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OPENING CEREMONY with our patron Hilary Bevan Jones and Q&A with actor Tom Hollander.

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Hilary started her career at the BBC working as Assistant Floor Manager on classics such as Black Adder, Not the Nine O’Clock News and Dick Emery. She is now a leading Independent Drama Producer with credits including Red Dwarf, Cracker, The Secret World of Michael Fry, Butterfly Collectors, May 33rd, To the Ends of the Earth, and the multi-award winning conspiracy thriller State of Play. As part of the Make Poverty History campaign, she produced The Girl in the Café for HBO and the BBC , which won a number of awards including three Primetime Emmys.

In 2006 she was made Chairman of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the first woman in its 60 year history to ever hold this position. In 2008 she moved into feature films producing The Boat That Rocked, written and directed by Richard Curtis and starred Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy and Rhys Ifans. She is currently producing a short film called The Clear Road Ahead for Film4.

Tom Hollander An alumnus of Cambridge University (Selwyn) where he was a member of the Footlights and president of the Marlowe Society, Tom Hollander has pursued a highly successful career in acting across theatre, film and Television; performing in such films as In the Loop (2009), Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3 (2006/2007) and Pride and Prejudice (2005). He is a patron of the British Independent Film Awards.

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