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. 

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.

Her adaptation of Arthur Ransome's children's classic Swallows and Amazons was released in UK cinemas in August 2016.

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Film

Co-writer

Writer Andrea Gibb
 

‘The Daylight Gate’ Feature. Based on the novella by Jeanette Winterston. Co-writer with
Director Philippa Lowthorpe. Hammer Films / BBC Films Inn development.

BBC Films
Hammer Films
 

Writer

Masquerade
Feature
Director Mat Whitecross
 

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

Mint Pictures Limited
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

     
    Swallows and Amazons
    Winner, Grand Prize Feature, New York International Children’s Film Festival
    Feature
    Producer Nick Barton
    Director Philippa Lowthorpe
    Starring
  • Rafe Spall
  • Andrew Scott
  • Kelly Macdonald
  • Jessica Hynes
  • Harry Enfield
  •  
    New screen version of Arthur Ransome's family favourite
    Studio Canal
    Harbour Pictures and BBC Films
     
    Producer Alexandra Stone and Dan Lupovitz
     

    Adaptation of Rose Tremain's novel

    BBC Films
    CMP Film Limited
    In development
     

    TV

    Writer & Creator

     

    Drama about a young female chef who rose to fame in Victorian Britain.

    BBC / Origin Pictures. 



    Origin for BBC
    In development
     
     

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

    World Productions
    In development
     

    Writer

     

    Sixth series of the drama following midwives in the East End of London in the 1950s 


    Neal Street Productions for BBC1
     
     

    Sixth series of the drama following midwives in the East End of London in the 1950s

    Neal Street Productions for BBC1
     
     

    Based on the true story of Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone. BBC Studios.

    BBC
     
     

    Adaptation of the book by E C Healy

    STV Productions
    In development
     
     

    Based on the novel by Helen Simonson. Mazur-Kaplan Company / BBC


    Mazur-Kaplan Company for BBC
    In development.
     
     

    Adaptation of the novel by Marina Lewycka

    BBC
    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
     
     
    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
     
     

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

    Shoebox Films
    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
     

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