Articles

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ON LOCATION

Stranger danger

The team behind Netflix thriller Safe reunite for The Stranger, based on Harlan Coben’s mystery novel. DQ visits the set to find out how they reworked the story for the screen.

The Writers Room

New radicals

The writers and producer of Swedish drama Kalifat (Caliphate) tell DQ how they crafted this story of five young women who become radicalised by religious fundamentalism.

IN FOCUS

Welcome to Windermere

The previously untold story of how hundreds of children came to the UK from concentration camps at the end of the Second World War is dramatised in The Windermere Children, a stark and poignant film commissioned to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

The Writers Room

Norway’s darkest day

Sara Johnsen, the co-creator and writer of Norwegian drama 22 Juli (July 22), tells DQ about her approach to dramatising the devastating terror attacks that struck Oslo and the island of Utøya on that date in 2011.

SCENE STEALERS

Making it in Manhattan

Richard Yee, co-creator, co-writer and director of Sky1 comedy drama Sick of It, discusses a scene from the season two finale that took the production to New York.

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Lesson time

With Sex Education returning to Netflix for a second season, creator Laurie Nunn joins director Ben Taylor and executive producer Jamie Campbell to dissect the show’s success and reveal how it is brought to the screen.

IN FOCUS

Shaking up Shakespeare

Reynaldo Gianecchini, one of the stars of Brazilian melodrama Dulce Ambición (Sweet Diva), and director Amora Mautner open up about making the telenovela and its take on the classic Romeo & Juliet love story.

STAR POWER

Courting controversy

Kingsman: The Secret Service star Sophie Cookson tells DQ why playing the title role in The Trial of Christine Keeler was an intense and emotional experience.

ON LOCATION

Explosive Agent

DQ lands in Stockholm to find a city-centre park taken over by filming for spy action thriller Agent Hamilton. The cast and creative team reveal their screen ambitions for Jan Guillou’s iconic literary character.

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Imitating art

Japanese actor Ken Watanabe discusses playing the lead in NHK single drama An Artist of the Floating World, based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.

SHOWRUNNER

The Wainwright direction

From Happy Valley and Gentleman Jack to Last Tango in Halifax and To Walk Invisible, writer and director Sally Wainwright has made her mark on the drama industry with her unique blend of storytelling. Here, she lifts the lid on the creative process.

IN FOCUS

Gold Dust

Danish drama Når støvet har lagt sig (When the Dust Settles) sees a disparate group of characters brought together by a devastating terrorist attack in Copenhagen. DQ finds out why this isn’t another Nordic noir.