The 2016 London Screenwriters’ Festival takes place this week, with many of the architects behind our favourite TV shows and films sharing their expertise. Delegates to the three day festival in London’s Regent’s Park have the opportunity to mix with established and emerging fellow screenwriters and take part in many of the 70 fantastic sessions, including pitching to agents and producers. Speakers this year include Nick Hornby (About a Boy, Brooklyn), William Nicholson (Gladiator, Les Miserables) and Jim Uhls (Fight Club, Jumper).
Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones was one of the night’s big winners at the National Television Awards as she won Best Drama Performance, while the show collected the prize for Best New Drama. The former Coronation Street star won critical acclaim last year for her role as vengeful wife Gemma Foster, who discovered her husband was cheating on her with a younger woman. The show is set to return for a second series, with filming beginning in September, and Suranne has signed up as a producer this year.
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It has been confirmed that hugely successful TV drama, Doctor Foster, will return for a second series, with Suranne Jones set to reprise her popular role of Dr. Gemma Foster. In case you missed it, or didn’t notice when it heavily featured on Gogglebox, the first series of the BBC One show saw Gemma discover that her husband was having an affair, eventually coming to terms with his infidelity. Speaking about the second series, Suranne explained: “After discussions with Drama Republic and the wonderful [writer and creator] Mike Bartlett I am thrilled to announce we will all be reunited to tell Gemma’s next chapter, and I can’t wait for the audience who invested in these characters to find out what explosive twists and turns Mike has in store.
If the highlight of last week for you was watching the BBC’s Doctor Foster knocking back the Pinot and snapping ‘B*tch is right… and I’m a WOLF tonight!’ - then congratulations, you join the rest of us in having excellent taste and being completely transfixed by the fiercest medical professional this side of Holby City.