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    London-born actress and screenwriter Emily Mortimer began acting on the stage, before making her movie debut in 1996’s The Ghost and the Darkness, alongside Val Kilmer. Then came roles in ElizabethLovely and Amazing (for which she won an Independent Spirit Award), Woody Allen’s Match PointLars and the Real Girl, and a standout performance in the HBO series The Newsroom. Later this year she’ll be seen in Mary Poppins Returns, as the grown-up Jane Banks. The daughter of famous British novelist, John Mortimer, she says of her latest movie, The Bookshop, in which she plays a bookstore owner who scandalizes her English town when she starts selling Nabokov’s “Lolita,” “We need art, movies and books, because they’re exploring the grey areas of life.”

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    Tilda Swinton


    Modern Nature

    Derek Jarman

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    Gabrielle Union


    The Warmth of Other Suns

    Isabel Wilkerson

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    Rose McGowan


    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

    Lewis Carroll

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    Tom Hanks

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    The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

    Masha Gessen

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    Kelly Macdonald


    Writing Home

    Alan Bennett

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    Greta Gerwig


    Lives of Girls and Women

    Alice Munro

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    Sharon Horgan

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    The Girl Who Ran

    Christina Yee and Frances Poletti

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    Kathy Griffin

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    Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny

    Suze Orman

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    Leslie Odom Jr.


    I Knew You’d Be Lovely

    Alethea Black

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