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Jaquie Brown: On not being Jackie Clarke...

Interview – 2009

 Jaquie Brown's first TV role was as co-host of youth culture show Space with Dominic Bowden in 2000, before becoming one of the two main anchors on burgeoning music channel C4. From there, Brown moved into 'grown up' TV with John Campbell and Carol Hirschfeld, in the series A Queen’s Tour, before becoming a reporter on the current affairs show Campbell Live. Brown then stepped into the challenging realm of programme-making, forming her own production company with Gerard Johnstone. One season later and The Jaquie Brown Diaries was a hit with critics and viewers, and was named Best Comedy at the 2009 Qantas Film and Television Awards.

In this ScreenTalk, Brown talks about:

  • How she looked as a 15-year-old
  • How she handled her first live broadcast
  • How a shocking night club revelation helped secure her role on the TV show Space
  • The joys of live TV, working with Clarke Gayford, and the subsequent trials of being mistaken for Jackie Clarke, before beating her up
  • What it’s like working with John Campbell
  • Which of her character’s mortifying experiences in The Jaquie Brown Diaries actually happened
  • Some of the behind-the-scenes challenges of making TV
This video was first uploaded on 16 November 2009, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.
Interview, Camera and Editing – James Coleman