Andrea Gibb

Writer for film and television
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Biography

Andrea Gibb is a Scottish film and television writer who in 2003 wrote the feature film Dear Frankie, starring Emily Mortimer and Gerard Butler, which won the Women in Film and Television Script Award in 2004.

In 2005 she was nominted for the Carl Foreman Award at the BAFTAs for her feature film Afterlife.

Since then, she has worked on a range of projects, including adaptations of Vikram Seth's best selling novel An Equal Music for Cuba Pictures and Raindog Films, Rose Tremain's Music and Silence for CMP Film and Arthur C. Ransome's beloved children's classic Swallows and Amazons for BBC Films. 

Andrea is also currently working on a number of adaptations and original projects for television including More than This for BBC Scotland, GI Brides for World Productions and the adaptation of Emma Healey's award-winning novel Elizabeth is Missing for STV.

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Film

Writer

Masquerade
Feature
Director Mat Whitecross
 

Drama based on the cult children's book by Kit Williams

Mint Pictures Limited
In development
 
Producer Alexandra Stone and Dan Lupovitz
 

Adaptation of Rose Tremain's novel

BBC Films
CMP Film Limited
In production
 
Producer Nick Barton
Director Philippa Lowthorpe
Starring
  • Rafe Spall
  •  
    New screen version of Arthur Ransome's family favourite
    Harbour Pictures and BBC Films
    In development
     
     
    Adaptation of Vikram Seth's best selling novel
    Cuba Pictures & Raindog Films
    In development
     
     
    Original screenplay inspired by Scotland's only reindeer herd set in the Cairngorms and Lapland
    Sky
    Harbour Pictures
    In development
     
    Sextet
    Feature
     

    Drama about a group of friends who reunite in Scotland

    Scottish Screen
    Sigma Films
    In development
     
    Creator Susan Cooper
     
    Adaptation of Susan Cooper's children's book
    Jim Henson Company
    In development
     
    Director Stuart Davids
     
    Feature film adaptation of Louise Walsh's novel
    Scottish Screen
    Raindog Limited
    In development
     
    Afterlife
    Nominated for the Carl Foreman Award for Most Promising Newcomer, 2005
    Feature
    Producer Catherine Aitken
    Director Alsion Peebles
    Starring
  • Lindsay Duncan
  • Kevin McKidd
  • Shirley Henderson
  • James Laurenson
  • Isla Blair
  •  
    Drama about an ambitious journalist who is forced to re-evaluate his priorities when he learns his mother is dying of cancer
    Scottish Screen
    Gabriel Films
     
    Dear Frankie
    Winner of the Women in Film and Television Script Award, 2004
    Feature
    Producer Caroline Wood
    Director Shona Auerbach
    Starring
  • Emily Mortimor
  • Gerard Butler
  • Jack McElhone
  • Sharon Small
  • Katy Murphy
  •  
    British film about the love of a young single mother for her son
    Miramax
    Pathe Pictures
     
    Golden Wedding
    Best Television Drama, Mental Health Media Awards, 1998
    Short
    Producer Stephenie Faugier
    Director John Tiffany
    Starring
  • James Cosmo
  • Edith MacArthur
  •  
    30' original screenplay for BBC Scotland. Winner of the Mental Health Media Award
    British Screen
    Imagine Films
     
    Producer Stephanie Faugier
     
    Feature screenplay for Imagine Films / British Screen
    Imagine Films
    In development
     
    Bite
    Short
    Producer Su Bainbridge
    Director Brian Ross
    Starring
  • David Tennant
  • Sharon Small
  • Paula Sorge
  •  
    Short film about a passive postman who decides to take control of his life
    Mallinson Television
     
    Lucky Bag
    Shortlisted for The Dennis Potter Award
    Short
     
    30' original screenplay.  Shortlisted for the Dennis Potter Award

     
     
    Short film shortlisted for Tartan Shorts which became the basis for the feature film Dear Frankie

     

    TV

    Writer

     

    Adaptation of the book by E C Healy

    STV Productions
    In development
     
     

    Drama about a group of women in their 50s 

    BBC Scotland for BBC
    In development
     
    Producer Tally Garner
     

    Adaptation of the books by Benjamin Daniels

    Mam Tor Productions
    In development
     
     

    Adaptation of the book Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs Oscar Wilde by Franny Moyle 

    Fresh Pictures Limited
    In development
     
     
    Adapted from Janice Galloway's memoirs This Is Not About Me and All Made Up
    La Belle Allee for BBC Scotland
     
    Keeper
    1 x 60'
     
    Adaptation of Andrea Gillies' prize winning memior about caring for her mother-in-law who has Alzheimers
    BBC for BBC1
    In development
     
     
    Drama about the Suffragettes inspired by Jill Liddington's book Rebel Girls
    BBC for BBC 1
    In development
     
     
    Adaptation of Rose Tremain's Orange Prize-winning novel
    BBC
    In development
     
     

    Remake of the hit 1980s television show about the widows of a crime gang who carry out their own criminal raid

    Cougar for BBC Films
     
     
    Original single about the Lee Jeans factory sit in
    BBC Scotland
    In development
     

    Writer & Creator

     

    Drama about the British wives of American GIs in World War II who move to the United States

    World Productions
    In development
     

    Radio

    Writer

    Sunburst Finish
    1 x 60'
    2008
    Director Gaynor MacFarlane
    Starring
  • Julie Austin
  • Eric Barlow
  • John Kielty
  • Helen Lomax
  • Monica Glbb
  •  
    Friday play about a gifted young man at university who doesn't want to live
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Tough Love
    1 x 60'
    2009
    Director Gaynor Macfarlane
    Starring
  • Maureen Beattie
  • Liam Brennan
  • Richard Madden
  • Meg Fraser
  •  
    Friday play about a mother struggling to cope with her son's drug addiction
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4