Daisy Goodwin

Daisy Goodwin

Author

Daisy Goodwin is a writer and television producer.

After reading history at Cambridge, she went to Columbia Film School as a Harkness Fellow. She worked at the BBC for ten years making arts documentaries, before leaving to join the independent sector and created a number of programmes including Grand Designs which is now in its 18th year on Channel 4.

In 2005 she started Silver River productions, which she sold to Sony in 2012.  Alongside her TV work , Daisy has written a memoir, Silver River and two novels: My Last Duchess (UK)/The American Heiress (US) and The Fortune Hunter, which were both New York Times bestsellers.  In 2014 Daisy decided to concentrate on writing full time and was commissioned to write her first screenplay, Victoria, an 8 part series about the early life of Queen Victoria for ITV and WGBH Masterpiece Theatre.

Daisy has also compiled nine poetry anthologies including 101 Poems that Could Save your Life and 100 Poems to See You Through

Daisy lives in London with her three dogs, two daughters and one husband.

 

Praise for My Last Duchess:

‘Sparkling and thoroughly engaging…the story of a poor little rich girl learning the hard way how to concentrate on the next step along the tightrope makes for a highly enjoyable and intelligent read’--The Sunday Times

A wonderful guilty pleasure of a read…the detailing is beautiful, the great phalanx of historical characters amusing and the relief of reading a novel that puts enjoyment first, so rare and gratifying that I am ready for a sequel’–Amanda Foreman, Sunday Telegraph

Daisy Goodwin @DaisyGoodwin

From Budapest to Bondi: A Refugee Kitchen Manifesto https://bitethepub.wixsite.com/read/post/from-budapest-to-bondi-a-refugee-kitchen-manifesto

https://www.tortoisemedia.com/2022/06/06/the-queen-deserves-a-better-final-pm-than-johnson/

The musical #OperationMincemeat is the best thing I have seen in the theatre for ages - thanks @mrjohnofarrell for the recommendation

Have just discovered #Highland2 screenwriting programme - so much better than #FinalDraft

Very proud of my daughter for fighting for the #GreenNewDeal

Thank you so much to @TheLondonLib for hosting our wonderful awards ceremony last night, and for giving our Finalists membership of the library for a year.

Since @ukraine_advice started a week ago:

Cases allocated: 450+
Volunteers recruited: 350+

As of Sunday morning, @ukhomeoffice had issued only 50 visas.

We're a few friends working for free. They are one of the most powerful departments run by a global superpower.

#DoBetter

Today is International Women's Day, a day for celebrating women's achievements and take action for equality. We can't think of a better way to celebrate than by welcoming the 8 finalists of @WomensPlayPrize who will be given membership as part of our partnership with the prize...

Our brilliant partners in crime...cough, great literature @TheLondonLib are running this incredible scheme. APPLY APPLY APPLY!

Deadline: 2 March 2022 https://twitter.com/TheLondonLib/status/1481292254111322119

We're feeling the love at The London Library! Do you have friends or family that would relish access to our outstanding collections and spaces? Refer them to the Library now and receive a 10% discount on both of your memberships! Valid until midday 31 March 💕

#ValentinesDay

Last Saturday we challenged @timfarron with @GNDRising because we need less empty words and broken promises from politicians. Our conversation was promising but now we need him to back the #GreenNewDeal bill

Caught a preview of #Belfastmovie last night - a brilliant piece of work and so glad I saw it in a cinema - the cinematography is gorgeous. bravo @KennethBranagh

WATCH: a team of @GNDRising activists & I challenged @SadiqKhan on how he can claim to be the first green mayor of London, yet is still building new roads like the Silvertown tunnel... 🤔#StopSilvertown

Help! I have lost my passport and I am meant to be travelling to Europe tomorrow - does anyone have any tips about how to get a new one FAST .. are the passport office open for emergencies?

Tourists+turned+away+from+Italy’s+restaurants+and+museums+amid+confusion+over+Covid+‘green+pass’+rules https://www.thelocal.it/20210812/tourists-turned-away-from-italys-restaurants-and-museums-amid-confusion-over-covid-green-pass-rules/

Confirmed - Italy Covid app won't read NHS pass https://davidhewson.com/2021/08/10/confirmed-italy-covid-app-wont-read-nhs-pass/ via @david_hewson

via @NYTimes helpful https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/28/well/live/motivation-energy-advice.html?referringSource=articleShare

We're celebrating our 180th anniversary by unveiling a new exhibition in The London Library showcasing 48 past members who have been inspired by the Library and have created great works here.

https://bit.ly/3c6f0Ze