Vera Season 12 Premiere Screening with Brenda Blethyn and Ann Cleeves

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Vera Season 12 Premiere Screening with Brenda Blethyn and Ann Cleeves

In-person screening of Vera Season 12, with Oscar Nominee Brenda Blethyn and creator Ann Cleeves in conversation live from the UK.

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SVA Theatre 333 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011

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Join us for the season 12 premiere screening of the hit series VERA before it airs January 29th, exclusively on BritBox. Enjoy an exciting night of entertainment and discussion with Oscar-nominated star Brenda Blethyn and best-selling creator Ann Cleeves, who will begin the premiere with virtual on-screen conversation.

Loved by fans around the globe, Vera has become an international sensation, airing in over 200 countries. Known for its gripping narratives, strong performances, and striking backdrops, this smash hit detective series is a true gem of the mystery genre.

5:00-6:00pm - Doors Open

6:00-6:30pm - Live chat with Brenda Blethyn and Ann Cleeves

6:30-8:30pm - Vera S12 Episode 1 Premiere Screening

Please arrive early as seating is limited and based on arrival.

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Ann Cleeves is the multi-million copy bestselling author behind three hit television series―Shetland, now starring Ashley Jens, Vera, starring Academy Award Nominee Brenda Blethyn, and The Long Call, starring Ben Aldridge―all of which are watched and loved in the United States. All three are available to view on BritBox.


BAFTA Award Winner and two time Academy Award nominee Brenda Blethyn OBE is one of the UK’s most loved and respected actors.

She worked as a secretary for ten years before changing career altogether and enrolled at the Guildford School of Acting in Surrey. By 1975 she had joined the National Theatre Company.

Numerous television roles followed showcasing her considerable talent before a move to the silver screen, most notably in Mike Leigh’s Secrets & Lies which earned Brenda a BAFTA Award and a nomination at the 69th Annual Academy Awards.Today, most familiar to TV audiences as ITV and BritBox’s cantankerous detective Vera, Brenda has many other television credits to her name but is fondly remembered for her role as Mim in Outside Edge alongside Timothy Spall.

She has consistently delivered outstanding work and was nothing short of superb in Little Voice alongside Michael Caine and Jane Horrocks. She is an Ambassador for several charities and has run three London Marathons for the charity Children with Leukemia. Brenda was awarded an OBE in 2003 in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for her services to drama.

BritBox is the streaming home of the best selection of unmissableBritish entertainment, from new hit shows like Karen Pirie and Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? to new seasons of fan favorites like Vera and Shetland. We are also home to beloved classics including the Agatha Christie collection.Created by BBC and ITV, two powerhouses of British TV, BritBox offers its subscribers the largest collection of British mysteries, dramas, comedies, lifestyle, and documentaries –all in one place.

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