In Person: Stephen Moyer & Anna Paquin
British actor/director Stephen Moyer and Canadian-New Zealand actor Anna Paquin manage that rare balance of having busy film and television careers (not to mention their work in advocacy and philanthropy) while also being married with children. They began dating while working on hit TV series True Blood (2008–2014) – in which Paquin played telepath Sookie Stackhouse who fell in love with vampire Bill Compton (Moyer) – and married in 2010. Paquin began acting as a child, earning the 1994 Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actress aged 11 for her role in The Piano. She has gone on to play lead roles in films such as X-Men, Margaret and The Romantics. Moyer trained in the UK and worked on stage and in television before moving to the US, where he took major roles in films such as Prince Valiant, Quills, Priest and The Caller. In a further link, Moyer plays a lead role in X-Men television spin-off The Gifted. Moyer directed three episodes of True Blood, and The Parting Glass (screening as our People’s Gala), which is produced by and stars Paquin, marks his feature film directorial debut.