Mountview LIVE

11 May - 14 Dec

Mountview LIVE

11 May - 14 Dec

We are thrilled to announce the line-up for the fourth season of Mountview LIVE, our series of online conversations with leading industry professionals. The latest season begins with Sir Lenny Henry on 30 November, followed by rising star Paapa Essiedu  on 7 Dec and Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Colman on 14 December.

The interviews will be broadcast free on Mountview’s YouTube channel. Dates and times are displayed behind their photos below and to the right of this page.

Missed the original Mountview LIVE episodes? Click on the portraits below to watch interviews with previous guests.

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Booking Info


Series One
Mon 18 May 2020, 6pm - Noma Dumezweni
Mon 25 May 2020, 6pm - Amanda Holden
Mon 1 Jun 2020, 6pm - Dame Judi Dench
Tue 30 Jun 2020 - Lin-Manuel Miranda

Series Two
Mon 6 Jul 2020, 6pm - Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE
Mon 13 Jul 2020, 6pm - Stephen Daldry CBE
Mon 20 Jul 2020, 6pm - Glenda Jackson CBE

Series Three
Mon 7 Sep 2020, 6pm - Adrian Lester CBE
Mon 14 Sep 2020, 6pm - Craig Revel Horwood
Mon 21 Sep 2020, 6pm - Paule Constable and Tom Piper MBE

Series Four
Mon 30 Nov 2020, 6pm - Sir Lenny Henry
Mon 7 Dec 2020, 6pm - Paapa Essiedu
Mon 14 Dec 2020, 6pm - Olivia Colman CBE

And then available to watch at any time.


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Giles Terera MBE

Host, Season 1

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.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Tue 30 Jun


Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Emmy and Tony award-winning composer, lyricist and actor. He is the creator and original star of Broadway’s Tony-winning Hamilton and In the Heights.

His additional Broadway credits include Bring It On: The Musical (co-composer/co-lyricist, Tony nomination for Best Musical), and West Side Story (2009 revival, Spanish translations).

Miranda is the recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award and the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors. He received an Emmy Award with Tom Kitt for their song, “Bigger” from the 67th Annual Tony Awards.

Miranda has actively supported the relief efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria in September 2017, creating the benefit single, “Almost Like Praying” in support of the Hispanic Federation’s UNIDOS Disaster Relief and Recovery Program.

In honor of the historic 2019 run of Hamilton in Puerto Rico, the Miranda family, the producers of Hamilton, and the Flamboyan Foundation partnered to create the Flamboyan Arts Fund, raising $15 million for arts and culture on the island.

TV/Film credits include His Dark Materials, Fosse/Verdon, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Curb Your Enthusiasm (2018 Emmy Nomination, Guest Actor), Saturday Night Live (2017 Emmy Nomination, Guest Actor), Sesame Street, The Electric Company, House, DuckTales, 200 Cartas, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Moana (2017 Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, Grammy Award for Best Original Song) and Mary Poppins Returns (2019 Golden Globe Nomination, Best Actor).

Miranda received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 2002. He lives with his family in NYC.

Olivia Colman CBE

14 Dec, 6pm

Olivia is a multi-award winning British actress having won three BAFTA TV Awards (including Best Actress for DS Ellie Miller in ITV’s three seasons of Broadchurch), three BIFA Awards, one Golden Globe (BBC TV’s The Night Manager) and twice nominated for an Emmy.

Olivia first came to prominence in the Channel 4 comedy series, Peep Show. Other comedy roles include Green Wing, Rev, Beautiful People and Twenty Twelve. Additional television credits include Fleabag, Flowers, Mr Sloane and The Suspicions of Mr Whicher.

She was awarded Best Actress in a TV series at the 2020 Golden Globes for her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in Season 3 of The Crown.

Film credits include The Iron Lady (Carol Thatcher opposite Meryl Streep), Locke, Cuban Fury, Hot Fuzz and Hildegarde Schmidt in Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express.

Her leading role as Queen Anne in The Favourite won her Leading Actress at the 2019 Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, BAFTA, BIFA, Critics Choice and the Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival. She will next be seen in a leading role opposite Anthony Hopkins in The Father.

Olivia is also highly established on stage for roles in Long Day’s Journey into Night (Lyric Theatre), England People Very Nice (National Theatre) and most recently Lucy Kirkwood’s Mosquitoes amongst others.’