Mountview LIVE

11 May - 20 Jul

Mountview LIVE

11 May - 20 Jul

Mountview is thrilled to announce three new guests as part of the online Mountview LIVE series, beginning with Artistic Director of the Young Vic Kwame Kwei-Armah on 6 July. Following this, Mountview LIVE will feature interviews with Olivier-Award winning director Stephen Daldry on 13 July, and Academy and Tony award-winning actress Glenda Jackson on 20 July.

Kwame Kwei-Armah will be interviewed by Mountview alumnus Ben Lafayette, while previous host Giles Terera will interview Glenda Jackson. Stephen Daldry will be interviewed by Chair of Mountview’s board Vikki Heywood, with whom he previously co-led London’s Royal Court Theatre. The interviews will be broadcast on Mountview’s YouTube channel.

You can watch the second series free on the Mountview YouTube channel.

Kwame Kwei-Armah 6 July, 6pm

Stephen Daldry 13 July, 6pm

Glenda Jackson 20 July, 6pm

Missed the original Mountview LIVE episodes? Visit the Mountview YouTube channel to watch interviews with previous guests:

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Dame Judi Dench

Amanda Holden

Noma Dumezweni

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Booking Info


Mon 18 May 2020, 6pm - Noma Dumezweni
Mon 25 May 2020, 6pm - Amanda Holden
Mon 1 Jun 2020, 6pm - Dame Judi Dench
Available from Tues 30 Jun, 2020 -Lin-Manuel Miranda
Mon 6 July 2020, 6pm - Kwame Kwei-Armah
Mon 13 July 2020, 6pm - Stephen Daldry
Mon 20 July 2020, 6pm - Glenda Jackson
And then available to watch at any time.


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Giles Terera


Giles Terera trained at Mountview. His career has included Candide, Hamlet and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (National Theatre). He was in the original casts of Avenue Q and Book of Mormon.

Most recently he originated the role of Aaron Burr in the London production of Hamilton, for which he won the 2018 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical and appeared in Rosmersholm at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

In his 2013 documentary Muse of Fire Giles interviewed many of the world’s leading actors about acting Shakespeare.

Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE

6 July, 6pm

Brought up in Southall, Kwame Kwei-Armah became the second Black Briton to have a play staged in the West End, with his award-winning piece Elmina’s Kitchen in 2003. Following multiple appearances on stage, television and radio as an actor, including a recurring role in Casualty, Kwei-Armah soon turned his attention to writing, receiving the Most Promising Playwright Award from the Evening Standard in 2003. Following his role as Artistic Director at Baltimore’s Center Stage Theater, he is now the Artistic Director of the Young Vic Theatre in London.

Stephen Daldry

13 July, 6pm

Stephen Daldry is an award-winning Theatre, Film and Television Director & Producer. He has directed many theatre productions, with sold out runs in London's West End & New York's Broadway, winning multiple Olivier & Tony awards. His production of Billy Elliot the Musical has several current tours worldwide. Stephen's 1992 version of An Inspector Calls is the longest running production in the National Theatre’s history and is currently touring the UK. His next play, The Jungle, is about to open at St Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, before it embarks on a US tour. Stephen has directed 5 major feature films which have all been nominated for major film awards. His next feature will be the film version of Wicked, which is currently in pre-production for Universal Pictures. NETFLIX's The Crown, which he serves as Executive Producer, is currently filming Season 4. Stephen is the Chairman of charity Good Chance.

Glenda Jackson

20 July, 6pm

From humble beginnings in Cheshire, Glenda Jackson studied at RADA on a scholarship in 1954. Since then she has won two Academy Awards for Best Actress, two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Tony. In 1992, Jackson was elected as Labour Party MP for Hampstead and Highgate and went on to serve in the government of Tony Blair. Following a 23-year absence, she returned to acting in 2015 with a series of Radio 4 plays, and later returned to the stage, playing the title role in the Old Vic’s King Lear in 2016, taking the role to Broadway last year. In 2019, she also returned to television in her role in BBC One’s Elizabeth Is Missing.