Q&A with Jeanie Finlay & Claire Finlay-Thompson

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Join sisters Jeanie Finlay and Claire Finlay-Thompson as they reflect on a career in film and TV – Jeanie as an award-winning feature documentary maker based at Broadway Cinema in Nottingham and Claire as an acclaimed costume designer. Discussing the production of Jeanie’s recent films: Seahorse (about trans man Freddy McConnell and his pregnancy) and The Last Watch, on set of the biggest television show in the world, Game Of Thrones, and how Claire has crafted the look of some of the most iconic comedy characters of recent years from Gavin & Stacey, Nighty Night, Hunderby, and The Inbetweeners, to the recreation of recent history in Official Secrets. They will also discuss how their film careers came as a shock to their parents and how their creative work has changed during lockdown.


Supported by BFI Network and Broadway Cinema

Hosted by Eleanor Thornley from Film Hub Midlands

Jeanie Finlay is one of Britain’s most distinctive award-winning documentary makers who has brought intimate stories to international audiences through cinema and television. She has made films for HBO, IFC and the BBC, as well as four commissions for the acclaimed BBC Storyville strand, including BIFA nominated The Great Hip Hop Hoax and BIFA Award-winning Orion: The Man Who Would Be King. Whether inviting audience behind the scenes of Teesside’s last record shop in her home town (Sound It Out), or to share the extraordinary journey of a British transgender man, pregnant with his child (BIFA nominated Seahorse) or onto the set of the world’s biggest television show (Emmy nominated Game Of Thrones: The Last Watch), all of Jeanie’s films are all made with the same steel and heart, sharing an empathetic approach to bringing overlooked and untold stories to the screen.


Saturday 23rd


Broadway Cinema







Q&A with Jeanie Finlay & Claire Finlay-Thompson

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