sentence.

Jay Basu


Jay is a renowned Hollywood Screenwriter. He is most known for his work on The Girl in the Spider's Web, Fast Girls and Charlie’s Angels.

Hattie Morahan


Hattie is an award winning stage and screen Actor. She is known for her roles as Nora in A Doll's House and Jane in Outnumbered.

Sir Richard Eyre


Richard is a renowned film, theatre, television and opera Director. He was Director of the National Theatre from 1987 to 1997, and has famously won 5 Oliviers.

Erran Baron Cohen


Erran is most known for his collaborations with his brother, Sacha. He has scored the original music for Borat and Brüno, as well as Da Ali G Show.

Joel Collins

Production Designer

Joel is the BAFTA award winning Series Designer of Black Mirror and Executive Producer and Production Designer on both seasons of His Dark Materials.

Ol Parker

Screenwriter and Director

Ol is the BAFTA award nominated Writer and Director of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again! and the Writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Josie Rourke


Josie is an acclaimed theatre and film Director. She was the Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse and recently directed Mary Queen of Scots.

Armando Iannucci

Screenwriter and Director

Armando is the creator of both The Thick of It and Veep. He most recently wrote and directed The Personal History of David Copperfield.

Jonathan Pryce & Tracey Seaward


Jonathan and Tracey worked together on The Two Popes. Jonathan is known for his portrayal of High Sparrow on GoT and Tracey for her work on War Horse.

Rienkje Attoh


Rienkje’s production company So & So Productions was awarded the BFI Vision Award in 2016. Most recently, she was the Co-Producer of Noughts + Crosses.


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