A chance to hear from the multi-award-winning writer with a string of hit productions across theatre and television. Creator, writer and executive producer of the worldwide hit series Downton Abbey.
Julian Fellowes is the creator, sole writer, and executive producer of the worldwide hit series Downton Abbey, which has received 69 Emmy Award nominations; winning 12, including two awards for Fellowes. Theatre writing credits: School of Rock – The Musical (Broadway/Tony Award nominee – Best Book, West End), Mary Poppins (West End, Broadway/Drama Desk nominee - Best Book), Half a Sixpence (Chichester, West End), The Wind in the Willows (UK Fall 2016, West End opening June 2017). Film Writing Credits: Gosford Park (Academy Award winner, Original Screenplay ), Vanity Fair, Piccadilly Jim, Separate Lies (National Board of Review Directorial Debut Award), From Time to Time (directed), The Young Victoria, The Tourist, Romeo & Juliet. Television Writing Credits: Little Lord Fauntleroy, The Prince and the Pauper, Titanic, Doctor Thorne. Books: Belgravia, Snobs, Past Imperfect, The Curious Adventures of the Abandoned Toys.
Penny Smith (Chair)
Penny Smith is a broadcaster, journalist and author. She started her career on the Peterborough Evening Telegraph and has worked on radio and television - most notably on Sky News and GMTV. She writes for a number of newspapers and magazines and can be heard periodically on Radio 2.