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Simulcast ILS 2019 – Daisy Goodwin, March 4 @ 4:30 pm
March 4, 2019 @ 4:30 pm$70. – $80.
Simulcast Presentation in Leonhardt Auditorium – Renowned English novelist and television producer
Queen Victoria is most often memorialized as a stern, black-clad matriarch, but the reality, as Daisy Goodwin, the novelist and creator of the PBS series Victoria, reveals could not be more different. From her close reading of Victoria’s diaries, all 62 million words of them, Goodwin will show how Victoria matured from a giddy teenager, to a working mother, into the grandmother of Europe. She will discuss how Victoria’s life was affected by the loss of Albert when she was only 42, and the nature of her relationship with her Highland servant John Brown. This talk will reveal the many sides of Victoria, the monarch, the mother, the matriarch and the minx.
Daisy Goodwin is a writer and television producer. Goodwin attended Columbia Film School as a Harkness Fellow before joining the BBC as a trainee arts producer. After ten years at the BBC making arts documentaries, she left to join the independent sector and created a number of programs including Grand Designs which is now in its 18th year on Channel 4. In 1998, she moved to Talkback Productions as head of factual programmes, and in 2005, founded Silver River Productions which she sold to Sony in 2012. Alongside her TV work, Goodwin has written a memoir, Silver River and two novels, My Last Duchess UK, The American Heiress US and The Fortune Hunter which were both New York Times bestsellers. She has published eight poetry anthologies and was chairman of the judging panel for the 2010 Orange Prize for women’s fiction. She has presented television shows including Essential Poems (To Fall In Love With) (2003) and Reader, I Married Him (2006). In 2014, Goodwin decided to concentrate on writing full time and was commissioned to write her first screenplay, Victoria, an eight part series for ITV and WGBH Masterpiece Theatre about the early life of Queen Victoria. She is the author of the 2016 novel, Victoria.