Rachel
Bennette

Writer for film and television

Rachel began her career working in script development before becoming a
screenwriter. She has written widely for film and television, writing for the BBC, FX, Netflix, Amazon, Channel 4 and ITV, working on greenlit shows including Richard Warlow’s Ripper Street, as well as adaptations and original pieces.

Rachel’s acclaimed adaptation of Zadie Smith’s novel NW for BBC 2 (Mammoth Screen/BBC, directed by Saul Dibb) was BAFTA nominated and won the FIPA D’Or.

Rachel has recently written a four-part series, The Blue Lens, adapted from four Daphne Du Maurier short stories, for the BBC (Mammoth/BBC), and is currently developing Claudia Durastanti’s memoir, La Straniera, as an 8-part series for television, for Wildside/Amazon Italy. 

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Television

Writer 

Creator Ronan Bennet
Producer Tom Winchester
Director Tim Van Patten

Historical Drama set in feudal Japan, based on James Clavell's 1975 novel.

DNA for FX

Drama adaptation of Philip K. Dick's anthology

Sony Pictures Television for Channel 4, Amazon Studios
In delevelopment

Drama

Mammoth Screen
In development
Producer Betsan Morris Evans
Director Saul Dibb
Starring
  • Phoebe Fox
  • Nikki Amuka-Bird
  • O.T. Fagbenle
  • Adaptation

    Mammoth Screen for BBC2
    Producer Joe Donaldson
    Director Luke Watson

    Acclaimed drama series

    Tiger Aspect for Amazon Prime Instant Video
    Producer Will Gould
    Starring
  • Matthew Macfadyen
  • Jerome Flynn
  • Adam Rothenberg
  • Episode of the third series of the critically acclaimed period drama by Richard Warlow

    Tiger Aspect for Amazon Prime Instant Video, BBC1
    ITV Studios
    Working Title Television
    Treatment for a 6 x 60' serial
    ITV Studios for ITV1
    Treatment
    Tiger Aspect Productions
    Dramatisation of the George Eliot novel
    BBC in-house
    Starring
  • Kevin Whately
  • Laurence Fox
  • ITV Productions for ITV1
    Producer Ann Tricklebank
    Starring
  • Olivia Hallinan
  • Sarah Lancashire
  • Julia Sawalha
  • BBC In house for BBC1
    Treatment for hour-long drama
    Hillbilly Television
    Original TV series idea. Co-created with Lucy Moore.
    Hillbilly Television/Talkback
    Producer Hilary Salmon
    Single Film. Daphne Du Maurier short story adaptation
    BBC for BBC4
    Single Film. Adaptation of the George Meredith novel
    BBC for BBC 4
    Storylining two series of six hour-long episodes of Anthony Trollope's Palliser novels for Andrew Davies. To write one episode of series one.
    BBC for BBC 1
    Producer Ann Tricklebank
    Director David Innes Edwards
    Starring
  • Julia Sawalha
  • Ben Aldridge
  • Ruby Bentall
  • Olivia Hallinan
  • BBC In house for BBC1
    Pilot script for an original series in development
    Hillbilly Television for Sky 1
    1 x 30'

    Script Editor 

    Producer Lynn Horsford
    Director Philip Davis
    Writer Guy Andrews
    Starring
  • Dame Helen Mirren
  • David O'Hara
  • Julia Lane
  • John Brobbey
  • Award-winning crime drama series starring Dame Helen Mirren as the formidable Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison
    Granda Television for ITV

    Writer & Creator 

    Film

    Writer 

    Producer Uberto Pasolini
    Director Declan Donnellan/Nick Ormerod
    Starring
  • Uma Thurman
  • Christina Ricci
  • Kristin Scott Thomas
  • Based on short the story by Guy de Maupassant. 
    Optimum Releasing
    Redwave Films
    Producer Stewart Mackinnon
    Rewrite
    BBC Films
    Headline Pictures

    Other

    Script Executive 

    Development Executive 

    Producer Uberto Pasolini, under deal with Fox Searchlight.

    Development Producer