Posted: 12 June, 2019

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Putney's Nomination is Rosie Thomas (class of 1998)
BBC Natural History Producer and Director

Who is Rosie Thomas?

Alumna Rosie Thomas (class of 1998) is a Wildlife Filmmaker and Producer/Director of the BBC ‘Dynasties Chimpanzee’ episode. Rosie’s innovative and ground breaking work has not only captured outstanding footage for the public to enjoy, but has helped raise the profile of the fragility of our living world.

The ‘Dynasties Chimpanzee’ episode aired on BBC One in November 2018 and since then it has been broadcast all around the globe. To date, it has been viewed by over 300 million people and has already received a number of awards and award nominations.

Rosie has travelled all over the world for her work, filming a wide range of different animals for a number of multi-award winning series such as ‘Life’, ‘Africa’ and ‘Monkey Planet’. From elephants in Central Africa to lizards in Tasmania, filming from boats, helicopters, in the thickest of forests, up mountains and even in remote deserts; Rosie works alongside some of the world’s leading experts in their field and often manages to capture never before seen behaviours.

A large part of her career has been spent filming primates, all across the globe and most recently, she spent two years shadowing a single group of chimpanzees, in a remote part of Senegal, for the highly acclaimed ‘Dynasties’ series with David Attenborough.

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