Daisy Goodwin

Daisy Goodwin


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

Pete Buttigieg, the Indiana mayor and Democratic presidential candidate, responds to a heckler shouting "Remember Sodom and Gomorrah"

really enjoyed doing this

I find myself spelling civilisation with a z - does that mean I am American, Tudor or a secret royal?

am in seventh circle of hell aka genius bar of the white city apple store #cantwrite

#comefromaway was a complete joy. A musical that made me laugh and cry and only 90 mins! @phoenixtheater really worth seeing

a Koons happy ending

built by an Italian immigrant to LA because he wanted to do something big

it’s unputdownable

Happy birthday to the Royal Albert Hall which was officially opened #onthisday 1871.

The Illustrated London News depicts the scene...

cast of @northernballet #Victoria wedding night pas de deux quite something!!!!!

Palmerston actually did say that if he wasn’t an englishman he would still like to be one

Glorianaaaa hallelujahhhh @VictoriaSeries is back TONIGHT! 👑 Catch the first episode of series 3 ‘Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown’ at 9pm on @ITV and @WeAreSTV 👑#Victoria #Victoria3

Daisy Goodwin interview: ‘Queen Victoria would have approved of Meghan Markle’ https://t.co/GWc2TYFND4 via @TeleTVRadio

Dear EU. We made a terrible mistake. We listened to the wrong people. We would much rather be in an alliance with 28 States than alone with the mad fuck Trump. Please can we come back. Yours the sensible party.

Daisy Goodwin: how come Queen Victoria is a 'bad mother' but Henry VIII is not a 'bad father'? https://t.co/Isy5IyV2Pg via @telegraphnews

in her bicentenary year!

this is fantastic - featuring Great exhibition in new series of #victoria