Anne Robinson's Britain - Netflix

Posted on Sat 27 April 2019 in netflix

Anne Robinson presents a four-part series delving into different areas of contemporary British life.

Anne Robinson's Britain - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-10-06

Anne Robinson's Britain - Julie Anne Robinson - Netflix

Julie Anne Robinson is a British theatre, television, and film director perhaps best known for her work on British television. She earned BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for directing the first half of the BBC miniseries Blackpool. In 2009, Robinson completed work on her first feature film, the American Touchstone Pictures film The Last Song.

Anne Robinson's Britain - 1998–2008: Theater and television - Netflix

Robinson's career began with theatre. In 1998, she directed the play Terms of Abuse; The New York Times' Sheridan Morley wrote that “Julie-Anne Robinson's production never quite manages to hold it all together [...] what might have made for a highly dramatic 50 minutes on television seems sprawling even as a short evening in the theater.” However, Robinson received favourable reviews for the play Yard, which she directed later the same year. Scriptwriter Kaite O' Reiley earned the Peggy Ramsay Award for writing the play, which takes place in a butcher shop. The Daily Telegraph wrote that under Robinson's direction, “the cast's constant work with flopping slabs of flesh is both fascinatingly naturalistic and humorously gruesome.” Robinson followed with Blagger in 2000; The Daily Telegraph's Charles Spencer remarked that it was “notably well-acted under Julie-Anne Robinson's direction” in his review. In 2000, Morley reviewed the play A Place at the Table as “tightly directed by Julie-Anne Robinson”. Robinson began directing television episodes in 2000, when she helmed an episode of the British soap opera Doctors. From 2001 to 2004, she directed two more episodes of Doctors, along with episodes of Cutting It, No Angels, and Holby City. In 2004, Robinson directed the first half of the miniseries Blackpool. For this, she earned a BAFTA nomination for “Best Drama Serial”. When the series was released to American audiences the following year under the name Viva Blackpool, Robinson was among the nominees for the Golden Globe for “Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television”. Robinson and Blackpool writer Peter Bowker planned to create a spin-off of the miniseries that would take place in Funny Girls, a burlesque cabaret featuring male drag performers located in the town of Blackpool; However, this never materialised. Also in 2004, Robinson directed the play How Love Is Spelt, which Dominic Cavendish of The Daily Telegraph reported “risk[ed] becoming at once disjointed and schematic, but, in Julie Anne Robinson's full-bodied production, it keeps ringing painfully true to life.” From 2005 to 2006, Robinson directed two more episodes for Holby City and the first three episodes of Goldplated. Also in 2006, she began directing episodes for the American television series Grey's Anatomy, beginning with “Band-Aid Covers the Bullet Hole”. The episode, which aired on 12 March, was seen by 22.51 million Americans. She also directed the season 3 episode “From a Whisper to a Scream”, which aired on 23 November 2006. Robinson's first film, the made-for-television movie Coming Down the Mountain aired on 2 September 2007 on BBC. The movie earned Robinson her second BAFTA nomination, this time for “Best Single Drama”. Following this, Robinson directed episodes of more American television series. She directed five episodes of Weeds, Private Practice, and Samantha Who? which aired in 2007 and 2008. Robinson's Grey's Anatomy episodes “Wishin' and Hopin'” and “The Becoming” also aired during this time.

Anne Robinson's Britain - References - Netflix