She first came into the public eye in the cult Netflix drama End Of The F***ing World and is now starring in the much hyped Lambs of God.
‘I’m filming in Hollywood right now and I feel that it’s so random that this happened to me.’
‘I’m really grateful for the opportunities I get. But I do spend a lot of time thinking about how lucky I am so I don’t become complacent about it.’
Jessica Barden is a star in the much-hyped Lambs of God, an Australian television drama series on Foxtel’s Showcase.
Lambs of God is gothic thriller about three nuns living in an isolated convent by the coast whose lives are changed by a unwanted visitor.
The Netflix Channel 4 adventure drama The End of the F***ing World is being filmed in Swansea.Filming on the second series of the show centred on the Rowberry Fashion store in Port Tennant on Tuesday with security and crews all on site from 7am until 5pm.Show star Jessica Barden, 26, who takes on the lead character of Alyssa, happily greeted onlookers as shooting took place.June Jones, who owns Rowberry, said she had to shut off the bridal section for the day for the filming.She said: “All the people going past were asking if they could be extras.
Mike Leigh just made a movie with help from Amazon, but that doesn’t mean he thinks the studio is free from criticism. Speaking to the Guardian, the “Peterloo” director referred to streaming services in general and his benefactor in particular as a “new breed of executives” who micromanage projects in a way that’s more like traditional Hollywood than they’d like to admit.
“I’m not talking about my own experience with Amazon, who backed ‘Peterloo’ and who behaved impeccably,” he was quick to clarify. “The problem really exists for younger filmmakers.”
Leigh, one of England’s most celebrated auteurs, is best known for such films as “Naked” and “Secrets & Lies”; he won Best Director at Cannes for the former, the Palme d’Or for the latter, and has been nominated for seven Academy Awards (all in the Best Original Screenplay and Best Director categories).
“The new streaming services all like to say they don’t work like Hollywood,” he continued. “But, actually, by suggesting a director works with a particular team, or asking why you are not using a female cinematographer, or wondering whether the film should have an upbeat ending, they are behaving in a traditional Hollywood, Louis B Mayer-way and it is totally unacceptable,” he said. Continue reading
Last year, on Thursday, January 4, Channel 4 launched what would become one of their most popular comedies to date. All anyone could talk about was Derry Girls… ‘Are you watching Derry Girls?’ ‘You must watch Derry Girls!’ ‘It’s got Tommy Tiernan as the dad! Tommy Tiernan!’
The raw, rampant gra surrounding Lisa McGee’s creation was so huge, it was enough to turn you off watching it all together — which, I’m afraid, something yours truly fell foul of. Indeed, I’d never watched Derry Girls until this commission.
Why not? Perhaps it was just a feeble rebellion, or maybe it was being saved for a mental rainy day. Or, possibly, I just didn’t want to see Tommy Tiernan shouting for half an hour…
Either way — with the transmission date for series two looming — not only am I trying to persuade you it’s worth all the Twitter hype, after finally binge watching it, I’m now convinced it’s not just The Inbetweeners set in a different town, in a different decade — but with added Tommy Tiernan, less vomiting, and only a few passing references to Clunge’s more familiar cousin, Fanny.
No longer do I wonder if the show merely had people guffawing maniacally around their couches because January 4 is generally when most people are in a post-festive doom spiral and, therefore, primed to laugh at anything. Okay so. Here are the reasons why Derry Girls is a bona fide hit.