Category: JOB DESCRIPTION
Juliette Ménager, casting director on Marie Antoinette, discusses building the cast of Deborah Davis’s modern retelling of the life of the woman who would be Queen of France, her big break and the secret to good casting.
Siegfried Wagner, head of casting at German producer Bavaria Fiction, talks to DQ about his career so far, building the on-screen ensemble for Das Boot and finding an actor to play football legend Franz Beckenbauer.
French composer Audrey Ismaël explains how she came up with the music for historical drama Germinal and reveals how starting a band led her to writing music for film and television.
Award-winning casting director Daniel Edwards breaks down his work on Netflix phenomenon Heartstopper and talks about authentic representation and the ‘forgotten’ art of on-screen chemistry.
Danish casting director Anja Philip looks back on four key series she has worked on and breaks down how she built the casts of Borgen, Kamikaze, Skruk (Baby Fever) and Carmen Curlers.
Tracey Deer tells DQ how she juggled her directing duties on Prime Video crime drama Three Pines with her role as Indigenous consultant on the Canadian series, and explains how Indigenous stories are finding new audiences.
Anaïs Romand, costume designer on French period drama Paris Police 1900 and now its sequel Paris Police 1905, reveals the secrets of her job, from creating a character’s sense of style to the importance of good material.
Set in Victorian England, The Essex Serpent tells the story of a woman’s search for a mythical creature. Costume designer Jane Petrie talks about finding the show’s style and dressing stars Claire Danes and Tom Hiddleston.
Laura Smith speaks to DQ about working with writer and director Hugh Laurie to create the 1930s costumes for the characters in BritBox’s adaptation of Agatha Christie mystery Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?.
Composer brothers Rupert and Harry Gregson-Williams discuss their work together on HBO period drama The Gilded Age and reveal how they sought a modern sound for a story set in 1880s New York.
Bob Shaw takes DQ into the world of HBO’s The Gilded Age and reveals how his own interest in US history helped him build the world of Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes’ latest period drama.
Iain Macaulay tells DQ about his work as costume designer on Agatha Raisin as the series, about the titular amateur sleuth, returns for a fourth season.
Emmy-nominated VFX supervisor Justin Mitchell breaks down his work on The Nevers, HBO’s fantasy drama set in Victorian London, and explains how new technology will shape television production for years to come.
Sinéad Kidao, the costume designer on The Pursuit of Love, reveals how she worked with writer and director Emily Mortimer to create the interwar style of this comedic drama based on Nancy Mitford’s novel.
Ahead of the British Academy Television Craft Awards next week, nominees in the scripted casting category tell DQ about their work identifying and hiring actors for drama series including Small Axe, Sex Education and Baghdad Central.
Juliet Martin and Maggie Phillips discuss working as music supervisors on BBC and Hulu sensation Normal People, explaining how music can enhance drama and highlighting some of their favourite tracks.
Intimacy coordinator Vanessa Coffey discusses her role working on television series and how it has changed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Paul Biddiss gives DQ an insight into the role that has seen him work on series such as War & Peace, Catherine the Great, Taboo and Strike Back.