Vanessa Kirby signs Netflix deal to make films exploring 'the female experience'

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Photo credit: Samir Hussein - Getty Images
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The Crown's Vanessa Kirby has signed a deal with Netflix to develop and produce films exploring 'the female experience' through her production company Aluna Entertainment.

The BAFTA Award winning star, who played Princess Margaret in Netflix's historical drama, will collaborate with former Film4 senior executive Lauren Dark to 'make high-end engrossing stories with universal appeal.'

'It has long been a dream of mine to produce and I have found the perfect partners in my friends at Netflix,' the actress said in a statement. 'They have been an inspiring creative home for me from The Crown to Pieces of a Woman and I am thrilled to be on this journey alongside them. In Lauren I've found a true ally and we are united in our ambition to explore stories that relate to the uncharted female experience.'

Photo credit: Samir Hussein - Getty Images
Photo credit: Samir Hussein - Getty Images

Dark, who produced Oscar-winning film The Father, added: 'Vanessa is an extraordinary artist and I'm excited to be joining her and our new partners at Netflix on this journey. We share a passion for telling untold stories in their most ambitious and dynamic form. It has been an enormous privilege to be at Film4 for the past four years with such a talented and supportive team, alongside some of the very best filmmakers.'

Kirby received her first Oscar nomination for her role in Netflix's Pieces of a Woman last year, and is currently filming Florian Zeller's The Son with Laura Dern and Hugh Jackman.

David Kosse, Netflix’s VP of international original films, commented: 'Vanessa has delivered powerful and unforgettable performances as an actor and we know that she will equally captivate audiences with her creative vision as a producer. I couldn't be more thrilled to work with her and the team at Aluna to bring their films to our members around the world.'

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