25 May 2021/ 7pm GMT | 11am PDT
The rising Black British actor Jodie Turner-Smith is starring as the notorious second wife of Henry VIII in the new three-part historical thriller Anne Boleyn.
This event celebrates the exciting liberation of diversity and representation in the casting and storytelling of British drama.
Anne Boleyn tells an important story of strength and feminism through the queen’s challenge to the powerful patriarchy closing in around her in her last final months before the infamous beheading.
Join the BAFTA nominated producer Faye Ward of Fable Pictures and the award-winning casting director Kharmel Cochrane of this groundbreaking female-led production in conversation with Professor of History of Slavery Olivette Otele, to discuss this empowering period drama, and revisit history from a different perspective.
Olivette Otele PhD is a Professor of History of Slavery and Memory of Enslavement. She is the author of Post-Conflict Memorialization: Missing Memorials, Absent Bodies and African Europeans: An Untold History which was recently long-listed for The Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2021.