About Michelle De Swarte
Michelle De Swarte is an actress, comedian, writer and TV Presenter. Born in South London, Michelle was spotted by a model scout at the age of 19 and moved to New York, where she became heavily involved in the comedy scene for many years. Michelle’s comedy has always mixed her growing up in London with her life in America. Since returning to London she has made her acting debut as a series regular in Netflix series The Duchess, and has signed a development deal with Various Artists Limited (for Channel 4) for her own autobiographical comedy series.
About Amira Ghazalla
Amira Ghazalla was born and bred in Cairo, Egypt and currently lives in London. On television, Amira recently shot a recurring role in the upcoming season of Carnival Row for Amazon and can be seen opposite Julia Stiles in Riviera for Sky Atlantic. Amira also played a central role in the Sense8 finale directed by Lana Wachowski for Netflix. Other television credits include recurring roles in 4 Blocks (TNT Serie), Hatton Garden (ITV), Tyrant (Fox), The Last Post (BBC), with guest roles on Vera (ITV), No Offence (Channel 4), Hugo Blick's The Honourable Woman (BBC) and Season 1 of HBO’s hit Game of Thrones.
In film, Amira has carved out a career across big budget features and independent cinema alike, including Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson, The Flood opposite Lena Headey and The Rhythm Section, directed by Reed Moreno for Paramount Pictures.
About Amber Grappy
Amber is currently training at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where she is in her second year. Before training she previously worked for Theatre Royal Stratford East and Guildford Shakespeare Company.
About Siân Robins-Grace
Siân acted as Co-Executive Producer for showrunner Charlie Covell on her upcoming Netflix series Kaos. Prior to this Siân worked at Eleven as Head of Development where she developed the hit Netflix series Sex Education with Creator Laurie Nunn and worked on Sky hit series The Enfield Haunting.
About Lucy Gaymer
Lucy has been working as a freelance Line Producer/Production Manager. Previous credits include The Witchfinder (BBC2), Wonderdate (BBC3), Living in Fear (Sky), Gangs of London (Sky), Liar (ITV) and True Horror (C4). She also worked in house at Carnival (Downton, The Last Kingdom, Stan Lee) and Eleven (Sex Education, Gap Year, The Enfield Haunting).
Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group. Across six countries, we connect our 23.4 million customers to the best entertainment, sports, news and arts including our own award-winning original content.
Our technology, including the market leading Sky Q, connects people to everything they love – with entertainment from Sky TV, Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video and BBC iPlayer, and apps like Spotify, YouTube, BBC Sounds, Highbrow, Peloton, Fiit, and more, in one place, easy. Our streaming service NOW brings viewers all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract-free service. Through our new B2B broadband provider, Sky Connect, we offer superfast broadband with business-grade 4G back-up to small businesses in the UK.
Building on the success of Sky Originals like Chernobyl, Gangs of London and Brassic, we are doubling our investment in original content by 2024 through Sky Studios. Sky News provides impartial and trustworthy journalism for free, Sky Arts is the UK’s only dedicated free-to-air arts channel making the arts accessible for everyone and Sky Sports, our leading sports broadcasting service, brings customers some of the biggest and best global sporting events from the Premier League to Formula 1 and everything in-between. Our new TV and movie studio, Sky Studios Elstree, which will open in 2022, is expected to create over 2,000 new jobs and generate an additional £3 billion of production investment in the UK over the first five years.
We believe that we can be a force for good in the communities in which we operate. We’re committed to being Europe’s first net zero carbon entertainment company by 2030 and we’re proud to be a Principal Partner and Media Partner of COP26. We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we’ve been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for our commitment to diversity and we’ve set ambitious 2025 targets to continue to increase diversity and representation. We’re also committed to investing £30million across our markets over three years to improve our approach to diversity and inclusion, and to tackle racial injustice.
HBO® is one of the most respected and innovative entertainment brands in the world, serving iconic, award-winning programming through the HBO linear channels and the direct-to-consumer streaming platform, HBO Max®. Internationally, HBO-branded services are available in more than 85 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. A part of WarnerMedia, HBO is the world’s most successful pay TV service with an extensive array of programming that includes some of the most notable television titles, including dramas like “Succession,” “Watchmen,” “Westworld,” “Big Little Lies,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Sopranos,” “Band of Brothers” and “The Wire,” as well as comedy series “Barry,” “Insecure” and “Sex and the City”.
SISTER was co-founded by Jane Featherstone, Elisabeth Murdoch and Stacey Snider to develop, produce and invest in visionary creators. SISTER builds upon Featherstone’s Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning scripted indie, Sister Pictures, an independent, modern studio with offices in London and LA. It unites the expertise of the founders alongside a team of renowned creatives to make breakout stories across all forms of media. As well as producing hit shows including Chernobyl (Sky/HBO), Gangs of London (SKY/ AMC) and Giri/Haji (BBC/ Netflix), SISTER has made a series of bold investments in new creator-led businesses including Zando, an ambitious new publishing venture from Molly Stern, The Springhill Company, founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, Campside Media, a podcast studio, and AWA Studios, a comic book and digital media publisher. To learn more about SISTER and it’s work, visit www.sister.net