‘Black Panther’ Star Letitia Wright Wraps ‘I Am’ Series Shoot
Letitia Wright, who starred alongside the late Chadwick Boseman in "Black Panther," has completed filming on Dominic Savage's BAFTA-nominated, female-led anthology series "I Am".
"I Am Danielle" starring Wright, C. J. Beckford ("Victoria") and Sophia Brown ("Giri / Haji") wrapped up earlier this month.
Wright was a BAFTA Rising Star in 2019 and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for the British broadcaster Channel 4's "Black Mirror" in 2018. She is also a lead actress in Mangrove, part of Steve McQueen's "Small Ax" anthology, which opened the BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday.
Wright said, “Working with Dominic Savage has been an amazing experience. His unique and sensitive style of directing stretched me as an artist. I am so proud that we came together on a story we both believed was important to explore and share with the world. "
Savage said, “It was so exciting, invigorating and full of creative joy to make this film with Letitia. That's how I love to work. In complete partnership and understanding. We were so in tune with the story we were telling and each day was purely instinctive, challenging and always honest. "
"I Am" is produced by Emmy, who wins Me + You Productions, on behalf of Channel 4, co-funded by Sky Studios, and distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution. Executive producers are Richard Yee and Dominic Savage, with Channel 4 Drama Director Caroline Hollick and Development Director Gemma Boswell in charge. The series is produced by Me + You co-founder Krishnendu Majumdar together with co-producer Josh Hyams ("The Trip"). Majumdar is the current chairman of BAFTA.
Majumdar said, “We are very excited to continue our strong creative relationship with Dominic Savage, one of the most distinctive and powerful filmmakers to work today, and we are excited to partner with the brilliant Letitia Wright. They worked together to create something really special and we are grateful for the support and platform Channel 4 has given us. "
The second season of the three-part anthology "I Am" began in August with the production of "I Am Victoria" with BAFTA winners Suranne Jones ("Doctor Foster") and Ashley Walters ("Bulletproof").
The first season of "I Am" became Channel 4's most successful new 10pm drama in six years when it debuted in 2019. BAFTA winner Vicky McClure ("Line of Duty") was featured in "I Am Nicola". Oscar and BAFTA nominee Samantha Morton ("The Walking Dead") in "I Am Kirsty"; and the Screen Actors Guild nominee Gemma Chan ("Crazy Rich Asians") in "I Am Hannah".
Hollick said, “Bringing superstar Letitia Wright back to Channel 4 has been a dream since I started this job. Her fearless collaboration with Dominic Savage in "I Am Danielle" shows her as an emotional and masterful storyteller as well as a superlative performer. "
The series was written and developed by Savage in collaboration with the lead actor - for whom each story will have a personal resonance.
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