Beeban Kidron

Beeban Kidron has spent the last 30 years working in features, television drama and documentary films as a director and producer.

Amongst her credits as a director are dramas such as; BRIDGET JONES, EDGE OF REASON Working Title/Universal; MURDER BBC; TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING JULIE NEWMAR Amblin/Universal; USED PEOPLE Largo/20th Century Fox; ANTIONIA AND JANE BBC/Mirimax; ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT BBC/AE.

Her documentaries include; InReaLife British Film Institute/Sky; SEX DEATH AND THE GODS Cross Street Films/BBC4; ANTONY GORMLEY: MAKING SPACE Cross Street Films/C4; EVE ARNOLD: A PORTRAIT Omnibus/BBC; LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT   Finecut/BBC; HOOKERS, HUSTLERS, PIMPS & THEIR JOHNS, Wonderland/C4; GLOBAL GAMBLE Diverse/C4; CARRY GREENHAM HOME Contemporary/C4.

In addition to her work as a filmmaker Beeban sits as a Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords (The Baroness Kidron of Angel in the London Borough of Islington), with special interests in young people, education and social justice.
She is the Co founder and Vice-chair of Filmclub, a charity that runs film clubs in state schools – currently screening to nearly 250,000 children each week.

Related Sessions
Saturday 19 October 2013, 5.30pm Pit Theatre

Performing politics: is all the world a stage?

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