Actor, Writer, Director
More importantly, I'm a person.
The season finale of the world is bloody awful and I'm looking for and working on some kick-ass projects that can change things.
DM me if you're interested. We ride at dawn.
TV PILOT MAKES COMMENDATION LIST
In an insane twist of fate, my TV Pilot has only gone and been selected for Screenshot's Commendation List with Oscar-winner Olivia Colman's new company South of the River Pictures & Sister, the team behind HBO's Chernobyl. HRH Phoebe Waller-Bridge is on the judging panel. I'm not quite sure what's happening but I'm alright with it.
WINS A BAFTA
This is not a drill.
Louis Theroux just gave us a BAFTA.
Thank you to all the wonderful women who made this absolute dream of a project. And thank you even more to the thousands of Suffragettes / Fighters / Goddesses who fought then and are still fighting today. This. Is. For. You.
Joanne Thomson is an Actor, Writer and Director from Glasgow, Scotland. Since graduating with a BA in Acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, she has worked across the UK in both television and theatre.
Her theatre credits include work with the National Theatre of Scotland, Bristol Old Vic, Birmingham Rep, Royal Lyceum, Traverse, and the legendary Citizens Theatre in Glasgow.
Joanne most recently played DS Lisa Harvey in BBC One drama The Victim which was nominated for a BAFTA in this year’s 2020 ceremony. Her performance in ITV’s BAFTA-nominated In Plain Sight won her nominations for 2 Best Actress categories at the IARA awards and her recent BBC prime-time drama The Suffragettes won a BAFTA in 2019. In 2014 she directed the critically acclaimed all-female production Nothing to be Done which won Best Play at the Setkani Festival in Czech Republic.
In 2020 she was selected as a BAFTA Los Angeles Newcomer, a 4-year long cross-discipline initiative for British Film & TV professionals across the pond. During lockdown, she co-founded the first online BAFTA New Talent Writer's Group and assists with the running of the Global Women in Film Film Club in an effort to keep creative support and conversation thriving throughout our new normal.
Her passion lies in championing underrepresented voices and she is currently writing a queer-led series called Spinner & Marie in addition to her film projects. The pilot was recently selected for Screenshot's Commendation List by Olivia Colman's production company South of the River Pictures and Sister, the team behind HBO's Chernobyl. It also made the Quarterfinals of both Screencraft's True Story and Comedy competitions and made the BBC Writer's Room Top 2% Shortlist out of over 5000 submissions.
In Jan 2021 she was selected as one of 10 Short Circuit Convergence participants, a screenwriting programme funded by BFI & Screen Scotland, which helped developed her Short & Feature Film projects. In July her short was selected as one of only two projects developed through the scheme to progress to the Sharp Shorts funding Shortlist.
When things get too much, she likes to awkward moon walk out of rooms and she has an encyclopedic knowledge of the TV show Friends so don't challenge her on that because you will lose.
She also definitely didn't write this herself in the third-person.