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Game of Thrones director to speak at University of Chichester

Director and producer Neil Marshall

ONE of the directors of the global blockbuster series Game of Thrones will be speaking about his career at the University of Chichester.

Neil Marshall, who will be visiting on Monday 26 March, was responsible for the Emmy-nominated episodes Blackwater and The Watchers on the Wall for the medieval fantasy franchise. He also has a large fan base from the horror genre after writing and directing cult movies Dog Soldiers (trailer below) and The Descent.

Dr Adam Locks, who is programme coordinator for Film & Television Studies and Media & Communications at Chichester, will be in conversation with Mr Marshall before hosting a question and answer session with the audience. The talk is part of the University’s department of Creative and Digital Technologies presents series which invites stars of the big and small screens to discuss their work.

Dr Locks said: “We are thrilled to have Neil as our guest as he is working on some very big projects and it will be wonderful to hear his insights and stories from the entertainment industry. Since working in America he has directed key episodes of Game of Thrones, Constantine, Hannibal, Westworld, and the eagerly-awaited Netflix series Lost in Space. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students as well as members of the community who are interested in TV and film to gain a unique and personal insight into the industry.”

The talk, which starts at 5:45pm, is free for the public, staff and students, will be held in the ShowRoom on the University’s Bishop Otter campus in Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6PE. Seats for the interview need to be reserved in advance by contacting administrator Tracy Vine at t.vine@chi.ac.uk.

For more information on this and other forthcoming events hosted by the University’s department of Creative and Digital Technologies, please go to www.chi.ac.uk/cdt.

Event details

  • 5:45pm on Monday 26 March
  • The ShowRoom, Bishop Otter campus, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6PE
  • To reserve a seat, please contact Tracy Vine at t.vine@chi.ac.uk