Articles about Sally Wainwright
Making the move from make-up designer to producer, Jessica Taylor has completed an unusual career switch. She tells DQ how support from some high-profile TV stars led her to become the producer of the third season of acclaimed crime drama Happy Valley.
DQ asks some of the people who make TV around the world which writers are crafting the most compelling scripts and complex characters in today’s drama series.
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.
Sally Wainwright writes and directs Gentleman Jack, which sees Suranne Jones play Anne Lister, a landowner, industrialist, traveller and diarist who is often referred to as the ‘first modern lesbian.’ DQ visits the set of the BBC and HBO period drama.
Angela Griffin and Shenae Grimes-Beech team up to star in Canadian detective drama The Detail. They tell DQ about playing cops and the chance to join a female-led production.
The nominations for this year’s Rose D’Or scripted categories are all UK shows. Andy Fry looks at some of the runners and riders.
Fox opts to visit Gotham once again despite the Batman prequel’s modest ratings, AMC calls for more Saul and Italian mobsters head to the US thanks to SundanceTV.
It’s not just the Nordics that can write and produce great crime drama. This week we look at some of the crime shows that have been doing great international business at BBC Worldwide Showcase.