The distinguished television producer and film-maker Douglas Rae discusses the art of the screenwriter with one of the giants of the profession, Jeremy Brock. Jeremy’s career began in 1985 with the play In Times Like These, starring Greta Scacchi and Tim Woodward, which premiered at the Bristol Old Vic. He went on to co-create the UK’s most successful long-running drama series, Casualty. This spawned the long-running series, Holby City. His first feature film Mrs Brown, starring Judi Dench earned him the 1998 Evening Standard Best Screenplay Award. The film was further nominated for two Oscars and eight BAFTAs, including Best Film and Best Original Screenplay.
Illustrated with clips from a number of his films, his conversation will cover other major critical successes including The Last King of Scotland (2007 BAFTA for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best British Film) and his 2008 adaptation of Brideshead Revisited starring Emma Thompson, Ben Whishaw and Hayley Atwell.
Douglas Rae lives in Lurgashall. He is the founder and CEO of Ecosse Films, one of Britain’s most successful film and television companies. He produced Oscar-nominated Mrs Brown starring Judi Dench and Billy Connolly, Charlotte Gray, starring Cate Blanchett, and Brideshead Revisited, starring Emma Thompson and Ben Whishaw. Each was written by Jeremy Brock.