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Athina Rachel Tsangari

Award-winning Greek film director Athina Rachel Tsangari, whose credits include international festival favourites Attenberg in 2010 and Chevalier in 2015, has signed to direct BBC TV series Trigonometry for Tessa Ross and Juliette Howell’s London-based House Productions.

She will direct the first five episodes of the eight-part series which is written by Duncan Macmillan and Effie Woods.

”[Athina] brings with her a unique cinematic vision which we believe will marry brilliantly with Duncan and Effie’s bold and original scripts,” Ross and Howell told Screen.

Trigonometry is a relationship comedy-drama about a couple who invite a third person to live with them in their flat to ease their financial burden.

Trigonometry is a rare, invigorating script and it’s been a pleasure delving into its unruly humanity with Duncan and Effie, Tessa and Juliette and their fantastic team merging television with cinema, drama with screwball comedy,” said Tsangari.

House Productions’ previous credits include TV film Brexit: The Uncivil War, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rory Kinnear, for Channel 4.