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

Nigel Farage funding secrets revealed - Channel 4 News investigation tonight at 7pm

Brands that were at the Great Exhibition in 1851. recreated tomorrow in ⁦@VictoriaSeries⁩

beautifully directed

made in the ⁦⁦@TheLondonLib⁩ !congrats to ⁦@VicHislop⁩ deskmate and head girl

a man could divorce a woman on the grounds of adultery but a woman couldn’t #Victoria

looking forward to it

Coming up in #victoriaseries3

Sisterhood, smelly costumes and the joy of working with Jenna Coleman: Nell Hudson reveals what starring in @DaisyGoodwin's #Victoria was really like https://t.co/i4giuRdoPp

Loved meeting fellow panellists today @TrinCollCam inc @DaisyGoodwin @RosiSexton @scarlettmcnally. Final para of my contribution drew on work of Judith Butler and CS Lewis. Asked for advice for future @TrinCollCam women I offered being real about the fact we are all ‘winging it’.

good luck on Thursday Rosi

one very sleepy and expensive mouse #victoriaseries

My favourite Victoria ball ever

princess Vicky hard at work #victoriaseries

Dame Sally Davies Master elect of Trinity College speaking at event celebrating of 40 years of women there

Giving a talk on what I have learnt from Queen Victoria in Dorset on Jun17, for a very good cause


Feodora and Lady P rocking their costumes in this week’s ep of #victoria

This is simply unacceptable in the 5th richest economy in the world @SharonHodgsonMP We are back in Victorian times @DaisyGoodwin https://t.co/2uZltUbOLW