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

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://t.co/NtJaMTOUQ7 @EventbriteUK

Why Albert’s legacy lives on

Happy 200th Birthday prince Albert - #hero

really great festival - highly recommended

the amazing Jordan Waler appearing in #sonofdyke at #underbelly #edinburghfringe2019 a hilarious and tragic self depilation - run don’t walk to see it

very excited to see this tonight - Jordan waller aka Lord Alfred Paget’s one man show https://t.co/63VuGSkjQp

Check out episode: "399 - Notes on Notes" ⁦@johnaugust⁩ should be compulsory listening for all producers , script editors and other others who don’t actually write but know they could do it better

Should There Be an Emoji for Everything? https://t.co/7MZsEA2E6D

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