Celia Imrie is a British film, television and stage actress, and author who is best known for her roles in Bridget Jones’ Diary; Calendar Girls; and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Alongside her many roles in film, Celia has enjoyed success in a variety of television presentations including in 1998 hit dinnerladies alongside Victoria Wood, and the BBC sitcom After You’ve Gone alongside Nicholas Lyndhurst and Stephen Fry. More recently Celia appeared in the 2016 feature film Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie and on stage is currently preparing for the Old Vic production of King Lear alongside Glenda Jackson and Jane Horrocks.
We’re delighted to welcome Celia to discuss her life and career with journalist and theatre commentator Terri Paddock.
Terri Paddock (@TerriPaddock) is a theatre commentator, event producer and content and social media strategist with 20 years’ experience.
She co-founded and ran WhatsOnStage.com from 1997 to December 2013, building it into the UK’s leading theatre website. During that time, first as editor and later as managing and editorial director, Terri launched the audience-voted WhatsOnStage Awards; the WhatsOnStage Outings; and the WhatsOnStage Theatre Club. More recently, Terri has also founded: ground-breaking musical theatre social media directory, www.stagefaves.com (@StageFaves); and, with fellow theatre commentator, Mark Shenton, independent theatre bloggers portal www.mytheatremates.com (@MyTheatreMates) and the Also Recognised Awards.
Terri has hosted launch events, conferences and awards ceremonies, and chaired hundreds of post-show Q&As with actors and creatives at all levels. Terri has worked as a freelance journalist – with myriad credits including the Evening Standard, Independent, Daily Express and The Times – and is regularly quoted in the national press on theatre matters.
This event is part of HighTide’s Face to Face programme at HighTide Festival 2016, a series of special talks and events with world-class artists.
Running Time: 1hr no interval.