Interview with Joanne Froggatt of “Last Light” on Peacock by Suzanne 8/30/22
It was great to interview Joanne. I’ve admired her work for years in British shows like “Robin Hood,” “Liar” and “Angela Black.” Of course, she’s most well known for “Downton Abbey,” but I never saw that one. She couldn’t have been nicer in our interview, as you’ll see. She does her usual great job in Peacock’s “Last Light,” which is a thriller. You can watch it here!
Joanne Froggatt is a British actress. From 2010 to 2015, she portrayed Anna Bates in the ITV period drama series Downton Abbey. For this role, she received three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television in 2014.
Based on Alex Scarrow’s bestselling apocalyptic thriller, LAST LIGHT will thrust audiences into a world of chaos, as the world’s oil ceases to function correctly, and all means of power & communication begin to fail. The series stars Matthew Fox (Lost), making his series acting return after 12 years alongside, Joanne Froggatt (Liar, Downton Abbey), Alyth Ross (Traces, Emerald), Taylor Fay (Judge Rinder, The Making of Alex), Amber Rose Revah (The Punisher), Victor Alli (Belfast, Grantchester), Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones, Stranger Things) and Hakeem Jomah (Rashash, Kidnap). Dennie Gordon serves as Executive Producer and Director of all five episodes.
ABOUT LAST LIGHT Trailer
Premiere Date: Thursday, September 8 on Peacock
Logline: The series is based on the novel Last Light written by Alex Scarrow, which tells the story of a family fighting to survive during the fallout of an oil crisis.
Matthew Fox (Lost) will play Andy Yeats, an ex-pat living in London, and one of the world’s leading petro-chemical engineers.
Joanne Froggatt (Liar, Downton Abbey) will play Elena Yeats, Andy’s smart, caring, and beautiful wife. When her son, Sam, was diagnosed with a progressive, degenerative eye disease, she gave up her thriving professional career and put considerable energy and ability toward finding a cure.
Alyth Ross (Traces, Emerald) will play Laura Yeats, a passionate and informed university student committed to confronting the mounting crisis of climate change and finding a solution to helping the planet.
Taylor Fay (Judge Rinder, The Making of Alex) will play Sam Yeats. Eight-year-old Sam is fighting a degenerative eye disease that is slowing taking away his sight.
Amber Rose Revah (The Punisher) will play Mika Bakhash, a representative for the British government.
Victor Alli (Belfast, Grantchester) will play Owen Jones, a brilliant college student who has been working his way through school.
Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones, Stranger Things) will play Karl Bergmann. Karl Bergmann works for the British Government and is the man Parliament and MI6 turn to when the world is thrown into chaos.
Hakeem Jomah (Rashash, Kidnap) will play Khalil Al-Qatani, the head of a big oil company.
Director: Dennie Gordon (All 5 episodes)
Executive Producers: Dennie Gordon, Matthew Fox, William Choi, Sydney Gallonde, Rikke Ennis, Patrick Renault, Diego Piasek, Patrick Massett, John Zinman
Co-Executive Producers: Rola Bauer and Steven Johnson
Producer: Veronika Lencova
Produced by: MGM International Television Productions in association with Peacock, Viaplay Group, MBC, Peacock and STAN.
Format: 5 x 45 min episodes, limited drama series.
Filming Location: Prague, Paris and Abu Dhabi
Proofread and Edited by Brenda