This period drama, starring Saoirse Ronan as Mary, Queen of Scots and Margot Robbie as her cousin Queen Elizabeth I, chronicles the 1569 conflict between Scotland and England and two women who are rivals for power.
Josie is the Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse. Her productions have transferred to Broadway, the West-End and won Olivier Awards. Her shows have been translated into live cinema broadcasts, including Coriolanus with Tom Hiddleston, Les Liaisons Dangereuses with Janet McTeer and Dominic West, and Saint Joan with Gemma Arterton. Her U.K. Election Night Broadcast of the play, The Vote, which she co-created with writer James Graham and directed, in real time, starred Dame Judi Dench. The Vote was nominated for a BAFTA for “Best Live Event”. She was previously Artistic Director of The Bush Theatre, where she produced the first and early plays of (amongst other writers) James Graham, Lucy Kirkwood, Nick Payne, Steve Waters, Penelope Skinner, Jack Thorne and Anthony Weigh. Her other work as a director includes Shakespeare productions for The Royal Shakespeare Company and in the West-End and work in Chicago and New York on Broadway, at The Public Theater and at the Park Avenue Armory with Matt Charman’s play, The Machine. She succeeded Sam Mendes and Michael Grandage as Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse and she is the first woman director to run a major London theatre.