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

Here's how Queen Victoria's posts on Instagram might have looked... https://t.co/JfkWOv6kIc via @MailOnline

such a charming event. Prince Albert would have been proud

she really is demon happy

Victoria’s Secrets

great new exhibition

Very sad to hear that the great Norman Stone has died . He taught me as an undergraduate and made me realise that history could be written in full technicolour. “If in doubt, quote in Hungarian” was his exam advice

.@AOC on working with Sen. Ted Cruz: "We haven't met in person yet, but I do know that we have an ongoing working relationship and I'm extraordinarily excited in seeing what we can accomplish."

"Never thought I'd say it," she adds with a laugh https://t.co/jVstG7wcVZ

Farewell, Franco Zeffirelli. He did things his own way and never compromised, especially visually.

First day on JANE EYRE, I arrived on set to discover that we weren’t shooting anything that day because the dining room was being repainted. Franco didn’t like the colour.

Daisy Goodwin , Jenna Coleman and Jordan Waller celebrating and illuminating Victoria and Albert in this anniversary year as the magnificent exhibition @Kensington opens @HRP_palaces @DaisyGoodwin @HarperCollinsUK @PFDAgents

Fans of this royal TV series won't want to miss this event https://t.co/5vJ7GRZzek

just caught up with #summerofrockets on #BBC2 soooo good - best tv this year IMHO

This is going to be an inspiring and suitably powerful event - @YvetteCooperMP and @DaisyGoodwin with @intelligence2 https://t.co/K2phFhRPPo @CWAgencyUK

Dancing Queen https://t.co/2L0eryZ96N via @YouTube made me laugh - watch till the end

thanks @paulbenney

@DaisyGoodwin I thought that said quiet marriages then, which gave me real pause for thought.

is crisp eating allowed in quiet carriages ?

only humans have chins ....no one knows why

i thought it was seven attempts on her life ?