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

Over a lifetime, a typical migrant from Europe to Britain can expect to pay £78,000 more in taxes than he receives in benefits https://econ.st/2O8xThe

I just signed the petition calling for carers who look after loved ones to receive a fairer wage. Can you sign too? https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/pay-carers-the-minimum-wage?bucket=email-blast-15_11_2019_80kfltcarersretest&source=twitter-share-button&utm_campaign=blast2019-11-15&utm_source=twitter&share=39d6daa8-6ecd-4301-adeb-b3a3feb756ec via @38_degrees

the other thing #Woking is famous for is being the site of Britain’s first mosque

so proud of my sister !!!! campaigning to end hunger in this country

World on Fire: thrilling TV that shows the true, terrifying cost of war https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/nov/08/world-on-fire-thrilling-tv-that-shows-the-true-terrifying-cost-of-war?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

if you are writing play, how many minutes is a page of dialogue ? #AskingForAFriend

'Schools are not obliged to have libraries, but prisons are. Step one, then, is to make it compulsory for schools, too. This has to be backed up with steptwo: ringfenced money to support schools’ libraries, along with the hiring and training of librarians.' @MichaelRosenYes

Extinction rebellion - courtesy of Emperor Rudolph I

A Von Trapp crossing in Austria?

really looking forward to interviewing AN Wilson about our mutual hero Prince Albert tonight at @KensingtonRoyal @HRP_palaces

enjoying a trip back to the 1930’s at the wonderful Fir Tree Tea House in Penshurst before taking the stage as the inaugural act @PenshurstFesti1 talking Victoria and other women of substance

#WorldOnFire is really spellbinding - bravo Pete bowker

Looking forward to #worldonfire tonight @mammothscreen

three most depressing words in the english language #busreplacementservice

Five @TheLondonLib authors in action @PenshurstFesti1 4-6 Oct Arts+Lit - inc @DaisyGoodwin @loydgrossman @soniapurnell #sarawheeler & @dablough asking ?s. Jazz/classical/standup evenings; 1hr ex London; visit historic @PenshurstPlace same time @litfests @7OaksBookshop @PRG_UK

I am surprise the Victorian soldier and balloonist Frenderick Burnaby didn't make it into Jacob Rees Mogg's books about Victorians he admires

Check out "Step Up So They Can Too - Key4Life YOUNITED Charity Walk" An event worth attending: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/step-up-so-they-can-too-key4life-younited-charity-walk-tickets-67432084179?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=estw&utm-source=tw&utm-term=listing @EventbriteUK

Why Albert’s legacy lives on

Happy 200th Birthday prince Albert - #hero

really great festival - highly recommended