I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that’s how I operate my life.
Very strong statements from unconventional women like Madonna, Marie Curie, Beyoncé, Coco Chanel or Eleanor Roosevelt who have gone their own way to become a unique and independent person and the best version of themselves.
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Because I grew up on 'Star Wars', that was the best example of creating a full and rich world to me as a writer. When I was watching those movies as a kid, I wanted to know more about every damn character in that universe. There was always a hint that there was a story there that you just weren't getting to see.
I wanted 'The South Bank Show' to reflect my own life and that of the team around me; to stretch the accepted boundaries and challenge the accepted hierarchies of the arts; to include pop music as well as classical music, television drama as well as theatre drama, and high-definition performers in comedy.