Justine Waddell

Justine Waddell is a writer, producer and actor.  Through her production company, Asterisk Films, she has just picked up the 2021 Golden Prague Czech Television Award for her documentary feature film Janine Jansen: Falling for Stradivari. She has also produced Force of Nature Natalia, directed by BAFTA and Grierson-winning filmmaker, Gerry Fox, about prima ballerina, Natalia Osipova.  

Virginia Woolf’s Night & Day, which Justine has developed with the British Film Institute and Piccadilly Pictures, is Justine’s debut screenplay. 

After graduating from Cambridge University, Justine’s film work as an actress includes lead roles in Alexander Zeldovich’s Target (Telluride Film Festival, 2011), where she learnt from Russian from scratch. She has also played leading roles in period dramas Wives and Daughters, Great Expectations and Tess of the D’urbevilles. 

Justine is also the founder and CEO of Klassiki.online. Launched in 2021, Klassiki is the world’s first streaming platform to deliver classic and contemporary film content from Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

1. Naoshima Art Island https://boutiquejapan.com/naoshima/

2. Abbotsford https://www.scottsabbotsford.com/

3. Russian language female filmmaking tradition https://www.calvertjournal.com/features/show/11768/women-directors-soviet-unions-silent-movie-era

4. Cecilia Payne Gaspochkin https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00509-3

5. African craft www.madwa.com

6. Constance Spry https://lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v43/n17/rosemary-hill/at-the-garden-museum

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