Hollywood boss Dame Donna Langley, who grew up on the Isle of Wight, is the latest star to appear on the iconic BBC Radio 4 programme, Desert Island Discs.

She will chat to presenter Lauren Laverne, and you can listen in at 11.15am on Sunday, October 15.

She needs to choose eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what she would take to a desert island? 

Dame Donna is chair of NBCUniversal Studio Group and chief content officer, and was named a dame for services to film and entertainment last year, meeting King Charles at Windsor Castle, when he was the Prince of Wales.

Isle of Wight County Press: Flashback to January 2020 when the damehood was announcedFlashback to January 2020 when the damehood was announced (Image: Isle of Wight County Press)

Her parents still live in Newport, and she went to school at Lake Middle School and Carisbrooke High School.

She originally arrived in Los Angeles with no credentials or connections, and rose to become a major Hollywood movie executive, becoming the first British woman to head a major film studio.

Franchises she has presided over include Fast and Furious, Jurassic World, the Bourne series, Pitch Perfect, Illumination’s Despicable Me as well as Fifty Shades and Mamma Mia.

Her family told the County Press at the time of her receiving her damehood: "We are continually guilty of singing her praises, yet when we meet her off-duty, none of the Hollywood glitz and razzmatazz follows her.

"To us, she is and always has been, just our loving girl who has made the big time by personal honesty and endeavour in a world dominated by powerful male entities."