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Dame Maggie Smith and Kathleen Turner Will Appear in Conversation With Gyles Brandreth

This event will be in support of The Royal Theatrical Fund and is available to stream worldwide.

Dame Maggie Smith and Kathleen Turner Will Appear in Conversation With Gyles Brandreth

Academy Award winner Dame Maggie Smith and two time Golden Globe winner Kathleen Turner will be in conversation with broadcaster and actor Gyles Brandreth on 8th April 2021 for an online in conversation event. Tickets go on sale today Friday 19th February from www.fane.co.uk/maggie-kathleen.

Kathleen Turner met Maggie Smith in 2000 while they were performing in adjacent theatres in London's West End - Maggie in The Lady in the Van at the Queens Theatre, and Kathleen in The Graduate at the Gielgud Theatre.

A series of pre/post show dinners evolved into a friendship which has endured the intervening 20 years. And yet, they have never performed together. This unique event, hosted by Gyles Brandreth, brings Kathleen and Maggie together on screen for the first time. From either side of the Atlantic, the two iconic actresses will be sharing stories of their unusual childhoods and their remarkable careers on stage and screen. From The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie to The War of the Roses, from Friends to Harry Potter, expect laughter (and perhaps a few tears) along with stories you have never heard before.

With two Oscars, five Golden Globes and three Tony awards between them, don't miss the chance to spend an evening with Kathleen and Maggie as they compare notes and divulge secrets from two extraordinary careers.

This event will be in support of The Royal Theatrical Fund and is available to stream worldwide.

Independent production company Fane began its Fane Online season September 2020, so far well over 72,000 tickets have been sold, of which 54% included a book. Book sales have been fulfilled with the At Home with 4 Indies bookshops, Toppings, Sevenoaks Bookshop, Jarrolds and Waterstones, as well as Fane. Book sales have also been achieved internationally with partners in the US, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Viewers have tuned in from a staggering 107 countries around the world, with 1.1million people coming through the Fane site during the period.

The programme sought to raise the bar from the generic zoom standard with many of the events being filmed with two or more cameras to broadcast quality. Authors and artists include: Michael J Fox, Nadiya Hussain, Dawn French, Dear Joan and Jericha, Nigella Lawson, Matthew McConaughey, a festival for Jacaranda's 20 in 2020, Brit Bennett, The High Low Christmas Special, Arsene Wenger, Ovie Soko, Monty Don, Ant & Dec, William Boyd, Matt Haig, Margaret Atwood, Jodi Picoult, Supervet, Nels Abbey, Leroy Logan, Marian Keyes and Ian Rankin, Andrew Cotter, Tom Allen, Philip Pullman, Sandi Toksvig, Gabriel Byrne, Jay Rayner, Benjamin Zephaniah and Alex Wheatle, Graham Norton, Stephanie Yeboah, Elizabeth Day, Dick & Angel Strawbridge, Sir Trevor McDonald, Armistead Maupin, Sir Ian McKellen, Layla Saad, Stephen Fry, Rachel Bloom and Michael Morpurgo.

The online programme continues, and you can see the full line-up here.

Tickets for Dane Maggie Smith and Kathleen Turner In Conversation with Gyles Brandreth go on sale Friday 19th February www.fane.co.uk/maggie-kathleen.

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