Our BAFTA New York In Conversation Series at The Standard, High Line has turned into quite the little Oscar hotbed. Were we the reason Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch were nominated and definitely the good luck charm that cinched the win for Eddie Redmayne? You can’t not say it’s true. Not that we care so much about statues, but as accolades do make for nice introductions, the BAFTA Award winning screen writer, Abi Morgan is the latest talent to join our auspicious ranks.
A veteran stage and television writer, Ms. Morgan is best known to American audiences as the screenwriter for The Iron Lady (which earned Meryl Streep a Best Actress award), Suffragette, in which she teams up again with Ms. Streep and Carrie Mulligan, and finally, the 2011 noir masterpiece Shame, co-written and directed by Steve McQueen, which prominently features The Standard, High Line. Before we get to those infamous window scenes–those fictious window scenes–we invite you to close your curtains and focus on something much more vital.