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

I am still waiting for notes

I've #justdonated to The Rugby Portobello Lockdown Quiz campaign. Donate on @justgiving and support this great cause https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/rptlockdownquiz?utm_term=2K17QcRAA&utm_source=twitter ""

Could be some Victoria related questions

might be a Victoria round 😎

Why Remote Work Is So Hard—and How It Can Be Fixed https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-inquiry/can-remote-work-be-fixed

How clean is your Queen?

This may be the greatest thing ever committed to film

The Enduring Romance of the Night Train https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/05/11/the-enduring-romance-of-the-night-train

the Library maybe closed but the events are still open
The most exciting virtual events to enjoy at home this month https://www.tatler.com/gallery/best-virtual-online-events-may-2020-guide#2RlJ1MG97rK

Follow. https://twitter.com/NHSMillion/status/1256536092326727685

thank god for ⁦@TheLondonLib⁩ postal service - has got my daughter out of a tight dissertation spot 🙏🙏🙏

great idea Alastair

Our Ambassador @DaisyGoodwin has chosen the poem ‘Wild Geese’ by Mary Oliver for us to share with you this weekend. Read by our Centre Heads, we hope it brings some comfort and we want you to know we are thinking of you this Easter. #herewithyou

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This is genius and made me HOWL

@KelleyFoley20 @VictoriaSeries @DaisyGoodwin We’re thinking of doing another one soon, perhaps the wedding episode? ☺️

I have just put together an overview of #COVID19 testing science for the @sciencemuseum, see here https://www.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/testing-for-coronavirus/ https://twitter.com/SamiraAhmedUK/status/1242707841514975232

nearly all 2 metres apart https://twitter.com/moodvintage/status/1243270255423733760

Library application form for a Mr WP Herringham who joined @TheLondonLib in November 1926.

Now that’s what we call a job title!

A @VictoriaSeries rewatch this Sunday 29th March at 9pm of the first episode from series 1 ‘Doll 123’ written by @DaisyGoodwin with the hashtag #VictoriaRewatch 👑 We hope you join us then, take care for now! 👑