Clementine Bogg-Hargroves and Skipton Watch This Space
As part of Skipton Now Festival’s film night on 31st August, film and media student Beatrice Benn has been reviewing filmmakers highlighted on the night and writing profiles for each. Below is her profile on actor, writer and creative filmmaker Clementine Bogg-Hargroves.
‘A multi-talented creative force, Clementine Bogg-Hargroves’ work spans acting, writing, and directing, within both film and theatre. Perhaps best known for her critically acclaimed play, Skank, a sell-out at the 2021 Edinburgh Festival, which has been compared to Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge in how it depicts mental health and young womanhood. Commissioned by GPLD for their Watch this Space project, Bogg-Hargroves has also created the mockumentary series Snoop with Sneesh under her production company, Get Giddier Productions, where she embodies the fictional Harriet Sneesh. Utilising wry humour, this is a self-aware comedy series, reminiscent of other mockumentary sitcoms, such as The Office.
Clementine’s acting career began after graduating from Edinburgh University, when she decided to apply for drama school. In order to pay the fees, she organised ‘Play and Prosecco’ events in Skipton, starting with Clara Brenna’s one-woman show, Spine. Her nationally acclaimed play, Skank, emerged in 2019, first performing in Skipton but later at Grassington Festival and then Manchester Fringe. In 2022, Skank made its way to the Edinburgh Fringe to rave reviews: “Bogg-Hargroves is a great physical performer and an engaging presence” and “a saucily fun hour-long show that will give you some food for thought”.
Snoop With Sneesh is her most recent creative endeavour, a delightful short documentary series that highlights a variety of local areas and provides a comedic insight into their history and natural landscapes. The first episode set in Settle hilariously sees Harriet’s adventures up Castleberg Crag, navigating a climbing wall and settling into her Air BnB.
Clementine has recently been completing the third rendition of GPLD’s Skipton Watch This Space project which saw artists and creatives creating new pieces in unusual spaces such as On Trend Boutique, Qworkery, Steep and Filter and Elsworth Kitchen. Clem’s takeover culminated in the filming of the second episode of Snoop with Sneesh exploring the heritage and culture of Skipton through a comical eye so ‘watch this space’ for a new film coming soon!
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